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Kichin

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297 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.708563 -73.960106
at Marcy St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-599-1002 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Korean
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Official Website

kichin.nyc

Hours

Daily, noon-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

J, M at Hewes St.

Prices

$4.50-$16

Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Tea Time

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Onigiri, a.k.a. omusubi, or just plain rice balls, are traditional Japanese finger food made from seasoned white rice squeezed into triangular and oval shapes and wrapped in nori. In Korea, they call them samgak kimbap. Besides the fact that it’s the ultimate portable snack, the beauty of the rice ball is that, like the sandwich and the pizza, there is no limit to what you can shove into or place on top of one, the inevitable outcome of which is the specialty of this Korean-­American snack shop: a chunk of rice stuffed with Cheddar, bits of bacon, and a runny quail egg, the whole package girdled with a sheet of nori and charred on the grill. Kichin’s rice balls also come with other fillings like avocado and edamame, spicy salmon, and crunchy nuggets of Korean fried chicken. There are rice bowls and salads, too. But if Kichin were to offer nothing but bacon-egg-and-cheese rice balls, it would still do brisk business.

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