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Korean food update

Ghostquatre | Aug 4, 2013 02:53 PM

So what's the best korean these days in Montreal? I personally have never had much experience with korean so it'll probably be an acquired taste for me. There doesn't seem to be a consensus on which Korean joint really stands out.

I've tried so far damoa (over 3 years ago), it seemed like it was okay if you considered it as homecooked food and not something you expect from a restaurant.

Man Na: I've only had their bento lunch specials, it was satisfying and decent value but that place doesn't seem to get much love at all. I'm guessing their other items are quite bad or my korean taste buds are just completely unrefined

Momoyama: hidden gem in the carrefour industrielle food court. Was recommended to me by a real Korean. Told me it was better value than Maison Bulgogi. It was quite satisfying and definitely good value, although they don't seem to have much options aside from bulgogi and various katsus. Portions are great, meals come with miso soup, veggie tempura and green salad.

Maison Bulgogi: I'm told this place is quite unauthentic. I've only had the pajeon there and it was kinda bland. Seemed more like a chinese scallion pancake than a pajeon I once had at a friend's house. Great value though.

How do Chez Bong, HwangKum, CHez Hwang, Kagopa, Shabushabu, Tokebi, Sodhm (Sodam?), Maison Seoul, Ganadara, Omma, Miga, Maru, Bob n Soul and 5000 ans compare? I have never seen any of these places get unanimous praise, except for Maru, but that's mostly because not many people are talking about this relatively newish place.
and what's the deal with 5000 Ans? They got so many locations and they seem to vary greatly in quality according to Urbanspoon. Also I'm not sure I can trust a chain with so many locations.

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