Here I sit all alone. It’s 5:30pm on a Wednesday and I don’t mind at all – last Friday night I couldn’t even get a table. Love the mish-mash funky décor: casual-beachy meets east-Asian. I love that they take reservations, and that the servers, though strikingly charming, are on-the-ball when it comes to the small seasonal menu. And after a brief look, I know what I want to order. But after I’m satiated, I realize that the atmosphere (unique to the area) is the reason why this spot is popular. The kitchen tries too hard to impress with most items on the menu. My advice, stick with the tender grilled meats. Oh and the fruit infused Soju is ridiculously impressive.
With 7 selections to choose from, it can easily be one of the best Korean Soju bars in the city. A flight of the most popular 3 flavours wets the palate: juicy strawberry, tangy pineapple and a surprisingly delicious apple cinnamon which is a mix of unbelievable sweet and tart spices. Charcoal grilled Kalbi salad is a much with just a touch of pink, coated in sesame dressing along with romaine lettuce, red onion, red pepper, green onion and grape tomatoes.
The Kimchi fries really didn’t impress me. A mess of frozen fries, corn chips and bulgogi slathered with mayo really isn’t worth all the hype. Chicken wings, lightly breaded, though peppery are another hyped up disappointment. Loved the creamy, chili spiced prawns finished with a crisp fried onion.
Last minute order of garlic pork and crunchy tender lobster tacos were a very good idea. The black calamari tastes a little odd. I can’t put my finger on what I don’t like about it. Maybe the unbalanced and has a slimy texture.