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Restaurant AKARAKA

#232 of 1,552 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Badenerstrasse 649, Zurich 8048, Switzerland
+41 43 538 30 85
Today
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Excellent food. Menu is a bit limited but all we ordered were authentic and delicious. Chef is from Korea. Friendly service.

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Thank Fong Choo S
Zurich, Switzerland
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

I have been there twice and ordered the Bulgogi Beef twice. It is fantastic and the side dishes are delicious too. After our meal the cook came to greet us, which was very kind. If you are looking for true Korean food taste, go to Akaraka.

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Thank aimboden
Zurich
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

I don't know Korean food well but I liked this place a lot. We had bulgogi, a seafood noodle dish and soju. Friendly service and good food, we will be back.

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Thank cat_in_zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

After we enjoyed the great experience of Korean food in London with our own cooking island at our table, we checked out Akaraka. The reservation and reception was very friendly in this small restaurant with some additional tables outside on the terrace. There are no cooking islands at the table but we enjoyed as starters wonderful dumplings and Korean omlettes.... More 

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Thank Zurich_Traveller23
Zurich, Switzerland
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160 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

After a first try at lunch, we decided to come back for dinner last saturday. We ordered some staters and a main course each. Both starters (Mandu and Paejon) where freshly done and where really nice. As main we had Beef Ssam Bulgogi and Spicy beef soup. Both were excellent (tasty) even if not as spicy as the dish would... More 

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Thank Susy-1974
Zurich, Switzerland
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

The food was average and unfortunately the service was worse. The disinterested waitress never smiled once. And when we paid there was some confusion with the change given. She had given back too much money and returned to ask for it back (a genuine mistake). But the attitude was what was surprising, no apology, no smile. I hope to return... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

Seriously, I know they are advertised as a "Korean and Japanese" restaurant, but it's really more of a Korean restaurant here. Just that many people who live here have never eaten Korean food so I suspect it's a way to be a bit more marketable. I love Korean food, ate it almost everyday living in NY, and am soooo devoid... More 

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Thank Chickskie
Conflans Sainte Honorine, France
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

We've had dinner at this korean restaurant during ournp stay-over in Zurich. Very tasty korean dishes. Location is good, close to a tramway station.

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1 Thank 41-11Luc
Zurich
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

While the interior design is not particularly fancy, we can really recommed the restaurant, food and service. A good choice of Korean food, well presented in the menu, including authentic Korean drinks. The food was tasty and the service friendly and attentive, with the owner passing at each table with some friendly words. We will come back with pleasure.

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1 Thank 2010Globetrotter
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

The food was great, it is a very fresh and healthy kitchen. The atmosphere and the service is very friendly. I will come back again and again.

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Thank Dani H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Badenerstrasse 649, Zurich 8048, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 43 538 30 85

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