You may remember Arirang from our post North Korean food at Arirang Berlin in Wedding. But Arirang Restaurant in Wedding is now closed and there’s a new branch in Kreuzberg called Arirang Two.
Arirang is a North Korean restaurant that used hide in the depths of Wedding like I said, than moved to Charlottenburg and now has another convenient branch in Kreuzberg.
This restaurant have some most authentic and well-cooked Korean food in Berlin. The dishes come in a huge quantity and will definitely make you’re more than happy if you’re searching for a serious Korean experience. A North Korean experience, I might add.
Arirang Berlin is North Korea in Keuzberg
As a super fan of simple food in simple venues, I will warm the people similar to me: Arirang Two is so badly decorated that I probably wouldn’t even consider pass in front of it if I wasn’t convinced that this tiny restaurant serves the best Korean food in Berlin. Period.
So don’t get scared by the cheap furniture, the achromatized signs on the wall and the general feeling that you’re actually eating in North Korea. I swear to everything that is holy you that the food reflects none of this. Actually the food is inversely proportional to how bad the place looks.
The staff at Arirang Berlin can cook a super nice variety of dishes ranging from the regular korean BBQ to the best bibimbap in Berlin. Please mind the classic kimchi pancakes, deep-fried dishes and soups too.
The best way to experience Arirang Two to the fullest is to order one of the menus which are made to suit different group size. But this demands a hunger that I didn’t have when I when there to take these photos so all you can see are the kimchi and the bibimbap. Sorry for that.
The menus I mention cost almost nothing if you divide between everybody and the portions can separate men from rats. I mean it!
What’s also incredible at Arirang Berlin are the soups. Choose between ox tail soup or Kimchi pork or any other. They are all outstanding and count to some of my beloved winter comfort food of all times.
So, stop going to places where everybody goes and experience something authentic for once in your life. Quit those neo-korean-kimchi-burgers crap that are just too close to some hype hotel. Be real, go real. Because if what you’re looking for is stylish and hype Korean restaurant in a trendy-scheisse neighbourhood, then Arirang Two is far from being what you need.
But if you’re like me, a person that is not choosy when it comes to eating and love Korean food and want to something genuine, then you’ll be in heaven.
Arirang Two- North Korean Restaurant
Reichenberger Str. 124