Reviews of KINYOBI (Restaurant)

838 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Roseanna Chan

Luis Salas

Excellent food

Michael Gibson

The ugly ramen and the K town Soup are delicious, the soup was so good we order 2 more for home!

Sanghee Lee

오랜만에 동네에서 강력추천하는 (퓨전) 한식집. 소고기 비빔밥 > Spicy Pork Taco w/ fries > k-town ramen 순서로 맛있었음. 1. 소고기 비빔밥은 채소가 정말 많고 잘 어울어져서 먹을수록 건강해지는 느낌. 2. 백김치가 살짝 들어간 타코는 퓨전느낌이 물씬 났고 바싹 튀긴 감자튀김과 아주 잘 어울리는 맛. 3. 라면은 그냥 한국에서 먹는 라면이라 맛있지만 비싸다. 매콤 칼칼한 국물은 직접 만드는 듯하고 3개 들어있는 만두는 북부 뉴저지에서 가장 유명한 엄마손 만두로 추정됨. 4. 깨끗하고 친절한 분위기. 주인장은 영어가 더 편하신 듯 하나 한국말도 엄청 잘하심. 5. 한식레스토랑에 왜 일본어냐고 문의했더니 그냥 그 단어가 좋아서... 라고. 다음번에 좀더 다양하게 먹어봐야겠음.

Jeff Colón

Ok food, the portions are small, Kimchi fries are pretty good though. The chicken wings were dry & hard. I ordered the big plate thinking enough for 2 people, nope! Again portions are small. These 5 star reviews are a lil misleading this place is just ok.

Matthew Faustini

Great local venue with options to keep everyone satisfied with items like bulgogi, galbi, ramen, bibimbap, chicken wings, and dumplings. My spicy pork bap was flavorful and suitably spicy, but not uncomfortable. Looking forward to more from them. Definitely a necessity for the Hackensack area!

Zeke Burlbaw

This place is one of my new favorite. Cute little place with delicious Korean food! If you have never tried Korean this is the perfect place. Delicious and approachable. Everyone should eat here!

Diana Estrada


Chany Geldzahler

We had an absolutely amazing experience, staff is very nice and welcoming, it's small but cozy, food was on point, fresh, delicious flavors, definitely a hidden gem to whoever likes Korean food with a twist. Highly recommend!

hobong kim

Heathy food, good taste, reasonable price I like very much!

Carolyn Deylin Perez

You had me at Hello! There are many things that I like about this place... is cozy, they are super friendly, the food is consistently GREAT and they always greet me with a BIG SMILE. I’ll keep coming back for more.

Spenser Shanman

This is an AWESOME neighborhood Korean fusion place. The owners are friendly and helpful, the price is right, and the food is great. Any of their wings and 'Ugly Ramen' are my favorites but I have never ordered anything that wasn't delicious.

Nicholle Shon

Cute place and good food. Very nice service as well. BYOB.

Todd Ifft

Great little spot my friends took me too. Had the special -michin dumplings. Thet were grwat if you like spicy food!!! Wonderful and friendly owners!!

Brentley Levy

I get to eat here a lot since I work close by. I love how their service is always fantastic and they keep the spot neat regularly. Prices are convenient and they serve large portions.


Great food at very reasonable prices. Had the spicey Korean ramen and fried dumplings. Very attentive service.

China Girl

Gia Jung Hee Shin

Kim Baron


Great food, nice people.

Gauge Vargas

One of my go-to spots to grab something to eat. convenient location, well kept, and good service. I highly recommend them!

