Koreatown
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Old Toronto
How to get there
  • Christie • 1 min walk
  • Ossington • 8 min walk
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Scott&Yeonghee
Petaluma, CA141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
My wife is Korean so I found this area so she could do some shopping and find some dinner. We don’t have a Korea town where we live so this was a great treat.
Written September 17, 2019
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Reneta B
Oakville, Canada550 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
Packed with restaurants and food choices. Small area and easy to walk around. Some very nice stationary/gift stores. K-pop staff we only found in Just you Sarah and Tom. Also you might want to try the Poop Cafe. Can't depend on the business hours though, some stores are way late to open
Written February 11, 2017
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HotEarth
Melbourne, Australia682 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Sitting snuggly along Bloor St between Christie and Bathurst Station is Koreatown...the closest onne that I have encountered outside of South Korea. When I was there during the evening, even the aroma of spicy Korean cooking was present! Both sides of the street was lined with Korean restaurants (and a few Japanese too), groceries and other trinklet stores. Other than the presence of English signages, one would easily take this place as in S Korea!
Written October 19, 2016
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JennyKauf
Grand Cayman284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
Bloor Street West, between Bathurst and Christie. Great fun to browse through small boutiques and shops, tea houses and how about some Korean barbecue, kimchee, tofu soup, etc. Had a great lunch @ Kachi and some tea at the tea house nearby. One of the shops we found accidentally and fell in love right away was called "Hanji" selling loads of handmade paper goods and gifts. Everything was so cute and unique, and I picked up some cards and letter sets:)
Written May 26, 2016
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Mirella E
Toronto57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Solo
If you like Kimchi then this is the area to go to get it. There a couple of Korean grocery stores that I visit on regular basis. Plus, while you are there, feel free to stop at one of the several really good Korean restaurants. Do some menu shopping while you walk through the area and just pick a place, you won't be disappointed.
Written December 19, 2015
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Irene W
Toronto, Canada641 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
I've lived in Toronto much of my life and finally explored Koreatown. The food is incredible, so I look forward to going back often.
Written May 19, 2015
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bizzyhuppy
Toronto, Canada41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
If you ever start craving Korean food, this is the place to go. It's located close to the subway, just ride the train to Bathurst Station. Bunch of Korean restaurants, desserts, general stores to visit. There's even Karaoke lounge and full Korean super market here.
Written October 17, 2017
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freckledsun
Toronto33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
Koreatown is a great neighbourhood for locals and visitors alike to explore in Toronto! The Christie subway stop and the Bathurst subway stations are super convenient, and Little Italy, the Annex, and Bloorcourt neighbourhoods are all nearby.

Here are a few of my favourite suggestions of places to check out (full disclaimer...I'm lucky enough to live in this neighbourhood):

-Clinton's: great food (you can get pretty much everything vegetarian, including the gravy), dance parties on the weekend, and other special events like Choir, Choir, Choir, the World Cup, etc.
-Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu: Korean place across the street from Clintons (on the south side): In my opinion, definitely the best Korean restaurant on the street. There is often a line, but it moves quickly...but there are so many others to try too.
-Tacos El Sador: everyone loves this place for authentic "Mexican" food - they are actually from El Salvador
-Christie Pitts Park: great park for hanging out; there is a skating rink in the winter, this is where the Toronto Maple Leaf BASEBALL team plays (usually on Sundays, and always for free), a pizza oven that is used during festivals, a folk festival, a Korean festival, a Latino festival, the David Suzuki Foundation's Garrison Creek Walk, and so much more
-P.A.T.: the Korean grocery store. If you want a small taste of Korea this is a good taste; a great place to buy frozen dumplings, ginger ice cream, kimchee, and so so much more
-Fish Waffles: inside the PAT. There is no fish in these waffles, just yummy custard or sweet bean filling. I think the red bean is most traditional, but most 'non-Korean Canadians' seem to like the custard. Get two, they are that good!
-Pour Boys: just north of Bloor on Manning. Super cheap, good drinks. I think it is cash only.
-Shopping: so many stores, lots of Korean ones with interesting stuff, but a few Latino ones opened up lately. Check them all out.
-Veggie markets: the one at Bloor and Manning is a destination. Super cheap. There are a bunch of others too.
-Qi: a natural food store (two actually: both on north side of the street, one just east of Christie, one just west of Bathurst). These places give the natural food stores in Kensington a run for their money
-Mirvish Village: on Markham south of Bloor. A number of restaurants and other interesting stores. The Victory has a great patio and is a classic.
-Kop's Records & Doug Miller Books: both awesome places to check out
-Hodo Kwaja: Korean walnut cakes...a classic, as is the nearby Bubble Tea place
-Sam James Coffee: their "pocket" location is on the north side of Bloor just east of Clinton. This is another destination place. Their larger, and original location, is on Harbord also just east of Clinton.
-Honest Ed's: if you haven't been in before, go now.. It's slated to close Dec 2016 and is an icon of Toronto. It's at the corner of Bloor & Bathurst. There is a Wine Rack conveniently located here too.

All this, and so much more all within five blocks, makes it a great place to spend the afternoon. Have fun!!
Written March 1, 2015
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Lupin4
Sydney184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
Toronto's Koreatown is similar to those in other cities with Korean immigrant populations and it's generally fun. Korean restaurants and shops selling stuffed Korean toys and K-Pop abound. The whole Bloor area nearby is worth a stroll. The area seems trendy without being too cool for the mainstream.
Written October 12, 2014
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Elena P
Guadalajara, Mexico4,965 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
This was a nice stroll coming from Chinatown and Kensington. Korea town is full of shops and restaurants.
Written July 8, 2018
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