Miss Kim is a Korean restaurant located in Kerrytown that is part of the Zingerman family of businesses. My husband had lunch there two weeks ago with colleagues, and we decided to return as a family to check it out last week.
About Miss Kim
Miss Kim is operated by Ji Hye Kim who formerly operated the San Street food cart. The restaurant opened in December 2016 and added lunch in April 2017. Miss Kim offers traditional Korean dishes and some of the dishes that made San Street popular.
My husband and I both decided to order Banh Mi. I ordered chicken and he ordered pork. They were delicious. I do recommend having a knife and fork handy. The chicken and vegetables were falling out of my sandwich.
My daughter opted for the Kids Fried Chicken Bowl. The bowl includes rice and cucumbers. She decided to leave off the cucumbers since she isn’t a big fan of cucumbers. They offered her spicy sauce or ketchup. Not being a fan of “hot” spice, but not a ketchup fan, she asked for other options. They gave her a side of hoisin sauce which she liked.
We added two bags of chips to our meal. We would have liked the option to start with some of the small plates that are offered at dinner.
Miss Kim serves Mexican Coca-Cola and Coke Light (aka Diet Coke).
My daughter does not care for carbonated beverages, so she had a harder time finding something to drink. She ordered an iced green tea, but was not really a fan. We should have looked at the menu more closely since they offer banana milk.
Carafes of water and glasses are provided at no charge. We didn’t realize this until after we ordered beverages, or I may not have ordered a drink.
When we first walked into Miss Kim, I was surprised that we had to order at the counter. I was expecting a sit down restaurant. It is actually setup that it could be table service, so it may be table service at dinner. Consequently, we were not prepared to order quickly. I would have liked more time to look over the menu before ordering. For example, I didn’t realize my sandwich included jalapeños (which I easily removed).
Once we ordered, we grabbed a carafe of water, cups, and our table sign and found a table. They were not very crowded, but with school starting soon I imagine they will become busier. Our food was brought out to us and the staff returned to check on us a couple of times. We definitely had great service!
As we finished, we were each given a comment card. We all rated Miss Kim at a 7 or 8 for a place we would recommend. We all enjoyed our entrees. My husband suggested offering more appetizers/side dishes at lunch. I suggested more kid-friendly beverages (I didn’t see the banana milk option until we got home) and more parking options.
Visit Miss Kim
Miss Kim is located in the Kerrytown Market & Shops. Their address is 415 N 5th Ave, Ann Arbor. They are closed on Mondays, but open for lunch and dinner the rest of the week. Their hours are:
- Monday – Closed
- Tuesday-Friday – 11a-2:30p, 5-10p
- Saturday – 10a-2:30p, 5-10p
- Sunday – 11a-2:30p, 5-9p
Metered parking is available throughout Kerrytown – both on street and in lots. Most of the meters are the smart meters that accept credit cards. However, if you park in the lot near Community High School (the only lot where we could find a spot), they have traditional coin meters.
Be sure to check their website for sample menus and more information.