We tried this restaurant on a whim after viewing the unsavoury offerings available from the mall food court vendors. Definitely worth taking a chance on, as it has come to be one of our favourite restaurants!
We have only had one item on the menu and that is because it is so delicious that we simply don't want anything else. The Korean BBQ Meat Lover's platter for 2. Oh, my goodness.
It comes with spicy tofu soup, rice and a condiment sampler with kimchee, daikon, spinach salad and pickled ginger.
The nice thing about this meal is that it is served in courses, with the soup first and everything else following after. With the soup you have a choice of beef, pork or seafood. It's very spicy with lots of tofu, and it definitely stimulates the appetite.
At this restaurant you have the choice of grilling the meats yourself on the tabletop grill or having the chef prepare it for you. We have always had the chef cook ours (what's the fun in eating out if you have to cook?) and it's always perfect.
The platter is ridiculously huge and has a variety of meats including beef, chicken, pork, and chicken wings. We don't eat pork and they have always been willing to substitute that item for something else. The meats are accompanied by a generous portion of grilled onions and peppers.
The taste is just delectable! The meats are grilled to perfection with a slightly sweet Korean BBQ glaze, and the smoky flavour is perfect. The beef is also very tender, which is a bonus.
The only complaint I would have is that they could be a little bit more generous with the condiments (kimchee, etc). Really, that is the only thing we have to complain about - everything else is awesome.
The service is consistently good, with polite servers who will take the time to explain things to you if you are not familiar with Korean food. Also, they do dish out the soup for you at the table which is a nice touch.
The ambiance is very subdued and classy with a nice view of Science World and the surrounding area. The washrooms are also very clean if you pay attention to that sort of thing. :)
All in all it is a great place to try, especially for anyone who is new to Korean food. You'll be back!