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“Lots of variety on the menu-BYOB-” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kimchi Korean Restaurant

Kimchi Korean Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 240 Restaurants in State College
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Korean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bethlehem
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lots of variety on the menu-BYOB-”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Bulgogi Japchae beef, Spicy Chicken were both very good and the condiments were interesting. We went when it was slow and the waitstaff were attentive but the appetizer course was brought out and shortly on its heels, the main dish came out, with only a few minutes between. Their rice was perfect with just the right amount of texture, toothsome and sticky.. Best restaurant rice I can remember and my family grows rice so I know my rice. I like my kimchi spicier. The food was served very hot in temperature Portions are large. We will return.

Shrimp Tofu soup was somewhat uninteresting with no depth to the broth. Other reviewers liked the stews and soups so I may have ordered the wrong one.The sauteed dumplings, kimchi and beef, were not memorable but there were 9 or 10 dumplings per appetizer. I prefer spicier kimchi.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Virginia
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

We went here for the first time. The food was great. They had lots of vegetarian options, which isn't always the case at Korean restaurants. The staff was very friendly and the $6.99 lunch specials can't be beat! The kimchi dumplings were good too! We got there right at noon and by the time we left, nearly every seat was full. We'll be back!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jatravel
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NEW CUMBERLAND
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Korean restaurant in the entire area.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Having lived in Korea for four years and eating Korean food for over 30 years, I think of myself as somewhat qualified to rate this type of cuisine. I've eaten here 4 times and found most of the selections very good, especially the stews or soup. Very good rice, which is critical. Overall, I will return again and again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MT-233
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nj
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286 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Pleasant, fresh”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

This place obviously was some kind of diner before. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was fresh and spiced up excellently everything had flavor. Would visit again. BYOB

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank gg99
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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very good introduction to Korean cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We finally tried this place after going by it numerous times. It was worth the trip inside!

Inside is very spacious and roomy. But the best part is the menu...

As a first timer to Korean food, this is a great place to begin! The service staff are happy to make suggestions, and can even adjust the spice level on dishes based on your preference.

You might want to avoid an appetizer since the portion sizes are very large. If you do try an appetizer, try the rice cakes.

The menu offers a diverse selection of dishes offering everything from chicken to veggies to seafood, over rice or noodles or soup.

The prices are very reasonable, particularly given the portion sizes.

Visited May 2013
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3 Thank moravian99
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