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Red Chili

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435 E Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423) 542-8800
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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

Thank purplescooter
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Kingsport, Tennessee
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Deb6383
Elizabethton, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Asa L
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 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 

Thank Brian A
Johnson City, Tennessee
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Amazing, delicious food in a simple atmosphere. Feels authentic. Love to go here with friends and try new dishes. Never been disappointed.

Thank kdtop2
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Korean food prepared by chef who operates tiny boutique restaurant for enjoyment rather than commercial interest. Cooked and spiced like she did it back home with no adjustment for a popular American twist. Indoor seating for about15 -20 and another 8-12 on sidewalk. Cash or check only. Lunch only other than Friday nite. Some dishes served in cast iron bowls... More 

1 Thank Arnold H
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This place is great! I've been eating here since the place opened. It was love at first bite. I moved from Elizabethton several years ago, and Red Chili is always on my list of stops when I come back to visit friends and family. The owner/chef is awesome. If it isn't busy, she'll come out and chat with guests and... More 

Thank Josh B
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a small restaurant, but it is worth the wait! The food is authentic Korean food. It is good. If you like spicy, then you will like this place!! If you do not like spicy, make sure to order no spicy. Make sure top bring cash, they do not accept debit or checks or credit cards.

Thank austinchannin
outside of Memphis
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I tried the spicy shrimp and noodle soup--amazing! Great if you have allergies, since it opened up my sinuses in minutes! Recommend the spicy ramen soup for an appetizer or the main dish soup if you want leftovers.

Thank Breezygrl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 E Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN 37643
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Elizabethton
  • Phone Number: (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?