Monday, August 11, 2014

Ah-Lang Restaurant - CLOSED

Ah-Lang Restaurant is owned by the angry Korean lady. It's a small restaurant located on the first floor of the Imperial Plaza. The entrance is on Cooke Street. This place is a one woman show. The angry Korean lady mainly focuses on cooking inside the kitchen and only comes out to give you your food. The best thing to do is to not ask questions and read. Yes, READ the papers under the plexi glass on the table. You'll see the house rules and menu.

The recommended dishes are kalbi, spicy chicken wings, seafood pancake, and meat jun. If you can't eat spicy put "1" as the spice level. Do not put "0" because that is not an option listed on the paper. I went on a slow day so the restaurant was quiet but most of the time, I was busy eating. The food comes out hot and it taste good. The portions for the items I ordered were great for sharing with a small group. The kalbi was my favorite because it was well marinated and tender. The taegu is also very good (sorry, no photo), she has a secret ingredient in it. The angry Korean lady likes Michelob Ultra so if you drink, buy a 6-pack and share with her. You don't have to be afraid of dining here, just follow her rules and you'll be fine.

At one point this used to be cash only but now she accepts credit card. For parking, there is ample street parking on Cooke Street before 6pm. She doesn't offer any kind of validation if you park in the nearby parking lots.

For more information about Ah-Lang Restaurant, visit

725 Kapiolani Blvd
Ste C119
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 596-0600

Green Onion w/ Mixed Seafood Pancake

Combination Soon Dubu w/ Egg