✣ Top pick ✣
I love Arisu. It is definitely my favourite Korean restaurant. The first time we came here it was for YJ’s birthday, and they gave us a very beautiful complimentary sushi boat. Since then I have revisited many times. Their gam ja tang is my staple. C said it’s even better than any gam ja tang she tried in Toronto. The banchan here deserves special mention as well. They are always extremely well executed and the kitchen doesn’t give you the same banchan over and over again. This is comfort food at its best (funny how I describe this as comfort food because I never had non-Chinese food prior to coming to Canada). Their Japanese food isn’t too bad (although not the best offered in Kingston). It is also nice to note that the rice they use is the real Korean rice, not any crappy rice variety sold in supermarkets here in North America.
My ratings: ❤❤❤❤❤
Price range: $-$$
6pcs assorted raw fish
California maki topped with unagi & avocado.
Beef Udon Soup
Sliced beef and vegetables in broth
Spicy Fresh Salmon
Fresh salmon mixed with cucumber and spicy sauce
Salad with a Korean flavour, not a Japanese vinaigrette seasoning
Beef dumpling (steamed)
Arisu was previously Mr. Dumplings. These were freshly homemade dumplings. I’m not sure if this was a limited time offer because I haven’t seen it on the menu after spring.
감자탕 Gamja Tang
Pork bone soup with potatoes and vegetables, rice
Pork is very nicely seasoned and fresh (doesn’t have a gamey taste to it). There is a LOT of meat attached. I’m always left with just a few bones after I finish it.
육개장Yuk Kae Jang
Spicy beef soup mixed with vegetables
순두부 찌개Tofu Soup
Silken tofu with seafood and vegetables
불고기 Bul Ko Ki
Thinly sliced beef marinated with vegetables
제육볶음 Je Yuk Bok Eun
Pan fried spicy pork with potatoes and vegetables
비빔밥 Bi Bim Bap
Vegetables, ground beef, fried egg served with rice in a hot stone bowl
김치찌개 Kim Chi Jji Kae
Pork and kimchi soup with rice
Sweet potato noodle with sliced beef and vegetables
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185 Division Street Kingston, ON, K7K 3Y9