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156 Cumberland, Toronto, ON
Award-winning

156 Cumberland

4.5
4.5
78 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Korean
Intimate neighbourhood spot in the heart of Yorkville serving up contemporary modern Korean. Our dishes are inspired by traditional Korean cuisine and expressed through the Toronto Culture.
Featured on the 2022 Toronto's first Michelin guide.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Korean, Korean
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 901-3886
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 78 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

78 Reviews
  1. JL0915

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & drinks as always! Everything from salad to sujebi was 👍😋

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  2. LisaC

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great Vibe, Great Food and Great Service. Our watier was so attentive and explained the menu extremely well. One of the best meals I have had in Toronto for a long time.

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  3. ESCG

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice little boutique Korean Western fusion restaurant. We were sitting at the back area and it was quite. Food was good but pricey for the portion.

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  4. Thomas

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favourite places. Love their dishes and services. It is must try place.

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  5. DanH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the hidden gems that I will be visiting from now on. Service, ambience, and food were all top-notch. Excited for the next visit!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Our first time dining here and for our anniversary celebration we decided to try this restaurant (reserved via OpenTable) due to their glowing reviews. The food were delicious and we enjoyed each and every dish. However, we were shocked and at a disbelief that during our last course - we were asked to finish our meal as soon possible to accommodate other guests. (EXTREMELY UNPROFESSIONAL) Upon entering the restaurant, we were informed that we would have 1.5 hours to finish our meal to which we agreed. Our two appetizers and cocktails arrived fairly quickly but waited for over 40 mins for our main courses to arrive. Just when were finishing off our last course, the server asked us to eat fast because there were guests waiting. Mind you, the restaurant was NOT busy and our 1.5 hours time limit was NOT over. There were plenty of empty tables beside us including the tables in the patio and yet we were asked to finish our meal quickly. To conclude, this has been a very disappointing experience. I’m not sure how this restaurant received a Michelin guide with such poor service but we will not be returning nor recommending this restaurant to anyone.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such an amazing experience here. The food and service were beyond expectations. They noticed their was a pescatarian in our party and saved the last Mackerel so they could have an entree as well, which is beyond thoughtful. Every detail was flawless, loved it.

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  8. PritishB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the fish on avocado mousse, squid noodles, crispy rice paper with roe and the steak. It was all so well presented and amazing taste. Especially the steak and the squid noodles.

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  9. yanishhaa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    love the vibe of this place 🤍 the food was very good but I wish the portions were a little bigger

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  10. Ari85

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Service was great, food was top notch and the vibe was perfect. Go eat here!

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  11. PascaleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Refined, fragrant , generous food . Great service and decor.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked for our anniversary. Everything was great, from ambience, service and parking. Food was amazing, we had the beef tartare, stuffed chicken wings, mushroom jook with truffle and steak. Service was great too, friendly and professional.

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  13. JamesK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend this spot. The trout roe dip and the skirt steak was fuego

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and excellent food. Good atmosphere with about right lighting

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  15. Toml

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment you step through the doors of this exquisite culinary haven, you know you're about to embark on a remarkable gastronomic adventure. This restaurant transcends the boundaries of mere dining and immerses you in a world of unparalleled culinary delights. Prepare to be astounded as your senses are tantalized, your taste buds awakened, and your expectations shattered by a truly unforgettable dining experience. This restaurant is an absolute gem, a place where culinary dreams come to life. From the moment you enter until the final farewell, you are transported to a world where flavors dance on your tongue, where artistry and innovation converge, and where the boundaries of what is possible are constantly pushed. It is an experience that lingers in your memory long after the last morsel has been savored. If you seek a truly extraordinary dining experience, one that transcends the ordinary and leaves an indelible mark on your culinary journey, then this restaurant is an absolute must-visit. Prepare to be captivated, enthralled, and ultimately enchanted by the sheer brilliance of this culinary masterpiece.

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  16. LOGANSQUARED

    Toronto

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    PHENOMENAL! The perfect word to describe a meal at 156 Cumberland. From a friendly greeting upon entry all the way through to the well wishes and thanks on our way out everything about 156 was… well, phenomenal! As it was our first time dining at 156 we asked the lovely Grace for some advice on the menu and we are so glad we did! We went with a few of the crowd favourites and opted for the daily special also. (The power of a pic on the gram worked! It was too pretty a dish to pass up!) Starting with the beef tartare, served up unlike anywhere else! Followed by another house fave, the stuffed chicken wings! By far the best chicken wing I’ve had! The special of the day followed, the Hiramasa tartare, unbelievably light and delicious! (and almost too pretty to eat!) The mains followed. The mushroom jook with summer truffle was out of this world good. First time having jook, and it won’t be the last time. We were rather hungry, so we went with the beef short rib with all the fixings to finish. We enjoyed that more than words can state. So flavourful! With just barely enough room for dessert, we opted to share the roasted brown rice ice cream. A perfect end! Regrettably we did not partake of any wine, but their cocktails were delightful! I would highly recommend everyone give 156 Cumberland a try! I couldn’t imagine anyone being disappointed with a meal there! Many thanks to all the FOH and BOH people for an amazing evening!

