Kochu Karu


Berlin, Germany

Kochu Karu Wine List

About Kochu Karu

​This is the story of a Korean opera singer who loves to cook and eat, and a Spanish chef. When they met, it was love at first sight. This rather wild-sounding mixture of Korean-Spanish fusion-cuisine is based on the most natural, understandable foundation: Love!

The small restaurant Kochu Karu in Prenzlauer Berg has been growing and thriving since 2012 and has been awarded Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide the last five years. Bini and Jose warmly welcome curious guests from all over the world to their trans-cultural, delicious creations through sound knowledge, but without an attitude.

Since 2016, Jose has been learning from the Buddhist-Temple cook Jeong Kwan (if you have watched the series Chef's Table on Netflix, you will know who she is!), and has created a vegan menu that expands horizons.

About the Kochu Karu Wine List

Since May 2023 works Kochu Karu with a creative wine concept: "New rooted” : The new wine list introduces winegrowers who do their work far away from their homeland and in a new country or terroir. The new Sommelière Malee Fabienne Pulz, formerly Restaurant Horváth (**), is responsible for this new concept.

For example, you can find bottles from the Belgian Emilie Mutombo in Pénedes, Furmint from Styrians Michael and Maria Gross (Vino Gross) in Gorca - Slovenia and the rosé from Austro-Spanish couple Lichtenberger-Gonzalez from the Burgenland. The idea and execution of the carefully designed concept came from there by Malee who describes her thoughts on the new menu as follows: “Wine is actually the most homely product ever. I am fascinated by these stories from those winemakers, because wine is more than a drink. I am happy that I am now able to share this with our guests”.

So are we, Malee! A new concept that deserves to be tasted again, again and again!

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  • Spanish wines

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