Restaurants & Bars 9

New Korean BBQ place on Bloor - Miga

pravit | Dec 19, 200908:57 AM

Had dinner at the Miga at Bloor & Markham that finally opened this week. Their original location is in Mississauga, but I've never been to that one so I can't compare.

Service seemed a bit slow, but they've just opened and are still hiring waitstaff.

After ordering, they brought out the side dishes - a few communal dishes, and an individual tray for each diner of other side dishes (like the ubiquitous bean sprouts).

We ordered the LA Kalbi and a seafood pancake. The pancake came first and was quite generous with the seafood. For the barbecue, they bring over a piece of fat to grease the BBQ plate - which was very much appreciated after experiencing another Korean BBQ on Bloor which didn't grease the plates at all, causing everything to stick and burn. The meat was good and more or less as expected.

The prices are higher than most restaurants on the Koreatown strip. One serving of LA Kalbi was $20, and a friend ordered a bowl of kimchi stew for $13. I also remember the pancake being around $17. The BBQ was good, but in my opinion the other mains didn't justify paying 2x the price of places a few blocks away. The general ambiance is a bit nicer than the mom & pop Korean places, though, and they have a larger drinks menu.

Overall it was a decent experience. Given the lack of table BBQ choices on Bloor, I'll still come back to Miga when I feel like Korean barbecue in the area.

584 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

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