Toronto: Recommend a Korean restaurant, North York area
I'm heading to TO for an overnight trip next week. On past trips, I've seen a large number of Korean restaurants on Yonge north of 401. I stayed at the Novotel up on Park Home, just west of Yonge because it was convenient for business. I saw but did not try, a number of Korean restaurants. I like Kalbi, Dol Suk, Jap Chae and Mandoo that I've had in Minneapolis.
Do any of these Korean restaurants stand above the others or are they all pretty much the same? Are there better Korean choices in other neighborhoods of Toronto?
If you go more downtown around Bloor and Christie (probably considered Little Korea in Toronto) there is a great place called Il Bunji... I liked eating there because they had the traditional japonese style private rooms and thought it was cool. There are also tons of other Korean restaurants in that area, but I still love the Dol Sot Bibim Bap from Il Bunji.
It's not a restaurant, but walnut cakes (I love the custard ones) at Canaan Bakery (11 Spring Garden, south of you) are awesome. Have notes on Walnut cakes in the blog (http://www.foodpr0n.com/2009/03/06/walnut-cake-comforts/). You should try the standard kind, but really, the custard ones rule.
Now, back to food.
If you can head further up north (someone already mentioned Galleria, the Korean supermarket), I'd recommend trying the cold noodles from Cho Sun Ok. Spicy, cold, and yummy. The fried mandu here is pretty good as well. You can get the cold noodle with kalbi or mandu options.
Closer to home/hotel is Ehwa, which is okay, but super close and has the cheap beer/soju deals. Should suit.
Going further North, we have OWL (pork bone soup, 24 hrs) and Oh Geul Boh Geul in the same area. And there's Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu for the tofu soup, but no banchan.
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