Gotsu Kim’s Kitchen is a Korean restaurant a little outside of the centre that is run (very important and rare for Estonia) by Koreans (read: professionals). Gotsu has some really good, rich in taste, meals for good prices. Also, they offer some of the best appetizers I have ever tasted, like rice balls with tuna and mascarpone.
The atmosphere in this little cellar is very friendly, the place is packed at lunch time, but has some free seats in the evenings. Gotsu has its own real ampang – Korean traditional dining room where you are supposed to enter without shoes. The food is rather spicy and contains some of the spices that not everybody can tolerate, so I usually talk to the waiter beforehand about some dishes, especially when I want to skip some ingredients.
I particularly like that in Gotsu there is always some cool modern Korean pop music (not gangnam style). It makes me believe that the place is “real”. Also a good sign is that local people from Asia come here to dine.
When I am really hungry then I go for the traditional Korean bibimbap – rice with chilli sauce, vegetables, tuna/pork and fried egg. A big bowl of bibimbap guarantees a full stomach for the next 12 hours.
Gotsu is situated at the edge of a district known as Uus Maailm and we recommend after a good dinner to take a walk to the “New World” (simply follow Suur-Ameerika or Väike-Ameerika streets).