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Kimchi Korean Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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1100 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2926
+1 814-237-2096
11:30 - 21:30
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an excellent lunch at Kimchi-teriyaki salmon. My mom had the beef lunch box which was also delicious. The service was excellent! Atmosphere is simple but the food is excellent!

Thank margaretryand
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Their Galbi Tang is the best but it costs 16.99 which is pretty pricy. The food other than that is pretty good but also above 14 dollars. Good restaurant for family and friends. The things is that they don't have a table for more than 5 or 6 people. So if your are in a large group I won't recommend... More 

Thank Lin G
Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

My husband and I were greeted with smiles. We really felt like the we're happy to see us. I loved the snapchat I had. They have good linchpin as well. We will be going back.

1 Thank Karen R
State College, Pennsylvania, Usa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was one of several visits to Kimchi. I try to taste a different dish each time I go. I have not been disappointed. The cabbage soups are wonderful. I love the lunches best, especially the lunch boxes. Enough to satisfy your hunger with nothing left-over and the prices are reasonable. I would have given the food a 5 star,... More 

1 Thank Susan354
Barrington, Rhode Island
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This looks like a fast food place that was converted to a Korean restaurant. There is little atmosphere and the loud techno-pop music is not my style but the young college students obviously like it and since that's the customer base, I get it. This place is within walking distance to Penn State and the authentic food is a clear... More 

1 Thank Bicycletraveler2014
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious and kind of authentic. I think I have said this already. The problem with this restaurant are the sassy waitresses they hire. Not long ago, the waitress followed to my car to ask me if I liked the service. I said ye, and she replied: "so why just a 10% tip"??? I told her that I... More 

Thank Salua K
Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Not my favorite place, as I'm just not a really big fan of Korean food, but this is my daughter's top restaurant. I often get the Woo Tang for lunch or Vegetable Spicy Udong for dinner, and she usually gets the Tofu Gopdol. The food is always very hot and the portions nice sized, but the service is somewhat uneven,... More 

1 Thank orion7be
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Service is very slow. We had to wait one hour to be served. The restaurant is full of Korean students, about 20-25 years old, definitely not a place for families, very chaotic, not clean. I ordered a teriyaki salmon which was overcooked, but besides that the food was good, nothing exceptional though. This was my first and last time there.

1 Thank Novella B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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557 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We have eaten a lot of Korean food in Hawaii and other big cities. This was pretty good food for the middle of Pennsylvania. We ordered the kimchi dumplings because we have never seen that on a menu before. My husband thought they looked like little ears. Take a look at the picture and see what you think.

Thank CKT808
Stafford, Virginia
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

You don't go to a restaurant for ambiance, but for food. The bulgogi was served with 4 types of kimchi, all had a kick to them. The serving of bulgogi was sufficient and the sauce mild. My Japchan was almost lost on the plate, The food is not anglicized, so it is the real thing.

1 Thank HickoryDDoc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2926
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-237-2096

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