We were looking for a new place try for dinner and decided to give Gaya Korean Restaurant a go. It’s next door to It’s Tea and across the street from STEM Japanese Eatery, Makoto Japanese Restaurant and Adam’s Crepe.
There’s 7 tables inside but seems to be quite popular for takeout. Service is friendly but not on the ball. You’ll have to flag someone down for water and banchan refills.
The menu is split into appetizers, mains, specials, fried chicken (boneless, bone-in and wings) and hot pot. There’s a few lunch specials ($9.95) available everyday from 11:00am to 3:00pm but only as a to go option.
We dropped in on a Saturday evening (around 7:15pm) and it was busy.
Bean sprouts were refreshing.
Potatoes were standard but done well.
The rice didn’t get too crispy but the flavours were spot on.
Really well balanced and one of the tastiest bibimbap’s I’ve had in a long time.
Two large prawns, octopus, baby shrimps, tofu, onion and green onion.
Generous amount of tofu. The broth had good depth and the seafood really came through.
We dropped in on a Friday evening (around 7:45pm).
Bean sprouts are still the best of the bunch.
Yangyeom was the better of the two. Don’t usually see boneless options often. The chicken wasn’t as crispy as when you get it bone-in but quite tender.
We’ll be back with a bigger group to try more dishes from Gaya. Beef tartare bibibimbap next time!
Gaya Korean Restaurant
5240 Rumble St