Restaurants Kuah

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KAYUPUTI

THE ST. REGIS LANGKAWI

+6 4 960 6666

stregis.langkawi@stregis.com

Opening Hours: noon - 11pm

 

Raised on stilts above the shimmering blue of the Andaman Sea and conceptualized by the renowned architect Bill Bensley as a vintage beach house, Kayuputi exudes an atmosphere of relaxed glamour while taking one’s breath away with panoramic ocean views.

 

Opening with a ritual creak, the antique entrance door from the grand Dutch embassy in Yangon reveals a spacious, airy interior. The sunlight entering trough French windows gently bounces off the white-washed wood paneling, creating such a unique atmosphere, the ‘white wood’ which translates as ‘kayu puti’ inspired the name of this exquisite dining venue.

The eclectic interior design surprises with theatrical feather-crowned chairs that dominate a private ‘peacock lounge’, designed in striking contrast to the classical ambiance of the main dining area and the beachy feel of the sundeck.  And yet, like a golden threat, the omnipresent ocean theme unites the distinct spaces in a harmonious whole with antique amphorae overgrown by coral, chandeliers made of translucent Capiz Seashells and ceilings draped in a delicate fabric with hand-printed scallops.

 

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Eager to try other signature dishes? Start with a seaweed soup, traditionally eaten by women after childbirth to regain strength. Or opt for a spicy seafood noodle soup with prawns, squid, mussels and vegetable. When it comes to main course, order the famous Bimbimbap, a rice dish topped with stir-fried vegetables, beef and fried egg, mixed just before you are ready to eat. Or try Tukbaegi Bulgogi, a clay pot dish of sliced marinated beef with vegetables cooked in mild Korean soy sauce. A vegetarian? Jap Chae, a traditional dish with glass noodles made of sweet potatoes and mixed with stir-fried vegies, may be the perfect choice!

While Tiger, Carlsberg and Heineken are available, you may want to try traditional Korean alcoholic beverage such as the sweet Mak-Geol-Li or the popular So-Ju which is distilled from a fermented grain and has a taste similar to vodka. If you prefer non-alcoholic beverage, the plum and honey tea or tea made of roasted barley are simply delicious and the perfect finale to a truly authentic Korean dining experience. Enjoy!





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FISH FARM RESTAURANT

+6 (0) 4 966 7988

fishfarmlgk@hotmail.com

Opening Hours:  1pm - 10pm

 

Kuah’s best kept secret, the Fish Farm Restaurant is a true gem of a dining location! Only a few minutes drive from the busy town center, you will find yourself in a peaceful bay with a stunning view of the Andaman Sea.

 

As if promising to take you on a fairytale journey, at the entrance are two historical carriages. And once you step over the imaginary threshold, you will indeed feel as though you entered another world.

There are four distinguished sections - each of them with a different atmosphere: The main dining area is decorated with castle-like bird cages, pirate ship replicas and old fisherman lamps.

Those looking for an intimate experience will enjoy the traditional bersila seating with comfortable cushions placed around a low table. To savor a drink, retreat in the Fern Grove with antique swings gently rocking underneath the canopy of prehistoric foliage, and tree stamps offering seats around ancient mill-stones tables.

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The most enchanting spot is the Sea Deck: Tables made of old railway sleepers are shielded by giant roots overgrown with tiger orchids, the sound of the sea blends with the soothing clang of wind chimes, and the view is just magical! Hundreds of wild ducks, colorful fisherman boats, the Turtle Island rising from the emerald green sea… And once the night sets in, and the dark water surface mirrors the lights of fishermen, it is as if the ocean lit up with the friar's lanterns. The culinary concept is equally unique! Although you can place your order based on a traditional menu, you have also the option to personally choose live fish, lobster, horseshoe crab or tiger prawns from the enormous aquarium. Even better - let a boat take you to the offshore Fish Farm and catch your own dinner! Among the favorites is Tomyam soup with prawns, Thai-style steam fish, BBQ lobster, chilli crab. Accompanied by chilled white wine or cold beer - a dinner to remember!





