It appears that one of Hamilton’s best known spots for authentic Korean cuisine has unceremoniously closed its doors.
Alirang Restaurant, which sits prominently at the corner of Main Street West and Locke Street South, has had its doors locked and lights out for months now, with its phone number no longer in service and the restaurant’s signage officially removed from the building as of a few weeks ago.
— Hamilton Spectator (@TheSpec) May 4, 2021
The restaurant was beloved among local food lovers for its menu of classic Korean dishes like bulgogi, bibimbap, and chicken katsu served in a quaint, humble setting.
Some residents have readily made public mention of how much they’ll miss this underrated fixture of Hamilton’s food scene.
“Very very sad to hear this, they had some of the best Korean food in the city,” remarked user ‘mekju905’ on Reddit.
As Alirang’s closure occurred with little fanfare, it’s currently unknown if this restaurant will be making a future appearance anywhere else in Hamilton, or if this is truly the end.
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