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Kimchee

#4,621 of 17,159 Restaurants in London
#4,942 of 18,038 Places to Eat in London
Neighborhood:
Holborn
Korean
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71 High Holborn, London, England
020 7430 0956
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Authentic korean food in the heart of london. Set in sumptious interiors...
Authentic korean food in the heart of london. Set in sumptious interiors, Kimchee provides a beautiful atmosphere in which to enjoy elegantly presented Korean cuisine. Set in mid-town (on High Holborn, between Holbron tube and Chancery Lane tube); Kimchee presents a lively atmosphere in which to share a business lunch, a group outing on a late weekend lunch, or sip some fusion cocktails over some sharing platters on a night out.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great service

My niece took us here on a recent trip to London. At first I was not too excited about Korean food. But the service was excellent. We had many servers who brought out our dinner (a party of 14) within just a few minutes of ordering. And it was very good food. I would definitely go again on my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My niece took us here on a recent trip to London. At first I was not too excited about Korean food. But the service was excellent. We had many servers who brought out our dinner (a party of 14) within just a few minutes of ordering. And it was very good food. I would definitely go again on my next... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food in this place is delicious! -1 for the service, which could be improved. The waiters ignored us for a long time while we were sitting there and it look a long time to get the order and serve the food.

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Cheshunt, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This restaurant is a close walk from Holborn station, once entering decor is really nice I liked the Korean/oriental theme, staff showed us straight to our table no queue, and as soon as we where seated our drink ordered taken, the food is amazing will be returning very soon :)

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What a steep fall it is when standards drop so low!!!!! Went to celebrate my partner's passing her driving test. I must state its not the first time that we have been here, I introduced her to the restaurant last year, but have been going there for well over a few years. Never have i been treated so disrespectfully by... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sunday evening and we really wanted Korean food, and boy did we just have an amazing meal. We ordered lots of different dishes, and all we're well seasoned and tasted great. Highly recommend this place.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After being in the UK for more than a week and eating a series of pasta, sandwiches, and fried foods, we had a need for spice and taste of home. Hence, we ended up at Kimchee. We ordered spicy chicken, tangsuik, dongboki, jjang myun, spicy buckwheat noodles, spicy beef stew, and kimchee stew. Everything came out quickly and the food... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The food was excellent, but the service was the worst I ever remember experiencing. The party who was seated after us had food on the table before anyone had even greeted us. I had to stare down the manager to get any attention. He asked if we were ready to order and seemed taken aback when I said "Oh yeah.... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We saw the interior and thought it looked good so decided to try it, never again!! Disastrous service, disorganized pandemonium and terrible food!

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We used to live about a 10 minute walk away so we've been to Kimchee so many times now I think we've just about put all their children through university. The food is delicous (do try the mushrooms and the pear/icecream dessert) and comes out almost scarily fast. The service has always fluctuated between good and great and in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

i would reccomend the tasty beef bolgolgi the sauce is really good and the rice is good nice atmosphere and the plum tea is very sweet,service is reasonably good.I would reccomend this place dinner as it is very filling.there is usually a big wait,so try to get there early.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 High Holborn, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighborhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: 020 7430 0956

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Korean

Description

Authentic korean food in the heart of london. Set in sumptious interiors, Kimchee provides a beautiful atmosphere in which to enjoy elegantly presented Korean cuisine. Set in mid-town (on High Holborn, between Holbron tube and Chancery Lane tube); Kimchee presents a lively atmosphere in which to share a business lunch, a group outing on a late weekend lunch, or sip some fusion cocktails over some sharing platters on a night out.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Holborn

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Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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