Ok, so here’s the thing….I HATE karaoke, it’s personally not my idea of fun. That being said, I was brought here for my sister-in-law’s birthday and putting my feelings for karaoke aside, it’s a nice establishment! Private rooms are great, lots of song choices, it’s clean, and the guy checking IDs at the door was ok that I rested my ears by him for a few minutes at a time and he even offered me a seat ahaha he was very nice and I appreciate his help and understanding. Good drinks here as well! Could be sound-proofed a little better but other than that if you’re a karaoke fan and are spending time drinking in Toronto, this could be a fun spot for you!
The whole night was just sketchy! The fact that it is in a mall on the second floor is weird, I find. From what I have read from another site, the same issues have not changed since May 2014. Let's start off with the fact we were there with a large group of people for a birthday. We had the biggest room we could get. It cost $250, or spend that much in booze and food, and the room is free. I find that to be a bit pricey since we had already ate. My friend ordered a Caesar, and I guess they did not know how to make it. It was fizzy, pink and seemed fruity, barely drinkable. You ordered from the bar, then had to go to a little area beside the bar to pay, odd. The room was dated and crowded. With the large table, you would have to pick up your legs from anyone else to walk by. The bathrooms are disgusting. The doors don't have locks, the floor was wet, broken glass, no toilet paper in any of the stalls (I did ask and was given some), there was a drain hole that was not covered in the center bathroom which my friends heel went into and she fell...the list goes on! We did not eat, there was a smell of grease throughout the bar. Service wasn't great. The karaoke machine are complicated to use, we did ask for help and someone showed us. Still was not easy to navigate. The sound system could use an update as well as the song list. Many Asian songs, not as many new English songs. Some of the videos were not the real videos and random Asian songs would come on automatically if you did not have anything queued up. I could not get out of there fast enough. I left before the rest of the crowd just due to the fact that it felt dirty and sketchy.
Prices are a bit pricy for a Korean karaoke place, especially considering that 1- half of their rooms don't have liquor license so no drinking for you 2- they didn't have a lot of popular songs!! 3- they just have one male and one female washroom for the whole establishment.
If you have 3 people or less, a room is $20/hour. Over 4 people it's $6/person. We asked for an extra minute to finish a song and the owner refused to give us that extra time. So cheap! In korean culture you always throw in a few extra minutes of karaoke, but here the TV automatically closes down when your hour is up. If you want to pay for more time, any songs you had lined up get erased.
I don't think I would be back, there are better options.