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Na-Re Korean Kitchen: Modern Korean Cuisine in Burnaby

Earlier this year, I noticed a new Korean restaurant on Edmonds Street in the former haunts of iThai so I dropped by for a visit in early January. The interior is a bit spartan in terms of decor but the servers were friendly and helpful.
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Sumi Korean Restaurant: Combos and Heavy Menus

Recently, I noticed a relatively new Korean restaurant open up on Victoria Drive called Sumi Korean Restaurant. The interior is a bit confusing because they appear to have two sides to the restaurant separated by a wall (assuming they took over an adjoining unit but never bothered to fully take down the wall).
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So Hyang Korean Cuisine: Hae Mool Pa Jun

While the Punjabi Market area of Vancouver is primarily focused on Main Street between 49th and 51st, I’ve always considered the neighbouring area along Fraser Street to be an extension of the Punjabi Market. What you notice, however, is that there are a lot of different ethnic cuisines that are represented along Fraser including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean… such as So Hyang Korean Cuisine.
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Sooda Korean BBQ: Cheese Corn

Sooda Korean BBQ is a relatively newish Korean restaurant that opened up around May 2017 that is situated in the former Fire Pots location. Evidence of the former restaurant can be seen with the Fire Pots branding still displayed on the in-laid table elements as well as the fire pots hanging from the ceiling.
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Hanwoori Korean Restaurant: Seafood Pancake

We’ve been to Hanwoori many times in the past so I’ll just cut to the chase… they serve Korean food in Burnaby. There… I said it.
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Andamiro Korean Bistro – Average Eats

Back in August, we were looking for some new tasty food in our area and found that there was a new Korean restaurant out on Kingsway.
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Morak Korean Fusion Restaurant

There’s this great little Korean restaurant that opened up in the old Tomoya Japanese Restaurant location.  Yes, the parking lot next door is still a tight fit but there is metered street parking available outside. Read the rest of this entry

Kyung Bok Palace

I remember coming to Kyung Bok Palace many years ago but haven’t been back for a while.  Back in the day (I’m guessing when it first opened) it was quite a busy AYCE joint as there were long line ups for dinner.  At one point, I thought they had closed down but it looks like they are still kicking around.  Read the rest of this entry

Happy Day Metro House

I’ve seen Happy Day Metro House on the corner of Kingsway and Marlborough many times as I’ve driven through Burnaby but it always looked a little sketchy from the outside.  Plus, the name almost sounds like it’s some kind of sleezy massage parlor.  Read the rest of this entry

Jang Mo Jib (Burnaby) – Expensive Korean Food

I’ve been thinking of trying Jang Mo Jib for a while now… it’s actually located pretty close to Meok Ja Gol on Kingsway in the old Knight & Day location.  The restaurant itself is pretty big with large murals on the walls. Read the rest of this entry

Insadong Korean BBQ and Seafood Restaurant

Insadong is a pretty popular Korean restaurant along the Burnaby/Coquitlam border but it was very quiet when we visited for lunch during the weekday… which suits me just fine because I’ve been getting tired of fighting through all of the masses of people at the mall during xmas shopping.

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Meok Ja Gol (MJG) – Hole-in-the-Wall Korean Restaurant

Meok Ja Gol (or MJG as it is sometimes called) is the epitome of a hole-in-the-wall restaurant.  You can see the back of the restaurant from Kingsway, next to a gas station.  The actual main entrance is on Newton Street, next to a “massage parlor”.

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