Monday, December 3, 2012
Koo-E Nami Royale is a Korean restaurant located on 1535 Dresden Row, just past Cora's.
We still do not have any snow (miracle!) so when the guys got together for D&D the ladies took the opportunity to go out for lunch. The place is spacious, warm and quite beautiful. It has a seating capacity of over 100 people. All lunch entrées at Koo-E Nami Royale are only $7.99.
"The fine dining restaurant and bar creates memorable experiences while binding Canadian and Korean culture with good taste." ~ Koo-E Nami Royale
I loved the long and luxurious stainless steel spoon and chopsticks, which I found easier to use than the plastic ones. In fact I would love to have some of my own!
Last time we visited a Korean restaurant I ordered the Bento Box which is similar to the Bulgogi Platter but this time I wanted seafood so I got the Seafood Stir-Fry Platter that came with octopus! That would be a first for me.
We all received lovely Korean salads to start, always so fresh and delicious. I must discover a recipe for that dressing!
We received sprouts and kimchi and wow, this kimchi really kicked! Very good though but it lived up to its overpowering reputation. Kapow! Nice...
At first I could not see a lot of seafood under all the fresh vegetables but it was there. I ordered mine to have the sweet soy sauce version which was delicious. I did add some of the table's hot chili sauce too which made it perfect. And the octopus? Fantastic!
Alissa ordered the Bibimbap which is a stir fry topped with a sunny side-up egg. The bowl is so hot that the eggs cooks into the dish as you stir it.
Sarah got the Tofu Platter and let us try the tofu which was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Delicious!
I can not remember what Emily and Jen ordered but there was a lot of stirring involved. All of us loved our meals and I would definitely go back for more.
From the photos on the wall it is clear this restaurant has a result crowd of people who love hanging out and enjoying the food.
"At dinner, enjoy exotic flavors of the orient, prepared right at your table at Koo-E Nami Royale Grill. This "Unique Cook-it-Yourself" concept provides for a delicious and entertaining dining experience." ~ Koo-E Nami Royale
Now that is something I want to experience too! The food is so fresh and to have it cooked right at your table? Talk about an exciting foodie experience!
It was great catching up on Saturday, having a healthy and tasty lunch together and then heading off for some more adventures.
This is a wonderful restaurant and if you need a space for a party and want to do something a little different, I highly recommend Koo-E Nami Royale.
My only complaint is the washroom was too clean! Yes, you read right. If I had been in there a couple of more minutes I would have had a migraine from the industrial cleaners. For those scent-sensitive like me, you might want to send a scout before using the facilities.
I loved having lunch at Koo-E Nami Royale with my friends. We did not feel cramped or rushed and the food was so varied and wonderful. The price for lunch is a fantastic deal and the dish I had was so tasty I want to come back for dinner.
I give this restaurant four and a half out of five wooden spoons.