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Kims Mini Meals

#326 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Southside & Holyrood
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5 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JN, Scotland
+44 131 629 7951
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17:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 20:30
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A Thursday night and we had to queue out the door - a sure sign it was going to be worth it! After waiting 5 minutes we were shown to a table inside the lovely intimate space. There was such a buzz though that it didn't feel as small as it was. The host was fantastic at showing us how... More 

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Thank Kirsty T
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is excellent and very authentic. The staff are helpful especially for diners who haven't eaten Korean food before. However their opening hours are slightly erratic. I've ventured on a few occasions only to find a sign saying they're closed for lunch. Definitely go if you get the chance.

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Thank Smitchell88
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First tried Kims last time we were in Edinburgh and were determined to return on this visit. We had hoped to go on Sunday evening but unfortunately it is closed on Sundays. We were due to drive back to Yorkshire on Monday afternoon but delayed our departure simply so we could eat at Kims Mini Meals. It opened at 5.30pm... More 

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Thank Sharon G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of flavour and spice. Perfectly small menu which delighted the tastebuds. First Korean meal and definitely not the last.

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Thank JacsMcP
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hv been here twice as the first time i visited, too full to try Bibimbub which is my favourite dish. The restaurant is quite small and, in case you come in a group everyboday needs to be there, if not they will not allow you to get in. So i think like 6 peoples seems to be a maximun they... More 

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Thank Toey C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my daughter who is a student. Very small but worth the wait. Restaurant is simple, but food is more complex. Authentic Korean.

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Thank BigSwed
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here and had never eaten Korean food before. To be honest we never will again, the place was busy and we had to queue up to get in so we thought this restaurant delivers the goods. Sadly not for us, upon entrance the first thing that hit us was an unpleasant smell, the food looked and tasted... More 

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학운 김, Owner at Kims Mini Meals, responded to this review

This girl's review is emotional. I have never received such a review for seven years so far. This is definitely an attack on us and not a legitimate review. I ask you to investigate this. This is not fair. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Kims four times and it has to be in my top restaurants in Edinburgh, The Hot pot ribs and Korean pancakes are delicious. The staff are really great and you can tell it's a real family run business. The only downside is trying to get a table, I would have been more than four times otherwise,... More 

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Thank Moisean
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I joined the queue and waited in line to eat at this restaurant. It was a cold and rainy night - not the best climate to be outdoors. But it was more than worth the wait. Before i talk about the food let me say that the customer service was impeccable. It is a family run business, the waiting staff... More 

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Thank kitzreen90908
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The place is definitely the best eatery in Edinburgh for Korean food lovers! Since it's quite small, the family-ran restaurant is always packed and need to wait a bit. But the taste-like-bomb food, as well as the wonderful service here will make u feel it's all worth it! Plus, the portion of each dish is really generous, even the starters... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$12
Cuisine
Asian, Korean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 20:30
Thursday
17:30 - 20:30
Friday
17:30 - 20:30
Saturday
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 629 7951

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Southside & Holyrood

Neighbourhood Profile
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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