Joons Restaurant

Joons is a small Korean restaurant situated in the busy area of Yonge & Finch. This place is known for their table-top cooking, so I decided to give it a try. 


The meal started off with the typical appetizers which included kimchi, broccoli with hot sauce, radish, and mashed potatoes. I did not really like the appetizers that were offered here. I found the taste of the kimchi to be quite off; it was extremely sour (more so compared to other Korean places that I have frequented).


One of the most popular dishes at Joons would be their dak galbi ($9.25 x 2 portions). Dak Galbi is a “dish generally made by stir-frying marinated diced chicken in a gochujang (chili pepper paste) based sauce, and sliced cabbage, sweet potato, scallions, onions and tteok (rice cake) together on a hot plate” (credits: wikipedia). Here at Joons, you have to buy at least 2 portions of the dak galbi, and you can add additional items for $1 to $2 each (such as cheese, veggies, rice, rice cakes etc ...) to customize your dish. I was a little hesitant at first to add the mozzarella cheese to the chicken, but it really compliments well with everything. Overall, this was a decent meal and was not expensive at all.

I thought that the service at Joons Restaurant was lacking despite the place being half-empty (around 1:30 pm). The only times that I really saw our waitress was when she gave us the menus, and when she was cooking our dak galbi on another table. After giving us the food; she seemingly disappeared out of sight and into the back for the rest of the lunch.

RATINGS:

Quality of Food: 3/5
Service: 2/5
Dining Experience: 2.5/5
Price: $$

Address: 4852 Yonge Street, North York, ON, M2N 5N2

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2 comments:

  1. Having the waitress is very typical in Korean culture. I lived there for two years and it was something I had to get use to. They're very helpful but you have to ask for it - otherwise it's customary for them to leave you alone - it would be rude for them to bother you while you eat.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this insight with me. I never knew that it was customary for them to not bother customers as they found it rude.

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