Zagreb’s not (yet) very international when it comes to food. This probably doesn’t bother tourists and travellers at all, since they’re here for authentic and traditional Croatian food anyway. It does bother me, though. Whenever we want to go out to eat, I find myself craving intense and unusual flavours. I can’t stand any more pizza.
One day, walking through a neighbourhood slightly out of the city centre, my husband and I came across a Korean restaurant so full of Asian people that we couldn’t get a seat. “We have to come back!” I exclaimed (perhaps too enthusiastically). And so we did.
I was excited to try Korean food for the first time in my life. And what I was served didn’t disappoint. It tasted different from anything I’d eaten before and it was amazing. Omma is run by a mother-daughter team. The daughter works as a waitress and she’s competent and friendly. The food is prepared by her mother (hence the name of the restaurant: “Omma” means “mother” in Korean).
The restaurant is nicely and modernly decorated, but it’s relatively small, so when a bus of South Korean tourists comes for lunch, you won’t get a table. Also, it’s only open until 8pm so make sure you plan your early dinner there. I’ll be sitting in the corner, watching you eat. 😉 (I probably won’t. I’ll have my head stuck deep in my plate.)