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C O R E    R E S T A U R A N T

Committed to Delicious Food and Drinks

Neighbourhood Bistro in Leslieville

896 Queen Street East, Toronto | 416-519-8101 |

Tuesday to Sunday

Dinner: 5:00pm to 10:00pm (last reservation) | Bar: 5:00pm to late


Closed | Available for Private Events

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H (Hyun Jung) Kim - Chef

Chef Hyun Jung Kim is of a South Korean background. His studies began with humble beginnings at George Brown Culinary School. This chapter presented him with the opportunity to intern at Senses of the Soho Metropolitan Hotel as well as Scaramouche Restaurant.

Upon his graduation in 2010, he moved onto Globe Bistro, which was his introduction to seasonal, contemporary Canadian cuisine. This culinary style has since developed into the focal point and passion of his work.


The chapter of his career that he considered to be most influential is the four years with George Restaurant, located in Toronto, where held the title of Sous Chef. He is grateful for this time working alongside Chef Lorenzo Loseto, who he describes as the chef that he most admires.


Most recently, Hyun Jung Kim spent six months travelling abroad to the United Kingdom, where he was able to learn from and experience Michelin-starred kitchens.

His training and experience has brought him to Core Restaurant in Leslieville, Toronto, his own restaurant. His restaurant reflects his passions and impressive experiences; from the creative daily changing menu, including three and five course tasting menus, right down to the service and staff that surround him. He has built a memorable place in the community that provides quality food and unforgettable service at an affordable rate, ensuring the continued return of both loyal guests.