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Peddling Westernised Korean cuisine for city slickers, Kimchee’s smart surrounds elevate it well above run-of-the-mill ethnic eateries. Dark wood & subtle lighting set the atmosphere for an appealing menu of Korean classics – plus a few lesser-known specialities – all prepared in a bustling open kitchen. Opt for intensely marinated meats or fish from the charcoal grill (pork bulgogi or mackerel gui perhaps), an aromatic jigae (Korean hotpot) or the signature dolsot bibimbap, a spicy mix of meat, vegetables, egg & rice served on a sizzling hot stone. Add balance to your meal with modum namui (sesame-seasoned vegetables) & the eponymous kimchi (perhaps not as fierce as aficionados of Korea’s national dish would wish). To drink, go for Asian-themed cocktails, potent distilled soju or Hite beer. Attentive service completes an atmospheric package.

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Kimchee

71 High Holborn ,London WC1V 6EA

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Kimchee - authentically bland?

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May 2013

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How the times have changed… A few years ago, a moodily lit, artfully ambient dark wood and slate room serving authentically ethnic South East Asian cuisine would have had queues out of the door. And it's certainly not that Kimchee is any worse than original contender Busabi Eathai, on the contrary, but we're no longer surprised at being able to eat such exotica in the midst of the city. Kimchee promises an ‘authentic, full Korean dining experience in the heart of London…’ Apparently their founder...

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 5

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Kimchee

71 High Holborn ,London WC1V 6EA

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Jul 2011

A korean colleague recommended me this new restaurant. I don't have a great knowledge of korean food but I just decided to follow her suggestion on what to order. Everything was delicious and service was excellent. The decor makes the atmosphere really warm, I like the open plan kitchen…it's nice to look at how busy they are behind the scenes. Service is perfect…when I left every single member of the staff was saying goodbye and thank you! I will definitely go back and try something new!

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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    Half a Slice of Toast :: Half a Slice of Toast: Kimchee

    The first time I visited Kimchee was with my friend who works just around the corner in Chancery Lane. Next time was with my sister for her birthday. Since then I’ve been countless more times and they’ve started and grown their Kimchee-to-go branches. The last time I went was for a quick lunch whilst out shopping. One of my favourite korean dishes is seafood and tofu stew so if it’s on the menu, there a high chance I’ll choose it. Kimchee stays traditional with the jjigae, served in a stone bowl which has been heated so the red spice broth continues to bubble away as you eat it with lashings of rice.
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