We’ve been wanting to check out Joon’s Kitchen for awhile. They coin themselves as offering Korean cuisine and a raw bar (oysters and sushi). You’ll find them close to Max’s Bakery & Delicatessen.
We’ve been twice; both visits on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. Service was solid the first time, mediocre the second time.
The menu consists of salad, appetizer, hot food, meat, bibimbap and sushi. Only Korean place I’ve seen that offers a beef sashimi bibimbap.
They also offer 5 lunch box options (11:30am to 3:30pm).
For our meat, we opted for the bulgogi. Bulgogi wasn’t too sweet but could have used some sauce. Miso soup was standard fare.
The chicken karaage was excellent; moist, tender and lightly deep fried.
The sashimi (three pieces of tuna and two wild salmon) were as expected.
Pork wasn’t particularly spicy but it was well marinated and flavourful.
The nigiri (tai, wild salmon, ebi, hokkigai and salmon belly aburi) were all quite good. Salmon belly aburi was the best piece.
The mixed pickled vegetables (onion, radish and chili peppers) were crunchy and refreshing.
Mushroom salad was basic.
All the other dishes were the same but the karaage was excellent again.
The raw beef was nicely marinated and tender but wouldn’t order it again. A bit too one dimensional flavour wise.
Decent eats at JK.
3093 Oak Street