Sunday, February 7, 2010

5000 Ans on St-Catherine

2176 St-Catherine
(near metro Atwater)
(514) 932-7565

OI! it's been a few months!
Sorry for the long wait, i admit i've been procrastinating on this blog :C
My first reason is that i haven't been to many restaurants lately and second of all, i don't want to review a restaurant without having been there at least twice.
I have a few things planned:
-Comparison of the 5000 Ans
-Tokyo Sushi review
-Post on New Year (tiger RAWR!)
-Some other restaurants i go to quite often but never thought of reviewing

On to this new post!
True, i've only been to this place once (yesterday night for a friend's birthday), but i can't help myself reviewing it..because it's korean? haha bias, yes.
If you quickly scan my previous post, you will notice that i've already reviewed a korean restaurant by the name of 5000 Ans.
Well, i've just discovered that there's another one, by the same name, on St-Catherine!
Unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to ask the workers there if it was owned by the same person, but just stepping into the restaurant and scanning the menu, i quickly saw that there were some resemblances and differences.
I will most definitely compare both but in a separate post or it would be too confusing!
Enough with my babbling! Here's the review :)

The outside looks quite shabby, but do not be fooled because the inside is definitely homey!
It's a hip place for a younger crowd.
Walking down the stairs, you will spot on your left side a wall filled with mangas and on your right, many empty bottles of soju on an old piano :)
They have a backroom which you can rent/reserve if you intend on coming with a big crowd.
The room comes with a section for karaoke, a pool table, picnic table to eat on, and a casual lounge area.
And guess what?!, all of this for free!

The number of dishes in their menu is of a decent size.
They have a lunch section and a dinner section (which i have a slight suspicion that it is the same with the only difference being the price haha).
What's nice is that they offer traditional korean cuisine and also japanese dishes (obviously koreanized!).
I couldn't resist and ordered myself up some beef bibimbap! (rice, vegetables, raw egg, hot sauce, kimchi, all in a hot pot bowl).
Some of my friends took the korean BBQ, others took ramen, soba, etc..
They also offer desserts such as green tea ice cream with dagwa (korean biscuit).

Must try
-Dolsot bibimbap (you all know how much i love my bibimbap).

Unfortunately, i didn't taste anything else so i can't suggest to you other must-trys!

Reasonable price
Under 20$/person
I believe the KBBQ is (also) 30$, the bibimbap is 12,99$.



Again, this rating is subject to change as i've only been here once.
However, i'm going there again next friday and will give an update!
Be on the look out for my next post for the comparison of both 5000 Ans!