Miga Korean & Japanese B.B.Q Restaurant ★★1/2

Price: $15+ depending on what you order

This restaurant would usually be out of the way for me but luckily I had a ride to get there. Went with friends who wanted to have Korean B.B.Q and arrived at the restaurant around 6:30pm.

Initially, we had planned to try the all you can eat advertised on their website for $26.95 but after arriving we were told it is only available for lunch. I guess they haven’t updated their website yet. Decided then to ordered the B.B.Q Combo #2 for 3 people at $59.95 instead. Combo includes 3 miso soups, 3 rice bowls and one miga salad or lettuce. We were provided 2 plates with L.A. beef short ribs, beef bulgogi, spicy pork and chicken, mussel, shrimp and mushrooms. I really enjoyed the beef short ribs and beef blugogi but I wouldn’t recommend their miga salad as I found it covered with a lot of dressing (perhaps too much sesame seed oil?). Also, portions for combo might not be enough if dining with just guys. I would suggest ordering separate dishes or just all you can eat lunch.

With service, servers were very nice and polite. They constantly changed the B.B.Q plate so smoke wouldn’t come up too much and  have a buzzer installed so you can ask for assistance too. They were so attentive, I think I only used the buzzer once to ask for a drink refill.

Overall, I would recommend trying Miga if you are in the area and in the mood for some Korean & Japanese food. Note – My friend did mention afterwards that they had a stomach ache but I am not sure why since they passed most of the food to me. Something done I think as their subtle attempt of not overeating and having the added benefit of fattening me up too. Grrrr, darn my love affair with meat! Haha

Dress code: Casual. Good for lunch and dinner with friends and family. Not really for work purposes though.

Website: http://www.migabbq.com/
Location: 2382 Dundas St.W, Mississauga Ontario L5K 1R7
Telephone: (905) 822 – 9200
Hours: Sunday to Monday: 11:30am to 10:30pm and Friday to Saturday: 11:30am to 11pm.

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Owl of Minerva ★★★

Price: Under $15

This is a Korean restaurant chain famous for their pork bone soup. I have yet to try it but I will on my next visit. I always order my favourite dish – bibimbap and get free side dishes like kimchi and pickles. If you are not familiar with bibimbap, it is a signature Korean dish. The word literally means “mixed meal” and is served in a bowl of white rice with a fried egg, vegetables, sliced meat and gochujang (chili pepper paste). You need to stir these together thoroughly just before eating. Don’t worry about overusing the pepper paste, it usually isn’t that spicy here.

The place is kind of small but its clean. Washrooms are on the second floor and are really drafty. To keep customers entertained, they also provide two TV’s playing Korean shows and popular kpop music too.

For casual lunches and dinner with friends and family.

Website: Not Available
Location: Various locations. Review for 5324 Yonge St., North York, M2N 5P9
Telephone: (416) 221-7275

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