Lim Ga Ne Korean Restaurant (uptown)

Located at 5529 Yonge Street in North York

Yesterday, I blogged about a Korean restaurant in the downtown part of Koreatown.  Today’s blog post features another Korean restaurant but in the other Koreatown — the uptown one!  Essentially, both Koreatowns are similar as they both have some of the same restaurants and have a large concentration of Korean customers (they both have Joons and this restaurant!).  

Lim Ga Ne Korean Restaurant is located near Finch Station which is easily accessible by the transit system.  My friend Victoria and I were catching up and chose to do so here for dinner.  It was a couple of minutes from the subway and very convenient to get to.

Inside, you can choose to sit at a low table on the ground like a traditional Korean or Japanese meal or at a regular table with chairs.  They offer a la carte Korean dishes or hot pot style.  Victoria made the very astute observation that they serve some Korean dishes not usually seen at a Korean restaurant, meaning that a lot of their choices were authentically Korean-based.

Korean favourites! Variety of banchan

After we placed our order, the selection of banchan dishes arrived.  I was pleased to see that every single variety of banchan — kimchi, bean sprouts, potatoes, etc. — presented to us were all very tasty and well made.  You know how sometimes when you go to a Korean restaurant and not every single banchan tastes good?  Well, here at Lim Ga Ne, I was happy to enjoy all of these without complaint.

Ox-knee Soup (Do Gani Tang). $9
(unfortunately, you can’t really see the ox-knee pieces in this photo)

I was very easily suggestible to ideas that night and ended up choosing the Ox-knee Soup (Do Gani Tang) that Victoria pointed out.  It ended up having really soft and smooth ox-knee pieces.  It was also quite simple in taste.  Some people might even say that the soup base was very bland.  However, I enjoyed it because I wanted something plain and soothing.  The noodles in the stew were very fine as well.  It came with a bowl of “purple” rice.


Korean Style Sausage Stew (Soon Dae Kuk). $8

Victoria ordered another unique dish, the Korean Style Sausage Stew (Soon Dae Kuk).  (Would you agree with me that you haven’t seen this dish at other Korean restaurants before?  If you have, I guess it’s just me who hasn’t lol.)  In any case, I tried a piece of sausage from the stew and really enjoyed it!  The stew was a little spicy but the piece of sausage was unlike your regular hot dog.  It was actually made with rice in the middle or something chewy.  I really, really liked the texture of it!  It’s definitely something to try.  Victoria also pointed out that you can actually order an entire plate of these Korean Style Sausages to share.  I guess it’s something like an appetizer. 🙂

“Purple” rice that came with our orders

Overall, I really enjoyed our dinner.  The banchan was delicious, the service and restaurant setting were simple and great, and we got to try some brand new Korean dishes.  Man, I really do love being a foodie. ^_^

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4 Responses to Lim Ga Ne Korean Restaurant (uptown)

  1. Absolutely LOVE how Korean food comes with all those little side dishes!!
    Ox-knee?? Wow, have heard of ox-tail and ox-tongue but never ox-knee…So cold here in Sydney tonight – looking at that bowl of soup, just to warm up!

    • stenoodie says:

      Me too! The banchan side dishes are the best! 😀

      Yes, ox-knee! It’s so different that I just had to try it! And thank you to Victoria for pointing it out to me on the menu too lol. Mmm, stay warm! I hope you had a nice bowl of steaming soup to warm you up. 🙂

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