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Red Chili

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435 E Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643
+1 423-542-8800
Today
11:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When you enter Red Chili you are immediately subjected to an explosion of smells from the curry to the kimchi. It is a hidden delight of Asian food in the sleepy town of Elizabethton. A must try and then you will be hooked.

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Thank James H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband and I had lunch at Red Chili yesterday for the first time. The food was absolutely fantastic BUT it didn't disguise the first 10 minutes when everyone could hear the cook in the kitchen yell and cuss at the sweet waitress. I've never heard someone belittle and curse someone so much in the span of 10 minutes with... More 

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Thank Jacqueline M
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I discovered this place about three years ago and come when my schedule allows. This was my first experience with Korean food and I love it. The staff is friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable. The food is made fresh and is amazing. Been here several times and have never been disappointed.

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Thank Ellen R
Boone, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Discovered this place a few years ago and am delighted to revisit anytime in the area. the food is delicious and the owners and wait staff are wonderful

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Thank mountaintraveler065
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We love this place. Great variety. I have tried just about everything on the menu and loved everything. The owner/cook will make any dish as hot or mild as you want it. I wasn't sure how I would like the food the first time, but we make a point to go whenever we are in Elizabethton.

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Thank Paula E
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome, authentic Korean food. Quaint, eclectic decor & super nice cook. Great dishes like Blue & Red Chicken, & SobA.D. 5 star

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Thank purplescooter
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I am a local and tried it for first time. I got the kicking chicken and my wife got the crispy rice. It is now my favorite restaurant. Very very small maybe 4 or 5 tables inside 2 outside. Closes at 4 except on Friday 9 or 930. Great flavors and prices for dinner are around $13 each.

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Thank MICHAEL B
Kingsport, Tennessee
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I am local to this area and I wanted to try Korean Food; I left this establishment with an amazing appreciation for the food and the woman behind it all. Owned and prepared by a true Korean Lady, she fixes all the food and another lady does prep in the kitchen. The Chef took a moment to come out and... More 

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Thank Deb6383
Elizabethton, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I read somebody's negative review about this place because he was asked to sit at the bar. lol what a jerk. The building is very small and they don't have a lot of tables. from what I understand he was alone or with one other person so they asked him to not take a table reserved for party's of three... More 

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Thank Asa L
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

A friend and I stopped by for lunch. It is a small place with limited tables. There were 5 tables and out of the 5, 4 of them were occupied by two people. We were told that tables were reserved for larger parties in case they showed up. There was no one waiting except us. I will not be back.... More 

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Thank Brian A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 E Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Elizabethton
  • Phone Number: +1 423-542-8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?