Kimchi Cult

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Kimchi Cult
14 Chancellor Street, Glasgow, G11 5RQ
  • Telephone 0141 258 8081
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–9.30pm.
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Kimchi Cult

Bold Korean fusion and fiery fast food in a small spot just off Byres Road.

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Despite being a really rather small diner just off the Byres Road drag, Kimchi Cult exudes a large dose of warmth and friendliness. The reasonably priced menu manages to make the place an alternative fast-food joint while at the same time offering distinctive and rich dishes, from its selection of burgers with added kimchi to its bibimbaps and baos. It’s a thriving and busy space, where the food always manages to be served quickly and is always fresh, with the relatively limited number of ingredients – panko prawns, tofu and bulgogi all make repeated appearance – allowing the restaurant to make the most of a tiny kitchen space. Given the tight conditions, it’s a wonder that the meals are presented so beautifully, and the bibimbap – a bowl of rice, vegetables and assorted toppings – is a value for money choice, especially warming on chillier days. Kimchi Cult pitches its unpretentious street-food atmosphere perfectly, making it a popular choice for local students, especially at lunchtime, and the kimchi and cheese fries are a flavoursome and filling meal in themselves.

The List's rating






Gareth K Vile visited Kimchi Cult on 31 January 2019
  • High point: Cosy and fun atmosphere
  • Low point: No toilets
  • Notable dish: tofu bibimbap
  • Average price: £7 (set lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 14
  • Largest group: No bookings
  • Open since: 2015

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