If it wasn’t for the vibrant rouge signage, you could easily blink and miss this tiny Korean soulfood kitchen. Ban Ban Kitchen is a little shack-like premises almost at the end of Neukolln’s never-ending Hermannstraße*. Set up by a Berlin-born Korean-Vietnamese team, this joint is well worth a trip up the U8.
Tucked between a car garage and an unprepossessing hairdressers, the duo working in the little street-food-style kitchen speedily dish out cheap and delicious Korean specialities to eat in or to go.
You will find bibimbap in a box, nori tacos with Korean seaweed ‘shells’ and bugogli beef burgers, all topped off with kimchi galore. Almost everything costs less than 5 euros.
If you like to feel a little heat, go for the ‘scharf’ version of the chicken, veggie or beef options to get that authentic Korean kick.
€5 food: The majority of dishes cost below €5
€5 ‘fullness’: Your belly will be full for €5
€5 change : Not enough left over for a drink
*2017 update – Ban Ban has moved! Find it at:
Schiller Promenade 32,
U8 Boddinstraße, Leinestraße
Mon – Sun, 12:00 – 22:00