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10 Best Korean Restaurants in Toronto

10 Best Korean Restaurants in Toronto

On the hunt for the best Korean restaurants in Toronto to eat at?

There are plenty of fantastic Korean restaurants to visit in Toronto, but you’ll definitely find the largest concentration of them at Yonge & Finch (North York) and in Koreatown (along Bloor Street, just west of the Annex).

One of the best things about eating at Korean restaurants is the banchan, which are small side dishes that are served complimentary with your food!

Whether you’re craving some authentic pork bone soup or fusion cuisine, here are some of the best Korean restaurants to eat at in Toronto.

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Best Korean restaurants in Toronto


Korean food from Owl of Minerva Restaurant in Toronto

The Owl of Minerva

Owl is definitely one of the best and most iconic restaurants in Toronto for authentic and home-style Korean food.

I love their Kamjatang (pork bone soup) and LA Kalbi (BBQ ribs).

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They opened up in Toronto over two decades ago, and they’ve now got over a dozen locations across the GTA and Ontario.

You might even find some of their frozen foods available at some Asian grocery stores in the GTA!

LOCATION: Various locations


Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu

This popular Korean joint has also been serving Toronto for over 20 years.

Soon Tofu (AKA spicy tofu stew) is the specialty here, and they’ve also got other Korean favourites like Bibimbap in a hot stone pot.

They’ve got locations in Koreatown, at Yonge & Finch, Victoria Park & Sheppard, and in Richmond Hill!

LOCATION: 691 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON


Korean Village Restaurant

This beloved Korean restaurant has been a staple on Bloor for over 40 years.

It’s a family-run business that’s been passed down to the sons of the original owners.

They’ve got a variety of different Korean dishes like Hot Stone Bowl Bibimbap and Jajangmyun, and they also have BBQ meats that you can grill yourself!

LOCATION: 628 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON


Mama Lee’s Korean Kitchen

Mama Lee’s is a super cute and modern Korean restaurant located right at Yonge & Lakeshore by the Harbourfront.

They’ve got a variety of rice bowls you can choose from, as well as classic Korean dishes like Jjajangmyun and fusion starters like Kimchi Fries!

This family-owned takeout shop is run by a mother-daughter duo, and they actually opened up during the pandemic.

LOCATION: 16 Yonge St Unit B, Toronto, ON


Kimchi Korea House

This popular spot near City Hall is known for its wide selection of bibimbap bowls.

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From Spicy Chicken Bibimbap to Lobster Bibimbap, they’ve got a bunch of different options to choose from!

They’ve also got a variety of different Korean and Japanese appetizers like Bulgogi and Tempura.

They also sell their kimchi in jars if you’re looking to take some home with you!

LOCATION: 149 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON


Daldongnae

Daldongnae is one of Toronto’s best spots for authentic Korean BBQ, where you get to grill meats yourself.

Everything on the menu is a la carte, and they’ve got various pork and beef cuts, including pork belly and beef boneless short ribs!

They have 8 locations across the GTA, as well as one location in Montreal.

All of their restaurants have super cute and cozy vibes, and they’ve also got a stunning rooftop patio at their Yonge & Sheppard location.

LOCATION: Various locations


Brown Donkatsu

Brown Donkatsu is actually a chain based out of South Korea, and they make Korean-style katsu.

If you don’t know what katsu is, it’s a Japanese dish of deep-fried meat coated in panko bread crumbs, and it’s absolutely delicious.

Especially when it’s stuffed with cheese, which you can find at Brown Donkatsu!

They actually make their own bread crumbs in-house, and their signature brown sauce comes in different levels of spicy.

You can find them near Yonge & Finch, and they’ve also got locations in Markham (at First Markham Place) and Thornhill!

LOCATION: 6024 Yonge St, North York, ON


bb.q Chicken

Korean fried chicken has taken over Toronto by storm, and this famous KFC chain from South Korea has 10 locations across Ontario.

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They only use fresh chicken, and you can choose between a bunch of different flavours, including the classic Golden Fried or the popular Soy Garlic.

Korean fried chicken may very well be my fave style of fried chicken – it’s crispy, flavourful, and oh-so-delicious!

LOCATION: Various locations


Mymy Chicken in North York, Toronto

MyMy Chicken

MyMy Chicken is another fantastic spot in Toronto for Korean fried chicken.

They have a bunch of different flavours you can choose from, and they’re all delicious!

I actually tried Toppoki (spicy rice cakes) for the first time here and fell in love.

You can find them at Yonge & Sheppard, and they also have a location in Thornhill!

LOCATION: 9 Spring Garden Ave, North York, ON


OddSeoul

OddSeoul is the perfect spot for late night Korean fusion bites and creative cocktails.

They’ve got a tiny but mighty menu: go for their Bulgogi Cheesesteak or their Pork Belly Tacos!

This Ossington spot has super cool rustic vibes, and they’ve even got old school boom boxes as decor!

LOCATION: 90 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON


Best Korean restaurants in Toronto:

  1. The Owl of Minerva
  2. Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu
  3. Korean Village Restaurant
  4. Mama Lee’s Korean Kitchen
  5. Kimchi Korea House
  6. Daldongnae
  7. Brown Donkatsu
  8. bb.q Chicken
  9. MyMy Chicken
  10. OddSeoul

These were some of the best Korean restaurants in Toronto to visit!

Have you been to any of these Korean restaurants in Toronto? What are some of your favourite spots? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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