Reviews of Kimchi Mama (Restaurant)

7-09 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

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Currently the business has a score of 4.4 over 5 and that rating was based on 166 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Kimchi Mama IN New Jersey

Sarah Gradenit

The food was very oily and tasted very bland. No flavors

Mitch Kim

I pretty much order everything in the menu. And I never have any bad experiences. I love the customer service and the over all experience. Normally Asian food take out is sit down. But this is done well for takeout. Very well!!

Joseph Henry Lipstein

Incredible food, very fair pricing.. big portions!!!


I have just recently found this place and had the pleasure of trying their Mango Bubble tea, you have the option of choosing almond milk,regular, or water to mix with your drink. I tried mine with almond milk and i wish it was bigger! Although its a bit pricey $6. I personally think it was worth it. Will go and try out their huge amount of different soups! cant wait.

Raina Samuel

Jesse Gillies

Pretty solid Korean food, but only a single table inside, so not sure what the eat-in status is.

Christina S

G Choulli

Delicious Korean dishes made with fresh, vibrant, authentic ingredients served by a friendly staff. BUT ... all containers are for "take out", including those used to serve food in-house (so be prepared for lots & lots of plastic). Seating options are limited & aside from the original sushi counter, there is one regular table & one cocktail table (both were unclean). I really wanted to give Kimchi Mama 5 stars, especially because it is a woman-owed business. Perhaps things will improve with time. For now, the food is terrific & best for take-out. I remain hopeful ... the owner is a winner!

Kirill Gamaliy

Ariel Morel

Amazing food. No delivery to my area, so o had to order takeout, but it was worth it. Very clean place, friendly staff, and cute takeout containers. Don't expect traditional, sophisticated Korean food; it's more like Korean takeout (amazing, but not fancy). I will gladly return agaim, and the people I have recommended it to raved about it for days.

Nick Ward

I have never eaten at a place and envisioned it on the cover of a magazine. The customer service was amazing. I was shocked with how great my experience was. I still am. That goes without mentioning the quality of their food. It was so we'll prepared, seasoned, and just plain delisous. It was so different from what I am used to that I literally tasted things that I don't know if I have before and don't know if I can describe how good it was. It was amazing. So, fair warning... Once you eat here everywhere else will seem just plain boring.

P Lecky

Good customer service, clean pleasant environment. My first time having Kimchi had Seafood & spicy pork bop very spicy great flavors. Not a fan of cabbage thonit seem to b in some dishes. Kimchi is not my favorite

Egidijus Bartkus

Good bibimbap. Only suitable for take out. seating is almost non existent inside.

Dan Babuska

First time trying it tonight. Absolutely delicious. I'm full and happy. Still great and my co-workers love it.

Ed H

Great Korean food that’s easy on the wallet (for great Korean food). The Katsu (fried fish) was delish. Great service, even got free soup due to the wait.

Pablo Vásquez

carly d

Food was really good. A little expensive for what you get but it's fresh and flavorful. We drove 45 mins to get here not realizing that it's definitely more of a takeout place. They only have 1 table but we sat down and ate and the service was excellent.

Lorenza Lorene

The food is consistently fresh and tasty, workers gives good service. I liked the cleanliness and ambience. Will come back again.

Adriel Bencosme

Called to place order so that it would ready when I got there. When I arrived, no one could find the order. So, I placed the order at the register. Waited 30 minutes in the freezing waiting area. Was then told the cook just realized the order and was starting to cook it now. Canceled my order and left. This was not anywhere close to rush hour which is why I’m going to give them a straight 1 star. Wasted my time.

Julie Perez

Amazing food I loved they're spicy chicken burrito and they're wings amazing experience

Jason Rangel

Good taste and portions

Hockey Ballet

Very good Korean take out, and great delivery service as well.

Neal Richardson


Nitzan Ben-David

Rich Ball

Great Korean BBQ. The wings are delicious too! Order for take out but you can also dine in at a few small tables. You can order ahead and pick up or order and wait. Food preparation is generally pretty quick. The food is great with delcious tastes and large portions. It is easiest to park across the street in the lot behind the bank.

Leslie Newport

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Jason Gartlan

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Terry Choi

Love this resturant, been a fan since the grand opening. If my mom doesn't cook I'll always order from here. Please bring back Kimbap to the menu!

Nicole Abernethy

Awesome food! Will definitely be back!

julio zanetti

Afrida Chowdhury

Food is alright. The place is really small. So definitely can't sit in with a large group. I asked for vegetable entre but all it had were onions.

