We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6EA, England
+44 20 7430 0956
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
See all 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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

772 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 644: English reviews
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
514 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Visited on a weekday lunchtime - it was packed! The idea is you sit on a long table (like school canteen benches), and you generally share food amongst your friends. The Bibimbap dishes are the core of the Korean menu, a layered bowl of rice, sauce, meat, egg etc - you mix it yourself with your chopsticks - fresh and... More 

Thank Cloud_Matt
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
678 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Kimchee restaurant is a about 10 minutes walk from the Holborn underground station (we stayed at a hotel nearby). We asked hotel wait staff if there are ethnic restaurants near the hotel. Kinchee was recommended along with other ethnic restaurants. I went with a friend who knows Korean food and we were not disappointed at all. Overall, the food is... More 

Thank Prawet J
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Vincenzo was extremely friendly and helpful and the food was great. The food was all freshly cooked in the open kitchen and the ambience was relaxing

Thank Alex B
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Fresh food, great selection & helpful staff but slow service. A little on the pricey side especially for the King Prawn or Langoustine, can't remember which, literally 1!! Won't put us off returning though we'll just avoid that dish. This place adds the service charge to your bill, be ready for an interrogation if you don't want to pay it!... More 

Thank EnigmaKT
Roma, Italia
Level Contributor
137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

I've been to Kimchee in High Holborn several times, and it never disappoints me. The restaurant is nice looking (very Korean) and the food is really good. Sometimes it can be a bit too crowded, so I suggest either to go early or be patient and wait for your turn (maybe while sipping a beer)!

Thank Luobota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Incredibly good bimbimbap and kimchee! Amazing for the price. Cost only 15 pounds. True Korean food!

Thank Alex R
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

A friend and I were here - and we ordered way too much. Suggest you start with a few things and add to it. We ordered more than we could eat, and this was complicated by the efficiency of the kitchen that pretty much delivered everything within minutes of each other. (That isn't a complaint; it is a be-aware issue.... More 

Thank Ferrelled
Level Contributor
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Everything wasn't as nice as I had expected. Maybe it is because I have had better. The food was quite bland, so this place would definitely not be a first option if it is your first time trying korean food. You may think korean food isn't amazing as I think it is.

Thank Janeey S
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great flavours! Very friendly staff & all the dishes were amazing. Ideal for a date, or time out with friends or family times. Be back for sure!

Thank PowerofGrey
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, beautiful interior and atmosphere. The host was a bit rude on arrival but to be honest we found it quite entertaining and didn't let it ruin our evening. Waiting staff were fantastic.

1 Thank Tom C

Travelers who viewed Kimchee also viewed

London, England
London, England
London, England
London, England

Been to Kimchee? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighborhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7430 0956
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kimchee and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
7 months ago
4 months ago
7 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Kimchee staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Holborn

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood