We enjoyed another great meal at Royal Boonsik last night. We have been frequenting this establishment for years now, and the Korean Rolls (kimbap) are the best in the city - bar none! We used to order platters of kimbap and mandu for parties and gatherings from them even before they were in their current Bloor West location.
I just saw this nice article as well:
The couple is SO nice and friendly. Their English is pretty decent, but not perfect....my Korean is not great either. I do see non-Koreans at the restaurant, and the owners always make everyone feel welcome.
We usually order some sort of combination of mandu (in soup or steamed), one or two rolls (we like beef), ra-book-ki (spicy ramen noodle dish with rice cakes), twi-geem (Korean style tempura), and other homemade Korean dishes. A great meal every time, no matter what we order - at a very good price.
I see everyone else ordering the soon-dae (Korean sausage), but that is not my thing. It must be good, since everyone seems to order it. Ra-book-ki and tempura are also very popular at other tables.
For your next party, you can consider ordering a kimbap platter. A medium round platter has A LOT of rolls (10 "lines" of rolls?), and looks very pretty too. Can be a nice appetizer dish for guests to eat while chatting and having drinks. The prices are so reasonable. You can a mixture of beef rolls, tuna rolls, cheese rolls, vegetarian rolls, etc.
I will see you there!
647 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON M6G 1L1
MON-SAT: 11 am - 9 pm
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS