Tozi Korean BBQ Now Open

New Wicker Park Restaurant Offers Authentic Cuisine and Interactive Dining

Tozi Korean BBQ, located in the heart of Wicker Park at 1265 North Milwaukee Avenue, is now open for lunch, dinner and bar service. Tozi offers authentic Korean cuisine with an interactive dining experience, as each booth has a built-in, tabletop grill.

Upon entering the newly remodeled space, patrons will notice traditional Korean décor, such as gold trimming on the booths, beautiful butterflies and Hangeul (Korean writing) etched on glass. Tozi’s dining room has over 30 tables and booths, a large bar for 20, open kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows that lead to an outdoor patio, in season. Bold hues highlight the restaurant and lounge area, while wide plank, wood floors maintain more of the deep and rich palates featured throughout the space. Woven drum lighting and modern glass fixtures suspended from the ceiling exude soft warmth into the room. The interior of Tozi is designed by Korean designer Cho Soo Kyung, who previously designed for ShinSeGye department store in Korea and various restaurants in the United States.

Dining guests, seated at over-sized booths, will experience the traditional Korean practice of tabletop grilling. Diners will choose and then grill different cuts of beef, pork, poultry and seafood (available as larger, entree sizes or in smaller, three-ounce tapas portions). Tozi also offers numerous vegetarian and vegan options. The bar itself, and five, non-barbeque tables are available to those looking to enjoy custom cocktails or menu selections not geared to grilling. Carry-out and late-night offerings are available.

Tozi’s dinner menu begins with appetizers (HaeMul PaJeon seafood pancakes; Gool BoSsam sliced pork belly with kimchi; Mool-Mandoo steamed beef dumpling), salads (Dotori-Muk acorn jelly salad; ChaDol house salad with beef brisket) and soups (Mandoo dumpling soup and Shigeumchi Jogae spinach and clam soup). The nine stew selections range from KalBiTang (beef short ribs and vegetables) to SoonDoBu (mild or hot silky tofu with seafood, beef or vegetables and egg served in a hot pot). Dinner offerings continue with hot stone rice bowls (HaeMul-BibimBop seafood; YookHoiBibimBop steak tartar; GyeJang-Baekban raw crab), noodles (DongChimi-GookSoo cold noodle soup; Bibim-GookSoo spicy cold noodles; JapChae stir-fried, sweet potato noodles) and JeonGol, large casseroles, great for sharing (Gopchang-JeonGol intestines; Mandoo-JeonGol dumplings; BulNak-JeonGol spicy baby octopus; HaeMool-JeonGol assorted seafood). Stir-fry dishes include KalBiJjim (beef short rib), DweJi-KalBiJjim (roasted pork spare ribs), Spicy HaeMulBokkeum (seafood), SaengSun-Jorim (steamed fish), Dak-Bulgogi (chicken) and more.

The signature BBQ service (minimum order of two dishes) is served with banchan (side dishes), choice of soup and Doshirak, a traditional “lunchbox” of rice with fried egg and vegetables. Tozi’s Korean BBQ menu offers JooMooLuk (short steaks), SaengDeungShim (sirloin), AnShim (filet mignon), DaePae-SamGyupSal (sliced pork belly), Dak-Gui (spicy chicken), SaeWoo-Gui (shrimp) and many more to choose from. Smaller portions of the BBQ items are also available in tapas-sized, three-ounce portions. The entire dinner menu is outlined below.

Yeol’s lunch menu, available Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., offers stews (DwenJang-Jjigae soybean stew; DaeGu-MaeWoonTang codfish stew; GomTang ox tail stew; YookGaeJang spicy shredded beef stew), noodle dishes (DongChiMi-GookSoo cold soup with beef; Bibim GookSoo spicy cold noodle dish) and hot stone rice pots (DolSot-BibimBop ground beef and vegetables; YookHoi-BibimBop steak tartar; KimChiYache-BibimBop kimchi). During lunch, “Doshirak” (lunchboxes) are also available and are served with a house salad and two of chef’s daily specials. The choices include DweJi-Bulgogi (stir-fried pork), Bulgogi (stir-fried rib eye), Dak-Bulgogi (stir-fried chicken) and Saengsun-Gui (grilled fish). The lunch menu is outlined below in detail.