Tim LaFleur

Michael Lee

Ugly ramen was very delicious and cheap

Arielle Saracinello

Julieann Randall

My fiancé and I recently visited Kinyobi in Hackensack. We were blown away by their customer service and menu. The Spicy Chicken Bap is phenomenal, the perfect blend of spices over "purple rice" is AMAZING. I was totally impressed by their sweet and spicy wings; it's such a flawless tango of two flavors intertwined, I need that sauce bottled and ready for purchase lol. The chef gave us a sample of the Galbi which I believe is short ribs. OMG... he is truly a wizard in the kitchen when mixing his ingredients together. The meat was beyond tender and with each bite, my mouth was filled with happiness. Now, let's talk about their Kimichi Fries... OUTSTANDING... Imagine fries, topped with fried kimichi, melted cheese, sour cream, and a few more toppings. Did your mouth just water? Ours did the entire meal. I cannot wait to go back to try other items on their menu. Check out Kinyobi and thank me later. Let's make it Hackensack's new hot spot!

Tamara De Freitas-Paul

Sean Juryta

Amazing great food great service no bs

James Cimmino

Beautiful little store, absolutely amazing food, and the woman running the front is a real sweetheart.

Justin Costa

Lee Cunningham

First visit - short rib tacos, spicy pork tacos, ugly ramen. Plenty of meat in the tacos. All excellent! Don't forget the crispy fries that came with the tacos. I think our favorite was the ugly ramen. Smoky, slightly sweet and spicy in a creamy sauce, it was tasty and satisfying. Time to work our way through the menu.

Chris Putignano

This was an awesome experience! I tried a bunch of stuff like the K-Town Ramen, Ugly Ramen, Tacos and the WINGS! This is an awesome spot to have an awesome meal!

Joseph Callender

Very helpful host and the food was super fresh and tasty. We had the short rib bibimbap and the K-town ramen. We are sensitive to pepper spiciness and asked for less in the ramen but it was still quite

Matthew Zinetti

Quaint place, great service, food marched. Excellent value.

Latisha Greene

Food was great!

Stephen Conte

My favorite local Korean place. I think I have tried just about the entire menu at this point, and there's not a bad dish. Ramen is good, chicken wings are crispy and sauces are great. Try the Korean burrito, or kimchi fries here.

Vishal Gandhi

We love food and the vibes at this place.

Haruka Fujii

Ugry noodle was yummy!!

Anna Sledz

The best Ugly Ramen !!!!

Jason Flanagan

Delicious fusion food and korean dishes. Parking was easy and we didn't have to wait long at all for our food. Also the fries were double fried, which is always a pro move.


Good food, cute and quiet. A bit small. Also, bathroom is outside which I was a bit surprised about.

Callan Li

I really love their dishes and customer service, excellent area next to my home. The staff members are always very nice. Will come visit again.

Ismaray Faife

Thomas Fitzpatrick

Very good. Will go back. Wings were excellent

Christopher Bakos

Aramis Ponte


I had a great experience at Kinyobi! The food was amazing and they have an amazing staff. They make us feel very welcome the first second we step into the restaurant.

Qui Nguyen

The food is alright. The owner is very friendly and helpful. However the restaurant is small.


Food is SLAMMMMMMMMMMIN! What ordered it via Uber Wats man that was the best $70 bucks on Eats I’ve ever spent. MUST HAVES Kimchi Fries UGLY RAMEN! Bulgogi Bibimbap Fried Dumplings Beef Bap

Marc Figueroa

Best Korean food in the area. Owners are so nice and always willing to have a conversation. You will not be disappointed here!

Michael Jaca

It's good, simple, Korean dishes. Feels cozy. Menu has moderate selection but again it's simple like home-made dishes.

Ashley Fortier

Great service. Excellent food. The owner is warm and welcoming. I go there or try to once a week.

Stephanie Morris

Travis Mittoo

Kaitlyn Schnellbacher

Had great food, very pleasant and attentive staff. Staff had great recommendations for dishes. Definitely will go back!

Finney Abraham

Meg Fog

Kinyobi is by far the best Korean cuisine in the tri state area. When it comes to their fine flavors and prensentation, it’s the perfect unification for their authenticity! Not to mention, the hospitality is grade A all around. Extremely clean, beautiful gem of a restaurant! I have no problem traveling an hour for Kinyobi, and I’ll continue to do so!