Tyler Eufer

I got the burrito, and I’m not sure why but it really didn’t sit well. I felt pretty nauseous for a bit after. My friend liked his dish though. Mine might’ve just had something a little past expiry.

Rita Hodgson

The staff was attentive and friendly and the food was great. The prices were good also. We'll be back!

Runen Castiyo

Nikki Madriaga

Vivian Escalante

Steve Ri

Benjamin Markman

Arturo Caldas

Avital Ben-David

Wonderful food! If you have any dietary issues they will customize meals. Price is fair for what you get.

Robert P

Carina Pizzicotti

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Fernando Hidalgo

Rosa Jaquez

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B. Schreckenstein

This is by far the most outstanding Korean food ever!. Kimchi stew with dumplings, Japchae-(Glass noodles) to die for. The Chef and the staff are very attentive to every detail.

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Great cute take out place with one table. We came in for a sit down lunch. Food was very authentic. Portions are very generous. Manger/ boss was very attentive Will come back again.

Bryan Van

Food is dope, clean fast and cost effective :)

Robert Figueroa

One of the best Korean food around, I strongly recommend the Korean burrito, garlic soy wings, bugolgi bibimbap, and the big day stew soup!!!

jimmy sanchez

Marisabel Hernandez

Anthony Verna

Great wings and dumplings!

Julie Irwin

We had the most amazing meal and experience at Kimchi Mama. Not only was the food beautiful, healthy, and delicious, but Kimchi Mama and her husband were the kindest, most generous people. They gave us water bottles because it was so hot out, and a personal tutorial on how to propoerly mix and eat the Bibimbop. We loved every bite. All four of us were so impressed by the food, and cannot wait to come back. Highly recommend!!

Callan Clements

Had a excellent experience in here with my kid. The food was served quick and the service is just good. Prices are reasonable.


Omg kimchi mama in fair lawn is a grate spot to eat and chill and go see my friend (*charis*) and he will help u found something good

Kyle Goldhammer

filmaciones Morales

Jakub Jagielski

Jami Nicole

Try the Korean BBQ burrito with Bulgogi. You won't be disappointed.

Elizabeth Lachnicht

Lou Gualario

Great food they even have a vegetarian menu . And the pretty girl that works there is extremely knowledgeable about the healthy benefits of the food they offer

Siorsiny Valdez

Woojin Choi

Kasey King

We probably eat here 2x a week, always consistently flawless

S Shaina

Melba Hernandez

Love the food, excellent service. It's real korean food, full of flavor. The place is small but cozy. The only person working today was so kind, talented, and provide us great service.

Karn Pandya

Victoria Nicole

I order from Kimchi Mama at least twice a month when I need a delicious pick me up. My go to menu item is the Bulgogi Cup Bop which is a smaller version of the Bulgogi meal. I'm not great with spicy foods and they're very accommodating and will omit the spicy sauces for me. If you do like spicy food though this place is perfect for you.

Daniel Lousa

Kevin Darling

Tiny storefront with a very friendly Mama and a nice menu of Korean foods.

Donna B

Howard Kidorf

Maria Campos

Very large portions. Ordered Spicy shrimp and chicken stir fry. Did not disappoint! Side of rice and soup included. Great presentation and flavor.

Feeway Eastman

Aaron Mena

The food was so good i went two days in a row. The soups are on point!

Eddie Chu

Delicious food for a very reasonable price! They have a little bit of everything (check yelp out). Very small though, only 1 table sitting. It seems mostly for takeout, but it has a great homey feeling. Would definitely come back if around the area.

Alina M.

Pretty solid first experience with Kimchi Mama. Since I heard that Fair Lawn got it's first Korean restaurant several months ago, I have been really excited to try it, especially since it has such great reviews. I wanted to start out with something small-ish for lunch so I decided to go with the Kko Kko-Bop from the Cupbop menu. I guess if I had to describe the size of the container I'd say it's closest to the large cups that you would get at a froyo place. There are five options for spice level ranging from "Not Spicy" to "Very Spicy" and I chose the second from the last. Definitely a great choice, I'm not sure I would have been able to enjoy "Very Spicy". For just a dollar extra you can add a dumpling on top of your cup but unfortunately they forgot to add my dumpling and it was too late by the time I got home and noticed it. Anyways, it's all good; the food was more than enough as it was. It comes with a small cup of kimchi and bean sprouts as well. There is rice on the bottom of the chicken. The restaurant itself is pretty much purely takeout. There is one small table but I would assume that's mostly used by people as they wait for their food. As I said before, good first impression and I look forward to coming back and trying more things on the menu.

Mei K.

