Kim's Bulgogi

Kim's Bulgogi
11 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AN
  • Telephone 0131 225 5213
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–9.30pm. Closed Sun.
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Delightful little Korean café and takeaway with a few dine-in tables offering friendly service and outstanding value.

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Occupying a diminutive space on St Stephen Street, Kim’s Bulgogi cooks up fresh and wholesome Korean food at a surprisingly reasonable price given its locale. The room is clean and bright, with a takeaway counter at the back and four comfortable tables to sit-in and enjoy steaming bowls of bibimbap, noodles and, of course, bulgogi. All the dishes are made fresh and without MSG. Meats are marinated well, cooked until tender, and bursting with flavour. The firecracker chicken is just as the name suggests, deserving of its two chilli rating. If you can’t stand the heat, opt for the teriyaki chicken or beef bulgogi. There is a small selection of sides like crunchy chicken wings in an aromatic chilli glaze or delicate veggie dumplings imported from Korea. Everything is served with a smile and a warm welcome, making it feel more like a friendly café than a busy takeaway.

The List's rating
7.6

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Rachel Kavish Wheatley visited Kim's Bulgogi on 16 February 2018
  • High point: Fresh Korean food at a great price
  • Low point: Only drinks served are soft
  • Notable dish: Bibimbap
  • Average price: £8.50 (lunch); £8.50 (dinner)
  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Korean light pop
  • Capacity: 8
  • Open since: 2016