Manny Duarte

Lisa L

Had the #14 bulgogi rice bowl. It was delicious. My dinner companions also enjoyed their meals. The place is small, clean and more of a take out restaurant. The staff was very nice. Definitely worth a trip if you are craving some tasty Korean food.

Melissa Cohen

What a gem right here in Hackensack! Fast service, clean restaurant, and delicious food! We had the fried beef dumplings and K-town Ramen, both of which were absolutely delicious! (Be warmed the Ramen is SPICY!!) The only thing I was kind of caught of guard was, that although can sit down and be served like a typical full service restaurant, this is definitely more of a take-out joint. That being said, our wait staff was pleasant, and our food came out quick and hot(BTW it was BYOB!). I guess I expected it to be more like a restaurant than a counter-service establishment. I look forward to ordering take out from here often. A new favorite to add to my speed dial... lol! Thank you for the wonderful experience, Kinyobi!

Arnab Datta

Key Azama


Menu is enticing and innovative but quite frankly the food wasn't very good. Everything tasted overly sweet. I ordered the Ugly Ramen and Galbi Taco.

Jason Keller

Blake Crawford

I eat here multiple times a week now. Pork Bap is awesome, and the warm smiles you get when you walk in make it comforting. Cheers to Kinyobi!

Frank vC

Excellent food and exceptional service. We had the ramen that tasted incredibly delicious. The kimchi fries is awesome. My kids loved the korean beef taco and korean burrito. The chicken was one of the best i had in a long time. I definitely recommend. The sliders were sooooo goooood. Love them

Walter.Review Writer

Friendly staff good food they should have more lighting outside because kind of dark store front also everyone should be careful when they going in metal stairs kind of loose little bit

Tony Quats

Food was very good. I had a wrap and wings. I was very pleased with both. Service was warm and friendly. The restroom situation was a bit odd as you had to leave the restaurant walk outside to the back of the property and upstairs. The place must have been a renovated apartment as the bathroom had a shower in it. The floor felt like I was in my buddy's apartment. Everything was extremely modern and clean though.

Andrew Butryn

Jenny Guzman

Hyunsoo Park

Manoj Mathew


Douglas Taylor

Okay but leaves something to be desired!

The Matias Clan

Rams Peralta

Perfect place for some good Korean food.

Britanni Krauer

I love this place ! Great food and great service , I definitely recommend it.

Steven Gelber

We LOVE Kinyobi. A small menu, but purposefully kept so because they have truly mastered everything they do! We are here for dinner at least once a week and have had everything on the menu by now. The food is delicious and the owners could not be nicer. HAVE THE WINGS AND UGLY RAMEN!

kiko oleaga

Amazing! I love this places is great and cozy with good food.

Daisy Cortes

Today, I decided to try this place and it was the best lunch I've had in months, the UGLY RAMEN was not ugly at all and tasted amazing; keep it up you guys!

Justin Derevyanik

This small little gem located on the far end of Main Street in Hackensack just adds to the revitalization of the area. Great small little plates friendly staff all the food is cooked to order. You can bring your own bottle. Feel free to stop by one of the two local Hackensack breweries and grab some beer. I was very satisfied that they will travel there again and try it

James Patete

The food was very good and the waitress was very pleasant and helpful. I recommend this hidden gem.

Juan Nunez

Vickii H

Chachi El Amante

So i tried the June Special Michin Dumplins.... It was delicious and has a really good kick to it.... I would definitely reccomened this place to anyone who wants some great tasting food

Tara H

Had then dumplings( fried), wings , tacos, short ribs, spicy pork. All of it was delicious!!!! This is a repeater!

Joshua Menes

Really good pork tacos.

Cosminela Ancuta

Love this place. My cousin find the place when they just opened. Since than when I feel like eating Korean food kinyobi is my first choice. Especially when I used to be evening school, in Hackensack I was ordering my dinner for pickup. Pork pop is my favorite. I recommend this place.

Artie Andreano

Good place. Will be back soon.

