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Kimchi Restaurant

178A Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-356 2255
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible21%
20 Jul 2017
“Couples night out”
15 Dec 2016
“Tasty meal Great service ”
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Fusion, Korean, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
178A Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Tidy place polite service. Nice mixed entrée and bulgogi main. Not really memorable perhaps we should have tried their pancake?

Thank john f
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was cold, we were the only two there on a Friday night says a lot, cocktail was yuk didn't even drink it had stringy stuff in it, dumplings were nice but no sause, main had again no sauce and lacking in veges and poorly...More

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

プルコギうどんをオーダーしました。 メインにはお味噌汁が付いてきますが、お味噌汁は薄くてぬるい!更に具も見当たらない、ほぼ白湯状態。。。 メインのプルコギうどん。。 え?プルコギどこ???この肉のクズみたいなやつ?って感じに、人参と玉ねぎが数切れのみ。 味付けはおたふくソースとマヨネーズをかけただけという感じ。 しかも少量でお腹いっぱいにはならなかったです。 自分でも簡単に作れると思います。 お店の雰囲気は薄暗く、ドアを開けてもすぐには誰も出てこないし、しーんとしていて、営業しているのか分かりませんでした。 接客も特にいいというわけでもなく、 料理は最悪だったので、もう行きません。 Do not waste your money.... It was really poor quality food.and also such a small potion.

Thank Shoko17W
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

First visit to Kimchi Restaurant. Very happy with the meal had dumplings kimchi pancake beef short ribs pork and chicken sweet and sour. Service was friendly and we had sweet pancakes thrown in for free for dessert. Would go back again.

Thank chchtravellers
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.

Thank Anakin H
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.

Thank Lexi0311
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...More

Thank Robin D
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...More

1  Thank micsgirl
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...More

1  Thank cllazarus
kimchi20150907, Owner at Kimchi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2016

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.

Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank Andreas K
kimchi20150907, Owner at Kimchi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2016

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

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17 November 2015|
Response from David K | Property representative |
we have gluten free menu like a Bibim-bop(vegetables & rice), kimchi(fermented cabbage), kimchi fried rice etc. Very thank you.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 11 - USD 21
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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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