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WONDERLAND FOOD STALL

+6 (0)12- 4946555

Opening Hours: 6pm - 11.30pm

 

Established 22 years ago and packed every evening since, the Wonderland Food Stall is Langkawi’s culinary legend!

 

Although the owners could easily lay back, Soon and Atun, who have been best friends since school times, love to be hands-on: chopping veggies, preparing their famous seafood delicacies, and watching the hungry crowd cheerfully chat as they share their yummy seafood fried rice, ginger and spring onion chicken with baby kalian, or  Nyonya style fried sea bass. Celebrating the variety of Malaysian cuisine, the menu includes mouthwatering Chinese, Malay, and Indian dishes. However, the main reason to stop by is the delicious seafood! Supplied daily by local fishermen, and served freshly prepared just a few minutes after you place your order, the flower crab with chili, Sambal

squids, prawns in tamarind, or Kam Heong clams are beyond delicious. The absolute highlight is the Lobster prepared following the Wonderland’s secret recipe. Beautifully presented, with a pickled carrot ‘net’, and flowers artfully carved out of cucumbers, the signature dish will entice equally your eye and your palate. More than affordable prices, and super friendly staff happy to make recommendations complete the great experience. Visiting Langkawi? There is no way you can miss this famous spot!

 

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CHARLIE'S BAR & GRILL

AT ROYAL LANGKAWI YACHT CLUB

+604 966 4078

office@langkawiyachtclub.com

www.langkawiyachtclub.com

Opening Hours: 7am -11.00pm

 

Located between the Jetty Point and The Westin Langkawi, the famed and recently re-opened ‘Charlie’s Bar & Grill’ is without a doubt THE dining venue with the most spectacular view in the whole of Kuah! With a layout that stretches along the coastline, there are only two rows of tables. So regardless of where you choose to take a seat, you are sure to enjoy great vistas of the marina!

Although part of the prestigious ‘Royal Langkawi Yacht Club’, Charlie’s has a casual, relaxed atmosphere - welcoming club members and outside guests alike. Keeping with the nautical theme, the walls are decorated with fishing nets, antique oars and tillers and atmospheric photographs of

yachts with white sails glittering against the infinite blue of the sea.

 

Sure to quickly become a preferred breakfast venue for yachties, resident expats and locals alike, Charlie’s serves a hearty ‘American Breakfast’ with hash browns, grilled tomatoes, baked beans, eggs, chicken sausages and even your favorite bacon! If you like to start your day on a healthy note, you can alternatively order a bowl of cereals or a tropical platter with juicy pineapple, watermelon, orange, honeydew and papaya. Whether you are a fan of freshly brewed coffee, cappuccino or caffe latte or prefer in the mornings a cup of English tea - your favorite is available.

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While part of the cafe is set up in western style with tables and chairs, nothing beats a steaming bowl of an authentic Korean dish served in the traditional ‘jwa-sik’ floor seat setting. If you are in for a quick snack, go for Kim Bap - a Korean picnic favorite of seaweed rice rolls served in bite-size slices. While similar to sushi, they are filled with kimchi, radish, eggs, tuna and plenty of other ingredients typical for the Korean cuisine. Time to lounge around and enjoy a proper meal?! If so, start with a seaweed soup or try the spicy beef soup seasoned to perfection! Ready for a main course? Order the famous Bibimbab - an assortment of stir fried vegetables with beef and egg served on rice with a Korean chili sauce. Or try JJaJang Myon, one of the most popular Korean noodle dishes with diced vegetable and a thick sauce made of black soybean paste. Whatever your choice, all meals are freshly prepared with genuine Korean ingredients. Served in pre-heated clay pots for maximum flavor - a feast for your taste buds! Especially when accompanied by plum and honey tea or green tea with roasted brown rice. While the culinary concept is all about tradition, Isabella’s take on sharing her cultural heritage is more than contemporary. A fan of Korean soap operas? Come and watch an episode while sipping the popular mandarin-flavored Korean soft drink ‘Bong-Bong’ or the milky soda ‘Ambasa’ that enjoys a cult status among Korean teenagers. Ready to take a selfie? Put on one of the striking Korean folklore dresses displayed on the wall. A picture your Facebook friends are sure to love and a lovely memento reminding you of a truly unusual dining experience!





