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The best late night Korean restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / March 27, 2013

Korean Restaurants TorontoThe best late night Korean restaurants in Toronto can oblige any number of after hour cravings; fried chicken, tabletop BBQ or steaming bowls of pork bone soup. Korean kitchens spread out across the city (and a few cross cultural ones too) have it covered. These are places that often come into their element after dark, making them prime destinations for midnight feasts and post bar binges.

Here is where to find the best late night Korean restaurants in Toronto.

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Owl of Minerva

Owl of Minerva

Multiple locations and 24-hour service make this brand of Korean hospitality a reliable favourite in neighbourhoods across the city. Plenty of banchan (complimentary side dishes) and steaming bowls of Pork Bone Soup ($6.20) have solidified this night owl as late night treasure. More »

Oddseoul

Oddseoul

The kitchen at this popular Ossington Avenue snack bar is open right up until 2am serving up booze and cross cultural nibbles. Sharable ssam platters ($25) with all the fixings and exceptionally tasty small plates like the Bulgogi Cheesesteak ($5) are prime examples of the Korean/American influenced menu on offer. More »

Chako BBQ

Chako BBQ

With two locations, these massive Korean barbeque and izakaya restaurants service the GTA with all-you-can-eat, late night menus ($14) that are full of BBQ-it-yourself meat, seafood and assorted pickled condiments. The doors are open until 1am at the Richmond Hill location and until midnight at the Scarborough franchise. More »

Kayagum

Kayagum

This quirky Yonge and Finch stalwart makes all its noodles, kimchi and various apps in house, and is known to send diners off with complimentary yogurt drinks after each meal. Regulars know it as a reliable spot to tuck into big bowls of bibambap ($8-$10) or full spreads of bo ssam ($17) anytime of day (they’re open 24-hours). More »

Oh Geul Buh Geul

Oh Geul Buh Geul

Not exactly known for speedy service, this North York restaurant makes up for it with an almost royal spread of banchan, the green onion pancake specifically is a treat. Here, late weekend hours (open until 2am) and an inexpensive menu (influenced from China as much as Korea) all contribute to a bustling after-hours vibe. More »

Lim Ga Ne

Lim Ga Ne

Binge worthy spreads of KBBQ specialties like Jumuluk ($40 feeds two) and piping hot bowls of Kimchi Soup ($10) are among the favourites at this traditional Korean eatery. While they have a location in Koreatown it's the Willowdale one (on Yonge, south of Finch) that's reliably open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. More »

Home of Hot Taste

Home of Hot Taste

With locations on downtown Yonge St. and in Thornhill, this restaurant is known for its KFC, that's Korean Fried Chicken. Served Monday through Saturday from 11am to 2pm, orders consist of whole chickens, broken down and flash fried until crispy and golden for about $17 a basket (half orders available too for $9). More »

Sushi Hana

Sushi Hana

Foremost a Japanese fusion restaurant, this late night spot situated at Yonge and Wellesley is also an apparent favourite for Korean staples like Spicy Bulgogi ($16) and LA galbi ribs ($19). Open every day (except Monday) until 2am. More »

Chilsung Korean Pocha Club & Izakaya

Chilsung Korean Pocha Club & Izakaya

Serving up Pojangmacha (or Pocha for short), this izakaya-like brand of Korean pub serves up a street food, tapas style menu featuring Spicy Seafood Rice Cakes ($12) and overloaded bowls of Chilsung Armysoup ($14). Situated at Yonge and Wellesley, it opens on weekends between 7 or 8pm and goes ‘til at least 2am, if not later. More »

Discussion

24 Comments

Chris / March 27, 2013 at 11:09 am
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ARE YOU KIDDING ME? NO AJUKER FRIED CHICKEN? NOTHING IN KOREA TOWN. THIS LIST IS BUNK!
Emz / March 27, 2013 at 11:57 am
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North Koreatown > South Koreatown ?

Kim Jong Un powah !
mezimeen / March 27, 2013 at 02:01 pm
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So your telling me there's no noteworthy late night Korean food in KOREA TOWN?? Like...none whatsoever? Seriously? Wow.
Helen / March 27, 2013 at 02:08 pm
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Chako BBQ is not Korean. Someone needs to do better research.
Helen / March 27, 2013 at 02:14 pm
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And does blogTO ever review the comments people write about Chako?
http://www.blogto.com/toronto/the_best_korean_bbq_in_toronto/
jd / March 27, 2013 at 02:41 pm
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Just a note. Owl of Minerva is in Koreatown...

And I agree. Ajuker Chicken should be on the list. Tho, I tend to go to Home of Hot Taste more.
nardl blarn / March 27, 2013 at 05:03 pm
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booungee booungee every time!
jb / March 28, 2013 at 01:17 pm
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Yeah, this list seems wrong If you can't name one location in Korea Town. Not one?
John replying to a comment from jb / March 28, 2013 at 04:34 pm
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@jb

Read the comments. Owl of Minerva has a location in Koreatown.
Lipsy / March 30, 2013 at 01:32 pm
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I'm Korean and I don't remember the last time I ate Korean food in 'Koreatown' by Bathurst/Christie Station area, so people need to chill. I'd think more Koreans eat around Yonge and Steeles/Finch/Sheppard area, or even further up north!

FYI, Home of Hot Taste needs to be higher up on this list.
jon / March 31, 2013 at 10:44 am
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this is the worst list ever, seriously.
Mal / April 1, 2013 at 08:08 pm
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CHAKO IS NOT KOREAN FOOD! Anyone who's Korean will tell you this!!! This is an absolutely horrible list, despite a couple of interesting choices.
Josh replying to a comment from Mal / April 1, 2013 at 09:16 pm
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That's OK they are reviewing Korean restaurants SOME of them happen to serve CHAKO, they can report on that...
AA / April 2, 2013 at 02:26 pm
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This is a new low for BlogTO...

Though I blame the editorial staff for allowing this to be published rather than blaming the writer
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Alina Z / May 9, 2013 at 10:42 am
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I cannot believe Sushi Hana made this list. I went here for dinner once and actually saw rats running around our table. It was a very unpleasant experience. I would never go back to Sushi Hana! This restaurant was closed down by the city for rodent infestation in 2012.
Seymour butts / March 22, 2014 at 11:25 pm
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As an authentic Korean person I can confirm that Koreatown is old news and nothing compares to yonge/Finch. Also where's the best place for dog meat?
harry / March 23, 2014 at 10:48 am
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Best Bulgogi in Toronto? Butlers Pantry on Markam St. .... seriously
Anon / April 6, 2014 at 01:04 am
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this list was either made to hide the really good places...or they really just don't know Korean food.

Owl is so overrated.
I like Chako, but I wouldn't put it on this list.
anon / August 9, 2014 at 12:10 am
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#8 & #9 closed down a while ago
Night Owl / August 9, 2014 at 01:19 am
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Owl of Minerva. Of course!!

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