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  • Writer's pictureWalter Ponce

Hanki Korean Restaurant, Barcelona - Review

Updated: Apr 8

Overall rating ★★★│Korean│30 Eur pp│Gracia, Barcelona

Service: ★★★★Food: ★★★Location: ★★★Price: ★★★Portions: ★★★

Embarking on a culinary adventure often leads to unexpected delights, and my recent visit to Hanki, a hidden gem of a Korean restaurant nestled at Carrer Guillem Tell, 23 in Barcelona, was nothing short of extraordinary. Inspired by the tantalizing world of South Korean dramas, where food takes center stage, I stepped into Hanki with high expectations.

Ambiance Hanki:

One of the delightful surprises awaited me when I stumbled upon the charming patio tucked away at the rear of the restaurant. It transformed my dining experience into a genuine luxury, creating an ambiance that set the stage for an extraordinary culinary journey. This cozy patio, adorned with a small garden cultivating various plants used in their dishes, turned out to be a hidden oasis – a tranquil spot to bask in the sun, soak in calm vibes, relish delectable food, and, of course, savor a sip of soju.

Signature Dishes Hanki:

Hanki's menu boasts a curated selection of classic Korean dishes, making it an ideal starting point for those new to this vibrant cuisine. From the iconic Bibimbap, a delightful mix of rice, vegetables, meat, and egg, to the savory Bulgogi, thinly sliced and sautéed beef, every dish showcased the authenticity and quality of Korean flavors. The menu, though not extensive, ensures that diners won't feel overwhelmed, making it an excellent place for both novices and connoisseurs.

Food review Hanki:

1. Yachae Mandu (Korean Dumpling): Kicking things off on a delightful note, these dumplings crafted with rice dough and vegetables were a tasty treat, priced at 6.5 euros.

2. Chicken Wings with Honey and Soy Sauce: While not stealing the spotlight, these wings fell short of the wow factor. I've experienced better options, and they're priced at 7 euros.

3. Yeoneo-Jang (Sliced Raw Salmon): A pleasant surprise awaited with the sliced raw salmon marinated in seasoned soy sauce. Both tasty and flavorful, this dish is priced at 9.9 euros.

4. Gamja-Jeo (Potato Pizza with Cheese and Truffle): Offering an okay flavor profile, the truffle taste remained elusive. Priced at 12 euros, it's a decent dish that doesn't quite reach extraordinary heights.

5. Jabche (Sweet Potato Noodles with Pork): A tasty fusion of sweet potato noodles, pork, mushrooms, and vegetables, though not groundbreaking. Priced at 13 euros.

Dessert Delight:

And now, the pièce de résistance from Hanki's repertoire – the Hotteok. This thick pancake served with ice cream marked a delicious conclusion to an unforgettable dining experience.

In Conclusion:

Hanki's unassuming facade conceals a treasure trove of authentic Korean flavors. From its cozy ambiance to standout dishes, the restaurant serves as a testament to the richness of South Korean cuisine. Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or a newcomer eager to explore, Hanki promises a delightful journey through the vibrant world of Korean gastronomy.

Hanki menu: Hanki address: Carrer de Guillem Tell, 23, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, 08006 Barcelona

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