Baek Kitchen (Korean Restaurant)

310 U.S. Hwy 70 SW, Hickory
(828) 405-1303

Recent Reviews

Glenda Phillips

I was really excited about visiting the restaurant after they had been closed for so long, but when I got there it was a whole different world. I usually get their spicy garlic wings that are dipped in the sauce, and now they charge you for a dipping sauce that’s $3.99 extra!! The guy that worked up front did not speak good English, and I had a time trying to understand the words that were coming out of his mouth. Please bring the old 92 Chicken back, with friendlier people,and better service.

Brittany Johnson

The food was amazing and delicious the owners are very kind and patience ? 10/10 recommend everyone go and try this food ?

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Margaret R Krings

This place is amazing. From the time you walk in and are greeted like an old friend to the fantastic food that is addictive. No matter what you get you won't be disappointed.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Pork Dumplings, Cucumber Kimchi, Wings, Spicy Garlic, Spicy Garlic Chicken, Bulgogi Beef

Jennifer Yang

New management, Baek Kitchen! I really liked the food. Very flavourful. Definitely come back!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

CalminglyDreamy

Reason I gave this restaurant a 1 star on the food is because how can you sell a Korean corn dog and not have any meat inside it? I got the corndog and it was not what I expected it to be. The corndog looked like a regular corndog with french fries stuck to it and also drizzled with sugar, ketchup and mustard which was good and Inside of of it was just cheese. However it was ok I just would of like to have the hotdog inside it as well. I don't want just cheese I would like to combine some meat in it also. The size of it was not that big either. I like the big corndogs.I miss 92 chicken restaurant menu so much. Baek kitchen you all have some very big shoes to fill.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 1

Service: 5

Zebulon Weber

If you want real, authentic Korean, this is the place for you! I had the Bibimbap and it tasted better than what I ate weekly in S. Korea! The ingredients are fresh, the service is very friendly and even though the price is a little high, you absolutely get what you pay for!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Vegetable Dumplings, Cucumber Kimchi, Coleslaw, Spicy Garlic Sauce, Tenders

Elizabeth Weber

Our food was amazing. Cooked fresh and veggies were crisp. Just the way the food should taste. Bulgogi bowl is my favorite now. Tenders are freshly cooked with sauces to choose from. The owners are so nice and helpful with ordering and service.

Parking: Big parking lot beside restaurant

Kid-friendliness: Our kid loves Korean food and she ate so much and didn’t have one complaint. She loved the banana drink and even got a dessert. The owners were very nice to her and conversational.

Wheelchair accessibility: Ramp to get on sidewalk to entrance. Spacious aisles between tables and a hallway to wrap around to the other side.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Cucumber Kimchi, Coleslaw, Spicy Garlic Chicken, Spicy Garlic Sauce, Tenders

Laughing With J.R Ramseur

Just ate here with my family, the food was absolutely amazing. The service was great, very friendly staff.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Jeyook Spicy Pork

Carolyn Vang

A late review from 3-4 months ago! It was my family first time trying out 92 chicken and it was totally delicious of what we ordered! My husband also ordered more of the chicken to go since he couldn’t have enough of it!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Evelyn DeLong

The fried chicken and pork dumplings were phenomenal! Highly recommend.

Food: 5

Sparky B

My husband and I ate here 2 weeks ago. The food and the entire experience was absolutely amazing! We ordered Jeyook Spicy Pork and Spicy Garlic Chicken. And boy! We were blown away and very pleased with our choices. The Spicy Garlic Chicken had a kick! Phew! My husband had to eat it slowly because of the spice level (and he is accustomed to some heat!). And the Spicy Pork hit the spot. It had the perfect amount of heat and sweetness. And the pork was so tender! We loved the rice and the veggies too. It was very evident that they use fresh ingredients and quality meats. The guy that served us was so precious and treated us like royalty. He was so proud of their food. He said they had just opened 3 weeks prior (new owners I believe). It was spotless and clean inside. We will definitely be back and highly recommend trying this little gem!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Spicy Garlic

Patty Parris

My mother and I were treated like royalty the entire time we were here for a late lunch. The service is absolutely top notch. We shared a Koren corndog- 10/10. My mother got the bulgogi and it was tremendously season and cooked with a beautiful presentation, another 10/10. The star of the show was the kimchi jjigae. The stew had complex flavors and perfectly spicy, served with gim and bap, dongchimi and kimchi. I know the area is more of a fried chicken type of place but if the owner and chef decide to expand the menu I'll be right there to try everything!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Bethanne Chapman

Chicken was delicious and perfectly crispy! We also had the bulgogi and it was so tasty. We tried pear and rice beverages on the recommendation of our server, and they were very refreshing and a nice, unique addition to our meal. Service was thoughtful, kind and top notch. Highly recommend!

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Bulgogi, Wings

nancy eik

Ordered gizzards, fried calamari, and some spicy pork dish. Well....everything that I loved about the old menu before it was bought over is gone. ? The recipes changed, the prices changed...can't even order over the phone anymore...and let me tell you again...THIS... drastically downgraded...the food before the new owners was.to die for ...and now...it's just mehh I mean $18 for just some pork and a small cup of rice is ridiculous already. The gizzards and calamari were nasty coated in that flour with no flavor. I couldn't even chew it.My last visit here .... I miss the old menu so much...you couldn't find it anywhere nearby ..and now I have to drive to Charlotte for some decent Korean food. You would think ...the new owners being Korean , that the food would be better....but no. The old owners were Hmong I think...but their old menu was superb. Never again for me

Thuy-Linh Nguyen

Best jeyuk bokkeum (spicy pork) I’ve ever had, even better than the ones I’ve had in S Korea! Bit expensive though. Keep in mind they are closed 2-4 pm Tues-Thursday, but thankfully owners were nice enough to let me order take out.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 5

Service: 5

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Baek Kitchen (Korean Restaurant)

310 U.S. Hwy 70 SW, Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 405-1303