Jim C

I would share picture but I ate all the food. I'm not a huge wings fan but my goodness they are amazing. No lie. It is worth stopping here just for the wings. Had the pulled pork tacos. Sweet and good. The people working here are so nice and helpful. I can't say enough great things about this place.

Debbie Cunningham

Noah Pirozzi

New restaurant. Still working out it's menu I think. Food was good though with some interesting ideas such as kimchi fries.

Manny Rana

Amazing food, quick and prompt service.

Hank Chang

Not bad for wings which have about the right texture but need more sauce, they are pretty good for the bibimbap though. And they're much faster than some other crane wing places.

Pierre Bertran

Arabelle Lofaro

Hyeonju Lee

The kimchi fries are a MUST!

Arsenig Talingdan

Fresh, tasty food

Michael Wilson


Ate her for the first time yesterday. Called because I wanted to see if there was a veggie and mild option for the KT Ramen. Customer Service was superb and the KT Ramen Veggie and Regular KT Ramen was amazing! I loved how they kept the noodles and broth separately for take out. Cannot wait to go back!

Mark Scanel

Great food. Wonderful people. Small local place with a few tables and a clean atmosphere. We order from here often and love to see the specials on the menu.

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Corin Droz

I have been here a few times and have never been disappointed. My last visit, I needed something spicy to help my sinuses. Katie was so sweet, she took my tea and put honey in it to help me feel better. The spicy chicken bap helped too! Thanks!

Zwerling Law Group

Best lunch spot in the area ! Many businesses have tried to open up at that location throughout the years and somehow they never worked out until Kinyobi came to this area. The owner is really nice, the food is really good and you can taste the freshness and quality of their ingredients. Everything in their menu is delicious, and they make things really spicy if you request it that way which is something I love. Their wings have a good kick, and my favorites are the fried meat dumplings and the chicken bap. Good Job Kinyobi!

Fernando Delas Carnevali

We love Kinyobi! We've made it our new weekly spot for lunch AND dinner! The food... ambiance.. and of course, Katie..are all A+!

Chris Langschultz

Everything I've had so far has been delicious. Excellent wings, baps, ramen

Sarah Gantert

Excellent food and service. Amazing addition to Hackensack! Definitely hit this place up if you live here or are in the area and you want some amazing Korean food.

Mike Kurt

great food. best ramen ever!!! thanks.

Frank Bido

Great little place. Owner is extremely nice and grateful for the business.

Anka W.

Love the Bap

Arlena Jones

Food was terrific!

Alexandra Andrew

I stumbled across this today. I had the Kimchi Pancake, the Bulgogi Bibimbap, and side of Kimchi. Everything was delicious! I am so excited to go back and try the ramen. I hope they add more menu items and banchan!

Grace Venezia

Kinyobi, does that translate to thoughtful?— I really don’t know but that is what this place is. When walking in the atmosphere was charming and hip. Absolutely gorgeous decor with interesting and natural —yet modern elements. The service was fantastic and friendly, they are there to help and answer any questions. There was an older gentleman and he had questions about if he should stir and mix his bibimbap. The kind server actually showed him how to mix it and and combine his food. Originally, I had ordered wings on the phone but when I got there to pick up my food the atmosphere and the daily soup special enticed me and I had to sit down. I ordered the homemade beef bone broth dumpling soup. This soup was so delicate and elaborate, I was absolutely blown away. It even came garnished with an omelette chiffonade — this place is serious about food!! The chicken wings (spicy option) were absolutely delicious. They were sweet at first bite and had a nice heat that built up on the backend. The most interesting part was the finger gloves they offer with their wings, so thoughtful! My table was even offered a complimentary order of kimchi to go with our soup. Normally, I’m not one for kimchi, the cabbage texture doesn’t agree with me. Kinyobi Kimchi must be homemade because it was very good, the balance between heat and acidity was pleasant. It brightened the soup and highlighted all of the flavors. Kinyobi would make a great date night and I highly recommend to anyone who loves Korean Cuisine!

