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The 10 Best Korean Restaurants in Toronto

The 10 Best Korean Restaurants in Toronto

Korean cuisine is a true symphony with its combination of succulent meats, array of spiced vegetables, kimchi, and hearty stews. It’s a feast for your taste buds with its many flavours—sweet, sour, and spicy—everything in perfect balance.

So, whether you’re a Korean culinary pro or just starting to dip your toes into the wonderful world of K-food, Toronto’s gastronomic landscape has a lot to offer. That’s why we’ve put together the top Korean restaurants here in T-dot. Read on!

Cho Sun Ok Korean Restaurant

Website: http://www.chosunok.ca/ 

Address: 7353 Yonge St, Thornhill, ON L3T 2B3, Canada

Contact details: +1 905-707-8426

Operating hours: 

  • Monday, Wednesday to Sunday – 11 AM to 10 PM

Cho Sun Ok Korean Restaurant has been winning hearts and tummies with its authentic Korean grub for more than 25 years. This Korean restaurant is affectionately named by locals as the master of naengmyeon, a cold noodle dish that is perfect for summer. 

Their melt-in-your-mouth galbi (barbecue short ribs) are ridiculously yum. The never-ending tableside service of complimentary banchan (side dishes) is like the cherry on the cake. 

Plus, a sip of their in-house makgeolli, a traditional Korean rice wine, is honestly life-altering (plus, the perfect Instagram snap!). Say, you remember that tableside service I mentioned? 

Local tip: Show up early; this place tends to fill up quickly, especially on weekends. And by the way, they’re a cash-only establishment, so keep some bucks handy.

Korean Village Restaurant

Website: http://koreanvillageto.com/ 

Address: 628 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1K7, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-536-0290

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday to Thursday – 12 PM to 9:45 PM
  • Friday to Saturday – 12 PM to 10:15 PM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 9:30 PM

Swingin’ by the Korean Village Restaurant in Bloor Street, it’s like they’re transporting you straight to Seoul in the ’70s. Their japchae here, a.k.a. glass noodles stir-fried with mixed veggies and your choice of meat, is the talk of the town.

Another must-try is the hot stone bibimbap, a sizzling bowl of rice, vegetables, eggs, and your choice of protein, seasoned with spicy gochujang. You’ve got to give it a good old stir before tucking in, and voila, every bite is an adventure!

Now, a drink that goes great with all this is a good, cold soju. This traditional Korean rice liquor comes in flavours aplenty at Korean Village. And on certain nights, there’s even live music to enjoy while you nosh on your kimchi pancake. 

Local tip: Request a seat near one of the traditional Korean artworks. Not only are they great conversation starters, but they also double up as pretty cool backdrops for your food snaps.

Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu

Website: https://www.bukchangdongsoontofu.com/ 

Address: 691 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1L3, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-537-0972

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 11 AM to 10:30 PM
  • Sunday – 11:30 AM to 10 PM

If you’re on the hunt for some soul-soothing food, you’ve got to stop by Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu on Bloor Street. Specialising in tofu—a type of silky soft tofu stew that’s served bubbling hot in a stone bowl—this place understands comfort food like no other.

You can choose your level of spiciness, pick a meat (or go veggie), and prepare yourself for a bowl of wholesomeness. Their stew is served along with rice and a variety of complementary banchan, ensuring every bite is a medley of delicious morsels.

Now, don’t sleep on their Korean BBQ, though; it’s flavorful, juicy, and cooked to perfection. Paired with a refreshing bowl of mul naengmyeon (cold noodle soup), it’s a match made in Korean food heaven.

Local tip: Don’t feel shy about asking for more banchan, because these complimentary side dishes are refillable. And try to visit during off-peak hours; it’s a popular spot, and the wait could be quite long.

Kimchi Korea House

Website: http://www.kimchikoreahouse.ca/ 

Address: 149 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1C5, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-599-1989

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 9 PM

Kimchi Korea House has been serving up some of the most authentic Korean food in T-Dot for over a decade now. The secret tip from locals is that everything on their menu is dynamite, but some dishes might just open your eyes to a new universe of flavours.

You can’t miss trying their perfectly seasoned sundubu jjigae—a soft tofu stew that comes with your protein of choice and is rich and warm in a bowl. If you need something familiar yet fabulous, their bulgogi is on point—thin, tender slices of beef marinated. 

Then there’s the bibim naengmyeon—spicy, tangy cold noodles that are a real treat on a hot Toronto summer day. Pair it up with a chilled glass of soju, and you’ve just elevated your meal to all-new heights.

Local tip: Do browse their special lunch menu; it’s got some fantastic deals you don’t want to miss out on. And, hey, a little birdie told me their hot pots are the bomb, so you might want to order one of those too!

Arisu Korean BBQ & Sushi

Website: http://www.arisu.ca/ 

Address: 584 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1K4, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-533-8104

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM
  • Friday to Saturday – 11:30 AM to 11 PM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 10 PM

Arisu Korean BBQ & Sushi grill-your-own-meat experience is a whole lot of fun. Savour cuts of marinated meats like the LA galbi or pork belly, sizzling away on a grill right in front of you. Then top that with a cold pint of beer, and you’re all set to rock and roll!

Sushi and sashimi lovers, they haven’t forgotten you, of course. Arisu’s no-frills maki rolls and fresh sashimi are as close to Tokyo as you’ll get without leaving town. 

