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“The best Korean restaurant in Zürich”
Review of Restaurant AKARAKA

Restaurant AKARAKA
Ranked #223 of 2,072 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 25, 2012

I have been there a couple of times now and enjoyed a great meal each time. The lunch buffet is a really good deal. I usually don't care much about buffet food at all but here it's fresh, well seasoned and delicious.
I have been there with Korean friends and they were all really enthusiastic about the place. 'Finally one Korean restaurant where you can be proud to bring people to introduce them to Korean food!', one told me.
I was worried that people might not want to make the small effort it takes to get there since it is not downtown but I shouldn't have because it was full every time I went. I am obviously not the only one who thinks that this place is quite a find!

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4  Thank VadeRetroChocolat
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

We got the idea to go there from DailyDeal and we enjoyed a typical korean diner with kimchi, bibimbap (rice with vegetables and meat served in a hot bowl) and bulgogi. It was very delicious and we enjoyed the quiet ambient on a Monday evening.

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1  Thank AAKRAN
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

I've now been here at least half a dozen times and it has never disappointed! Charming, polite staff, wonderful food and drink and easy atmosphere. Everything is home made on the premises and wonderfully aromatic. Portions are generous and the value for money is unbeatable. I recommend any dish as I've tried just about all of them! If you are very lucky (like my mother at Christmas), the owner may even serenade you as he used to be an opera singer!

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2  Thank kateluke
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

I read the reviews as we were looking for a japanese restaurant, but without sushi!
The restaurant is small, very clean, easygoing but nice atmosphere! You can reach it by 2-tram in 10 mins from Paradeplatz. We hadn't reserved a table, and we had to wait a little, because the restaurant can accomodate less than 20-25 people in all, and all the empy tables were alredy reserved! Anyway in less then 10 mins we could sit! Next time I'm going to reserve in advance by the way! :)
We tried different plates (all between15-30 chf-menu available on the web site) , big portions and we were all satisfied! The cuisine is a mix of japanese and korean and the result is delicious! Beware that some dishes are quite spicy! I had bento tofu (bento is a lunch box, with steamed rice, pickled and fried vegetables ) and the tofu was fried and tasted like the original from Japan, so yummy! Though it was supposed to be vegetarian, it contained few squids and shrimps, but my friends ate them, without being asked twice!
Basically there are no desserts (only icecream) on the menu, but I'm not fond of asian sweets so it didn't matter!
The service is quick, waiters are friendly and kind and really take care of their customers, and you feel welcomed.. and that's the first time I felt like this in a Zurich restaurant! And this is worth 5 stars for me!! I'll surely go back again!

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4  Thank Byneppi
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