Whenever I travel I usually look for the best restaurants in the city, so I’m not too lost in relation to food on site. In the case of my trip to Berlin, I went to some restaurants that I had already chosen, but I discovered other incredible places walking there.
In addition to the city being one of the most interesting in Germany, the cuisine is super diverse and full of different flavors. Because I was so delighted with the restaurant dishes, I decided to share with you some of the best places to have a good meal in the city 😉
Paulo and I met 5-Cinco because it was inside Das Stue, the hotel where we were staying. Even having read countless positive comments regarding the local food, we were surprised by the quantity and quality of the savory dishes as well as the desserts.
They offer a tasting menu for those who want to try more than one house dish and also the à la carte menu. One of the most ordered there, which is also part of the tasting menu, is the tuna tartar marinated with salmon caviar. The food is delicious and the menu has several very innovative options.
Cookies and creams
Cookies Cream is the type of vegetarian restaurant that even those who do not follow this type of food fall in love. The dishes are so different and tasty that chef Stephan Hentschel has even earned a Michelin star for his creativity and daring.
Another factor that made me love the place even more is the industrial style of decoration. As for the menu, among the options are dumplings of parmesan with truffle and spinach and celery with egg yolk, macadamias and peanuts. The combinations are very unusual and you will hardly eat anything like that anywhere else in the world!
With a more rustic and specialized atmosphere in Turkish cuisine, Osman Töchter is always one of the first restaurant options for those looking for Mediterranean cuisine. There you will find traditional Turkish food, but always with a more innovative touch.
For the main course, lamb chops or köfte fish are great alternatives. Ah, be sure to leave the place without eating dessert, like the semolina cake, which is typical of the region. The food is very well made and seasoned, so I’m sure you will love it, especially if you enjoy this type of cuisine.
Henne is almost an institution in Berlin that is so old. For you to have an idea, it was opened in 1907! We couldn’t help but visit such a traditional place in the city and we were happy to have gone there. The food was delicious and the atmosphere is wonderful, full of details and antique objects as decoration.
At the time, I was not yet a vegetarian, so we ordered chicken as a main course. He had super crispy and tasty skin, and was very fresh. As a side dish, the potato salad was also very tasty and very light. This combination was perfect for us and I believe you will like it too.
Tim Raue is one of Berlin’s main references for Asian cuisine. Both the chef’s creations and the ingredients are of the highest quality and designed in the best possible way to create good combinations. The foods are, in most cases, contrasting, like sweet and salty, soft and crunchy – forming an explosion of flavors and textures when they come together.
One of the possible meals on the menu is cod with veal meatballs and dashi sauce. If you are interested in this type of cuisine and want to taste more than one of the dishes of the house without overeating, they offer a tasting menu option with 6 dishes of the house!
Chen Che was one of the restaurants that Paulo and I discovered as we walked through the city. I couldn’t have been happier to have him in, I swear! The food is Asian, just like in the case of Tim Raue, but in this case they have dishes more focused on Vietnamese cuisine.
The place is super cozy and the outdoor tables are surrounded by various plants that leave the environment fresh. Chicken with lemongrass, rice, vegetables and cilantro is a good example of what you’ll find on the menu. Most of the menu options are super healthy and tasty.
Changing the style of the restaurants a little, at Burgermeister you will eat one of the best burgers of your life. The price of the ready-made snack varies from 10 to 16 euros already with an accompaniment included. It is a fair value considering the quality of the meat and the extras. If you prefer, you can also assemble the burger the way you prefer.
It is classified as a street cafeteria, as it occupies a very small space and the tables are all very close to where the cars pass. Because it is cheaper and more practical, it is a good option for those who want to eat fast or just have the experience of a traditional “fast food” in the city.
Using seasonal, regional and super-fresh products, it’s practically impossible to dislike Pauly Saal’s food. The menu used to focus on seafood and vegetables, but they are introducing more and more vegetarian dishes to the menu.
Most dishes are made with unusual combinations. A good example is fish served with sautéed pumpkins and marinated melon. In general, chefs seek to provide a lighter meal with natural ingredients. The mixture of flavors and textures is amazing!
Those who love Japanese food cannot leave Cocolo Ramen out of the script. As the name implies, they are specialized in ramen, better known by us for ramen. The traditional pasta with broth or vegetables, eggs and wakame seems to gain an extra flavor – it is very well prepared and seasoned.
The restaurant has few options of dishes on the menu, because their focus is on the typical Japanese soup. In addition, the place is super busy and you may have to wait a few minutes to be served. However, it really pays to go there if you like this type of cuisine 😉
Kanaan unites Israeli and Palestinian cuisines in an incredible way. For focusing on this style of cuisine, what you will see most there are hummus, falafel and bureka. I love this type of food, so I am suspicious to talk, but things there are very tasty and done with great care.
The mix of cultures of the people inside the kitchen is reflected in the dishes with the variety of spices and products on the menu. Another positive point about Kannan is that they regularly call refugee chiefs to work with them!
There is no shortage of good food in Berlin, right? I put very diverse restaurants so that you have different options and can choose which has your style more. Oh, and if you want to see a little of our experience around the city, just watch the vlogs on the channel.