KoHyang House

33 Bayfield St, Barrie
44.389923,44.389923
About KoHyang House:

The KoHyang House is at 33 Bayfield Street, in Barrie, Ontario. Decorated in a Korean style, the menu at KoHyang House is offering mainly Korean dishes and Japanese sushi, with plenty of house-made items.

The strip-mall location on Bayfield Street means that there is plenty of street side and parking lot parking for cars and bikes. The place is wheelchair accessible, takes reservations, packs takeaway meals and does deliveries. It is also an excellent place to have a family meal with your kids or go with your friends. There are no free Wi-Fi or TV inside, but it serves alcohol from its full bar.

Serving lunch and dinner, the place is opened from 11 AM to 9.30 PM seven days a week. The menu is prepared with fresh local ingredients combined with the Korean and Japanese spices, for a great dining experience.

I’ve found many reviews of the KoHyang House online, on sites like Trip Advisor, Google Reviews, Facebook and Yelp, and based on these, I bring you the list of pros and cons.

Pros:

  • Interesting Korean and Japanese dishes
  • Pleasant atmosphere
  • Fresh ingredients
  • Great sushi and good service
  • Comfort food and large portions

Cons:

  • Some people found the food expensive

The KoHyang House was opened in 2013, by Anna Kim. Her love of traditional Korean cooking and hospitality was the main reason she decided to open the restaurant to show the people of Barrie the wonders of Korean cuisine. The interior of the restaurant is intended to look like a Korean village, with plenty of bamboo details, and lots of potted plants that remind of the lush Korean nature. The tables and chairs are simple, and the whole place has a homely feel.

It is the menu and great service that attracts a large following. The menu has sushi, salads, appetisers, sushi rolls, veggie rolls, hot pots, Korean food, Bento boxes, rice and noodles, and party specials. The extensive menu has plenty of vegetarian and vegan meals, as well as plenty of gluten-free options.

There are appetisers like edamame, gyoza, spring rolls, yaki, tempura, and a large selection of sushi rolls. People can also order a good selection of vegetarian sushi and rolls, as well as a lunch Bento box with meat or seafood teriyaki, meat or vegetarian tempura and more. The hot pots are dishes served on a hot plate and brought boiling to the table. All the dishes are served on nice porcelain or stone plates or bowls, with some items served on wooden boards, with great food presentation that is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds.

The owner Anna Kim recommends the Korean dishes like Dolsot Bi Bim Bap, served on a stone plate. Also, among the favourites are the party combos: maki, sushi and maki, sushi and sashimi, and sushi a la carte, all served on beautiful bamboo trays.

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