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“How to Find Co Tu - Advice: Find It Your First Day in Town”
Review of Co Tu

Co Tu
Ranked #247 of 2,776 Restaurants in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

It took me two days to find Co Tu. That's sad because I would have gone back more than once to eat there if I'd had more time in Warsaw.

I ordered crispy fish in curry sauce with rice and salad. On a scale of 1 - 10, it was at least a 12! If I'd been able to go again, I might have ordered the same dish. It was that delicious.

I noticed that most people were ordering a bowl of soup. Only 5 zlotys. My dinner cost 15 zlotys, an amazing price. There was so much fish on the plate and a huge pile of rice. The fish was real - not like the dopey fish sticks I'd been served two days ago in Lublin. I can't say enough good things about this place.

But finding it is tricky. My guidebook gives the address as Hadlowo-Uslugowe 21, not Nowy Swiat as another reviewer mentioned. My guidebook tells you to go through the archway at Nowy Swiat 26. That probably works. I didn't have that information with me when I went searching. My way of getting there was to turn off Nowy Swiat onto Foksal and go through the first archway on the right side of Foksal. You will be staring at a huge blue graffiti wall painting. Walk to the left around the wall and you'll see the yellow Co Tu building. Foksal is just to the Old Town side of Al Jerozolimskie, the largest busy street in the area.

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Despite the simple decor of the bar, it's definitely worth to visit this place if you are asian food lover. "Co Tu" is located in the centre of Warsaw but at the back of Nowy Swiat street (popular tourist route leading to Old Square). So you are not exposed on the hustle and buslte of the city. The restaurant is run by vietnamese people and the prices are more than acceptable - you can eat a great meal for 3 eur. There are a lot of vietnamese bars in Warsaw but only a few with so delicious asian food.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Co Tu has become something of a legend with Asian food lovers in Warsaw, though relatively few foreign visitors know of this fast-food eatery located just off the popular tourist track of Nowy Swiat. Established twenty years ago by a Vietnamese immigrant, it is run today by his niece, Nguyet (Moon) - a great favorite with the patrons - with the help of several other family members. She has perpetuated her late uncle's dedication to fine food at prices that even students of the nearby Warsaw U can afford. A three-course lunch - with soup, main course (all served with rice and salad), beverage and dessert - will set you back as little as10 US dollars. There is almost a hundred items on the menu - and some of the hits include spicy fish soup, grilled beef with sesame, chicken with chili sauce, roast duck and many more. Co Tu has twice been honored with the coveted "Golden Ladle" award for consistent quality of cuisine and service - something that is not necessarily the norm with a lot of other Asian fast-foods in Warsaw. You order at the counter, pay, pick up your cutlery and take a seat at one of the dozen or so tables - where your order will be brought to you within minutes. No tips are expected. Co Tu might not be that easy to find for a visitor: though the address suggests location right on the popular tourist route of Nowy Swiat - it is in fact situated some 50 yards to the east of the street-front buildings, within the first block. Enter one of the gates on the eastern side of the street, pass through the backyard and a row of shops parallel to Nowy Swiat and look for the first, bright-yellow unit in a row of shops perpendicular to Nowy Swiat. - It's not as complicated as it sounds and you will be rewarded with a good meal and a broad smile from proprietress Nguyet.

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