Eating out in Berlin
Berlin has a fantastic food culture and offers a great variety of culinary experiences. Here's a collection of some of our favourite places to grab a yummy bite:
The Asian cuisine scene in Berlin is huge and Cocolo Ramen is right at the center of it. With locations in both Kreuzberg and Mitte, Cocolo Ramen serves craftily made mouth-watering noodle dishes, on par with their authentic Japanese counterparts. Cocolo Ramen in Kreuzberg is suitably located next to the popular Maybachufer canal, in a beautiful, green setting. The menu is simple and sweet and includes veggie options. Expect to pay between €7.5 - €10 per bowl.
Knaackstraße 16, 10405 Berlin (map) | Daily 12.00 - 23.30 | €€€€
Umami is an Asian fusion restaurant in Prenzlauerberg offering a wide variety of mostly Vietnamese / Thai dishes in a beautiful setting lit up by lanterns. Here you'll find an extensive menu of fantastic dishes, plus customized weekly specials. Expect to pay between €6.5 - €15 per main dish.
Gabriel-Max-Straße 1, 10245 Berlin ([map]) | Mon - Sat from 10:00, Sun 9:00 - 15.00 | €€€€
Datscha is a Russian Café-Bar in Friedrichshain serving delicious Russian food. It's a favourite because of its great ambiance, yummy dishes, reasonable prices and, of course, its excellent selection of vodkas. There are vegetarian dishes on offer here and you can have a look at the menu online). Expect to pay between €9 - €14 for a main course.
Pflügerstraße 25, 12047 Berlin ([map]) | Tue - Sun 18:00 - 00:00 | €€€€
Sauvage prides itself in being the world's first Paleo restaurant. It offers a good variety of dishes made from largely unprocessed / raw ingerdients. You can also check out their menu online. Prices are a little higher here, main courses average ca. €15.
Wiener Straße 11, 10999 Berlin ([map]) | Mon - Sun 12.00 - 22.00 | €€€€
Spätzleexpress is a non-fancy, self-service type of establishment. It made our list because it offers typical German dishes and we swear by its Spätzle, a German type of pasta... Wikipedia can explain better. Food here is delicious, filling, and cheap! Spätzleexpress has an extensive menu with daily specials. Expect to pay between €5 - €7 per meal.
For further advice on visiting the German capital have a look at our Info page. We'll be publishing more of our recommendations here, so watch this space!
See you in Berlin! <3