Mama Kim`s in Charleston

Mama Kim`s in Charleston
4 / 5
49 reviews

349 King St, Charleston, SC 29401-1438, Charleston

Overview

Cuisine
  • Asian
  • Korean
Features
  • Takeout
  • Seating
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Delivery
Good for
  • Kids
  • Families witd children

Restaurant Hours

Monday

11:00 am

Wednesday

11:00 am

Friday

11:00 am

Sunday

11:00 am

How does korean rice cakes taste

If you never had korean food, it should taste like sticky rice. If you never tastes sticky rice you are missing out

Review

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Mama Kim`s
EH
Eric Holowacz
google
11.27.2018
4/5

Great cheap eats in the Holy City!

Mama Kim`s
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jessica johnson
google
11.19.2018
4/5

Decent sushi at a reasonable price.

Mama Kim`s
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Alex Schaefer
google
10.14.2018
5/5

The lady working the place was a great pleasure to talk to. I told her I walked from at-least 8 blocks and she was nice enough to give me a complimentary drink. That’s true mama love! Food was good, I will definitely order again.

Mama Kim`s
KW
Kent Walters
google
10.14.2018
5/5

Great local spot for lunch. You won't leave hungry!

Mama Kim`s
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Sun Moon Kim
google
09.23.2018
5/5

Perfect place for quick Korean fix. Exceeded my expectations.

Mama Kim`s
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Sid Rubey
google
09.08.2018
4/5

Delicious & freshly prepared Korean (other oriental) dishes, very reasonably priced, friendly staff, ambience quaint but rustic.

Mama Kim`s
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Miriam Alonso
google
09.03.2018
2/5

Rice and veggie meal was pretty boring just drenched in soy sauce and pricey. Sushi was average but portion was good. Spinach pancakes were delivious. Lady who attended to us was not too friendly and we felt rushed even 2 hrs before closing and in an empty place. Young men that were cooking and handing us our food were polite and helpful. We were looking for a quick tasty and cheap meal Mama Kim did NOT deliver. Prices waay too high for largely mediocre or even subpar food.

Mama Kim`s
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kari urban
google
08.27.2018
5/5

The food is excellent and the staff is so friendly and helpful.

Mama Kim`s
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Shayla Green
google
08.02.2018
5/5

Best hibachi and cozy atmosphere! Amazing customer service! I would always come here growing up in Charleston.

Mama Kim`s
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Wendy Xie
google
07.09.2018
3/5

Food was okay, the best was probably the sweet potato tempura. I also god udon in vegetable soup and it was far too salty. Portion was pretty large but for the quality and taste I think it was pretty expensive for a Korean “fast-food” spot. Service was alright but not super friendly or helpful.

Mama Kim`s
RD
Robert Dunlap
google
07.04.2018
5/5

Great restaurant with a great atmosphere. My wife and I really loved it. It's really a great Asian restaurant. Great night life on King Street spilling into the restaurant gives it a electric atmosphere. And the best part was the food. Really, really good!

Mama Kim`s
DC
David Canela
google
06.08.2018
4/5

They serve exotic foods, with mixed ingredients, and acceptable taste. The prices are not so cheap: the average is 20 dollars for one regular meal plus one beer. The environment is a little dark and decorated like a dining room.

Mama Kim`s
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Kimberly Gilbert
google
05.18.2018
5/5

Fantastic service and amazing food!

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Megane Neko
google
05.12.2018
4/5

Great place for a quick bite. It's a quint place, visitors' pictures everywhere, you can feel the love. I wish I had a group of people, so I can try more food. The dish I tried wasn't fancy, but it tasted like good home dish.

Mama Kim`s
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Joseph Radchanka
google
04.19.2018
1/5

Dry food. Like Teriyaki restaurant but over priced.

Mama Kim`s
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Nathan Hazy
google
03.01.2018
4/5

In general it was a good place with good food but some of the sushi had fish bones in it. Despite this I would deffinatly go again

Mama Kim`s
DH
Diana Haro
google
02.05.2018
5/5

Everything perfect...

Mama Kim`s
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Julian Ivy
google
01.15.2018
5/5

Best Korean spot in all of Charleston! It was so good that we came back twice. The customer service is unparalleled and the food tastes amazing! Not only do they have great food, they’re not afraid to give good portions. Do yourself a favor and stop by for lunch or dinner.