Great take out for Korean food. Bubble tea was awesome, too.

Charles Barley

Not as good as mom's but still tho!

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Michele Levy Norton

This is a take out Staple in our house from the youngest to the oldest everybody gets what they want whether it's spicy or simple. And it's always great to support a local family-owned business.

David Kuriyama

Tom Lawrence

David Aragon

Betsaida Cabrera García

(Translated by Google) Delicious food! (Original) Comida deliciosa!

Pnrjadnw5 d

Awesome spot to grab some food when in a rush. Their service is speedy, rates are fair, excellent character. Will come visit again

casandra nehrebecki

Sooooo gooooood

Natalia Atsouta

Great place. So happy it opened!

Justina Mathai

Roman Nofenko

Ajoy Kumar

Disgusting kimchi


It looked great, but the chicken wings were dry, not fresh, and niether were the dumplings. The kimchi smelled wonderful, after tasting all, I was stomach sick for a few days..... Tried the kimchi again...... stomach sick again. Sorry kimchi Mama, we tried.

Benjamin Bohnhoff

The wings were amazing, nice sauce, a good crunch from fryer that sealed in a deliciously moist wing


I just had a very enjoyable lunch from here! Everything was really good. I was able to enjoy it though because of apparently they honored a newbie clerical error that accepted a delivery order of $11 when apparently their present delivery minimum is a whopping $20 (let's be fair - who would expect that?). That's pretty outrageous and well above the common $10 or $12 minimum of the vast majority of their competitors (any suggestions otherwise are hilarious), leading me to believe that they're not really looking to have a very active delivery aspect in their business, therefore I've excluded that from being reflected in my rating. Food is very good, service is very good, and the newbie rocked. However, that high minimum must cost them a fair amount of potential delivery business, and revenue is revenue. Price-wise they have reasonable options on their menu as well, so it's not like hitting that $20 is just about unavoidable anyway. You can have a very nice, affordable meal here, and their food is really quite good. Hopefully they'll decide to lower their delivery minimum to something that matches their competitors, I would be a regular customer if they did, and I doubt that I'm the only one.

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Michael Siekmann

Food good. Value good. Wait time...not good. First visit waited twenty minutes after the given ready time as order was placed on line about an hour before scheduled pick up time. Second visit again order was placed on line over an hour before scheduled pick up time. When I got there I was told it would be another twenty minutes. To their credit they did get it done quickly. It was more like fifteen additional minutes. Just not understanding the disconnect but I am not liking the pattern here. The food is really good though. I have another place in mind for my next Korean food craving.

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Brett Norton

The food is amazing! Don't let the walk-in Chinese food style space fool you. Great Korean food

Alex Kuo

(Translated by Google) I want to eat more meat here! (Original) 想吃肉份量多來這裡!

Christian Rodriguez

I went in for lunch. The girl in the front was nice. I’m a vegetarian and she recommended a meal so I ordered glass noodles with veggies. Tasted good until I found a cooked bug in my food. Disgusting & Never going there again & you shouldn’t either.

Soul Bey

Yvonne Batiz

Camila Rojas

Food is amazing! I always order here this is literally the only Korean restaurant near me and thank God they deliver at my place. Great drinks with different flavors. The owner is awesome he is so hard working and kind, he gave me free food he’s the sweetest!

James S Dunkerley

Very nice people but my wife and i both got sick because food was not fresh,they dont know when to throw stuff out.

Miguel Dias

Nice discovery. Great Korean food. I'll be back on a regular basis! :)

Megan Elizabeth

Delicious take out! They don't skimp on portions, either!

John Tieu


The japchae was so good. Definitely worth the drive!

Mona Duah-Elwis

Vladimir Stolerman


Stephen Parris

Affordable good Korean food.

McKinley Lynn

Try everything, and i mean everything. U cant go wrong. Korean burritos are a must try

Dawid Midura

Yankee Schaffer

Christopher Henrie

So so yummy!!!

Tammy Schweiger

Should make it a dine in

Casandra Nehrebecki

rita harty

Greg Blair

Terrific Korean food except I wonder about the freshness of the sides. You can eat in but that is not advised; there is but one unkempt table. Should be used as takeout only. Very friendly and accommodating

Jacob Hidalgo

Best burrito


Quick service, friendly staff, and amazing food. Wish there was more seating but it's a small shop on a main road in fair lawn . Bubble tea is crrrack(very good and highly addicting). I got the burrito to go with and it's pretty filling at only 8 . Good job Kimchi Mama!

