Kimchi Guys prides itself on one thing above all else—bringing Korean fried chicken to downtown St. Louis. The concept of fried chicken was introduced to Koreans in the 1950s and quickly became a cultural staple. Since then, Korean fried chicken, affectionately known as “the other KFC,” has become a favorite in Korea, across the United States, and now in St. Louis.
After starting Drunken Fish in 2003 and making sushi mainstream throughout the Midwest, Munsok So recognized a similar opportunity with Korean fried chicken. He opened Kimchi Guys on Laclede’s Landing to bring Korean fried chicken to St. Louis in early 2019. Since opening, Kimchi Guys has continued to expand its options with a broad range of Korean-centric menu items in a fast-casual environment.