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RESTORAN WAN THAI

+6 (0)4 - 9661214

wanthairestoran@bluehyppo.com

Opening Hours: 11am -15pm & 6.30pm -10pm

 

Established 15 years ago by a Malay-Thai couple, this famous restaurant celebrates the traditional culinary Thai experience. The interior features roofed booths resembling Thai houses, walls are covered in dark, richly carved teak wood, and the exotic feel is completed by playful water features

and fragrant flower garlands.


The first ferry in the morning brings on daily basis fresh herbs, spices and rare vegetables from Thailand, and all dishes are prepared based on recipes passed in the family from generation to generation. Regardless of what you order, the flavor is beyond delicious, and the presentation simply beautiful! The traditional Nasi Goreng Nenas is served in a pineapple, the famous

Tom Yam soup comes in a coconut shell decorated with an orchid blossom, and fish dishes are adorned with intricate fruit-carvings. Families and groups of friends will be delighted by the size of the tables, the ‘Lazy Suzan’ - a rotating platform that makes it convenient to sample and share various dishes, or the ‘Steam Boat’, a fondue-like pot that keeps the food simmering directly on the table. While no alcohol is served, each guest receives complimentary water infused with pandan leaves, and the exotic juices and thick shakes made of dragon fruit, mango or cucumber are an absolute must! Whether you choose the traditional desert from sticky rice or a pandan leaf jelly sprinkled with coconut, the desserts are exquisite, and best enjoyed with a digestive tea served in traditional blue-and-white ceramics. The majority of the friendly, attentive waiting staff is Thai.

 

To spare you the shouting typical for a large-size Asian restaurants, the staff utilizes walkie-talkies, making the dining experience very relaxing. Relying on great word-of-mouth rather than paying commission to tourist guides and taxi drivers, the restaurant is able to keep their prices very reasonable, attracting not only tourists but also local families. Whatever day you pick, the restaurant is bursting full. Should you need additional proof of the excellent dining experience, have a look at the wall displaying various tourism awards, and photographs of the King of Kedah, and the former Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir, who are both returning guests.

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HAROO KOREAN

RESTAURANT

+6 012 - 5140049

harooinlangkawi@yahoo.com

Opening Hours: noon - 10pm

Sunday closed

 

Hidden in a tiny side street close to the bridge that leads from Kuah’s banking district to ‘My Hotel Langkawi’, the Korean Restaurant Haroo is a culinary gem just waiting to be discovered! Never heard of it? The regular guests who rarely skip a week without booking a table did make the impression they would rather keep ‘their’ small Korean restaurant a secret…J

 

Murals depicting scenes of the traditional Korean way of life set the tone for an experience that celebrates both - the authentic flavors of time-honored Korean dishes as well as the distinct Korean dining culture.

For a truly authentic experience, enjoy your meal in an alcove with a ‘jwa-sik’ floor seating or book a table with an integrated Korean BBQ grill and order a grilled platter with beef, chicken or seafood. Then watch a charming waiter grill the wonderfully marinated ribeye, prawns or mussels directly in front of you, dipping individual pieces in a bean paste and wrapping them in lettuce into ready-to-eat bite-sized delicacies. Accompanied by kimchy, spicy radish and a variety of traditional Korean condiments - a revelation for your taste buds! Just in case you wonder… Yes! The bespoke individual service comes at no charge. Quite unbelievable! 

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Eager to try other signature dishes? Start with a seaweed soup, traditionally eaten by women after childbirth to regain strength. Or opt for a spicy seafood noodle soup with prawns, squid, mussels and vegetable. When it comes to main course, order the famous Bimbimbap, a rice dish topped with stir-fried vegetables, beef and fried egg, mixed just before you are ready to eat. Or try Tukbaegi Bulgogi, a clay pot dish of sliced marinated beef with vegetables cooked in mild Korean soy sauce. A vegetarian? Jap Chae, a traditional dish with glass noodles made of sweet potatoes and mixed with stir-fried vegies, may be the perfect choice!