Dennis Villas

TDF. (To die for) #fktaxi #dcsfoodfinds

corey stramiello

Excellent. Pork bowl was out of this world. The Korean pancake.... incredible. Super fresh and excellent customer service. Will most definitely be back again!

Andrey Golik

Kurt K

Extraordinary flavors, hospitable owners that made us feel at home, fresh and healthy ingredients! We loved the spicy chicken bimbibop and the kimchi. Great value. Can't wait to go back!

Chris Haverty

Best food ever!

Chelsea Foster

Just got lunch here while working in the area and it is really great!! I wanted something fresh and healthy and found this quaint place on a Google search. I never really eat korean food but it tastes good to me! Everything is really fresh and they can make alterations to the dishes to your liking. I love how colorful all the foods are! Also, got an almond milk bubble tea which I've never even seen before and that was lovely too.

Victor S

Eat from here a couple of times a month, kimbap combo is very good. Happy to support small businesses such as this one!

Krzysztof Kruk

Great good and great service

Val Tsyplenkov

Excellent food, evidently prepared with lots of love. Great variety. Fast turnaround times with the orders. I am very happy that this restaurant came to our neighborhood.

Steven Sandoval

The food was good. Only one table available for seating 5 people but it is a small location. The kimchi was mildly spicy but nice and cool. The meat portions were pleasantly large for the Korean BBQ. There was about a 10 minute wait for the food but it was worth it.

Kareem Taylor

Staff took very good care of us.. Definitely will be goomg back

Marianne Asonto

I was craving Korean bbq and randomly searched for a close by restaurant. Oh boy I was lucky I found a hidden gem in fairlawn. The food is delicious at a cheap price and the man there assisted my very well and informed me about their dishes and etc. The amount of food they serve into each entree is so much I was able to take it for lunch the next day. If you purchase the bowls that they offer make sure you put the red sauce to make it taste even better.

Marco Carbone

Joe Vecchione

Kimchi Mama really delivers with its flavors both in food and drink options! Awesome bubble tea, handmade and fresh food options make this a standalone competitor. Very small dine-in space really promotes itself to a take out environment, and the food containers are easy even for a large soup order. Definitely recommended if you're looking to try a new Korean place on the go.

Bianca Mena

Gianna Barone

This place has some of the BEST bubble tea I've ever had. The food is so great, and the staff are always so kind!!! :)

Judy Luo

I got the marinated beef bowl (bibimbap) and seafood pancake; both had really fresh ingredients and both super delicious! The orders come with a small miso soup and kimchi on the side. The owner (I think) is super polite and friendly, and is also the cook. Food is served quick given that its cooked fresh. Will recommend to anyone! Love this little place.

Mark Hsiung

Michael Rojas

Adam Myszka

Meg Spittle

I love coming here. Staff has always been great about helping me figure out what to try on the menu. My first experience with Korean food and it has all been so yummy!!

Meily Wong

Amazing food, always.

JR Martinez

Honestly was skeptical of this spot and should have went with my gut, ordered two of the Korean bbq specials as we sat and waited we were served two miso soups not even two spoons later and a big hair swimming in the soup. Showed the workers received a full refund and will never step into this place again not worth It. 0 stars negative 10.

Robert Mcgarey

bryan adams

Very friendly staff and the food was outstanding

carl rudel

Everytime I have ordered from this place there's always a problem.... specifically the bubble teas it's almost like a joke. One time I called they said they ran out of milk lol one time they ran out of bubbles told me when I got here other time they ran out of tai flavor....other time they made it with almond milk when I asked for regular...I really don't understand it and it just rnds up being really frustrating when Everytime you order you have to wait for an issue lol. The bubble tea tastes good but then I almost have to add alcohol to it to eliminate the frustration of the ordering process...

Naomi Mayorga

Food was delicious

Lisa Yamasaki-Hurzeler

Good food, great kimchi.

Dmitry Maslov

The best asian food in the town.

Aaron Haber

The food was outstanding. Everything was fresh, large portions. Presented well. The best chicken wings i've had in a long time. The only down side is that it is takeout only. They have one table if you really need to eat there. It was my first time there, will definitely be going back!

Labhesh Potdar

R. Y.

Great Mom & Pop Korean take out. Awesome fresh seafood jigae.

Crystal Ben

So quaint and cute and homy. The chef is so humble and the staff is so kind and helpful. Me and my sisters went and the food was amazing!!! We got so full but we wanted to keep eating so bad hahaha We are definitely going back. If you are boogie then I definitely don't recommend. but if you're into mom and pop, intimate places to eat with staff that treats you like family, definitely go try it!!!

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