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Kim Chi House

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8537 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309-8513
+1 703-780-8286
10:30 - 21:00
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Washington, D.C.
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in Alexandria for 12 years and I have yet to find a more satisfying, delicious lunch for $11. The dolsot bimambap is possibly my most favorite thing in the world to eat, and I leave Kimchi House completely satisfied every time. It's a small family business, the entire operation is pretty much run by two women, so... More 

Thank memotz30
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I've been here quite a few times. It is owned by a mother and daughter. They grow their own vegetables out back of the restaurant. They are very nice. The daughter always remember that I need a fork. I'm not great with chopsticks. The food is very fresh. Before my husband went to Korea she talk to my husband and... More 

Thank Katrina R
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A small little local business. I ate dinner and lunch here while my family and I were in town for my graduation. It has been years since we all ate real Korean food, which is sad to say since I am half Korean. Everything we ordered was amazing not to mention the lettuce wrap is grown in their own little... More 

Thank Michael R
Los Angeles, California
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278 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

After touring Mount Vernon on a rainy day, Korean cuisine sounded great. Located in a private lot with hassle free parking. Since it was during the week, lunch specials are offered - selected the seafood tofu stew and beef ribs which included limited banchan. Overall the food was satisfying but the disappointment here was the rude service by the older... More 

Thank Sandy K
Alexandria, Virginia
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

I enjoy dining at this location because I love Korean Food and the many choices they offer except for that service was less than desired. It is a quaint little place off US Route 1 (Richmond Hwy). There is only one waitress, and it seems to be family owned. The service is not the fastest, the waitress politics and placed... More 

Thank Darrell Y
Woodbridge, Virginia
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145 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite Korean place in the area. We used to eat here a lot when we worked at Ft Belvior and now will make the drive for a lunch here every couple of weeks. During the growing season, they use fresh vegetables and herbs that they grow right outside. The pon chon is a little different every time... More 

Thank Bill D
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

I love Korean food, and it repulsed the rest of my family. Especially Kim Chee. So it's nearby and I'll go every once in a while, especially if I'm getting my oil changed across the street at Jiffy Lube. (Be careful crossing!). A couple of times I ate there I thought it was outstanding, and I've lived in California and... More 

Thank Bruce A
Folly Beach, South Carolina
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

It doesn't get any better or more authentic than Kim Chi House. The food is so tasty and the family grows its own vegetables and herbs right outside the restaurant. The family members are very friendly and welcoming and happy to help with your choices. Tasty Kim Chi and other interesting pickled vegetables and condiments are included with dinner. It... More 

Thank George435
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Every time we travel to Alexandria, we always eat at the Kim Chi House on our first night there. My wife is Korean and I lived in Korea for 4 years. The food is simply authenic and fantastic. For Americans that do not eat hot and spicy, there are numerous items that will please you. I had the LA Kalbi... More 

Thank MT-233
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012 via mobile

Authentic and delicious. Owners provide excellent service - stylish mom and pop atmosphere. Not the best location on route 1 so it doesn't get as many customers as it should. Somewhat pricey, but always delivers with taste. Large group/family size tables inside - best is dine in experience.

Thank Katiejanegirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8537 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309-8513
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-780-8286

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?