Mama Kim`s
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Josiah Sancho
google
11.17.2017
5/5

Thank you for feeding me during college!!! Always recommend Mama Kims!

Mama Kim`s
HJ
Harper Jeong
google
11.07.2017
5/5

The Jjampong had great deal of seafood!

Mama Kim`s
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Makz Racer
google
10.02.2017
1/5

The ramen is not really a ramen its an instant beef noodles that they just added an egg and spring onions and no flavor at all. And its too pricey for their beef ramen which is an instant noodles. Really disappointing!

Mama Kim`s
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Ricky Romanek
google
09.24.2017
5/5

Great Korean food. Mama Kim is so sweet and still works for you there and makes a point to meet every guest. Super awesome local dining.

Mama Kim`s
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Justin Moffitt
google
09.10.2017
1/5

Mama Kims probably shouldn't have sushi on the menu. I'm not being hyperbolic when I say this might be the worst sushi I've ever had. I can forgive the over-fried shrimp, the not-too-fresh tuna, and the large rice to seafood ratio. It's cheap sushi after all. But, what I can't forgive is the sushi rice being hard. It's heckin sushi rice! That's the essential ingredient of sushi! Thanks for taking my money and ruining my night, Mama. R.I.P. Spring Rolls Asian Cuisine. I didn't realize what I lost until now.

Mama Kim`s
CM
Chamal Mediwaka
google
08.22.2017
5/5

Great food at a very reasonable price.

Mama Kim`s
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S.R. Haze
google
08.13.2017
4/5

Love the food. Good for my lunch breaks.

Mama Kim`s
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Grimzly Favorites
google
07.19.2017
4/5

Fast and convenient. A solid choice for lunch.

Mama Kim`s
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Paul Cheney
google
07.02.2017
5/5

I think that Mama Kim's is one of the best kept secrets on the entire peninsula. I get the Mama Kim's Dinner for 2 or a Soup Dinner. The Kim Chi Soup Dinner is excellent. Eating here is almost like going to church or a doctor. I feel very healthy after I eat here. Order off the Korean menu and take your time. Bring a friend and order Mama Kim's Dinner for Two. It is a lot of food, but very fun to eat with a big asian bier. I think Mama Kim's kitchen is on par with Basil's kitchen. Do the math.

Mama Kim`s
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Tana Nanarong
google
05.11.2017
5/5

I long for this place and the white sauce doused over my chicken and rice. This place is the perfect dive for college students looking for goood, cheap and quick hibachi. Love having this to mix up the food options from the usual. If I was in Chuck during this 'Rona stuff I'd be eating here on the weekly and adding my freshmen 15 back. In any case, it isn't fine dining, but it IS PERFECT for what it is, a hole in the wall college joint with good eats on the cheap

Mama Kim`s
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Larry Cozine
google
04.14.2017
5/5

Very fresh and very authentic. If you know Korean food you'll love it. If you never tried this is a Must try! Love love love

Mama Kim`s
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Chung-Wei Lee
google
04.09.2017
4/5

Food if delicious. I ordered stone pot Bim Bim Ba and traditional kimba. Yet the price tags are high, higher than expected.

Mama Kim`s
Jaki
google
04.07.2017
5/5

I was thrilled to see Mama Kim's open today. They had many new precautions set up to take care of customers and staff. My food was also the best it's been in a long time, definitely no quality drop!

Mama Kim`s
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Ramam Venigalla
google
04.02.2017
3/5

Not all that. We went to this restaurant based on reviews. First The staff was very friendly. The food was mediocre at best with pricey entrees. Rice that came with all our dishes was dry and flavorless. Meat was dripped in soy sauce with no real flavor. We should have ordered soup. Overall, very pricey $$$ for the food and quality. Will try another place tomorrow.

Mama Kim`s
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M&C Chupka
google
03.06.2017
1/5

$9 bowl of cup ramen noodles. Fountain drink machine is disgustingly filthy. Mold cane out of the Mello Yello fountain. Tea machine dispensed cloudy tea. Pretty sure I might end up with a bacteria infection after eating here. I specifically asked if they had real Japanese ramen noodles before I ordered and they claimed they were authentic. What I got was the same cup ramen you can get at the grocery but they added a fried egg and some garnishes. Not recommended and the health department needs to make a visit immediately. Proof is in the picture.

Mama Kim`s
TC
Tina Crawford
google
02.10.2017
5/5

Great food! Bulgolgi taste was authentic. Will be back!