While Tiger, Carlsberg and Heineken are available, you may want to try traditional Korean alcoholic beverage such as the sweet Mak-Geol-Li or the popular So-Ju which is distilled from a fermented grain and has a taste similar to vodka. If you prefer non-alcoholic beverage, the plum and honey tea or tea made of roasted barley are simply delicious and the perfect finale to a truly authentic Korean dining experience. Enjoy!





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SEASONAL TASTES

+6 04 960 8888

westin.langkawi@westin.com

www.westinlangkawi.com

Opening Hours: 7am -10.30pm

When on vacation, there is no better way to begin your day than with a leisurely breakfast! And while you may assume that the lavish breakfast buffet at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is reserved for in-house guests, you are welcome to indulge even if staying elsewhere!


Recently refurbished, Seasonal Tastes, Westin’s signature dining venue, lures with a panoramic view of the Andaman Sea, contemporary ambiance and state-of-the-art amenities. Although designed to accommodate up to 200 guests, the restaurant is split on two levels and you can select a table in a crystal cove to enjoy a quiet family breakfast or an intimate brunch with your loved one. Open for breakfast until

11.30am, with the buffet divided in themed isles, there are no crowds or queues to worry about!

 

Tailored to satisfy the diverse preferences of international clientele, the buffet impresses with more than 150 Western, Chinese and Middle East halal specialties! Health-conscious guests will be delighted by the large selection of freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, gluten-free options and ‘superfood’ dishes rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. Courteous waiters roam the restaurant, tempting with delicious teasers so that you get to sample something new!

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The buffet stations are adorned with intriguing fruit carvings, delicious spreads are served on sophisticated tableware and fried eggs come in a heart-shape, turning your brunch experience into a feast for the eye. Should you lose sight of your kids for a moment, you are likely to find them watching with big eyes the wieners and sausages on a rotating grill. Transformed in the evenings with dimmed light, ‘star-lit’ ceiling and flickering candles into a romantic dining venue, the Seasonal Tastes Restaurant lures with themed dinners celebrating Malay, Arabic, Indian and Chinese culinary art. You can also join the Brazilian poolside BBQ on Tuesdays or the Seafood Poolside BBQ that takes place every Friday. Both accompanied by a cultural show, they are sure to become the highlight of your holidays!





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FAIR CAFE

+604 9661102

easy_crystal@yahoo.com

Opening Hours: 10.30 am – 10.30pm

Looking for a place to unwind and recharge while on a shopping spree in Kuah? Conveniently located next to the main entrance of the popular shopping mall ‘Langkawi Fair’, the ‘Fair Cafe’ is the perfect spot to enjoy your lunch, have a quick snack or finish your bargain hunt with a lovely dinner.

 

Shielded by tropical plants, with a rustic brick wall and braided rattan lamps, the al-fresco café has a warm, inviting atmosphere. Those who like to escape the tropical heat may prefer a table in the adjacent spacious area equipped with air-conditioning. With a lot of space between the tables, you don’t have to worry where to put your shopping bags

Arabic music and a display of ornamental shishas perfectly complement the authentic flavors of Arabic dishes. But available is also Indian cuisine with many vegetarian options, and western favorites such as burgers, pizza and pasta.

 

Wondering what to order? Begin your meal with stuffed grape leaves or share a delicious Mazza Platter, and follow with Malay Tikka, Lamb Curry or Garlic Chili Mutton. If you prefer Indian Cuisine, make sure you don’t miss Fish Tikka from the tandoori corner, Paneer Butter Masala or Yellow Dal - best accompanied by Jeera Rice or Garlic Naan.

 

Is your mouth watering just reading the description? Of course, you can skip the shopping and come to the Fair Cafejust to enjoy your lunch or dinner.

