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#134 of 465 Asian in Montreal


Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Takeout, Table Service

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2.0 km from Rue Ste.-Catherine
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Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

We have been going to Hwang Kum for years and this hidden little gem has consistently great Korean food. The Kim chi pancake is out of this world (we are allergic to shrimp so we can’t get the seafood one). They do not take reservations...so plan ahead or you can also get their meals for takeout. Definitely worth trying!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 29, 2019

There were 4 of us and we decided to take a chance of getting a table, since they do not take reservations. It was a Saturday night and they only open at 6 pm. We arrived at 6:05 pm and were very lucky to get...the last table for 4. The restaurant is tiny and only seats no more tan 30 people. Once we were seated we had a chance to look over their menu. Our waiter brought all of us hot tea and an assortment of small appetizers. Our meal started with something called Haemul Pajeon, which was a Seafood pancake with vegetables ($18.00). It was huge and very delicious and definately enough for the 4 of us. For our mains, 3 of us ordered their Dolsot Bibimbap ($17.00/stone pot) which consisted of a large very hot bowl of rice, beef, and vegetables and topped with a sunny side up egg. For myself, I ordered their Dak Bulgogi ($17.00) Spicy BBQ chicken which came with a small bowl of rice. This dish was very spicy even though I was told that it wasn’t that spicy. Needless to say there were no leftovers. We all enjoyed our dishes. We left at about 7:30 pm and there were at least 12 people in line waiting patiently for a table. Parking can be a problem so give yourself some extra time and be prepared to wait. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Food and service was fantastic. Next time I am in Montreal, will go for this and other Chinese food in the area.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

This is my mom's favorite korean restaurant which is also why I brought her there for mother's day dinner :). As usual their seafood pancakes are the best!! Freshly made, crispy and super delicious. If you go there, make sure you order the Galbi, it's...their beef rib steak. Chewy and sweet. Spicy tofu soup is their most authentic korean soup, is your perfect match with korean rice. Unfortunately, besides these 3 dishes, the others aren't as good. It's either too salty or it taste weird... My wife is also a fanatic korean food lover so I have korean quite often... The service is okay, the food arrive quickly despite the fact that they are always packed!More

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed January 31, 2017

The food at this authentic Korean restaurant is delicious!! The only issue you may run into are the funky business hours. They are not open for the full stated business hours. You should call in advance to make sure they are open. Other than that,...it's worth the effort to go.More

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed January 24, 2017

My personal pick (They are the repeated order in every repeated visit to the restaurant) 1) Seafood Pajeon. Weather authentic or not I don't know, but it is delicious. Iz abit greasy, but again it is DELICIOUS. I like it the pancake has volume, not...flat, lots of vegetable inside 2) Spicy tofu soup (Soondubu) My personal favor. The soup taste is excellent and unique coz at Korean market, they do have the soup base for this dish, but at Hwang Kum, they somehow added their secret recipe and it is special. They always close on Sunday, and they tend to close the restaurant irregularly without notice. They have break in late afternoon as well. Best to call them up first, if the line is always engaged or no one pick up the phone after several attempts, likely they are closed. It works for me so far.More

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed December 25, 2016

Food is always good, good service, clean and organized kitchen. I keep going back 3 times a year minimum.

Date of visit: October 2016
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Really good Korean restaurant! Best seafood pancake ever! They are so thick!!! We love the gam jiang tang and the beef ribs!! Even the side dishes are so good!

Date of visit: November 2016
Reviewed October 28, 2016

I dine here for lunch and always have their lunch plate with bulgogi. I like the variety of the various items included with this combo plate. The pajeon, which is generally my favorite, was a bit greasy and lacking on my last visit. The waiter...is efficient but rather spare with the pleasantries.More

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed September 7, 2016

All I can say is that is it nice, excellent food, good choice of sakés and very good service... We love going there. The atmosphere is nice, it is a small place with authentic korean food...

Date of visit: June 2016
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  • Yes, Hwang Kun offers takeaway services.

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  • Hwang Kun is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4