Fine places for asian food in Copenhagen. Recommended by local chefs, sommeliers and industry people
"It's very much a take-away must in our house."
"Fu Hao, this Cantonese family restaurant, has existed for 25+ years and is run by Ying and Simon. It is just at my doorstep and I've been going there for almost 20 years with my family. Most of our kids’ birthdays have been celebrated there. I enjoy having their ribs, fried rice with pork, Sio Bao, an array of their dim sum, chicken feet, and a Tsing Tao to wash it down."
"The head chef, Andrea Piras, is my best friend and he is one of the most dedicated and talented chefs I know. All the food at Slurp is beyond delicious, and the vibe is easy and fun. The Shio ramen and the Mazesoba are my favorites. The Mazesoba for me is a better version of an Italian “Tagliatelle al ragù” (Sorry Nonna)."
"I really like the vibe at Jah Izakaya. They are always fully booked and normally we just make a walk-in, if possible. We always have their chicken karage, agedashi tofu, grilled squid, and sashimi — an ice-cold beer and a whisky highball. It takes away some of the homesickness for Japan."
"On the opposite side of my home, we have the Uki family. There I usually like to have a boat full of sashimi while having a conversation with Daisuke who has just prepared my food. Afterward, I always wash that down with a shot of cognac in their kitchen with Momma Uki, who is a 75-year-old beautiful Japanese woman."
"Beautiful dishes and intense flavours. Go for the spicy selections."
"Kōnā is the new kid on the block that makes me feel like back home in New York. Just sitting on the steps makes me feel like I’m on a stairs cocktail party. Come to Kōnā for Japanese inspired food with a Nordic touch."
Chef · Kala’s Kimchi
"Everyone who knows me well knows that this is my go-to Thai place. It’s a hole in the wall in Vesterbro, very close to where I used to live, run by the sweetest family. I had serious second thoughts about moving to NV, as that meant I couldn’t have my weekly dose of DD Thai. Order the #8 with chicken, extra spicy, and say hello from me."
"This small family restaurant really knows their Taiwanese food. I love their shredded beef guabao. And their vegetarian potstickers is something I always come back to."
Whisky Specialist · Japansk Whisky
"A modern Thai bistro and already a Vesterbro classic. The place is crazy, it has fake gold tigers on the wall and 15-meter paper dragons hanging from the ceiling. All the things that didn't sell on Alibaba, Falang will take them. It's amazing and very funny. But underneath is a serious Thai cuisine with bold flavors and great ingredients, great cocktails and natural wines. I love the combination. At 23.00 the light changes and it turns into a small nightclub"