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Ka Chi Korean Restaurant- Shocking, unbelievably rude service!

I'm surprise this place still lives..

I am so annoyed and bothered about my recent visit to Ka Chi that I'm determined to deter as many people as possible from going there.

Last Friday, a friend of mine and I dined at Ka Chi. The food was acceptable (my standards are not incredibly high) and for the most part, the wait staff were prompt and accurate with our orders (but certainly not friendly). After our meal, we signaled for the bill and waited, and waited, and waited for it to come. We didn't mind since the restaurant was relatively busy but after waiting almost 15-20 minutes we decided to just pay at the counter (which is common for some Asian places and we had also paid at the front at Ka Chi before as well). When we arrived at the cashier, the owner was in the middle of an intense argument with one of the waiters who served us. He was berating him in Korean but kudos to the waiter who kept snapping back. From my very broken Korean, I gathered that the owner had given another table the wrong bill but was determined to make his waiter admit to it.

In any event, my friend and I looked at each other and started talking about where we should head to for dessert. After waiting another 10 minutes (I can attest to the full 10 minutes of standing since I was getting worried about our parking meter), both the owner and the waiter still did not acknowledge our presence. I proceeded to clear my throat and suggest that we only wanted to pay the bill and get on our merry way. The owner, in a state of complete fury, turned to me and began yelling: "Shut up! Shut up! We are very busy right now!" he exclaimed. I couldn't believe it .. I was so taken aback that I started laughing! But that only infuriated the owner even more. He began yelling even louder "Stop laughing! Shut up! I said shut up! Stop talking and stop laughing! Can't you see how busy we are? I said shut up!" At that point, I just wanted to get out of there. The neighboring tables were looking at him but he was completely undeterred in his anger. The waiter finally pulled out our bill and we dropped our money and left. Unbelievable.

All I can say is that I can't see myself ever dining there again.

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Ka Chi
612 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G1K7, CA

Jul 12, 2010
mettle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dim Sum: Dynasty vs. Pearl.. a short summary

same findings as well.

dynasty has its moments, but the food and service at pearl harborfront are consistently excellent.

Jan 02, 2009
mettle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

sweet spot?

i've been cooking for a few years (around four?) and i've a question that's bugging me. (i'm sorry if this question has been discussed before. if you could direct me in the right direction, i can read up on it myself.)

on one hand, the longer you cook a piece of meat the more connective tissue breaks down. on the other hand, the longer you cook a piece of meat the dryer it becomes. where's the balance?

i made a stew last night. i cooked short ribs in some liquid for 2.5 hours in 70-75C water. the beef was okay - it was not overly moist nor was fall-to-pieces tender. i'm just not sure what i did wrong. should i've cooked the meat longer? shorter? used more heat? less?

Oct 03, 2008
mettle in Home Cooking

Tappo Wine Bar & Restaurant

food was standard. decor was typical distillery. service was poor - slow, servers had attitude, manager could care less.

Sep 15, 2008
mettle in Ontario (inc. Toronto)