If you haven’t noticed from our previous foodie posts, we love Asian food. Anything from Ramen, Pho, Bun, Bao, Sushi – we can’t have enough of it and never get tired of trying out new restaurants. Sure, Berlin is on top when it comes to the variety of offerings. But here’s a list of my favorite spots in Hamburg, if you crave a nice alternative to your daily Fischbrötchen:
First, I want to give a message to the owners: would you pleeeasse also serve food after 6pm? And would you please open up a second location closer to my home? That said, it’s really the best Asian restaurant I’ve discovered in a long time. Their menus change on a weekly basis, there’s always a vegetarian option and only about 5 dishes to choose from. Everything tastes amazing, I haven’t had one day of disappointment, maybe once when we went back to have that delicious curry with coconut rice again – and it was sold out.
Address: Kleine Reichenstraße 18, 20457 Hamburg, Opening Hours: Mo-Fr 11am-6pm
Ramen Bar Zipang
My first advice is to come early. You’ll see people lining up already when you arrive. It’s a quiet little Ramen Shop that serves pretty decent Ramen, with home-made noodles of course. So it can happen that at the end of the night they’re sold out. But don’t worry, the Gyoza also taste amazing here. I recommend you get the “Corn Butter Miso Ramen”, probably not more than once a week though… Oh, and great news: they just announced new opening hours so they’ll be serving lunch on Sundays too – best hangover cure. Ever!
Address: Eppendorfer Weg 62, 20259 Hamburg, Opening Hours Tue-Sun 6pm-10pm, Sun 12-15pm.
Quan Do II
I used to come here weekly. And I always order the same: Vegetarian Pho. The broth is really good, and a nice clean alternative if you’ve messed with your tummy by having some greasy Pizza the day before. The later you come in the day, the more flavor the soup has.
Address: Gertigstraße 25, 22303 Hamburg, Opening Hours Mo-Fr 11:30am – 09:30, Sat 12pm-10pm
Although this Henssler guy is not the most likable person, I have to give it to him: This guy knows his sushi. Don’t get me wrong, this is not a traditional Sushi Omakase menu place, it’s more a fusion kitchen with amazing flavor combinations. My only recommendation to you is to get anything that has ponzu, yuzu or “Nussbutter” on it. It’s basically ghee. YUM!
Address: Lehmweg 17, 20251 Hamburg, Opening Hours Mo- Sat 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm
currently closed – but stay tuned for the best Korean restaurant in all of Germany! I really hope these guys find a new location soon!
Very hip Vietnamese restaurant, with street style food and nice interior. They’ve recently changed up some recipes, that is why they are now included here. Delicious glass-noodle salad and spring rolls. Also, their Pho comes with a decent amount of vegetables and tasteful broth.
Address: Karolinenstraße 25, 20357 Hamburg, Mo-Thu 12am-10pm, Fri 12pm-10:30pm, 2pm-10:30pm, Sun 2pm-10pm
This food truck serves Asian Hamburgers on the weekly farmer’s markets. No glutamate added unless you are drowning your rice burger in Sriracha sauce. You can choose between beef or mushrooms, both are equally delicious. There’s also a new addition to the menu: Pho – which is a really nice flavorful Vietnamese soup with fresh herbs and rice noodles.
I’ve just come across this new restaurant in Eppendorf recently. This is my go-to-place for Curry. There’s just one on the menu and you can choose between beef, chicken, duck or tofu – although I always go for the vegetable version. It is hands down the best curry I’ve had in forever. Also, their Vietnamese pancake is really delicious. Everything here truly is freshly prepared, but that can also mean longer waiting times.
Address: Eppendorfer Weg 278, 20251 Hamburg, Sun-Thursday 5-10pm, Fr-Sa 5-11pm.
Photos: Jessie Schoeller, Ramen Bar Zipang, Xe-Om, Reis Ninja, Le Cochninchine, Ono