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160-161 Parnell Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 872 8318
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
160-161 Parnell Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm short of superlatives to describe how delicious this meal was. A step away from the MSG, gloop, and everything else that has become all too synonymous with Asian cuisine in Ireland. This place stands out as something very different from the rest. We didn't...More

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Kimchi, as our first taste of food from Korea, on a busy Friday night. The restaurant is attached to a pub, and very close to O'Connell street. We had beef bimanbap, endame beans, chicken dumplings and beef bulgogi, and had a bottle of sojui.Very...More

Thank 168terry10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Broke with tradition this visit and opted for the sea bass nigiri and tuna sashimi instead of traditional Korean food. Both excellent. I love this restaurant, it never disappoints

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A vibrant restaurant and bar. Love the staff!! great mix of people - fabulously affordable food and drink. super tasty Jeyuk!! and a wonderful sheltered beer garden out the back. In my humble opinion this is one of Dublin's best pubs!

Thank 10,719,621
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although we made a reservevation,we could not get a table at the restaurant. We have been placed at the bar and we weren't disappointed. Nice atmosphere and good food with reasonable prices.

Thank Cesar S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here and I think I was the only non-Korean eating, this was a great sign. I asked the waiter's advice as this was only my third ever Korean meal. I can't remember what I had as I ate there six months ago but...More

Thank turasoir1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great price and great food. The best teriyaki I've ever had, would definitely return if in Dublin again

Thank Kai W
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Great food for the Price tag. Decent Atmosphere inside the pub and pints are less than a fiver.Good addition to the area.

Thank Marty M
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

It's getting a little embarrassing to visit the "hop house" because the staff don't even take my order practically anymore.. but it's that good. As a vegetarian the soy potato rolls are amazing

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Went here on a recommendation and it did not disappoint! Good Korean food out of Korea can be hard to come by but this place delivered. If you want to eat in the restaurant I would recommend to book in advance. We did not but...More

1  Thank Maria L
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160-161 Parnell Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 872 8318
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Kimchi Hophouse is the only place in Dublin where customers can find authentic Korean food and drinks including Soju and Korean beer.
All staff are Korean, including our chefs and owners. Kimchi is a restaurant and Hophouse is an adjacent bar formally called The Shakespeare Bar.
We're located in central Dublin city, at the top of O'Connell Street, just around the corner from the historic Gate theatre.
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