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Sariwan – Best Korean BBQ in Toronto? (review + pics)


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Sariwan – Best Korean BBQ in Toronto? (review + pics)

BokChoi | Sep 25, 2008 06:08 AM

Due to some interest in Sariwan, thought I would start a thread on it and get some feedback. I’m interested to see if there are better Korean BBQ restaurants out there, preferably North of Finch on Yonge, and/or East of that location.

I have found the kalbi to be exceptionally sweet, well marinated, and tender. The bibimbap is just OK for me, the crust at the bottom was not as pronounced as I would have liked (Any suggestions on the best Bibimbap in the same described area?). The pork belly is served alongside some fresh lettuce leaves and condiments. Once grilled, much of the fat is rendered off and what is left is quite emaciated, but still quite tasty – just not very filling. The side dishes are also amongst the better side dishes I have had in Toronto, and quite generous in portion (even though they are unlimited in most places – but I usually forgo asking for seconds). As with typical Korean BBQ places, they do a lot of the cooking/cutting for you – a drastic change from the AYCE places for me, which is popular in my area.

Managed to dig up some older photos taken last Christmas:

BBQ Kalbi and Side Dishes:
Closeup of Grilling Action:
Pork Belly BBQ:

Basically looking for any suggestions from seasoned Korean Food Experts out there – TIA. (emphasis on the North-East end of Toronto)

Cheers and Happy Eating!

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