Esteban Valderrama

Took them 50 minutes to bring our food .2 tables got there after us and got their food first. Simply unacceptable. At least I expect a heads up but the waitress was all over the place and was not very attentive. Food is good but overpriced compared to other similar korean places. Bad service : no tip and customer lost

Karla Ojeda

The kimchi fries, ugly ramen, chicken wings (kinyobi's hot sauce) 100% recommended.

Alexandrina Cristian

Great food and service!

Michelle Sullivan

Our families favorite takeout! Everything we’ve ordered is hot and delicious.

Kea-Anna Martinez

Julia Goncalves

Excellent food and service

Raymond Ashley

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The food here is authentic, light (depending on what you order) and refreshing. The chicken wings are excellent (highly recommend). Nickname them 'Yummy, yummy chicken wings".# The pancakes are not salty or greasy as some places make. It small but on Saturday, if you plan coming after 6pm, shouldnt have to wait for seating.

Martin L.

Amanda Pizzimenti

Wow!!! What can I say?? For some time now I have been hoping and wishing for a delicious Korean Restaurant near me, Kinyobi has answered my prayers! The food is AWESOME, you can tell it is made with love, care and thoughtfully prepared, for instance- the finger gloves for the wings keeps your hands clean and the dumplings are so delicate they must be homemade with tons of love. The food is fresh, has variety and most importantly TASTES GREAT! The decor creates a modern charming feel with the perfect atmosphere that makes you feel welcome to sit and stay a while. Not to mention so well decorated- it is the perfect place to take a pic and post on Instagram/Snapchat/Facebook, you'll get tons of likes lolll As far as customer service goes...5 stars! Staff is friendly and conversational. I even noticed two gentleman that were dining kept asking questions about the food and how to properly eat their dishes- to which they were met by knowledgeable, friendly and eager to help staff. I can't wait to go back and I highly recommend it! PS they even gave us a cool promotional item since it was our first time dining there :)

Rob Yu

Would visit again to try more of their menu! I didn’t expect to find a Korean-fusion place around here so it was a pleasant surprise. Ended up getting ambitious and ordering two entrees as I wanted to try them: galbi tacos and their ramen. Tacos were tasty, fries crispy Korean-style (like you might get from a BonChon chicken). Ramen has some spiciness heat and is not at all like the flavor profile of Japanese ramen, so be aware, but it was interesting enough to try.

Fatima Ijaz

Great food and great service!

Rashell Evans

I travel from Westchester County in Mew York for their ramen. No other ramen spot can compare.

Jacob Hidalgo

Small Korean fusion hub. Great taste for a great price

Gerre Mae Barcebal

The ugly ramen and chicken bimbimbap are my go tos! Found this place on yelp and it's only been around for a year. After going twice in a week, it's safe to say this place is a keeper and I hope it stays around! The bimbimbap wasn't oily or heavy like others I've had and their ugly ramen is definitely unique.


Amazing food and service

Dave Stern

Great, once again!! Chicken bap is excellent (spicy) and good ramen. Korean chicken is great too!! Will be back for more!

Cornelius Kim

You know your cool older cousin at all your family gatherings and Thanksgiving n stuff? If they opened a resturant it would be this. All the dishes are authentic enough to have all the Korean halmuhnees shed a tear of joy, but have a twist for all you millenials need. If you like korean food and happy people this place is for you. Doesn't matter what you get. It's all good.

eli Dresler

My new go to Lunch restaurant. Fantastic service. Soups are amazing. Food is prepared with aromatics that are blended to create unique and flavorful dishes. And finally the hostess is lovely. Must try

Ralph Dunnings

The best wing in Bergen county

Chris Devita

First time there tonight and will definitely be going back. We had the spinach & kale dumplings and the burrito. Both were excellent and for a very affordable price for a mid week dinner.

Kenny Ritzer

Friedly, fresh and really good service. Had what could be described as a Korean burrito and veggie dumplings. The meat inside the wrap was soooo soft and moist. The green sauce will light you up in a good way.

