Koko! great for a Yorkville lunch

Don’t expect many Korean dishes for lunch at Koko! Share Bar.

Koko! Share Bar
81 Yorkville Ave.
416-850-6135
www.kokosharebar.com

Rating 4 out of 5
Social lunch
Time in 11:53 a.m.
Time out 12:56 p.m.
Low $ - Sides ($2.50)
High $ - Bossam – Serves 2 ($50)
Licensed - yes
Hours of Operation – Tues & Sun 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.; Wed – Sat 11:30 a.m. -2:00 a.m
Reservations — Yes, make them if you can

Don’t expect many Korean dishes for lunch at Koko! Share Bar.

However, you are welcome to choose from the dinner menu (but do you want to spend $22 on an entrée for lunch?).

We decided to stick with the lunch one.

Korean BBQ ($9.50) is a bento box of sorts, beginning with miso soup served in a white mug and ginger dressed spring mix salad.

Thinly-sliced strips of marinated ribeye steak are richly flavoured. Steamed rice and two crabmeat maki make for a filling, and satisfying meal.

Makimono Assortment ($11.50) is served with miso soup and salad as well.

The rolls — Dynamite (tempura shrimp with avocado and cucumber, rolled in fish eggs) and a mix of tuna, salmon, butterfish and spicy dressing — are enticing, both in texture and flavour. Nothing new here, but well executed.

Great food in an elegant, modern space. It’s just disappointing there are not more Korean choices.