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What to Eat in Berlin

Berlin's food options are wide-ranging, with an abundance of traditional German cuisine, a thriving ethnic food scene and even healthier, vegetarian options. Still, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to nosh on authentic dishes Berlin is known for. 

A variety of sausages – everything from bratwurst to bockwurst (pork and veal) to the unique currywurst (sausage covered with ketchup and curry powder) – are ever-popular, as are staples like Wiener schnitzel (flattened, breaded, fried veal). German cuisine relies heavily on pork – so much so that you'll find eisbein (pork knuckle) served with potatoes and sauerkraut. Pop over to Zur letzten Instanz, the oldest restaurant in Berlin, for some traditional eats. It is one block off the Klosterstraße U-Bahn station. 

Berlin also has a large Turkish influence (more than 200,000 Turks call the city home) and that's spilled over into the gastronomy. For a look at a variety of delicacies, check out Turkish Market along the banks of the Landwehr Canal in the Neukölln neighborhood (hop off the U-Bahn at U Kottbusser Tor or Schönleinstraße). Additionally, be sure to try a döner kebab sandwich, which was first introduced by Turkish immigrants (urban legend says it was invented in Berlin). The dish includes a special bread filled with thin slices of beef (or chicken or lamb ... take your pick) and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and a yogurt-based sauce. You'll find these sandwiches at numerous street vendors all over the city. 

Finally, no trip to Berlin is complete without some (or lots) of bier (beer). Beer is a big part of German culture; the legal drinking age for fermented beverages is 16 (or 18 for distilled alcohol). Germany also takes the quality of its suds seriously. There are a number of regulations, known as Reinheitsgebot (literally translated to "purity order"), that limit the number of ingredients used in the brewing process to only malt, hops, yeast and water. There are biergartens all over the city, but one of the most beautiful, Cafè am Neuen See, is found in TiergartenDon't forget to say prost or zum wohl (cheers and bottoms up, respectively). 

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  • #1
    Clubrestaurant am Wannsee
    #1 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 187 reviewsTripadvisor (187)
    $ - $$ | German, European, Central European
    Scabellstr. 10-11, 14109 Berlin Germany
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  • #2
    Happies
    #2 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 368 reviewsTripadvisor (368)
    $ | European, Fusion, Healthy
    Dunckerstr. 85, 10437 Berlin Germany
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  • #3
    Ristorante A Mano
    #3 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2476 reviewsTripadvisor (2476)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    Strausberger Platz 2, 10243 Berlin Germany
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  • #4
    Restaurant Buschbeck's
    #4 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 268 reviewsTripadvisor (268)
    $ - $$ | German, European, Central European
    Trendelenburgstr. 14, 14057 Berlin Germany
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  • #5
    Die Eselin von A.
    #5 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 423 reviewsTripadvisor (423)
    $ - $$ | German, European, Central European
    Schlossstrasse 61 Ecke Schusterhrusstraße, 14059 Berlin Germany
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  • #6
    Salamat
    #6 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 140 reviewsTripadvisor (140)
    $ | Middle Eastern, Arabic
    Gartenstr. 1 U Rosenthaler Platz / S Nordbahnhof, 10115 Berlin Germany
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  • #7
    CEDRE BLANC
    #7 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 179 reviewsTripadvisor (179)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Deli, Middle Eastern
    Nehringstrasse 34 Corner Neufertstrasse, 14059 Berlin Germany
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  • #8
    Sapori di Casa
    #8 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 342 reviewsTripadvisor (342)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Tuscan, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
    Wilsnacker Str. 61, 10559 Berlin Germany
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  • #9
    Maison Umami
    #9 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
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    $ - $$ | Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion
    Schlesische Str. 5, 10997 Berlin Germany
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  • #10
    Burger Turm
    #10 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 607 reviewsTripadvisor (607)
    $ - $$ | American, Fast Food
    Turmstrasse 49, 10551 Berlin Germany
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  • #11
    La Gondola Due
    #11 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 523 reviewsTripadvisor (523)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Beerenstr. 57, 14163 Berlin Germany
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  • #12
    Trattoria Portofino
    #12 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 900 reviewsTripadvisor (900)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
    Gubener Str. 48, 10243 Berlin Germany
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  • #13
    Rueyam Gemuese Kebab
    #13 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 171 reviewsTripadvisor (171)
    $ | Fast Food, Turkish, Middle Eastern
    Hauptstr. 133, 10827 Berlin Germany
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  • #14
    El Loco
    #14 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 222 reviewsTripadvisor (222)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American
    Freiheit 5, 12555 Berlin Germany
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  • #15
    Hasty Pastry
    #15 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 247 reviewsTripadvisor (247)
    $ | Cafe, European, Street Food
    Bayreuther Str. 6, 10787 Berlin Germany
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  • #16
    Hokey Pokey
    #16 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 206 reviewsTripadvisor (206)
    $ |
    Stargarder Str. 73, 10437 Berlin Germany
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  • #17
    MontRaw Restaurant
    #17 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 169 reviewsTripadvisor (169)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European
    Torstr. 189, 10115 Berlin Germany
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  • #18
    Restaurant Bieberbau
    #18 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 867 reviewsTripadvisor (867)
    $$ | German, Central European
    Durlacher Str. 15, 10715 Berlin Germany
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  • #19
    Masteca e Tasi
    #19 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 190 reviewsTripadvisor (190)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Neue Bahnhofstr. 22, 10245 Berlin Germany
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  • #20
    Flamingo Fresh Food Bar
    #20 of 8,670 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 945 reviewsTripadvisor (945)
    $ | Cafe, International, European, Healthy, Soups
    Neustadtische Kirchstrasse 8, 10117 Berlin Germany
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