Serves meat, vegan options available. Korean and Japanese restaurant offering a separate vegan menu. Includes sushi, tempura, noodle dishes, bibimbap and more. NOTE: Miso soup is labelled as vegan but this is an error as it contains bonito flakes and is not suitable for vegans. Open Mon-Sat 17:00-23:00.

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16 Reviews

First Review by Lauraleec


Points +716

22 Apr 2023

Staff knowledgeable about vegan options

Pretty good selection of vegan starters (around 4-5) and vegan mains (around 3-4). Staff can also advise on veganising other dishes. Really good hearty and filling food, good music and vibe.



Points +3505

07 Dec 2022

Good corean food

We had the miso soup, the vegan kimchi pancake and the vegan bibimbap. Everything was good. Vegan options clearly labelled but recommend confirming with staff..

Updated from previous review on 2022-12-07


Points +7137

21 Dec 2021

Bad quality

I had the "famous" bibimbap and felt robbed to have a warm, tasteless salad with burnt rice and sriracha for the price of 15 euros... I also ordered vegan dumplings, whose were lacking the flavour too.

I give htem 2 stars because the vegan options are labelled, but still for me, it is a place to avoid.

Cons: expensive, very bad quality


Points +1074

02 Nov 2021

Best bibimbap!

Aperantly the oldest korean restaurant in Dublin. I had the vegan bibimbap with avocado and soysauce. God it was so good! The rice gut really crispy at the bottom, highly recommended!


Points +386

28 Oct 2021

Some of the best Korean food in Dublin

Kimchi Hop House is a really great restaurant and bar. My friends and I have only ever had excellent food and service here, the vibe of the place is really fun, and there is a community library / books to read while you wait. The Shakespeare Bar is also really fun and has a nice smoking area and range of beers.
It would be wonderful to see more vegan items added to the menu in the future!


Points +789

21 Oct 2021

Not great any more

This used to be great for vegan options but it's gone downhill. The Bimibap was barely edible it was so tasteless. They need to bring back the hot pot with cooked tofu and kimchi with noodles. We booked a table and were seated out the back in the smoking area in the rain. Really disapointing

Pros: Good location

Cons: Pricey, Not welcoming, Not many vegan options


Points +175

21 Sep 2021

Great Korean food

I was impressed with the amount of vegan options they have. I also loved that they wrote down the ones that were vegan next to it, it made it much easier for me. The food itself was delicious and I recommend getting the avocado nigiri sushi above anything else.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Vegan options are marked so you know , Delicious and authentic

Cons: Maybe a bit on the expensive side, The seating outdoors could be improved


Points +207

22 Jan 2020

Great vegan options

Was there yesterday and totally amazed by the different and lots of vegan options on the menu. I had some Hoso Maki and the kimchi salad. Staff was very friendly and the food great. Will come again!


Points +303

18 Jan 2020

Great Korean/Japanese food

The Hop House caters mainly for meat eaters but has a good range of options that are suitable for vegans, not least their Kim chi, which is rarely found without fish in restaurants. The vegan bento is always a winner with plentiful portions, while the bibimbap is also nice. For smaller servings, the vegan gyoza and veg tempura are top class, as is the cucumber maki sushi.

Pros: Plenty of options, Tasty

Cons: Not cheap, Portions have gotten smaller


Points +117

20 Aug 2019

Authentic Korean food with great vegan options

I loooved the Kimchi-Jeon and Japchae. In my town it’s super hard to get vegan Kimchi and Korean in general so this was an absolute treat! It was delicious😄
My Dad (meat eater) really liked the Doenjang Jjigae and said this restaurant‘a food confirmed his liking for Korean food.

Pros: A lot of vegan options, Yummy , Real Korean food


Points +62

06 Jul 2019

Lots of vegan options

I really liked veggie sushi and noodle dishes there. Staff were absolutely lovely and nice too. Very good place!


Points +191

21 Jun 2019

Delicious Korean

Took a chance on this restaurant when it was the closest option to me and I didn’t feel like walking far. I’m very lucky I did. The vegan options are well marked, there are lots on the menu and I had 3 starters and a mains. They were all super tasty and washed down with Plum wine. It could be your best decision to try here....

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Taste, Staff


Points +2792

17 Apr 2019

Tasty and good value

Big portions, tasty food. Had kimchi gimbap and it was delicious


Points +30

13 Feb 2019

Tasty vegan food

Tasty vegan food, friendly service, recommended !

Pros: A lot of vegan options


Points +36

08 Dec 2018

Lovely place with great food

Offered really nice vegan food. Tried the Japchae. Huge portions and great flavour. Everything clearly labelled with a V for vegetarian.

Pros: Friendly staff, Nice selection of dishes


Points +11007

26 Nov 2018

Authentic Korean

Authentic Korean restaurant in Dublin, now with a dedicated vegan menu. Great food, can be very busy. Food also served in the bar the Hop House which can get very crowded. Great tasting food. Some food labelled veggie but not so double check.

Pros: Great tasting food, Vegan

Cons: Can be busy, Some food labelled veggie but not

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