Kimchi Cheese Smile


2/888 Stanley Street East
East Brisbane, 4169 QLD
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Opening Hours

SUN 8:00am - 2:00am
  5:00pm - 9:00pm
MON 5:00pm - 9:00pm
TUE 5:00pm - 9:00pm
WED closed
THU 5:00pm - 9:00pm
FRI 8:00am - 2:00am
  5:00pm - 9:00pm
SAT 8:00am - 2:00am
  5:00pm - 9:00pm

The Details

  • Korean
  • Modern Australian
Need to Know
  • Great for Dates
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Kimchi Cheese Smile

The Verdict

It might only be small, but this cosy East Brisbane restaurant packs a big punch in both flavour and character. Named for the two words which make us smile for a photo—cheese for us, kimchi if you’re in Korea—the venue is a fusion of Western and Korean fare, dished up in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. 

On the menu, creative casual fine dining feeds include confit duck pasta with hand-pulled Korean pasta, spicy octopus tartare and the star dish on the menu, Wagyu beef sous-vide for 16 hours and served with cauliflower puree. Plus there’s a lychee cocktail with your name on it, along with a smattering of beer, wine and spirits. 

Kimchi Cheese Smile is also worth a visit for breakfast on the weekends, but if you’re looking for a new date night staple, this should be it. 

Image credit: Ranyhyn Laine

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