Red House in Honolulu
Red House greets its visitors with upbeat Korean pop tunes that meld with the tantalizing smells of housemade sauces and spicy kimchi. Patrons settle into shiny, red-vinyl booths or cup-shaped chairs to mull over starters of korean meatballs or shrimp with wasabi mayo. Stir-fried or grilled pork, kimchi, and fried rice cakes are just some of the menu’s stars. While diners enjoy bowls of bibimbob—a cornucopia of veggies and rice with gochujang sauce—giant projected K-pop videos entrance their eyes. The dining room cultivates a hip and whimsical atmosphere with smatterings of exposed brick, designs painted on the ceiling, and a distinctive red-and-white color scheme.