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178A Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-356 2255
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12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

There's NOTHING worth mentioning about this restaurant. Very basic food. But with high price. You can get way better food with lower price at any other Korean restaurant.

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Thank Anakin H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the worse Korean restaurant I have ever been to in ChCh. I ordered a bibimbap, the portion is small, the rice is not cooked properly ... I think this is overpriced for this quality. Will not come back.

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Thank Lexi0311
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The restaurant, on the outside, looks like a hole in the wall, bu inside it is very nice. An elegant Korean screen provides privacy from the busy activity on the sidewalk. The atmosphere is peaceful. The food is elegantly served and very tasty. Plenty to fill you up.

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Thank Robin D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

4 of us dined on the Grabone 3 course set menu lunch deal. They never called to confirm our booking after they were unavailable on several of the other days we had tried.They also did not respond to emails. Its hard to believe they were fully booked so not sure why. We were the only ones in the restaurant until... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

This place had great food! Very healthily prepared. Had the seafood pancakes, kimchi salad, fried dumplings, and boolgogi noodles. Even dumplings were only lightly fried, very healthy tasting. Great flavor to all. Nice wine selection. Friendly chef. Definitely recommend this place! Will go back for sure. C and B

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1 Thank cllazarus
kimchi20150907, Owner at Kimchi Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm very happy you all visisted my restaurant to enjoy my korean dishes and chat together. I appreciated it, se you again. Very thank you. More 

Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We had one of the multi-course menus and everything was very fresh and tasty. The owner and chef had a nice chat with us afterwards and we learned that he prepares everything himself, even all the sauces and dressings are homemade. Absolutely recommend going there if you're up for something different or if you're just into genuine Korean cuisine. We'll... More 

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Thank Andreas K
kimchi20150907, Owner at Kimchi Restaurant, responded to this review

Very thank you for your visiting and enjoying my dishes, I'll make effort furthermore from now on. I'll remember you all forever!! Cheer, Kim More 

Avoca Beach, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

This little place is an absolute gem. It serves authentic and tasty Korean gourmet food in a cosy but classy environment. Inspiring Korean proverbs grace the walls and the decor is subdued. The owner and head chef clearly takes great pride in his cooking and will come out and present some of the more traditional dishes himself with some information... More 

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Thank mikerowe312
kimchi20150907, Owner at Kimchi Restaurant, responded to this review

I commemorate you anytime through your photo and I'm very happy to you enjoying korean dishes. Good luck for you~ Kim More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We went here last week with a Grab one voucher. The staff were so friendly and helpful during our meal and at the end the Chef came out and had a chat to us. The food is very well presented and there are some good options. The waiter gave us some recommendations and we were not disappointed. It is reasonably... More 

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Thank Abby2613
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

A warm and friendly atmosphere, really enjoyed the dishes they provided, especially the crispy yangyum chicken was amazing and something i had never tasted before. Also bulgogi and galbi was really tasty and presented beautifully on the dish. I have been to a lot of korean restaurants myself until now, this restaurant is definitely on my top ten. Service was... More 

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Thank KevinKim96
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Korean is far from main stream cuisine at this stage, especially in Christchurch, but well worth the effort. We had the crispy chicken, the beef short ribs and kimchi on the side. All fantastic taste sensations. Time to taste more from Asia than Chinese and Thai! You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Richmc57
kimchi20150907, General Manager at Kimchi Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm very happy you to enjoy my korean dishes and I'm going to carry on to improve furtherrmore. Very thanks to you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 21
Cuisine
Fusion, Korean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178A Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-356 2255
Description
Kimchi Restaurant serve various authentic Korean Fusion cuisine, main menu are Korean style BBQ meat, Bulgogi, Grilled beef ribs, Bibim-bap, crispy chicken, pancakes, noodles, Korean beverages, wine, cocktails as well. Enjoy Korean amazing dishes now.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?