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Charim Korean Restaurant

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4123 Oechsli Ave, Louisville, KY 40207-5022
+1 502-290-8900
12:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:30 - 22:00
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Louisville, KY
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Last night was my second visit and it was just as wonderful as the first time. I had the bulbogi with brown rice last night and it was scrumptious. I felt like a little piglet as I ate everything on my plate, and snarfed up the appetizer/finger food that came with our dinner. We had the edamame and it was... More 

1 Thank SBMLMK
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I went to Charim for lunch and was not disappointed. The food was great and the service was great even though the place was packed. The price was reasonable. It was my second visit and will not be my last.

1 Thank Stanley H
Owensboro, Kentucky
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157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I ate here after reading the reviews. I had the marinated beef which i thought was tasty and well presented. The wait staff was pleasant. I will return.

1 Thank oboroguy
Louisville, Kentucky
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a hidden gem in the St. Matthews area. The wait staff is EXTREMELY friendly and helpful! Our waitress was more than generous with helping us choose a variety of entrees to maximize our visit! I have only experienced Korean cuisine a few times, and wasn't sure what all of the dishes and sauces were. We started with Mandu... More 

1 Thank CLBTSE
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Charim is a family-style, authentic Korean, family owned and operated restaurant just off Shelbyville Road in the heart of St. Matthews, an eastern suburb of Louisville, KY. My wife is Korean, so finding Charim was a real treat for us both! They offer some of the best, most authentic Korean dishes you will find.

1 Thank Doug R
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We always get great service and delicious food when we come to Charim. I like to come at lunch because it is a little cheaper than dinner, and the portion sizes have been getting smaller with each visit. This is still my favorite Korean restaurant in the city!

1 Thank eastendmommy
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent. My first visit here. The waitress could not speak English very well but tried very hard to answer our questions about the food. Would definitely recommend.

1 Thank Trina T
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

The food at Charim is excellent and the staff is wonderful. We have eaten at several Korean restaurants, and this one did not disappoint! I think the side dishes at Charim were my favorite out of all the other Korean restaurants I have been to. Lovely atmosphere, great service...we will be back!

1 Thank MamaPenguin18
Indianapolis, Indiana
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

We loved our dinner at this off the beaten track spot. Well worth finding. Short rib entree wonderfully flavorful, chicken bulgoki had nice heat. Great service with our waiter making smart recommendations for us. Loved the side dishes, esp. the peanuts, kimchee, and pickled cucumber. Will be back the next time I am in Louisville.

1 Thank IndplsTraveler
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231 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Good service & great food. We have enjoyed everything that we have had there. My husband's favorite is the beef bulgogi & bibim bab. As your waiting for your food they give you the traditional appetizers which are refilled if you would like. I like the rice noodles.

Thank Liltrave

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4123 Oechsli Ave, Louisville, KY 40207-5022
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-290-8900

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