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Kimchi Hophouse

#428 of 2,009 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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161 Parnell Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 872 8318
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I, who visit this restaurant a lot, came in for some Jasmine tea. They seated us in the pub side and next to us there were two guests that brought their own alcohol and the manager was alteady asking them to leave. I was seated next to them and one Guy tried to touch me with his... More 

1 Thank Elly K
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That is one of my favourite if not the most favourite places for Korean/ Asia food. I remember when it opened, I used to live in Parnell and taking my friends to the place, hoping it won't close any time soon... and it is still there, doing well, always bustling and welcoming. Personally, I recommend any of the rolls, especially... More 

Thank Maja H
Plessisville, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant with a friend and had a few craft beers before eating . The menu is very extensive and the food really good. We had such a good meal that we returned the next night to try some other dishes

Thank planbee2016
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed my first visit here with friends recently. The restaurant was buzzing and the atmosphere was good. There also seems to be a bar section, though not sure if it is bar-only or bar and food. The food was very good, fresh and nicely spiced - I had the vegetarian bimimbap - and portions were generous. We were heading to... More 

Thank Giagmaro
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The food is not too bad, but the the waiter took the fork from my hands. .I know that you want go home and relax but come on, this is not nice.

1 Thank Lorenadp_93
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is attached to a Pub and somewhat of a hipster hangout. Service and food are both authentic Korean. I'm a huge Bibimbap fan and really liked their tofu version of it. Overall, this is a nice casual restaurant with friendly staff, good food and very reasonable prices. We'll be back for sure!

Thank Oliver G
Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Had a great dinner here on Saturday night after the rugby. Highly recommend the Kimchi Stew. And as a bonus they had Makoli :-) Great atmosphere and reasonable prices

Thank Stuart_Smyth38
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

What I demand from a restaurant is good food and attentive service without licking your asss. Well, Kimchi has got it all, hence my rating. I'm no expert in Korean food and don't know how it should taste, all I know is that it tasted very good in my mouth. Besides the waitress made sure I knew how to eat... More 

Thank Hatebreeder
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This place introduced me to both Korean food and, most important of all, the wonders of Bulgogi (it deserves to be capitalised). Never has a single dish held such power over me. I've tried to try other items more during my dozen or so visits over the years but the bulgogi is just too perfect to pass up! The desserts... More 

1 Thank Dylan L
Sligo, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Great service and food. The bar bit is one of the cheaper spots in Dub for a pint. Lovely. Watch out for the Korean wine soju its deadly one minute sober the next laughing uncontrollably....honestly a mighty night out.

Thank sandyflash101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?