Koreanka Warsaw

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Koreanka – Prepare for chili!

Hidden in the courtyard of an old building is another Warsaw gem.¬†Yeunsu Lee came from Seoul to Warsaw a few years ago. And as she grew up in a Korean cooking family (preparing kimchi every Autumn and burying in the garden so it can last for the whole year), it’s no wonder that almost as soon as she has arrived on Polish land she started to cook. First, she gave only cooking lessons, but – fortunately for us all – she decided to start a small restaurant. For some time, it was pop-up style with irregular opening times. It was so popular that Yeunsu turned it into a proper restaurant full of the smell of chili.

The menu – written on a black board – isn’t extensive, but, believe me, it takes a lot of work to cook meat for Korean ramen. And even if it’s not extensive, it is still a hard choice between bibimpap served with egg and veggies, marinated bulgogi meat, and the (very) spicy tteokbokki (rice cakes). Even deciding about which one of the ramen you should choose is agonising. Spicy and a bit tangy dan dan with pork and ginger, or rich and creamy miso ramen with some tender bacon? And the portions are so big that I usually have¬†space only for one. So, I keep coming back to try more Korean flavours.

Reservations are not possible on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Details about this spot



Koszykowa 59/36, Warsaw

Telephone number


Opening Times

12:00 - 22:00 daily


Bibimbap: PLN 23

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)