Owl of Minerva is a great spot and on my short list, Thanks!
As far as Cooksville - a possibility but hoping to stay close to the hotel on Bloor, thanks as well
Isn't there an Owl on the Bloor strip? We tend to go to the Korean Village there. but, I really have no idea how it compares to similar joints around there. I've seen Susur in there a couple times at the sushi bar, if that means anything.
Swish by Han just got reviewed in one of the weeklies. Definitely not old-school Korean though. More Korean-influenced. Fusion I believe was mentioned.
Yep, there is one Owl on Bloor, and there's another on Yonge south of Finch.
I like Mot Na Son on Yonge, and Seoul House on Dufferin. I especially like the Galbi at Seoul House.
I like Swish if I'm looking to eat near the Esplanade/St. Lawrence Market. I'd say it's closer to Korean than Korean-influenced, but sort of a Westernized, slightly upscale take. Maybe not spicy or garlicky enough for traditionalists, but the 5 or 6 dishes I've ordered still looked like Korean food. I thought it was a good value for what it was, considering the neighbourhood where it's located, but it is expensive compared to the equivalent dishes at Korean restaurants on Bloor near Clinton, or closer to Finch. That being said, the prices are reasonable compared to other places on the same block such as Lucien and Trevor. I like it for what it is.
Edited by phoenikia, 16 November 2011 - 02:02 PM.