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512 Bank St | Arum Restaurant and Market, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Z6, Canada
+1 613-230-8488
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I've been going to this spot for years. It has always felt like being at a regular restaurant in Korea, food is always good, good portion size, good ingredients without the short cuts some places use and the staff is nice. And being able to grocery shop next door at Arum is great. I usually do both on one trip,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great Korean food in a quiet café - food shop on Bank St in Centretown. I've enjoyed everything I have ever tried here and I've tried most items. I'm familiar with Korean food having visited Korea and eaten my way around the country. This spot has recently been slightly redecorated but the food remains as good as always

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This is my favourite Korean restaurant in Ottawa so far. Nothing fancy, but everything is tasty and delicious. Kids love the place (some toys are available to play with while waiting on your order). The place is under new management and they've spruced up the place a little (front door is still a mess!) To note, the picture for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Very causal restaurant; good selections on menu; food very family style and dye euros portion. Most main dishes come with rice and side dishes. We ordered the kimchi chimaera and beef shot ribs both were very delicious. We will definitely go back and try other dishes.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

Dolsot is an old school Korean restaurant, attached to a Korean grocery store. The place is not fancy, and you could easily pass it by, but don't. It makes some delicious Korean dishes that are authentic. From bulkokee, and seafood omelette, to an amazing seafood hotpot, it is a delicious place to dine. Highly recommended if you are looking for... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Not being a connoisseur of Korean food I cannot comment on the authenticity of the food. In addition to vegetable dumplings as an appetizer, the server/owner recommended 3 dishes, citing them as the most popular Korean dishes: bulgogi (thinly sliced marinated beef), bibimbap (rice with vegetables, beef, and egg), and japchaebap (transparent noodles with vegetables on rice). The beef dish... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

This is the third time l come here. Might not be the best korean food l ever had, however, it is still a authentic and not pretentious. If you want to eat Korean food , this is the best place to go. Other places make you pay a premium. This is the place for me. Many Koreans come here ...This... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

Been here many times and always come away satisfied. Excellent and authentic flavors at very reasonable price. If you are looking for very good Korean place this is the place to go in Ottawa. Decor etc very basic, but that's not why one should go here. Big portions, very friendly staff. The food has a very home cooked feel which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011

I have been to a few Korean places in Ottawa and Toronto and they have all been good, but this one is exceptional. The service was really fast and the chef actually came to our table and showed me how to properly mix my Bibimbab. The food was delicious and the prices very reasonable.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2008

Not good. Don't go.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean
Restaurant features
Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 Bank St | Arum Restaurant and Market, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Z6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-230-8488

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?