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So it will be my birthday next week, we were originally thinking Ethiopian, but then my bestie recommended Korean bbq. Perfect last "20's" dinner, loud, cheap and fun! So which is your favorite? I've narrowed it down to Korean village restaurant or Paldo Gangsan. We want to stay on the Bloor line due to weather, and that most of us live along it. Any help would be greatly appreciated, including any recent threads already on this. I didn't find any when I looked but I find the mobile search kinda glitchy sometimes. :)
Thanks in advance!

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  1. What about Guu? It's loud,cheap(ish) and fun and on the Bloor line. Meets all of your criteria except for the Korean BBQ part so...

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    1. re: petek

      I was thinking guu, but they don't take resos past 6 and people have work/school (it's on a Saturday) also it's for 10-15 people so the reservation is kind of key. We started out with guu and that led to Korean bbq.

    2. Definitely Paldo Gangsan over Korean Village. The former has better ventilation and better cuts/variety of meat.
      Also, consider Arisu (bloor w/manning). The price is a bit higher but you get more room and they have very decent yakitories/Japanese appetizers.

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      1. re: happycamper

        Thanks HC! I will take all into account, it looks like from Herr and Facebook Paldo is in the lead. :)

        1. re: LexiFirefly

          If you do go for Korean BBQ, I'd suggest washable (rather than dryclean only) clothing, since you and your clothing will probably smell like delicious Korean BBQ when you leave. Fabrics containing spandex/lycra/stretch/any moisture wicking technology absorb even more Korean BBQ than other types of fabric.

          1. re: prima

            I don't think I own anything dry clean only, :) it's a pretty casual affair anyway! :)

            1. re: LexiFirefly

              I remember feeling like a walking Korean BBQ-scented air freshener when I went to a house party after a Korean BBQ. Sweaters/knits/coats might need some time to air out post-BBQ. :-)