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Kim's Korean BBQ House

1607 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1G5, Canada
+1 250-591-6369
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bulgogi” (9 reviews)
“dumplings” (3 reviews)
“bbq chicken” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hours
Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1607 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1G5, Canada
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

It really is a shame that Korean food doesn't often get the recognition that it deserves, but I am really happy that I have recently discovered Kim's Korean BBQ. I have gone 4 times now, trying something different each time, and I have enjoyed every...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jordan P
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Kim's is our go-to for a solid Korean meal in Nanaimo. From the seafood pancakes and the dumplings to the bulgogi, the stone-bowl bibimbap and the side dishes, Kim's serves up excellent authentic Korean menu that is flavourful and fresh. You can even get a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Leena N
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Had 5 dishes, shared by 3 of us. Tea cups were refreshed constantly. Seafood pancake was superb, a little greasy, however I wanted to stuff my face with the whole thing by myself. Wontons were freshly made and soooooo good. Condiments come to the table...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Audrey C
Reviewed January 10, 2018

I wanted to try something new and I went with the best looking dish. The food was great and the service excellent. The only problem was that I got the last parking spot in the back lot.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank bigsteve772017
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Travelling thru town, we wanted something a little different and were hoping this would fit the bill. It was ok food and the staff certainly were friendly and the service was good and the place was clean ... We can't say we did not like...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank WilWegman
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Went here on a chilly October day for lunch. Their selection is great, deep flavours, friendly staff! Cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank djjd88
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Whenever we craved Korean food, we always made the trip to Sura in Victoria. However, our dinner at Kim's Korean completely blew us away. We went as a group of eight, including an infant and three young children. We had three different special dishes, two...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank dann816
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

First time trying Korean food and I loved it!! It's a little house with friendly staff. I highly recommend it if you're an adventurous eater. My boyfriend and I got the $30 combo because you get to try a few different things

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank 460sharliem
Reviewed September 4, 2017

Korean food is not my favourite as there is too much repetition of the same flavour. That said it was recommended to me by a local Korean Canadian who says it is her favourite in town. We went once, my husband liked the food, I...More

Date of visit: October 2016
1  Thank freedom06
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Kim's is a very small restaurant, with absolutely delicious BBQ. Whenever my friends want to go to dinner this is where I take them. The prices are reasonable and I always leave happy and full. Their tea is delicious and menu wise I highly recommend...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank AnyaPorphyria
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1607 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 1G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-591-6369
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