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Mama Kim's

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349 King St, Charleston, SC 29401-1438
+1 843-577-7177
13:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 13:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Lake George, Colorado
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited this restaurant since it listed spicy seafood noodles on its menu. I've been looking for a restaurant that serves this dish since I left Korea in 1977. Mama Kim's nailed it! Just the right amount of heat lots of seafood great broth. Only complaint was that the portion was so large I had a hard time finishing it. Staff... More 

Thank James L
Cape Charles, VA
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Some nights you just want something fast and yummy with no frills! A local favorite with the college kids, this restaurant offers a great menu of hibachi choices! Large quantities adequate for sharing!

Thank ESGal
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious filet mignon dinner! Portion was generous and cooked perfectly. Teriyaki chicken and soup is also very good. Definitely a Charleston favorite for me. We will be back!

Thank HR218guy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome as always! Could not have been any happier with my dol bee bim bop. It is a great place to eat if you want something quick and easy. Prices are awesome for the amount of food that you get.

Thank Michelle N
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I'm Korean and i always visit Korean restaurand anywhere I go. Here, it's quite Korean flavor. Seems to be nice to Korean visitor

1 Thank Donh Hoon L
Charleston, South Carolina
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Delectable, fresh food; always prepared with love! We love the food and we love how we're treated as soon as we walk through the door, better than family. I always get the Chicken Bulgogi and hubby always gets the Beef Bulgogi. They come with all the various sides too share, such as: beansprouts, kimchi, pickled radish, spicy cucumber, black beans...whatever... More 

Thank 5star~C.
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This place is the absolute best. Customer service is always great. The food is amazing, especially the pork bul go gee it's super spicy and good :) I usually get the beef bul go gee not as spicy but very very good. They also have great sushi. I love the tuna avocado appetizer

Thank Charlene R
Charleston, South Carolina
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is by far the most authentic Korean food I've had on the East Coast. It's a family affair, cooked and served with care and style. If there's no room to sit in front, walk fast the order station to the back room. Plenty of tables there to enjoy this quality cuisine!

Thank FollyBeachBebe
Atlanta, Georgia
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Tired of the fancy, overpriced Charleston restaurant scene? I love Charleston, I love the awesome restaurants. I visit a lot, but sometimes get tired of the foodie, break the bank choices, or lack thereof. Mama Kim's is MY FAVORITE alternative! Delicious food, always fresh and fabulous. Friendly atmosphere. Mama Kim, herself is such a welcoming factor, I really just want... More 

Thank HTBMartin
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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280 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

We were looking for a place for an early dinner close to the College. We've enjoyed Korean in the past so decided to try Mama Kim's. It's close enough to the school to apparently be popular with students...not many folks in our age group. You order at the counter. No white table cloths here. We ordered the Mama Kim special... More 

Thank Mavmed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 349 King St, Charleston, SC 29401-1438
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-7177

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