I first heard whispers that the Kimchi Taco Truck roaming around the streets of downtown Manhattan months ago and ever since I’ve been stalking the truck asking the eta on their permanent location. Well I let my guard down for a hot second and seemingly out of nowhere a block from my apartment on Washington Avenue!
I will say this till I am blue in the face...if you wanna open up a restaurant or food related space than look no further than the border of Prospect and Crown Heights. Each time a new joint opens up, this neighborhood welcomes them with open arms and proceeds to pack it in night after night. We’ve got a bevy of food establishments around the neighborhood but few are actually that good. Luckily for us, in the past year or so some fantastic spots have opened up that I myself visit quite frequently (, , and to name a few).
We have a variety of cuisines available in the neighborhood but Kimchi Grill’s fusion of Korean and Mexican is definitely new—and to some, completely unheard of! As a fan of their truck I knew what to expect but was still surprised with the offerings at the permanent location! Eat in or take out, Kimchi Grill offers up great service and food either way.
The small menu focuses on tacos, burritos and bowls. The open kitchen is a nice touch, so you can see first hand how fresh the ingredients are and the careful attention they put towards each and every order. I went with a burrito that no joke was the size of my giant, size-10 feet (see comparison in photos with my large wallet and a large avocado) and headed home to enjoy this burrito behemoth on my comfy couch.
If you like spice and tasty food then you will love this spot. With kimchi featured prominently, I had to kick up the heat with their signature dish and so added their special kimchi rice and spicy sauce to my grilled korean bbq short rib burrito. This thing was tremendously flavorful and left me super full (perhaps I should split this with someone next time?). Priced at $9, the burrito was a complete meal at a great price considering the ginormous size of it (seriously how did I manage to eat the entire thing!?).
Kimchi Grill is a FANTASTIC addition to the neighborhood! It’s got it all….delicious and affordable food with super excellent service! It's a MUST EAT!
Kimchi Grill, 766 Washington Avenue (between Park and Sterling Places) Open Tuesday-Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 12-10pm, Sunday 12-9pm, closed Monday.