Dana Scibetta

I come to Kinyobi about once a week and it's fantastic! The owner is very pleasant and the food is fresh and always excellent. The restaurant is very clean. There is a small dining room or you can take out. The bibimbap's are AWESOME! Will keep coming here!!

Alex Azar

This may be my new favorite place. I didn't want to leave, just stay trying all they have to offer. Instead I will be back.

Joe Vecchione

This place is one of the best places to eat. It is luckily right by my office, so I frequent it often. If you are a fan of ramen, though the menu is small, they have something for everyone (including vegetarian broth options). Definitely try the Ugly Ramen, the house special. This place is tiny, but amazing, and everything can be taken out in good containers, even the huge bowls of ramen.

chris ulanday

Had their special ramen and it was delicious!

Chau Tran

Foods are good and host is very nice

Leticia Gayoso

Great food and good portions all for a great price! Staff is very friendly as well.

Darrell Leach

I just loved their dishes. I always get fantastic customer service there. The place is well organised and the cashiers are always very welcoming. Will visit here again.

Michael Savino

Their dumplings are incredible and so is their binbimbap. Honestly, everything I've ever had here has been so darn good!

heather clark

Jun Park

Regina DiPasqua

Ugly Raven is delish. Fast & courteous service.

Rossy Contreras

Daniel Levy

Just not that great I posted more on yelp.

See-Yin Ng

Chicken wings were delicious...would who back to try the rest on their menu...nice find in this area.

Julie Lee

Small place, food is delicious, portion is small.

Freedom Toast

Cool variety of food. Customer service was great.

David Granoff

Kinyobi offers both traditional Kirean dishes and some unique creations of their own like Korean style tacos and burritos. We ordered ramen and the beef bap, to which I added the traditional bibimbap sauce. see the pictures. The service was friendly and attentive, and the food was very tasty and served quickly and hot. - There is seating for only 20, mostly as little tables for 2 that can be combined, so call ahead to see what the situation is if you plan to eat there. - Takeout is available. - Parking is on the street.

Matt Cruz

Love this place. The menu is small and everything on it is delicious. You really cNt go wrong with any of your choices here. I’ve been here multiple times after grabbing a couple beers from Alementary (which is a block away), and it never disappoints. I’ve had the galbi tacos, wings, and the spicy pork bap plate which is my favorite. I recommend coming with a few people so you could try everything on the menu. It’s a pretty small place though, so you might want to come on an odd time or be ready to wait for a table.

Ria Strohmeyer

Try the ugly ramen!

Aris Bruno

Dan Fleischl

I've both picked up food and eaten in and both times I've been impressed. Very quick to get the food out and delicious. The bulgogi burrito sightly edges out the K-Town ramen in my book, but you can't go wrong with either. There K-Town ramen has a great heat to it, but it isn't spicy just for the sake of being spicy, it packs a great fresh herb, garlic, and pepper flavor with it. The noodles were cooked perfectly and the addition of a poached egg was fantastic. The bulgogi burrito is a nice blend of Korean and Mexican flavors, and the fries it comes with are perfectly crisp on the outside and soft potato-y goodness on the inside. Definitely a place I will be returning to for both takeout and dine in.

Garreth Piekarski

I liked the food and the service. It's small enough that I can see it being hard to find a seat sometimes. I will definitely go back, but I will just have to hope I'll get to sit instead of taking it to go.


One of the best place in New Jersey! The food was something I never tasted before. BTW nice ideas on the food.

Dean Femera

Went based off reviews on google and Uber Eats. Really disappointed compared to other ramen spots like Inspiration Roll. Ordered the Ugly Ramen, and soda. Ended up paying two dollars for a can of Diet Coke ( not specified when ordering). The food has no flavor with only 6 small pieces of chicken. Disappointing for a 12 dollar meal. Overall, quality and hype wasn’t there just Ramen drenched in spicy mayo.

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