Korean Village Restaurant
628 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M6G 1K7
This lively family restaurant is one of the oldest Korean businesses in the city.
|Cuisine Type |||Korean|
|Pricing |||$21 - $30|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||High Park|
|Getting There |||Bathurst Station|
|Cross Street |||Bloor and Euclid|
|Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30AM-3PM, Dinner Daily 5PM-midnight|
Profile Last Updated: September 17, 2008
Korean Village Han Kuk Kwan Restaurant has been a fixture of the Korean business area since the mid 1970s. With its stone facade and flashing yellow sign, it's immediately recognizable. About the only business nearby that is more of a fixture is Honest Ed's, which sits two and a half blocks west. Inside, the restaurant is a colourful jumble of bamboo, potted plants and flowers. The walls are covered in photos of celebrities and prominent local citizens. There are six private booths. The restaurant has built up a loyal customer base over the years. On the weekend, reservations are highly recommended.
Plenty to Choose From
Choosing a single dish from Korean Village's giant menu is a daunting task. Of course, the regulars at the restaurant know what they want before they even come in. Starters include fried wontons known as yakimodo, shrimp tempura, marinated beef short ribs and chap chae, transparent noodles served with mushrooms and vegetables. Mains include Korean standards like bi bim bab, which is a mix of vegetables and rice with or without beef, and bul go ki, which is marinated prime beef grilled right at your table. There are plenty of barbecue options, and chicken and beef teriyaki. More adventurous patrons can try the exotic seafood available including octopus and broiled eel.
From the Bar
Korean Village has a selection of wines, cocktails and local beers. But there is also warm sake (rice wine) and a selection of Japanese and Korean beers. The restaurant also offers competitive lunch specials during the week. There is a variety of udon (noodle) soups, sushi, sashimi and a handful of items from the dinner menu, including bul go ki and chicken teriyaki.