Kimchi Cult

Kimchi Cult
14 Chancellor Street, Glasgow, G11 5RQ
  • Telephone 0141 258 8081
  • Food served Tue–Sun noon–9.30pm. Closed 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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With a capacity of just 14, Kimchi Cult is a small and perfectly formed Korean-style fast food sit-in, located just off Byres Road. While there may not be a huge amount of space, an impressive number of fresh and inventive dishes come out of the bustling open kitchen. The fried chicken with hot sauce is one of the highlights on the menu, and comes served with sesame seeds, spring onions and pickled mooli, a type of radish. It goes particularly well with the hand-cut cheese fries, topped with kimchi, a type of fermented vegetables, usually cabbage. Kimchi also adorns the burgers and bibimbap – delicious rice bowls with meat or fish which comes in a vegan option made with tofu. There is no alcohol served here, so this is a great opportunity to try a bottle of Pocari Sweat, a Japanese sports drink which is a refreshing tipple as well as an excellent hangover cure, according to the staff. It’s worth checking out the restaurant’s eye-catching merchandise featuring screen prints of a napa cabbage – not something you see every day.

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Emily Henderson visited Kimchi Cult on 16 February 2018
  • High point: Kimchi cheese fries
  • Low point: No toilet
  • Notable dish: Kimchi cheese fries
  • Average price: £6.50 (set lunch); £12 (dinner)
  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: BBC Radio 6 Music, or staff mix
  • Capacity: 14
  • Largest group: No bookings
  • Open since: 2015

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