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Yakitori Bar and Seoul Food, Baldwin Street’s two-in-one Korean restaurant

kwass Mar 22, 2013 03:07 PM

Don't know how long this place has been open, but here's a review:

http://www.torontolife.com/daily/dail...

Has anyone been?

  1. chocabot Mar 24, 2013 04:28 PM

    I went pretty soon after they opened and found the meats chewy and the banchan flavourless and dry. I'd go for drinks and the idea is fun but as it was, I wouldn't go again.

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    1. re: chocabot
      kwass Mar 24, 2013 05:08 PM

      I'm so disappointed! It seems like more people disliked it than liked it.

      1. re: chocabot
        Full tummy Mar 26, 2013 01:07 PM

        We didn't have any meat, so I can't comment on the meat. This might have something to do with the difference in levels of satisfaction. I have to say, though, that we enjoyed the banchan. I make my own kimchi and am quite familiar with Korean food. Maybe spotty in terms of food quality. Response seems to be all over the map here, too: http://www.yelp.ca/biz/yakitori-bar-t...

        1. re: Full tummy
          kwass Mar 26, 2013 03:17 PM

          Thanks Full Tummy. I was planning on going in a couple of weeks, but now I think I'm going to go to Ka-Chi on Bloor Street. I've never been, so I hope it's good.

          1. re: kwass
            Full tummy Mar 27, 2013 01:34 AM

            Let us know!!

            1. re: Full tummy
              kwass Mar 27, 2013 05:01 AM

              Will do :) I actually just read about another place as well. It's not Korean, but Japanese Izakaya. So it's between those 2. Here's the link to a write up by BlogTo:

              http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/nej...

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        szw Mar 23, 2013 11:07 PM

        Had a few friends go there separately, all foodies and I trust their opinions. They said it was pretty horrible...

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        1. re: szw
          Full tummy Mar 24, 2013 03:27 AM

          Interesting. We were just there once, so I can't speak universally. Maybe we were lucky? I should note, too, that we generally stayed away from meat dishes. We love Korean food - I make my own kimchi. I would go back, but it's not a destination.

        2. Full tummy Mar 22, 2013 04:57 PM

          I went and enjoyed it. Reasonably priced, great kimchi and banchan! We all enjoyed our food, which included various featured skewers, japchae, and kimchi poutine - everyone seems to be doing kimchi poutine these days!

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          1. re: Full tummy
            kwass Mar 22, 2013 05:02 PM

            Thanks Full tummy! I'm really looking forward to trying it now :) BTW, how long have they been open?

            1. re: kwass
              Full tummy Mar 22, 2013 08:08 PM

              I think a couple of months. Fun vibe.

              1. re: Full tummy
                kwass Mar 23, 2013 04:51 AM

                Cool! Thanks Full tummy :)

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