Jong Ga Korean Restaurant is another newer restaurant that has popped up in North Road AKA Korea Town in the past year. It’s a small restaurant, but its packed during peak hours. We went around 1pm as a group of 6 and there was still a decent amount of people inside.
Its located a few shops away from the Steve Nash Gym on North Road. Also steps away from the Lougheed Skytrain. Parking can be quite annoying during peak hours, but you’ll find parking close by.
Banchan are complimentary side dishes that arrive before the meal. It’s normal to see this at Korean restaurant and is expected. Jong Ga has 6 that comes and may vary from visit to visit.
Seafood Pancake ($13.99) was massive and quite thick. There is definitely lots of seafood and ingredients inside, but it was so thick that the center is mushy and falls apart. The exterior is still crisp, but could be done a bit better.
Beef Bone Broth with Noodles ($8.99) comes with rice in a stone bowl. This dish has always confused me. It tastes quite bland when you don’t add salt into it. We asked the waitress for salt but she gave us mustard and vinegar instead. It still made the soup bland. This is one time where we wished we had MSG. My sister said this dish tasted like water and noodles.
Buckwheat noodle in chilled broth ($8.99) was what my other sister ordered. It’s quite a big bowl and put together nicely.
Pork Bone Soup in Hot Pot ($8.99) is probably one of the better items to order here. It also comes with rice. The meat is delicious and tender and the soup was good. Not the best I’ve ever had, but good.
Overall, the food is good, but the service was quite sparse. They didn’t give us tea or water till we bugged them. They didn’t give us condiments for our dishes, so we also had to ask. The condiment jars were not filled up and only had a few drips left.
We Rate Jong Ga Korean Restaurant:
4333 North Road