The cocktail menu at Tozi offers a variety of eight unique martinis, such as Aloe (vodka, lime juice and aloe puree), Asian Frog (watermelon vodka, midori and pineapple juice), Mandarin (vanilla vodka, Bacardi O and tangerine juice). Tozi’s bar menu offers a premium sake list, along with a selection of rice wine (mak gul li) and soju (Korean vodka) available straight or in mixed drinks (strawberry soju martini, soju yogurt martini and five additional flavors). Red and white wines are available by the glass or bottle, and domestic and imported beers are offered in bottled format. Non-alcoholic, traditional beverages are found in Tozi’s selection of shikye, sweet, rice-based drinks. The bar menu is also listed below.

Jay Kim will lead the restaurant team at Tozi. Kim is a Korean native with a long-standing dream to introduce and promote authentic Korean cuisine to this area. His 15 years of experience stem from founding Japanese and Korean restaurants (Blue Fin, Wild Fish, Star Fish) and managing Japanese and Korean restaurants (Blue Ocean, Blue Ginger, Nozumi).

A large, free parking lot is conveniently available behind the restaurant, in addition to metered street parking. Valet service is offered during dinner. Reservations are available by phone and via email at ToziReservation@gmail.com.

Hours:

Lunch Menu
Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Dinner Menu
Monday-Friday 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Tozi Korean BBQ
1265 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
773.252-2020
coming soon, ToziRestaurant.com
@ToziChicago

Tozi Dinner Menu

Appetizers

Hae Mul Pa Jeon (Seafood Pancakes)
Scallion pancakes made with seafood and vegetables served with seasoned soy sauce 9.95

Boo Choo Gool Jeon (Oyster Pancakes)
Oyster pancakes with leek served with seasoned soy sauce 7.95

Gool Bo Ssam (Sliced Pork Belly with Kimchi)
Steamed pork belly served with fresh oyster, steamed cabbage, spicy kimchi, and seasoned radish 15.95

Kimchi Mandu (Steamed Kimchi Dumpling)
Steamed kimchi dumplings, served with seasoned soy sauce 6.95

Go Ki Mandu (Pan Fried Beef Dumpling)
Pan fried beef dumplings, served with seasoned soy sauce 6.95

Mool Mandu (Steamed Beef Dumpling)
Steamed beef dumplings, served with seasoned soy sauce 6.95

Yook Hwe (Shredded Beef Tartar)
Shredded raw beef marinated with sesame and soy sauce, served over Asian pears 11.95

Roast Beef (Korean Styled Roast Beef)
Dish of beef roasted in oven served with vegetables 10.95

Salads

Dotori Muk Salad (Acorn Jelly Salad)
Acorn jelly salad served with sweet soy dressing 6.95

Chadol Salad (House Salad with Beef Brisket)
Thinly sliced beef brisket with house green served with ginger dressing 7.95

House Salad (House Salad)
House greens served with ginger dressing 5.95

Soup

Mandu Soup (Dumpling Soup)
Soup made with beef dumplings, rice cake slices, and vegetables 1.95

Shigeumchi Jogae Soup (Spinach Clam Soup)
Soybean paste based soup made with spinach and clams 1.95

Stew

Soon Do Bu (Silky Tofu Soup)
Mild or hot silky tofu stew with seafood or beef or vegetable and egg served in a hot pot 9.95

Yukgae Jang (Spicy Shredded Beef Stew)
Spicy stew with shredded beef, scallions, and vermicelli noodles 9.95

Gomtang (Ox Tail Stew)
Pale-bone broth with oxtail and vegetables 9.95

Kalbi tang (Kalbi Stew)
Stew with beef short ribs and vegetables 12.95

Daegu mae woon tang (Codfish Stew)
Fresh codfish stew with assorted vegetables and tofu served in a hot pot 12.95

Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew)
Kimchi based stew with tofu and vegetables 8.95

Dwenjang Jjigae (Soybean Stew )
Soybean paste based stew with tofu and vegetables 8.95

Noodle

Dongchimi Gook Soo (Cold Noodle Soup)
Thin buckwheat noodles with slices of beef, pear, cucumbers & pickled radish in cold beef broth 9.95

Bibim Gook Soo (Spicy Cold Noodles)
Buckwheat noodles topped with slices of beef, pear, cucumber & pickled radish with spicy hot pepper sauce 9.95

Jap Chae (Stir Fried Noodles)
Stir fried sweet potato noodles , beef, carrots, and spinach in sesame seed oil and soy sauce 8.95

