Kimchi Cult

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

This tiny restaurant off Byres Road brings a unique and seductive take on Korean flavours and dishes to the Glasgow street food scene.

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Opened in 2011, this street food-inspired restaurant has quickly developed a reputation among the city's adventurous diners. The Korean fast food menu is cooked up in an open kitchen at the back of the small (capacity 10) rustic restaurant. Korean advertising, reclaimed wood and colourful bar stools complete the look, which offers a trendy Glaswegian take on Far Eastern tradition. The food bridges this gap as well, with Kimchi cheese fries one of the most popular dishes on offer – effectively chips and cheese topped with the spicy fermented cabbage that gave the restaurant its name. Rice bowls (bibimbap) topped with shredded vegetables, a fried egg and your choice of meat or tofu are a great introduction to the flavours in this cuisine and the quality of the chefs at work. Specials change weekly and where possible make playful reference to the calendar – think haggis and kimchi kraut grilled cheese for Burns’ Night. It reflects the enthusiasm for the place that Kimchi Cult are now even selling their own merchandise.

  • High point: Fresh original menu
  • Low point: No toilet
  • Notable dish: Bibimbap
  • Average price: £6 (set lunch); £10 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions
  • Music on stereo: 6Music
  • Capacity: 10
  • Largest group: no bookings
  • Open since: 2016