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BARBOSA

+6 012 4469079

Opening Hours: 3pm -1.00am

 

Looking for a great place to chill? If so, head straight to Barbosa!! Located on the upper floor of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, the place has an amazing view and a great atmosphere.

 

Painted in bright cheerful orange, vibrating with the contagious rhythm of Cuban music and boasting foosball and pool tables, the entertainment bar is sure to put you in a good mood the minute you walk in!

 Craving some indulgence? Sprawl out on the large cozy sofa, order a double Jack Daniel’s on the rocks or a chilled Havana Club rum and watch the colorful fisherman boats and luxury yachts come in and out of the harbor as you slooowly draw on a hand-rolled cigar, relishing the exquisite taste of a ‘Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill’ or the

famous ‘Montecristo Tubos’. The bar carries a great selection of Cuban and Nicaraguan cigars otherwise available only in the luxury resorts so if you are a cigar lover you may want to purchase a few to take back home.

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Lusting for a savory bite? How about a home-made spring roll, stir-fried chili anchovies or a hearty chili sausage? Or better yet - have a look at the menu and choose one of the mains! If you would like to sample some local halal specialties, order nasi goreng, Cantonese fried kwetiau, or chicken rendang - a caramelized chicken curry traditionally prepared on festive occasions by Sumatran Minangkabau tribes. In the mood for some western favorites? The creamy soup of fresh forest mushrooms, spaghetti aglio E Olio with fresh chilies, toasted garlic and prawns and the chicken chop with herbs and black pepper sauce are simply delicious. But what you really shouldn’t miss are Hugo’s pizzas!!! With dough made from scratch, a home-made tomato concassé and golden baked crispy crust likely the best on the entire island!! The absolute favorite?! Topped with fresh mozzarella, spicy beef salami and fresh chillies, the Diavola Pizza has a major addiction potential! No plans to dine out today? Head to Barbosa anyway! The sunset bar enjoys around 7pm the most amazing view! Order a mango juice or a chilled beer and watch the sky above the harbor explode in golden, orange and rich magenta hues. A breathtaking spectacle!





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HAROO STORY

KOREAN CULTURE CAFE

+6 012 - 5140049

harooinlangkawi@yahoo.com

Opening Hours: noon - 10 pm

 

Looking for a place to unwind while on a shopping spree in Kuah? Conveniently located in the shopping mall ‘Langkawi Fair’, ‘Haroo Story’ is the perfect spot to enjoy your lunch, have a quick snack in-between or to conclude your bargain hunt with a lovely dinner.

 

That being said, the atmosphere of the ‘Korean Culture Cafe’ and the delicious food served at ‘Haroo Story’ are worth the visit even if you have no plans to shop J


Conceptualized as a place where you get to experience not only authentic Korean cuisine but also Korean culture, ‘Haroo Story’ is designed in a Zen-like style, with the simplicity of the interior accentuated by

delicate calligraphy art painted directly on the tabletops, and crooked branches and moss-grown rocks elevated to beautiful art compositions. - The signature touch of Isabella, a gifted artist and daughter of the Korean owners.

 

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While part of the cafe is set up in western style with tables and chairs, nothing beats a steaming bowl of an authentic Korean dish served in the traditional ‘jwa-sik’ floor seat setting. If you are in for a quick snack, go for Kim Bap - a Korean picnic favorite of seaweed rice rolls served in bite-size slices. While similar to sushi, they are filled with kimchi, radish, eggs, tuna and plenty of other ingredients typical for the Korean cuisine. Time to lounge around and enjoy a proper meal?! If so, start with a seaweed soup or try the spicy beef soup seasoned to perfection! Ready for a main course? Order the famous Bibimbab - an assortment of stir fried vegetables with beef and egg served on rice with a Korean chili sauce. Or try JJaJang Myon, one of the most popular Korean noodle dishes with diced vegetable and a thick sauce made of black soybean paste. Whatever your choice, all meals are freshly prepared with genuine Korean ingredients. Served in pre-heated clay pots for maximum flavor - a feast for your taste buds! Especially when accompanied by plum and honey tea or green tea with roasted brown rice. While the culinary concept is all about tradition, Isabella’s take on sharing her cultural heritage is more than contemporary. A fan of Korean soap operas? Come and watch an episode while sipping the popular mandarin-flavored Korean soft drink ‘Bong-Bong’ or the milky soda ‘Ambasa’ that enjoys a cult status among Korean teenagers. Ready to take a selfie? Put on one of the striking Korean folklore dresses displayed on the wall. A picture your Facebook friends are sure to love and a lovely memento reminding you of a truly unusual dining experience!





