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“Bad sushi, bad service”
Review of Kim Chi

Kim Chi
Ranked #1,038 of 4,014 Restaurants in Hamburg
Cuisines: Sushi
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Eimsbüttel
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We ended up in this restaurant as it was walking distance from our AirBnB place and as we wanted sushi. Yes, this is a Korean restaurant, I realise that. But they have plenty of sushi and sashimi on the menu so one assumes they have some knowledge in that area as well (and I've been to many excellent sushi restaurants where the owners where Chinese or Korean so...).

The restaurant itself is simple and straightforward. We asked to sit outside hoping for less noise and more air, but as "outside" was completely covered up neither of those things were the case.

All of that isn't the most important, but the food is. Problems began with ordering. We selected some appetizer and then two different sashimi platters. Unfortunately we were told that the sashimi platter could not be ordered that day, but we could definitely order normal sushi and rolls... I'm still wondering who came up with that. As nigiri sushi is rice with fish and sashimi is just fish, surely if you can make nigiri, you can make sashimi, yes?

But well, we chose nigiri instead and that was indeed possible. The quality of the sushi however was dreadful. We weren't sick during the night; that's about the most friendly thing I can say about it.

Perhaps this restaurant is good for real Korean dishes; I wouldn't know. But I would implore you not to select the sushi here.

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1  Thank PurplishCat
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food amazing prices, the portions were huge glad we only ordered 3 between 4. Very tasty and would go back again.

Thank Mick Q
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

After living in Korea for several years we really miss the Korean food.
This restaurant is a good place to eat the real and authentic food with fantastic taste in Hamburg.
There are many choices on the menue, including dishes for guests not so familiar with Korean food.
Service is prompt and very friendly. The decoration is more German style than Korean. But you can also have your BBQ outside, even in January in a tent.
Important: address is Heussweg 10, close to U Osterstrasse!!!

Thank Seoulmate-2
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Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

We are regular visitors to Kimchi for dinner and they have always lived up to serving good Korean cuisine . Our favorite Bulgogi ,
Zumullal and Samgyopsal. Try out the Korean ice creams .

A homely place , rather simple ambience , no pretense . The husband n wife owner couple are good hosts! Service is prompt .

Certainly the best we have found from several others in Hamburg .

Thank 68patA
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

We were there to celebrate my birthday and it was just great. We get some appetizers included in the price as well as a small bowl for each person with white rice. Some of the appetizers were kimchi, baked fish, fried zucchini, vermiccelli with vegetables or spicy carrot.
About the main dishes, the duck was amazing as well as the fish and seafood grill with vegetables. All the dishes are huge.

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Thank MarinaOlivares
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