Mama Kim`s
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Daniel Woodworth
google
01.17.2017
5/5

I've been going to Mama Kim's for nearly 12 years now and it has never disappointed. Always great food, amazing staff and prompt delivery.

Mama Kim`s
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Tim Stoe
google
11.25.2016
4/5

Bi bim bap is good. For the quality, food is a little pricey compared to other options nearby.

Mama Kim`s
MD
Mattie Davis
google
11.24.2016
5/5

Very tasty food

Mama Kim`s
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Joe Serna
google
11.12.2016
5/5

Always a great experience, best kimchi in town

Mama Kim`s
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Nyssa Gardebrecht
google
10.19.2016
5/5

I first experienced Mama Kim's a few years ago whole visiting my mom in Charleston. At the time it was hands down the best thing I'd ever tasted, the white sauce is to die for!! I recently went for another visit and brought my best friend who had never been there, and also has several SEVERE allergies. The staff here were more than accommodating, made our order on a whole separate pan and answered all of our crazy ingredients questions without judgement or being annoyed at all. This is how all restaurants SHOULD handle food allergies! We will absolutely be back again and again, not just for the amazing food!

Mama Kim`s
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Kareston Markley
google
10.12.2016
5/5

Everything I've tried here is great! I love their Hibachi and miso soup!

Mama Kim`s
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Daniel Van
google
10.02.2016
5/5

I've ate a lot of Korean food from Michigan to Florida to South Carolina. This place honestly is the most well rounded, good food, good side dishes, perfect balance and great service to top it all off. You can tell Mama Kim's team loves their work and their morale is high. Honestly worth a visit if you're in town! Love all the food here

Mama Kim`s
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K.C. Lo
google
07.16.2016
3/5

Fair experience. More fast food ordering type eatery. Owner was very friendly. We got small shrimp with tofu soup when we ordered assorted seafood with tofu soup. Beef bulgogi did not have grill taste as expected. I will do my research a little bit more carefully next time.

Mama Kim`s
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Ausar Vandross
google
06.21.2016
5/5

The only thing that I love more than great attention to detail and customer service is great food.The body is the true temple of god. Why then would you defile it with inferior food. Mama Kim’s treated Me to a wonderful meal. Christopher confidently recommended the vegetable Udon noodles ( after I ex-plained I was a vegetarian) with the right amount of spiciness. The food was 5 star prepared and Packaged for me to take back to my shop to enjoy. Great job Mama Kim’s!

Mama Kim`s
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Sydney Wheeler
google
04.16.2016
5/5

I drunkenly found Mama Kim's about 6 years ago. I live 30 minutes away, and go out of my way to eat there. You get a lot of food for not a lot of money. My go to is the chicken bowl. I love the atmosphere. And when you meet Mama Kim, she makes you feel like family. I always recommend this place to people.

Mama Kim`s
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Noelle Barnes
google
04.08.2016
4/5

I recommend this spot. I am very picky about my Korean. The cashier was extremely friendly and just hospitality minded. I was having a rough day and she was so sweet. I chose my meal, the spicy pork bulgolgi, pricier than my favorite Korean spot in Columbia, but I was told it was a large portion so I went with it. I also ordered California Rolls. Paid for it all then sat down in the back, cashier said it was "quieter". It was, a little private too. My food didn't talk long to come out. Sushi first, it was fresh and really tasty. Bulgolgi came our, very large portion of meet, no veggies in it and no sauce on it. Ehh, but the meet was EXTREMELY tender, SPICY, and tasty. It came with about 6-8 ban chan. I will definitely come back with my man one day.

Mama Kim`s
JH
Jack Hampton
google
03.12.2016
5/5

This place never fails to deliver. They serve great food for fair prices, there is no waiting time even when the place is loaded.

Mama Kim`s
ellis473
google
03.11.2016
1/5

I always walked by this place and wanted to try ii based on decent reviews, however, after realizing that bibimbop was an insane 18 dollars, I ordered spicy seafood flavored noodle soupe for $9. What I was served was literally the grocery store instant noodles, with an egg in top. Complete half hearted. This place was a complete rip-off and I definitely will not be going again

Mama Kim`s
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Jack McFee
google
03.09.2016
5/5

One of my favorite local restaurants! Everytime I'm back home I go. Highly recommend!

Mama Kim`s
lav
google
02.06.2016
5/5

A nice local restaurant! They recognized my girlfriend as a regular and gave us extra food, it was so tasty!

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