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THE PIER

+6 017- 425 6490
janerikschicht@msn.com

Opening Hours: 11am - 10.00 pm

Fridays and Public Holidays closed

A popular meeting point for yachties and expats, The Pier has somewhat of a cult-status in Langkawi, providing not only great home-cooked food but also any sort of information and services you may need: large notice board, book swap, ice cube supply, Wi-Fi,  free use of computer and printer and international fax. The Pier serves affordable Western dishes,  and authentic Thai Cuisine, from snacks to three course meals. Among favorites are the Tenderloin Steak, Grilled New York Steak, and Wiener Schnitzel. There is a large selection of side dishes, all included in price. The Swedish owner, Janerik,  is on a first-name basis with all of his guests, making every newcomer immediately feel like part of the ‘family’.

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LA'PAQ AYAQ CAFÉ

+6 04 9610589

+6 0125196920

Opening Hours: 7am -11.00pm

 

Planning to dine in Kuah? Visit the new LA’PAQ AYAQ CAFÉ! Located at the famous Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, the restaurant is hidden behind ‘Charlie’s Bar & Grill’ and therefore easy to overlook. But the corner location that comes with a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere and a beautiful 270 degrees’ harbor view is hard to beat. And once you experience the great service and get to taste the excellent food, you are likely to find your way back even blindfolded!

 

Under the command of Chef Zudy who has been cooking for more than two decades for 5* resorts, the kitchen specializes in halal Malay cuisine and Western favorites.

 

If you stop by for breakfast, order the famous ‘Nasi Lemak’ with a home-made chili paste or enjoy ‘Roti Bakar’ with butter and honey or with a hardboiled egg and cheese sauce, sprinkled with black pepper and oregano. Accompanied by black coffee or the popular local Nanyang white coffee - the perfect meal to start your day!

 

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While part of the cafe is set up in western style with tables and chairs, nothing beats a steaming bowl of an authentic Korean dish served in the traditional ‘jwa-sik’ floor seat setting. If you are in for a quick snack, go for Kim Bap - a Korean picnic favorite of seaweed rice rolls served in bite-size slices. While similar to sushi, they are filled with kimchi, radish, eggs, tuna and plenty of other ingredients typical for the Korean cuisine. Time to lounge around and enjoy a proper meal?! If so, start with a seaweed soup or try the spicy beef soup seasoned to perfection! Ready for a main course? Order the famous Bibimbab - an assortment of stir fried vegetables with beef and egg served on rice with a Korean chili sauce. Or try JJaJang Myon, one of the most popular Korean noodle dishes with diced vegetable and a thick sauce made of black soybean paste. Whatever your choice, all meals are freshly prepared with genuine Korean ingredients. Served in pre-heated clay pots for maximum flavor - a feast for your taste buds! Especially when accompanied by plum and honey tea or green tea with roasted brown rice. While the culinary concept is all about tradition, Isabella’s take on sharing her cultural heritage is more than contemporary. A fan of Korean soap operas? Come and watch an episode while sipping the popular mandarin-flavored Korean soft drink ‘Bong-Bong’ or the milky soda ‘Ambasa’ that enjoys a cult status among Korean teenagers. Ready to take a selfie? Put on one of the striking Korean folklore dresses displayed on the wall. A picture your Facebook friends are sure to love and a lovely memento reminding you of a truly unusual dining experience!