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Feb 17, 2011 11:17 AM

Good korean restaurant near North York Centre (Yonge/Empress)?

Hello, looking for a good korean restaurant to eat at this Saturday early lunch (arrive ~11 or 11:30 AM).

A meat + rice dish would be a-ok. Not a fan of soups. A light meal would also be acceptable. Some variety on the menu would be nice. If they have a website with a menu, bonus.

Area desired is walking distance from North York Centre station, or north of Yonge/Sheppard to about Empress Avenue.

Any suggestions?


York Centre Cafe
2408 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6E3S8, CA

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  1. Ehwa is just a block or so north of North York Centre station (definitely walking distance), and perfectly decent (based on my one dinner there). I had one of the bibimbaps and one of the pork bone soups, and enjoyed both.

    Ehwa Restaurant
    5182 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N5P6, CA

    5 Replies
    1. re: Wahooty

      Have you been there this year? Heard it changed to a Japanese restaurant recently:
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      1. re: phillr

        Yikes, no! I was there about a year ago and hadn't heard about the change. Are the Koreans just packing up and leaving that neighborhood? I think that's at least two down now...

        1. re: Wahooty

          No, more like koreans changing their restaurant and calling it japanese.

          1. re: szw

            I'm sure you're right, although I find that prospect much more depressing.

        2. re: phillr

          I've been meaning to post a review of this place. They're calling themselves an izakaya. I've been a few times now and it's not great, but a decent addition to the area if you're looking for izakaya-type food. Full review to follow.