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6101 Middlesex Mall, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 755-0777
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Price range: $5 - $15
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese, Korean
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Dunellen, NJ
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

the place is always busy, and i have been there three times. each time the service seemed rushed and non-welcoming. the food is good, and few korean places remain in the area. the final straw for me was getting murky water for drinking. i never touched the glass, ate my food and left; never planning to return.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A work colleague recommended this restaurant close to our hotel. It's located in a relatively obscure spot in a strip mall. Decor is basic and clean but the food was very good. Gracious, helpful staff. My dinner companions enjoyed a combination sushi appetizer while I was pleased with a bowl of dumpling soup. Two of us then followed with excellent... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is hands down one of my favorite "hole in the wall" restaurants on the east coast. The food is and service awesome, the atmosphere is just ok. I do think that the restaurant could use a little update, but I have never been disappointed a meal or service at Kimchihana. I took a coworker with me and she was... More 

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Belle Mead, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sushi was fresh and food was good. Korean dishes with lot's of free side dishes were good. This is casual restaurant.

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Singapore, Singapore
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

After a random search on the net for some Korean food, we chanced upon this place and decided to give it a try. Comfort food for a cold cold weather. Authentic and not westernized. A lot of Korean diners there and the staff are all Koreans too. Would want to come back here again before I leave NJ!

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This Korean Restaurant is great. The seafood pancake and Korean BBQ are extremely delicious. however the ventilation is not quite good. You would get a lot of BBQ smell after you finish your meal there. In Summary, I would say the food is good, but condition is okay. It's worth a try =)

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Tintern, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I am not very knowledgable about Korean cuisine and went there on a friend's recommendation. Staff were helpful and guided our choices to suit our palettes. I found the food really good and liked the ambience of the charcoal grill right on the table. BYOB and reasonably priced make it good value.

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Berkeley heights, New Jersey, USA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I have been here before and this time I came here with a group of people. The service here is very good. The waiters and waitresses here are very attentive. They frequent the table to make sure that you still have tea/water in your glass. I enjoy the unlimited *appetizers* very much. A wide range of small dishes for you... More 

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New Jersey
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226 reviews 226 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Very high-quality Korean food. We have had Korean BBQ at highly rated places in Manhattan Korea town and the food here is just as good, if not better. They use charcoal instead of gas, which makes the BBQ extra-tasty. BBQ is a must, but the food from the kitchen is also excellent. Service has been variable at times, but was... More 

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Millington, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We love Kimchi Hana; and have eaten here for many years. They have excellent yook je jang (spicy meat soup with cellophane noodles, my favorite), kimchi pork, seafood pancakes, and ojingo bokum (spicy squid). The dishes are very authentic, and the heat level is not reduced for non-Korean customers. Of course they start with several small dishes of vegetables, including... More 

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Additional Information about kimchihana

Address: 6101 Middlesex Mall, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Phone Number: (908) 755-0777
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Plainfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Japanese, Korean

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