There are very few places that can offer a similar experience as IXTHYS. This tiny (only seats 16) restaurant is located in a quiet street in Schöneberg (normally considered the original gay neighborhood in Berlin). It is truly a hole in the wall korean kind of place. IXTHYS is run by two korean ladies that seem to have come out of a children’s book. Well…ah, let’s say, “mysterious” children’s book.
Once you get in you will immediately notice the walls covered with Bible verses (in German). As you open the menu you will also notice religious tones and prophecies. Come on! This has got to be one of the strangest things, ha? Don’t be put off by that (if you are not a Christian or even care about Religion). We say, whatever these ladies need to keep cooking amazing food! You go, girls!
On top of that we are korean food addicts! There, we said it. That doesn’t mean that we know a lot about it. We just like to eat it. A lot of it. And we like it spicy! And that’s what this restaurant delivers. Yummy spicy homemade korean food. The menu is relatively small covering basically, kimchi, yuk gas jang (a spicy beef broth soup), bulgogi (soy marinated beef) to dolso bibimbap (rice topped with pickled veggies, meat and egg). We keep going back for more! Granted we do feel bloated for a few days afterwards! Low sodium it is not.
Walk a few blocks towards Motztrasse and explore some of the gay fetish stores afterwards. It will make a nice contrast to the Bible covered walls at IXTHYS. ; – )
The Korean food we like to order here: Bibimbap
Guess what? They don’t have a website! Just show up and wait (sometimes!). Here’s a link from Yelp.
Address: Pallastrasse 21 Berlin