Hot Stone Rice Pot

Dolsot Bibim Bop (Sizzling Stone Bowl)
Steamed white rice on hot stoneware pot with assorted vegetables and ground beef topped with fried egg, served with red chili paste 9.95

Hae Mul Bibim Bop (Seafood Rice Bowl)
Steamed white rice topped with assorted vegetables and seafood, served with red chili paste 10.95

Yook Hwe Bibim Bop (Steak Tartare Rice Bowl)
Shredded raw beef marinated in sesame oil and vegetable over steamed white rice, topped with a fried egg 13.95

Kimchi Yache Bibim Bop (Kimchi Rice Bowl)
Steamed white rice topped with assorted vegetables and kimchi, served with red chili paste 9.95

Gye Jang Baek ban (Raw Crab Rice)
Spicy marinated fresh, raw crab served with rice 14.95

Jeon Gol

Gopchang Jeon Gol (Intestine Casserole)
Casserole with intestines and vegetables served in a hot pot 28.95

Mandoo Jeon Gol (Mandoo Casserole)
Casserole with dumplings and vegetables served in a hot pot 23.95

Bool Nak Jeon Gol (Spicy Octopus Casserole)
Casserole with spicy baby octopus and vegetables served in a hot pot 26.95

Hae Mool Jeon Gol (Seafood Casserole)
Spicy casserole with assorted seafood and vegetables served in a hot pot 28.95

Stir-Fry & Cassserole

Kalbi Jjim (Beef Short Rib)
Meltingly tender marinated beef short ribs, cooked in a soy sauce seasoning with assorted vegetables 14.95

Daeji Kalbi Jjim (Roasted Pork Spare Ribs)
Braised spicy pork ribs with vegetables and rice cake cooked over a slow, low heat 13.95

Budae JJigae (Kimchi Ham Casserole)
Stew consisting of ham, sausage, chicken, kimchi, and tofu in a beef stock 12.95

Spicy Hae Mul Bokkeum (Stir-Fried Seafood)
Stir- fried seafood and vegetables in a red chili sauce 13.95

Seng Sun Jorim (Steamed Fish)
Simmered fish, daikon radish, and chili in a red chili sauce 12.95

Sen sun gu yi (Grilled Fish)
Broiled mackerel or acka mackerel 11.95

Daeji Bulgogi (Stir-Fried Pork)
Marinated pork stir-fried with onion, served in a spicy red chili sauce 12.95

Bulgogi (Stir-Fried Rib Eye)
Stir-fried marinated thin slices of tender prime rib-eye, served in a soy sauce 12.95

Dak bulgogi (Stir-Fried Chicken)
Stir-fried marinated chicken with onion, served in spicy red chili sauce 11.95

B.B.Q
Minimum 2 order
Served with banchan (side dishes) and your choice of soup
When order of 5, “nostalgic lunch pack (rice with fried egg and vegetables)” is given

Joo Mool Luk (Short Steaks)
Short steaks marinated in sesame oil 17.95

Saeng Deung Shim (Non-Marinated Sirloin)

Non marinated sliced sirloin 18.95

Chadol Baegi (Beef Brisket)
Thinly sliced beef brisket rolled into a medallion 17.95

An Shim (Filet Mignon)
Sliced beef filet mignon 19.95

Dae Pae Sam Gyup Sal (Sliced Pork Belly)
Finely sliced pork belly 16.95

Wang Galbi (Marinated Prime Beef)
Beef short ribs with bone marinated in Tozi’s special sauce 19.95

Seng Galbi (Non-marinated Prime Beef)
Tender, juicy non-marinated short ribs 19.95

Hye Mit Gui (Prime Beef Tongue)
Lean slices of beef tongue 16.95

Daeji Kalbi (Pork Ribs)
Pork spare ribs marinated in Tozi’s special spicy sauce 15.95

Dak Gui (Spicy Chicken)
Boneless sliced chicken marinated in Tozi’s special spicy sauce 14.95

Se Woo Gui (Grilled Shrimp)
Prawns marinated in Tozi’s special sauce 16.95

Daeji Mok Sal (Grilled Pork Neck)
Pork Shoulder meat marinated in Tozi’s special sauce 15.95

Jju Ggu Mi Gui (Grilled Octopus)
Fresh octopus marinated in Tozi’s special sauce15.95

