Koku Kitchen Buns - Ramen and Bao Buns in a Cool Space
Koku Kitchen has become a huge favorite for many a ramen lover in Barcelona. Three friends; Ross, Mark and Robert first opened a ramen joint in the Gotico five years ago, and not much later another one in the Born, incorporating bao buns to the mix.
Koku Kitchen Buns
Ramen and Bao
The space in the Born is cool: when you come through the doors you find yourself in the bao space, stay here if you want to dig into their delicious bao buns or their Pho. But if it is ramen you’re after, follow the red neon sign downstairs (you’ll think you’re going down to an underground bunker), and you have found your destination.
In the open kitchen ramen and gyozas are prepared at an amazing pace, and everything is made from scratch, including the noodles. The gyozas come in many flavors, including duck which is a very popular one. When it comes to choosing ramen you have plenty of options, and it is very difficult to choose..!
I love the Shio ramen, and it comes with all the toppings, including caramelized onion. I chose to add toasted garlic, which was absolutely divine, and the smoked butter sounded pretty interesting too. If you prefer to avoid gluten you can choose rice noodles for your ramen.
For dessert (if you still have some room for it) the banoffee pie is a pretty safe bet, it’s a favorite for many a dessert lover. Koku Kitchen Buns has a lunch deal both upstairs and downstairs, depending on if you’re preferring bao buns or ramen. In the evenings they also do interesting cocktails!
Koku Kitchen Buns, Carrer Comerç 29, 08003 Barcelona (Born)