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“Great Korean place”
Review of Kimchi

Kimchi
Ranked #482 of 2,689 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$12
Cuisines: Japanese, Korean
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 6 July 2014

This restaurant/bar (the owners basically bought a rough old bar and split it in two - I prefer the bar part, they serve the same meals there) is a long standing part of the rough and ready Parnell Street scene. I'm not qualified to judge how good the food is by Korean standards, but I've been told by Koreans that its pretty good and very 'genuine'. I find it very good straightforward and excellent value comfort food - I'm particularly fond of their Soondooboo broth (a kind of tofu stew). The staff are really nice and charming - mostly Korean students. The bar has a really neat mix of customers - its not unusual to see super cool and trendy young Asian kids chatting away to old Dublin guys nursing their Guinness at the bar. On that subject, while the choice of beers is disappointing, the price is very good, especially when ordered by the jug.

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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

This restaurant nearly shares the physical space with a pub, which seem to be owned by the same people, so the noise can be quite loud. Food and service are so so.

1  Thank Snufkinn
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We went to Kimchi for lunch. I ate tofu bibimbap (vegetarian) and banohan and there was a plenty to eat in it. Everything was yummy and it cost only about 10€ altogether. The staff was very friendly too. Very nice place to go and good options for vegetarians! :)

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Decent food in quiet surroundings (been there mostly for lunch). Sometimes the service is a little slow, but that's ok. Good place for a beer too in the evening if you're after somewhere a bit different.

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

I love this place. Staff lovely. Customers mainly Asian which is a good sign. The Vegetarian Bento Box was delicious. And it's really good value. Mains between €9 and €15.

1  Thank mmmmhh
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