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  17. Angie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The waitress forgot about the birthday inquiry. They said they missed it because I ordered my dessert with another waitress.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great space… will definitely come back

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  19. PhAff

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Worth a detour for superb combinations of tastes, in most dishes

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with caring service. A bit of a chilly evening and my family and I were the only ones at the patio. But the staff came regularly to check on us. Second times in two weeks and will definitely come again!

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  21. Kippie

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Very slow service....Service is soso...Took ages to serve food. Ordered dessert and waited 20 minutes (just a scoop of ice cream). Never come, then ask to cancel...no apologist or explanation from server... Condiments with the main course are cheap and tasted soso. Overall, disappointed. Not deserve the Michelin Bib Gourmet.

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  22. Tony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great ambience and service (shoutout to tommy, give this man a raise).

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  23. davidy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff was very helpful and accommodating. Our server Brian as especially good! We look forward to visiting for a dinner service.

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  24. JoelT

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally stellar evening—food expertly prepared and presented. Small menu, but each dish was perfectly conceived. Service and overall experience were A+. This place is the perfect place for a splurge.

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  25. 4square

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Amazing Korean Michelin star restaurant. Menu was limited so we pretty much ordered almost everything on the menu. Soju was smooth and the cocktails were delicious! Was an great experience but quite pricey! Disappointment that there was no kimchi type dish but would totally return!

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  26. BYoun

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and services. Chicken wings and beef short rib are our favorites. We been here several times. Leave with absolute satisfaction each time!

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  27. Foodaholic

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I like it more when they just opened. Food was amazing and affordable prices. They changed the menu. More like a Korean restaurant now. But the tiramisu is good.

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  28. Jonna

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very disappointed. The food are mixture of Korean food with Japanese or Italy style, but taste weird, and expensive. Not valuable. The service is just like normal Korean restaurants, no one introduce the dishes, no one ask for experience. Don’t go, unless you want to spend money for non sense.

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  29. DimaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended! Amazing food and service. Everything was delicious.

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  30. Mary

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service in a small friendly restaurant.

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  31. Opaegyeol

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you so much for a surprising birthday desserts for Phil!

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  32. Alex

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the additional seafood items in the new spring menu! U10 Scallops & the sashimi platter are amazing. The texture of the scallops was 10/10. Equally enjoyed the new desserts - roasted brown rice ice cream and banana milk tiramisu. The banana milk was quite faint though and could be pushed a bit more.

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  33. MariaK

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food and perfect portion in a good ambiance. Servers were discret but active.

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  34. Ngtgate

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    If you’re looking only for the atmosphere, it’s a right place.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend this place food and service was excellent

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the service was even better. Our server went over the top with service and made the night super enjoyable. From appetizers to desserts the food was amazing, a must try is the injeolmi dessert as that topped off the night. 11/10 would come back again

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  37. Wambam

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Great fusion food with delicate and intricate tastes and combinations of French and Korean but the cocktails were very weak with alcohol. And the service was subpar. Being situated at Yorkville I’d expect better service. The waiter did provide a few recommendations and speak about the menu but after ordering our drinks they didn’t clear the table of wine glasses when no one ordered wine and left it there. They also knew we had a stroller and I spoke to them on the phone about having an infant in a stroller at the table and they still situated us upstairs when there were plenty of empty tables downstairs with spacing to fit a stroller. And at the end of the night they turned on all the lights rushing us out when we haven’t even ordered desserts yet. For the price of the food and the location I would expect more from this restaurant.

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  38. michall

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, from the apps, to the desserts. Highly recommend the beef short rib platter.

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  39. ZhiyangH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Second time here. Heard the menu has been changed so decide to try new things, but ended up not as surprisingly good as our first time here. It's Ok still.

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  40. Hochul

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Restaurant ambiance and interior did not match the price or location. Service was quite poor and untrained. Seasoning was very intense, particularly for Korean food. Felt more similar to Chinese seasoning. Was a rather disappointing experience.

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FAQs

156 Cumberland is rated 4.5 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for 156 Cumberland

156 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R 1A8

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Yorkville
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Korean, Korean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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