Hi! There Korean Restaurant

Hi! There Korean Restaurant
599 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON
416-792-5777

Food: *
Service: /*
Ambiance:
Recommended: Yes
Price for 2: $25 (2 dolsot bibimbaps)
Other: Cash only

Hi! There is the first restaurant stop on my attempt to systematically visit all the Korean restaurants in Koreatown– and I’d say it was a good start!

The restaurant itself is tiny and cash-only. The menu is huge, with stews, stir fries, fried rice, and of course regular and hot stone bibimbap (the latter $8.99 with a variety of toppings including shrimp, squid, bulgogi beef, chicken, veggies, and kimchi & cheese).

Upon arrival, our server gave us a friendly greeting (can you guess what it was?) and brought everything with a smile and a quick explanation of what things were.

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The bibimbap came with a delicious assortment of veggies (the mushrooms were particularly good) and shaved bulgogi beef (not ground beef, a pet peeve of mine). The bowl was sizzling although I didn’t get the best crust on my rice.

Hi! THere BanchanThe banchan was quite good and generously portioned- kimchi, pickled cucumber and radish, salted bean sprouts, potatoes in sweet sauce, and what looked like cold jap chae. If I could have 6 things of pickled radish I would. But I’m not complaining.

They also served miso soup that was very heavy on the miso, so quite salty.

Overall, Hi! There satisfied my bibimbap craving at an affordable price. I felt quite smug when I walked by Ka Chi (Korean food for white people, just a few stores away) and saw the same menu item for $13.95.

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