Exploring a city is like climbing up the highest mountain, you can’t do it in one try, you need to study it, step by step, base camp by base camp, and every time you’ll go bit further. Over the last few months Heno-Heno has become my base camp when I’m exploring West Berlin underground. It’s not extremely close to where I live but I’d go – almost – just for the sake of it, after all I’m already willing to cycle 10km just for a burger.
It reminds me of the other well known Japanese soup restaurant Cocolo Ramen in Mitte, both offer seats around the kitchen and you can see the whole cooking process and both serve delicious food. The only difference is the prices are cheaper here and you get a seat immediately: you come, sit, order, eat, leave, come back if you forgot to pay and leave.
If my stomach is sensible, my ears are too. The music is always good and comes directly from the owner’s playlist, eclectic and pleasant. It is one type of place I really like, located in an ordinary street, once you enter the restaurant it’s another universe that will put you in a good mood whilst enjoying some simple and tasty food. Like a base camp, everything you need to reload and to continue your expedition.