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Kaya Korean Restaurant

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149 Montvue Rd, Knoxville, TN 37919-5507
+1 865-691-0237
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Moncton, Canada
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are times when you eat something that you know is good, there are times when you believe that what you ate was authentic and there are a few times in which what you ate was both good AND authentic. Kaya Korean BBQ on 4151 Blackstone in Fresno CA was excellent. For me, Korean BBQ is brand new and I... More 

Thank VirgilioZipper
Knoxville, Tennessee
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165 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We have been to this restaurant a few times. It's pretty much hit or miss with the service as it seems every other time I go we get either good or terrible service. This past week I took my 8&10 year olds to lunch here and we had a wonderful waitress. She was attentive and nice. I decided since it... More 

1 Thank ThatOrganicMom
Kingsport, Tennessee
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I live locally in Kingsport TN. Five of us took an hour & 1/2 trip down to Knoxville to get ingredients to make a some different Nationality dishes at home. We started at the Asian Markets and did some other shopping. We have been trying different Nationality dishes and have enjoyed the different tastes. This place has great food!!!!!! Worth... More 

Thank Deb6383
Knoxville, Tennessee
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691 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Kaya is the only Korean restaurant in Knoxville, although some of the pan-Asian restaurants have Korean dishes on their menu. The interior of Kaya looks just like casual restaurants look in Korea...and I have been there. I was greated by an older man, who quickly brought me tea and icewater. The menu is surprisingly good. There are about a half... More 

Thank Gatorgolfer
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Have never ordered off the menu, have only eaten buffet. Not the best Korean I've ever had BUT it's still delicious and they have a good variety for the buffet.

Thank Scenic07
Canfield, Ohio
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I gave an average review due to the prices and the so so buffet on the weekends. I have been here around 8 times in the last 6 months. This is the ONLY Korean restaurant with 100 miles of where I live so I really have no other choices other than cooking myself. We've had the table bbq (galbi and... More 

Thank Amy S
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Full disclosure: I know nothing about Korean food. So whether or not this is "real" Korean food, or "good" Korean food is beyond me. With that said, on a Saturday night the place was packed with people of recent Asian descent, so it must fit the bill for many folks who know what's real and good. As for me, I... More 

Thank GrampyW
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is my go to Korean restaurant in Knoxville! I recommend the beef bulgogi, or the seafood pancake. It is really amazing. With Korean food you get a lot of complimentary side items so it is always nice. The staff is iffy... depending on your relationship with them they may treat you badly or nicely. They treat me very nicely.

Thank Caleb W
Alcoa, Tennessee
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wonderful food, nice atmosphere. Very clean. Staff can describe food and direct your choices. I saw Asians eating there on both occasions I ate there. Great place to try ethnic food.

Thank mpaulley451
Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The food here is great, we love going. Just know that the service is not always the fastest, especially when they are busy, but it's not due to a lack of trying.

1 Thank prlsnaps

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Montvue Rd, Knoxville, TN 37919-5507
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-691-0237

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