Chimac

4.8
40 reviews
€30 and under
Soul food

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Soul food via Seoul​

Fried chicken and beer. A match made in heaven, right? Koreans love the combo so damn much they’ve dedicated a whole word to it. Pretty much a national pastime, Chimac comes from “chi”, short for “chikin” plus “mac” from "maekju", Korean for beer.

Inspired by this fried chicken obsession, we're proud to bring a taste of Seoul to the heart of Dublin. Think crispy free-range chicken that’s irresistibly good and sauce so delicious you’ll question all life decisions so far.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 40 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.4
ambience
4.6
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaggieM
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Chimac. The food is always delicious, and the staff is friendly and helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome burger!!

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BrianO
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food in Chimac is unreal. So tasty. Good value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really tasty food and great service. When we were in it was nice and quiet and spotless.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and portions. Love the place. Very reasonable also.

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Mstella
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best chicken fried. Great service. I fo there twice a month

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Got in and was sat by the window, I have a bad back so I asked for the lower chairs and was told that they were all booked out (even though I also booked. And my table was for 3 people and there was two lower tables available that could seat two) I was physically very uncomfortable for the duration of this dining experience. Usually I get takeaway but wanted to treat myself to an outing. The burger was good. Flavors are amazing as always but burger was kinda cold. - maybe it was left sitting on counter or pre made? As the bun was a bit soggy. Chips were over cooked and a lot of oily ones. Didn’t get dessert as I wasn’t able to stay for too long. Service is good. Main waitress seemed a bit stressed but she was grand & considering how busy it was too!
Overall 6 & a half out of 10.

JM
JanisM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing, best chicken I've ever had by a mile! All the sauces, cheeses etc were so delicious!
Staff were so friendly and polite, lovely atmosphere.

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DeeN
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, particularly the bacon cheese fries. And the service was absoutely excellent. Very clean and safe, wait staff all wearing masks.

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Shannon
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t recommend a better place. Absolutely amazing chicken, the burst of flavours and aromas are out of this world. Service is also amazing 14/10 would recommend to anyone for great cheap eats!

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LauraN
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, amazing staff. Music way too loud. If wine was included on the menu I would have ordered the crois du vents but I didn't see it on the shelf untill after the meal

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YleniaD
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and lovely fried chicken, one of the best ones in town. Great flavours!

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Hannah
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely casual spot. Food is great and staff are friendly and efficient.

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SeanM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Top class meal and service. Craft beers are good but expensive - would like option of more traditional drinks also. Place is a bit bright they could dim the lights to create a better vibe for an evening meal but overall very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot, amazing food and drinks; and great staff ❣️

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in quite a while. Really friendly staff who give great suggestions for people new to the menu. Will be back soon!!

DO
DanielO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food, great local beer selection and lovely staff

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ts232
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very average food and service. Usually am very open about trying new places especially when Korean fried chicken is hard to find in Dublin but was quite disappointed with this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Potentially the best chicken burger in Dublin :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing the staff were so nice and the food was OUTSTANDING!

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KashA
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was ok service was good price of the food is pretty high

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Bonzo
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Dublin. Great food and great value!

JR
JohnR
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food. Efficient and friendly service and well managed re: social distancing & hygiene.

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Cian
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been loving Chimac a long time. It's been too long time since I've been able to chow down in this establishment. Will be back again soon. Hungry just thinking about it.

BW
BronaghW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always, the table staff are always a pleasure to deal with.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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PennyG
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Bit messy to eat so look out if it's a date 😁 Get the cucumber salad and cornflake ice cream sandwich - they're the best parts!

DG
DavidG
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff were very nice and social distancing was adhered to. First time having korean bbq and was not disappointed, very tastey. Docked a bit for ambience as it is quite bare bones inside which is fine to me but that's the grading. Docked a slight bit for price also but I certainly didn't feel like I was over a barrell

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LouiseW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food. Super friendly staff. Really cognisant of Covid regs. I just love Chimac, you can't get this soft brined chicken anywhere else.

MD
MichelleD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely tasty food, attentive staff and good music.

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SeanR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nicest chicken I've ever had! KBBQ Nugs with KimCheese is my go to always. Never disappoints.

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sophiem
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and great to be back. The food is always top notch, loads of choice and the staff are on the ball

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JamesO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I've had in Dublin this year. Great service, great beers, great chicken.

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vipCurrantine
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Chimac was fab! Great food, great music, lovely staff. Only wish I'd left space for dessert :)

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Vivid
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Would definitely go again as I want to try everything on the menu. Dessert was amazing.

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Bonzo
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places in Dublin. Delicious food at a great price.

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Leah
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

clean premises, hand sanitise station when you arrive and temp check, tables not super near each other. lovely staff and most importantly unreal food ! Best cauliflower wings i’ve had in town ! Froze is so good too !

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Kaymarls
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the wait!!! Had the k-bbq - tasty!!! Loved it

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SiobhanC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food in this place. I can’t wait to go back for the classic burger it was outstanding. I 100% recommend visiting and trying the food here. I can’t wait to return

FAQs

Chimac does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Chimac also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 405 4960.

Chimac is rated 4.8 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.