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about kimchipapi

"you miss 100% of the shots you don't take."       - wayne gretsky

                                                                   - michael scott

                                                            - kimchipapi

kimchipapi kitchen is the brainchild of joon son aka kimchipapi. after running one of the 1st sneaker consignment shops in boston (at the buzzer) from

2008 - 2015, son closed the doors for good and decided to transform his sneaker shop into a restaurant. after an initial failed attempt in 2015, son had to regroup, defeat self-doubt, and overcome mental obstacles. he was able to finally present the masses kimchipapi kitchen in may of 2018.  

son's family has been in the restaurant business for over 20 years. his desire to enter the restaurant business was influenced heavily by his mother, ho jeo son, former owner of one of the best korean restaurants in boston, the late, great wuchon house restaurant in somerville, ma.

"i would not be here without your love and support. thank you to the kimchipapi kommunity and to all my kings and kweens. peace and blessings." 


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