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178A Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-356 2255
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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17:00 - 23:00
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Christchurch, New Zealand
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank Robin D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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196 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank micsgirl
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

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
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 

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 11 helpful votes
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 

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
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 

Thank Abby2613

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Fusion, Korean, Gluten Free Options
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
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Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?