Authentic Korean In Mitte
As Berlin’s love affair with Korean cuisine continues unabated, another restaurant has entered the scene to appeal to the appetites of local kimchi, and bibimbap fans. Gogogi has not only a prime location and cool décor going for it, but also a dedication to quality that’s evident in every bite. The recently opened restaurant just off Rosenthaler Platz in Mitte is the creation of three young artists from Seoul, which explains the artsy interior of polished concrete and repurposed dark wood. Unlike many Asian restaurants in Berlin, the menu doesn’t dabble in fusion-style experiments but focuses instead on making traditional dishes and making them well. That means homemade hot pepper paste, soy sauce, and kimchi, plus a dedication to using only organic, free-range pork and beef from a farm in the south of Germany. The changing lunch menu features a variety of home-style set meals and classic bibimbap, rice with beef and vegetables sizzling in a heated stone bowl, while dinnertime is your chance to try out the tabletop barbecue. Should the pepper marinade get a bit too spicy, quench the heat with one of the fruity and refreshing cocktails made with a Korean rice liquor.