KOPAN is an independent food-embassy located in the center of Copenhagen. From our restaurant and food truck, we introduce you to the Korean cuisine and culture through a simple menu of classical dishes, drinks and desserts.
We believe the easiest way to people’s hearts and minds is through the stomach. And so, we founded KOPAN as a gastronomic platform for cultural exchange between Danes and Koreans (and everyone else) – based on a shared passion for honest food.
Let’s call it a simple dream of bottom-up food-diplomacy! In the end, food is the most universal language of mankind – bringing people together like nothing else.
In 2013, we kickstarted our journey of food diplomacy when opening Denmark first Korea street-food business. Back then, KOPAN was just Bruce and his cargo-bike – touring around Copenhagen with his different types of Korean stuffed pancakes – known as ‘Hotteok’.
In 2015, we replaced the bike with a small food-truck and got a permanent spot at Torvehallerne food hall market. From here, we continued our mission to bring Korea a little closer to Denmark (and opposite) – getting to know the Copenhageners and their lifestyle better and better.