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Korean takeout walking distance from Spadina and Dundas?

strang Jan 27, 2011 03:10 PM

I've been craving some Be Bim Bap lately so I'd like to pick up some Korean takeout. I live near Spadina and Dundas, is there a decent, cheap place I can get Korean without having to walk all the way over to Koreatown?


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    looosia Feb 26, 2011 07:38 PM

    Went to Ka Chi in Kensington. I've been to the one in the Bloor street Korea town but hadn't been to this location prior to today.

    We had the dolsot bibimbap, which unfortunately was really bland. I wasn't sure what it was about it that made the dish lacking, so we asked for more sesame seed oil but it wasn't helping. Nor did it help to add more gochujang (hot sauce).

    The banchan that accompanied the dishes were good. So was the ddeok bokki and the seafood pajeon we had as appetizers (though they arrived with the mains). We also were given an interesting tea that came in an open plastic pitcher with lots of leaves and seeds floating at the top, despite it being hot tea.

    Didn't experience any of the crazy, rude service that I've heard about at the Bloor street location nor had I ever experienced it at any of the locations either. But I was quite disappointed with the bibimbap. I mean, how can you screw up this simple dish???

    Ka Chi
    612 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G1K7, CA

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      garfield Feb 10, 2011 05:04 PM

      About 1 km east from you near dundas and chestnut there is a spunky little Korean place called 12' 0 lunch. I have been meaning to try it as it is in my lunch orbit.
      Has anyone been?

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      1. re: garfield
        Teep Feb 10, 2011 05:53 PM

        Was there last summer. It's more like a fast food place, but I don't remember anything good or bad about it.

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        d2star Feb 9, 2011 02:36 PM

        do you know where pho hung is on spadina?
        well walk to that corner then turn in beside the pho place there's a korean place there :0

        1. Teep Jan 27, 2011 05:25 PM

          There are 3 places around that area. Owl of Minerva, 2nd floor of Dragon City, Ka Chi at Spadina and St. Andrew, and Seol Ak San at Spadina north of Baldwain, in ascending order of my preference. (probably descending order of price also, but not sure)

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            stargazercd Jan 27, 2011 05:22 PM

            How about...

            Ka Chi - 8 St Andrews St in Kensington Market
            Ka Chi - 414 Dundas St W (E of Spadina)
            Seor Ak San - 357 Spadina Ave
            Owl of Minerva - Dragon City Shopping Mall (2/F Unit: A) 280 Spadina Ave.

            1. Wahooty Jan 27, 2011 05:19 PM

              Hana Korea on Baldwin. Very cheap, and not bad for the price.

              Hana Korea Restaurant
              45 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T1L1, CA

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                looz Jan 27, 2011 04:12 PM

                Not quite Spadina and Dundas, but HoSu at Queen and John has a decent bi bim bap, and it's under $10. While they're known more as a sushi joint, I personally think their Korean food is better than their Japanese.

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                  k8supergrover Jan 27, 2011 03:24 PM

                  Yummy BBQ is my FAVOURITE. Younge just south of wellesley. So cheap (the lunch special is like 6$ I Think) and I love that they have pictures of everything on the wall. It's next to Asian Bowl and looks slightly dodgy but I promise, totally worth it.

                  I walk slowly and estimate no more than a 20 minute walk.

                  Yummy Barbq
                  522 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y1X9, CA

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