The Best Korean Restaurants in Toronto

Classic Korean dish | © sharonang/Pixabay
Classic Korean dish | © sharonang/Pixabay
Photo of Sahar Aman
Staff Writer23 December 2017

Tabletop Korean BBQ is probably one of the most enjoyable ways to experience Korean cuisine, but there are many other Korean food traditions to discover. From piping hot tofu stews to bright classics like bulgogi, kimchi, and bibimbap to name a few. Here are the best Korean restaurants in Toronto.

Sunrise House

Restaurant, Korean
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Sunrise House is cheap and cheerful Korean Mom and Pop cooking at its best! The service is quick, the food is good, and most dishes are around $10. The menu is full of hearty classics like noodles and dumplings, and popular Korean dishes like bulgogi and bibimbap, but everyone raves about the pork-bone soup. This is a cash only joint and the restaurant often has long lines that are totally worth the wait.

Tofu Village

Restaurant, Korean, Asian, Vegetarian
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The star of the menu at this bright little spot on Toronto’s Korean strip between Bathurst and Christie on Bloor Street is soon tofu. This classic dish is a comforting spicy garlic stew made with soft tofu, vegetables, and sometimes seafood and meat as well. At Tofu Village this house staple comes with a stone bowl of rice and banchan. The prices here are generally a little higher than your average Korean restaurant, but the generous portion sizes and service make up for that.

Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu

Restaurant, Korean
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Another soon tofu joint that had to be on this list is Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu. This unassuming restaurant cooks up a storm with sizzling tofu hot pots and other delicious Korean fare. Their menu is simple, about nine items or so, and most things are a variation of their soon tofu, but you can also grab bibimbap or bulgogi.


Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, Fusion, Korean, $$$
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Head to Oddseoul for chill bar vibes, really good cocktails, and to discover East meets West fare on their small plates. This hip restaurant on Ossington Ave showcases Korean flavors with flair via sharable fusion food. The most traditional dish on the menu is probably the kimchi and pork belly fried rice, but eats like buffalo fried tofu and bulgogi cheesesteak are what make this place standout.


Restaurant, Fusion, Asian, Korean, $$$
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Doma is a beautiful and French-inspired Korean restaurant in the heart of Little Italy. They only use fresh local produce and authentic Korean ingredients for their fusion fare.
The menu changes every three months, so there’s always something new to keep your tastebuds salivating, but they also keep a couple of crowd-pleasers on the menu from the previous season. You can opt to dine à la carte or devour the entire menu for a prix fixe.

Barrio Coreano

Restaurant, Fusion, Mexican, Korean, $$$
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Barrio Coreano is a really cool restaurant that pulls influences from Mexico and Korea for their creative and playful fusion food. On the menu are eats like Korean short ribs, K mex slaw (Korean cabbage, avocado, corn, queso fresco) bulgogi shrimp el diablo, and traditional tacos like Baja fish topped with un-aged kimchi. The vibe, decor, and inventive dishes make this place a must-visit!


Restaurant, Korean, BBQ, $$$
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This Korean BBQ joint in North York is always busy and always popping. They don’t take reservations, and there’s always a line-up so you know that means it’s really, really good. The ambience, tasty food, amazing prices, and excellent service all put this Korean BBQ restaurant ahead of the pack.

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