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Nov 18, 2010 01:44 PM

Korean in Central Jersey

Have received a recommendation for Kimchihana in South Plainfield. Anyone familiar with this establishment and how it compares with others in the area?

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  1. It's my favorite for Korean. If you do a search, you will find many reviews on this site.

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    1. re: madgreek99

      madgreek99.....What are some of your favorite dishes there?

      1. re: Tapas52

        Definitely the Bulgogi, the jap chae and the bibimbap. The scallion pancakes are delish. I forget what they call it, but one of our faves is the spicy marinated pork for the grill. It is basically bulgogi, except pork. It is very spicy, but delicious. The charcoal grill is what seperates Kimchi Hana from most of the other local Korean places who use gas grills.

        Kimchi Hana
        6101 Middlesex Mall, South Plainfield, NJ 07080

        1. re: madgreek99

          Madgreek99 thank you for your recommendation & all of you as well...looking forward to dining there & trying some of these dishes after the holiday madness.

    2. Love it, other places in the area are comparable but I think it edges out Woo Jeon and Keum Ho Jung IMHO ... probably I think their seafood pancake is by far the best of the three. Usually end up ordering the Kal Bi, Bul Go Gi, and Jap Chae as well, but I've never really gone wrong with anything I've ordered there.

      Keum Ho Jung Restaurant
      518 Old Post Rd Ste 12, Edison, NJ 08817

      1. We go there regularly and enjoy the Go Choo Pajun (crispy pancake) as well as as the Wang Kal Bi and the Bool Go Gi. My friend always orders the Yook Ge Jang (spicy beef soup) and she loves it. They do charcoal as opposed to gas grills and we definitely think it makes a difference. The assortment of sides they give you are great too.

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        1. re: kittenlynx

          Do you cook at the table? I guess I'm really asking if your clothes smell like BBQ on the way out.

          1. re: glutton

            Yes. You cook at the table. And yes, your clothes will stink.

        2. You can't go wrong with KimchiHana, they put out really good food. I think the Korean BBQ places in the Edison/S. Plainfield area are all very close and ultimately it'll come down to personal preference, so give it a shot!