Gop Chang Goo Yi (Grilled Intestines)
Slices of pork intestines 16.95

Ori Bool Go Gi (Spicy B.B.Q Duck)
Slices of specially seasoned duck 16.95

Haemool Modeum Gui (Assorted Seafood)
Assorted seafood (seasonal) to B.B.Q 16.95

Tapas B.B.Q
*With order of 5, “nostalgic lunch pack (rice with fried egg and vegetables)” is given

Chadol Baegi (Beef Brisket)
Thinly sliced beef brisket rolled into a medallion 7.95

An Shim (Filet Mignon)
Sliced beef filet mignon 8.95

Sam Kyup Sal (Pork Belly)
Sliced pork belly 6.95

Wang Galbi (Marinated Prime Beef)
Beef short ribs with bone marinated in Tozi’s special sauce 8.95

Seng Galbi (Non-marinated Prime Beef)
Tender, juicy non-marinated short ribs 8.95

Hye Mit Gui (Prime Beef Tongue)
Lean slices of beef tongue 6.95

Daeji Kalbi (Pork Ribs)
Pork spare ribs marinated in Tozi’s special spicy sauce 6.95

Dak Gui (Spicy Chicken)
Boneless sliced chicken marinated in Tozi’s special spicy sauce 5.95

Se Woo Gui (Grilled Shrimp)
Prawns marinated in Tozi’s special sauce 7.95

Dwe Ji Mok Sal (Grilled Pork Neck)
Pork Shoulder meat marinated in Tozi’s special sauce 6.95

Jju Ggu Mi Gui (Grilled Octopus)
Fresh octopus marinated in Tozi’s special sauce 5.95

Haemool Gui (Assorted Seafood)
Assorted seafood in season to B.B.Q 5.95

TOZI LUNCH MENU
Available Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. -3 p.m.

Stew

Soon Do Bu (Silky Tofu Soup)
Mild or hot silky tofu stew with seafood or beef or vegetable and egg served in a hot pot 6.95

Yukgae Jang (Spicy Shredded Beef Stew)
Spicy stew with shredded beef, scallions, and vermicelli noodles 6.95

Gomtang (Ox Tail Stew)
Pale-bone broth with oxtail and vegetables 6.95

Kalbi tang (Kalbi Stew)
Stew with beef short ribs and vegetables 8.95

Daegu mae woon tang (Codfish Stew)
Fresh codfish stew with assorted vegetables and tofu served in a hot pot 8.95

Kimchi Jjigae (Stew)
Kimchi based stew with tofu and vegetables 6.95

Dwenjang Jjigae (Soybean Stew )
Soybean paste based stew with tofu and vegetables 6.95

Noodle

Dongchimi Gook Soo (Cold Noodle Soup)
Thin buckwheat noodles with slices of beef, pear, cucumbers & pickled radish in cold beef broth 6.95

Bibim Gook Soo (Spicy Cold Noodles)
Buckwheat noodles topped with slices of beef, pear, cucumber & pickled radish with spicy hot pepper sauce 6.95

Jap Chae (Stir Fried Noodles)
Stir fried sweet potato noodles , beef, carrots, and spinach in sesame seed oil and soy sauce 6.95

Hot Stone Rice Pot

Dolsot Bibim Bop (Sizzling Stone Bowl)
Steamed white rice on hot stoneware pot with assorted vegetables and ground beef topped with fried egg, served with red chili paste 6.95

Hae Mul Bibim Bop (Seafood Rice Bowl)
Steamed white rice topped with assorted vegetables and seafood, served with red chili paste 6.95

Yook Hwe Bibim Bop (Steak Tartar Rice Bowl)

Shredded raw beef marinated in sesame oil and vegetable over steamed white rice, topped with a fried egg 8.95

Kimchi Yache Bibim Bop (Kimchi Rice Bowl)

Steamed white rice topped with assorted vegetables and kimchi, served with red chili paste 6.95

Doshirak (Lunches To Go)
*Included are house salad and two of Chef’s daily specials

Daeji Bulgogi (Stir-Fried Pork)
Marinated pork stir-fried with onion, served in a spicy red chili sauce 8.95

Bulgogi (Stir-Fried Rib Eye)
Stir-fried marinated thin slices of tender prime rib-eye, served in a soy sauce 8.95

Dak bulgogi (Stir-Fried Chicken)
Stir-fried marinated chicken with onion, served in spicy red chili sauce 8.95

Sen sun gu yi (Grilled Fish)
Broiled mackerel or acka mackerel 8.95

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