As Seen On Shark Tank

Korean BBQ Inspired

Chi’Lantro started in 2010 with a food truck and a vision to inspire the way people eat and think about Korean BBQ.  


Jae Kim, founder and CEO of Chi’Lantro, started a food truck business by maxing out his credit cards and taking out his total savings of $30,000 to pursue his dream of running a Korean Mexican fusion food truck business in 2010. Jae Kim has been featured in Food and Wine, Cooking Channel, and Food Network with his creation, The Original Kimchi Fries. In 2017, Jae won a deal with Barbara Corcoran on ABC’s Shark Tank.

Chi’Lantro is Based in Austin, Texas is an award winning restaurant, mobile food trailer and catering company with a passion for creating diverse, Korean BBQ Inspired cuisine. The name “Chi’Lantro” is a combination of the words “kimchi” and “cilantro”.

World famous, The Original Kimchi Fries – hot French fries with homemade caramelized kimchi, Korean BBQ, topped with fresh herbs, sesame seeds and homemade sauce, is Chi’Lantro’s one of stapled items which are served more than 200,000 times a year.

Chi’lantro In The Press

Chi’lantro BBQ food truck to be on UT campus, donating profits to stabbing victims

Chilantro BBQ will be on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in support of the multiple people[...]

Chi’lantro is the Healthier, Better Version of Chipotle

Following the trend of fast-casual dining, Chi'Lantro serves its signature Korean-Mexican fusion "Chipotle-style" with customizable tacos, burritos, rice bowls, salads, and more. However, as much[...]

Austin Chefs Share Their Best 5-Ingredient Recipes You Can Easily Make at Home

We asked seven chefs to share their favorite super-simple, five-ingredient recipes -- including Chi’Lantro’s famous salsa -- that even lazy humans wouldn’t scoff at. We[...]

View All



Chi’Lantro Growth Opportunities

We are exploring Business Growth, Licensing, and Partnership opportunities. For more information please contact us.