And let me tell you, their dolsot bibimbap—that’s rice, veggies, meat, and egg served in a hot stone pot—is just the right kind of soul food.

Local tip: Try to swing by during their happy hour for some amazing discounts on soju cocktails. Also, the outdoor patio seating during the summer is a straight-up delight.

Korean Grill House

Website: http://koreangrillhouse.com/ 

Address: 754 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2B6, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-922-3328

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday to Thursday – 11:30 AM to 11 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 11:30 AM to 12 AM

If you’ve ever craved an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ experience in the heart of Toronto, Korean Grill House is where it’s at! But here’s the thing: this isn’t just about stuffing your face; it’s about an experience of grilling your own meat at the table.

Vegetarians, no need to despair; they’ve got a variety of tofu and veggie options on the menu that you can throw on the grill too. And pairing any of these with an ice-cold fruit smoothie is as refreshing as jumping into Lake Ontario on a hot August afternoon.

Let’s not forget their sweet and spicy Korean fried chicken. It is crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, and glazed with a sauce that’s so good it should be a crime.

Local tip: Lunch hours are a steal here, and they’ve got some great deals that you can make the most of. Also, as a bit of advice from your friendly gourmet guide, never say no to their kimchi—it’s perfectly punchy and just the right amount of spicy.

Daldongnae Korean BBQ – Cummer

Website: http://daldongnaebbq.com/ 

Address: 6034 Yonge St, North York, ON M2M 3W5, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-226-6034

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 2 AM

Daldongnae Korean BBQ on Cummer has been making a big splash in our culinary scene, and let me tell you, it’s 100% deserving of the hype. The grilling at your table experience here is also as interactive as it gets.

Just load up your grill with an assortment of well-marinated meats like pork belly, beef brisket, or chicken. And don’t forget to enjoy them with a side of the ever-popular, deliciously sticky kimbap—a Korean-style sushi roll that’s packed with tasty goodness. 

Of course, you can’t have a barbecue without trying their thirst-quenching Korean pear sangria, which is a crowd favourite. Now, their seafood options are no slouch either; their stuffed squid is a treat to the senses.

Local tip: Be sure to reserve a table in advance; the word is out, and the waiting lists can be long. And if you love your spice, do request their spicy sauce on the side—it packs a proper punch!

Oddseoul

Website: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=205385652920184 

Address: 90 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z4, Canada

Contact details: +1 647-346-8151

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday to Sunday – 6 PM to 2 AM

Oddseoul is all about Korean-inspired street food with flair, set in an industrial-chic, ever-bustling atmosphere. You can start your journey with their legendary squash poutine, a combo of tater tots, kimchi, cheese curds, and gravy that’s irresistible.

Then, pair it with their famous loosey—a bulgogi beef slider. Then there’s the tokki soju slushy which is refreshing and a cold glass of this will wash down every finger-licking dish in style.

Speaking of style, don’t snooze on their Korean-inspired philly cheesesteak. Thinly sliced, tender beef with melted cheese on a pillowy soft bun—is there a better combo out there? 

Local tip: Keep an eye out for the entrance—it’s a little on the down-low, and you might just walk right past it! And remember, cash or debit only, so plan accordingly.

Hanyang Jokbal

Website: https://instagram.com/hanyangjokbaltoronto 

Address: 6016 Yonge St, North York, ON M2M 3V9, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-792-5808

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 1 AM

Located on Bloor Street West, Hanyang Jokbal is an unpretentious yet trendy restaurant that has been serving up some of the most succulent jokbal (Korean-style braised pig’s feet). 

Their signature hanyang jokbal is braised for hours in a secret marinade, transforming it into a tender, juicy, and downright addictive dish. Paired with their delicious house-made side of ssamjang sauce, it’ll make you question why you’ve never tried it before.

Their bossam, steamed pork belly slices wrapped in Napa cabbage leaves, is the kind of dish you’ll dream about for weeks. And their makgeolli—Korea’s traditional milky, fizzy rice wine—pairs beautifully with the rich flavours of jokbal and bossam.

Local tip: The portions here are generous, so don’t overorder. Make sure to save some room for the complimentary banchan (side dishes); they’re worth it!

Jin Myungdong Korean Noodles

Website: https://www.jknoodles.com/ 

Address: 230 Commerce Valley Dr E Unit 7, Thornhill, ON L3T 7Y3, Canada

Contact details: +1 905-764-5922

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM

Jin Myungdong Korean Noodles, is THE noodle spot you absolutely have to give it a go. Just kick off your culinary excursion with their amazing jajangmyeon—a thick, black bean sauce smothering a plateful of springy noodles.

But if you’re in the mood for something soupy, you’ve got to check out their kalguksu. Now, a perfect way to cut through all that noodle goodness is to sample their homemade dumplings, packed with your choice of meat or veggies. 

And, obviously, you’ll need some liquid refreshment to complete any meal. Jin Myungdong’s pineapple rice wine is sweet with a little zing to it, pairing perfectly with any of the fantastic dishes they have on offer.

Local tip: If you’re in a rush, don’t worry, bud; their takeout game is on point. And for those chilly winter days, definitely give their spicy seafood noodle soup a shot—it’s like a warm hug in a bowl!

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