Restaurant Review – Uptown’s Authentic Korean Restaurant

Song Cook's Korean Authentic Restaurant

Authentic Korean restaurants can be rare to find in Canada. SongCook’s Authentic Korean Restaurant is a restaurant in North York that serves traditional Korean dishes. This authentic Korean restaurant is located at 72 Steeles Ave W #6, Thornhill with complimentary parking in the lot. I went on a day that was pleasantly warm but I was craving hot (both kinds) soups and spicy rice cakes! So my boyfriend and I went for the first time. We walked in super hungry. We saw that the restaurant was packed and full, very much unlike our stomachs. If you are lucky enough to go on a busy day like we did then be prepared to get a printed ticket with a number. Ask for a menu to look at while you wait so you can be closer to food. The restaurant has a traditional Korean charm adorning cultural charms and lamps.


As you can see, Song Cook’s is a pretty big restaurant

traditional Korean dinner setting

On the right side of Song Cook’s where you can have a traditional dinner sitting on the floor.

traditional Korean charm

Korean Lamp

Yay – Our ticket number has finally been called! We decide to experience the full Korean-ness of the night and sit on the right side. It has a very traditional partition that separates us from the other diners. It’s a nice touch because you feel a certain sense of privacy.

traditional Korean partition

Privacy: although people can clearly see you (still feels good haha)

Okay now let’s get on with the food before you get han-gry on me. As I mentioned before, the craving of the rice cakes was mad real so I will show you that first. I also know that it’s a lot of your favourite Korean dishes 😉

Tteok-bokki 떡볶이 Korean Spicy Rice Cakes

떡볶이 (pronounced Tteok-bokki) – Korean Spicy Rice Cakes

It was actually really delicious. The words “the taste is pretty close to the rice cakes in Korea” actually came out of my mouth. Everything was pretty tasty at this restaurant. Here are some other pictures of the food that night.


Song Cook’s serve minimal side dishes but they are all very flavourful – especially the pickled radish (bottom left)


제육볶음 (pronounced Jeyuk bokkeum) – Korean Spicy Pork Stir-fry

I’ve created a GIF for you convenience so you can really feel like you were there with me. This pollock stew called동태찌개 pronounced dongtae jjigae) is perfect if you like fish and it’s cold af outside. Enjoy!

Well that wraps it up! If you’re curious, you can check out the OOTD that I wore this night here. (I was apparently repping both Korea and Toronto pretty hard that night =P)

Song Cook's Korean Authentic Restaurant

One last overview of our Song Cook’s spread which is called 식사(shik-sa) in Korean.

Service: ★★★★☆

Food: ★★★★☆

Ambience: ★★★★☆

Value: ★★★★☆

Overall rating: ★★★★☆

Therefore, SongCook’s Authentic Korean restaurant is AliceApproved*

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