Berlin Restaurants

Berlin has plenty of unassuming neighborhood restaurants serving old-fashioned German food but happily, the dining scene in this thriving city has expanded to incorporate all sorts of international cuisine, as well as healthier, more contemporary versions of the German classics.

As in many other destinations around the world, eating locally sourced and organic food is more and more the rage in Berlin. Restaurants now understand that although they could import ingredients from other European countries, there are plenty of fresh farm resources closer to home. Look for the name Brandenburg, for instance, before Ente (duck) or Schwein (pork) on a menu–-it's the rural area just outside of Berlin. In spring, definitely look for the weisser Spargel, white asparagus from nearby Beelitz, which is all the rage, showing up as a main course with a variety of sauces, in pastas, soups, and even desserts.

When it comes to international cuisine, Berlin options run the gamut. Italian food is abundant, from relatively mundane pizza and pasta establishments to restaurants offering specific regional Italian delicacies. Asian restaurants, in particular, are popular, as is Turkish food, especially the beloved döner shops selling pressed lamb or chicken in flat-bread pockets with a variety of sauces and salads—always great for a quick meal, and a perennial late-night favorite. Wurst, especially Currywurst—curry-flavored pork sausage served with a mild curry ketchup—is also popular if you're looking for a quick meal on the go.

Old-fashioned German and especially Berlin cuisine is getting harder to find these days, as most restaurants aim to attract customers by reinventing the classics in the so-called Neue Deutsche Küche (new German cuisine) movement. But real, old Berlin classics are still lurking around town if you know where to look. Berlin's most traditional four-part meal is Eisbein (pork knuckle), always served with sauerkraut, pureed peas, and boiled potatoes. Other old-fashioned Berlin dishes include Rouladen (rolled, stuffed beef), Spanferkel (suckling pig), Berliner Schüsselsülze (potted meat in aspic), Hackepeter (ground beef), and Berliner Leber (calves' liver with cooked apples and onions).

Weekend brunch buffets are popular in Berlin and restaurants all over the city get crowded with patrons lingering over the meals.

It's worth noting that Berlin is known for its curt, slow service, except at high-end restaurants. Also keep in mind that many of the top restaurants are closed Sunday, and sometimes Monday as well.

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  • 1. 5 - Cinco by Paco Pérez

    $$$$ | Tiergarten | Spanish

    It was only a matter of time before someone connected to Spain’s legendary el Bulli came to Berlin. Enter Catalan chef Paco Pérez, offering...Read More

  • 2. Café Einstein Stammhaus

    $$ | Schöneberg | Austrian

    In the historic grand villa of silent movie star Henny Porten, the Einstein is one of the leading coffeehouses in town and it charmingly recalls...Read More

  • 3. Curry 36

    $ | Kreuzberg | Fast Food

    This currywurst stand in Kreuzberg has a cult following and just about any time of day or night you'll find yourself amid a crowd of cab drivers...Read More

  • 4. Das Lokal

    $$ | Mitte | German

    This popular restaurant, located on the corner of one of Berlin's prettiest streets, serves locally sourced dishes like Brandenburg wild boar...Read More

  • 5. Facil

    $$$$ | Tiergarten | Eclectic

    One of Germany's top restaurants, Facil is also one of the more relaxed of its class. The elegant, minimalist setting—it's in the fifth-floor...Read More

  • 6. Konnopke's Imbiss

    $ | Prenzlauer Berg | German

    Under the tracks of the elevated U2 subway line is Berlin's most beloved sausage stand. Konnopke's is a family business that's been around for...Read More

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    $$ | Prenzlauer Berg | German

    Berliners love glamorous ruins, and Bötzow Brauerei, the old brewery complex that houses this restaurant, is one of the most evocative settings...Read More

  • 8. Mädchenitaliener

    $ | Mitte | Italian

    This cozy Mitte spot has two different spaces: the bustling and sometimes drafty front room with high tables where walk-ins are seated, and...Read More

  • 9. Markthalle Neun

    $ | Kreuzberg | International

    Thanks to the efforts of local activists, this century-old market hall (sometimes spelled Markthalle IX) was saved from becoming a chain supermarket...Read More

  • 10. Thai Park

    $ | Charlottenburg | Thai

    Every weekend in decent weather, the main lawn at Wilmersdorf park fills up with Southeast Asian families (mostly Thai, but some Vietnamese...Read More

  • 11. Altes Europa

    $ | Mitte | German

    By day, this is a quiet café reminiscent of a classic Viennese coffeehouse (the name means "Old Europe"), with shabby but trendy decor, and...Read More

  • 12. Borchardt

    $$ | Mitte | German

    The menu changes daily at this celebrity meeting place—the location near Gendarmenmarkt makes it a popular power lunch spot for politicians...Read More

  • 13. Café Guam

    $ | Café

    Tucked into a small street of antiques shops and boutiques in the Dutch Quarter, Café Guam is a charming bakeshop that offers visitors a taste...Read More

  • 14. Café Heider

    $ | European

    Just across from the Nauener Tor, Café Heider has been serving coffee in this Viennese-style café since 1878. In warmer weather, the outdoor...Read More

  • 15. Café Morgenland

    $ | Kreuzberg | Middle Eastern

    Within view (and earshot) of the elevated U1 line, Café Morgenland is a relatively unremarkable neighborhood haunt on weekdays but on Sundays...Read More

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    $ | Wedding | German

    There are plenty of places in Wedding for a quick falafel or döner but if you're looking for something different, head to Café Pförtner, at...Read More

  • 17. Der Butt

    $$ | German

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  • 18. Engelbecken

    $$ | Charlottenburg | German

    The beer coasters are trading cards of the Wittelsbach dynasty at this relaxed, seemingly always busy restaurant that focuses on food from Bavaria...Read More

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    $$ | Prenzlauer Berg | German

    The name means "butcher shop" and that's exactly what this meat lover's restaurant used to be. The stylishly stark interior pays tribute with...Read More

  • 20. Francucci's

    $$$ | Charlottenburg | Italian

    This upscale restaurant on the far western end of Kurfürstendamm is one of the best-kept Italian secrets in Berlin. You won't find many tourists...Read More

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