There’s delicious food and then there is pure food porn. That’s exactly what Kimchi Smoke Barbecue creates with their delectable concoctions that are the perfect blend of sweet and savory. And though Bergenfield location officially closed on September 24, don’t worry because they have moved to a bigger space in Westwood with the grand opening slated for November 16.
Kimchi Smoke started as a mobile food stand in August 2013 at the St. Rocco’s Feast in Fort Lee. From there, they did stints at various food festivals including Monmouth Park Racetrack, Food Truck Mashup, LIC Flea, and pop ups at Rockaway Brewery, Bowery Station, Glaze Donuts, and Empanada Mania.
Hit the gym and eat some barbecue and kimchi. Open 12-9pm today. Pictured: #CholanderFries Large Pork Shoulder and #BadAsTexasBrisket #kimchi #koreanslaw ????: @jeanhx3 ・・・ kimchi smoke anyone?????????#deliciousness #kimchismoke #brisket #fries #foodie #fatties #jerseyeats #westwood #먹스타그램 #데일리 #바베큐 #맛집 #냠냠 #????
In February 2016, they opened Kimchi Smoke BBQ Shack in Bergenfield to rave reviews drawing food and BBQ lovers throughout the Tri state area and garnering many accolades like NJ.com’s Top BBQ places of 2016, NJ Monthly’s Critic’s Choice for Best BBQ, and the Record giving them 3 out of 3 stars making the restaurant a must try from anywhere in the state.
“In addition to the great local support, we have so many people we met from our events who come to visit,” Robert Austin Cho, pitmaster/owner told OMJ. “The energy is great and we love to meet all our fans-Kimchi Smoke Nation.”
Oh, and did we mention they invented the “chonut”? “It is the Life Changing Donut Sandwich with smoked brisket, bourbon chipotle sauce, kimchi, cheese, bacon on a glazed donut,” added Cho. Other must have items include Austin Cho, Cholander Fries, and the Bad as Texas Brisket.
Chonut 2.1 all week. Now you can have your life changed during the week. Wed to Sat 12-9pm ????301 Center Ave ????and Sat @smorgasburg ????90 Kent Ave Brooklyn NY. ???? ????: @mikecbr ・・・ This is a #Chonut It's #smoked #brisket #smoked #kimchi with #Fatboy #bourbonchipoltesauce #cheese #bacon #scallions on a #goddamn #GLAZEDDONUT #holyshit #amazeballs #lunchofthegods #happyfriday #indeed
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Ramen Chicken Pop Up. Tuesday Nov 1 (5-9pm) ????301 Center Ave. Westwood NJ ???? Menu: Ramen Fried Chicken (soju battered fried chicken in ramen bits), Chicken Ramen Burger, Chicken and Korean Redneck (Pork) Tacos, Gangnam Nachos (Topped w Bulgogi, Smoked Kimchi, and Cheese). ????sorry we were unable to host it in Bergenfield???? ???? : @time_in_bites
Whole Lotta Love World Tour: Oct. 12-15 (12-9pm): Westwood, NJ Oct 15 NYCWFF: Koreatown Eats w @nycwff @mattrodbard @judyjoochef @choibites @dirtcandynyc Oct 16 Coca Cola Backyard BBQ with @thrillist @foodnetwork @arrogantswine @robertaustincho @wdurney @angiekmar @mightyquinnsbbq @hillcountrybbq #nycwff2016 #nycwff #bbq #nycbbq #austincho #badastexasbrisket #kimchismoke