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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 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 182 reviewsTripadvisor (182)
    $ - $$ | German, European, Central European
    Scabellstr. 10-11, 14109 Berlin Germany
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  • #2
    Happies
    #2 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 367 reviewsTripadvisor (367)
    $ | European, Fusion, Healthy
    Dunckerstr. 85, 10437 Berlin Germany
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  • #3
    Ristorante A Mano
    #3 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2460 reviewsTripadvisor (2460)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    Strausberger Platz 2, 10243 Berlin Germany
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  • #4
    Salamat
    #4 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 138 reviewsTripadvisor (138)
    $ | Middle Eastern, Arabic
    Gartenstr. 1 U Rosenthaler Platz / S Nordbahnhof, 10115 Berlin Germany
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  • #5
    Restaurant Buschbeck's
    #5 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 264 reviewsTripadvisor (264)
    $ - $$ | German, European, Central European
    Trendelenburgstr. 14, 14057 Berlin Germany
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  • #6
    CEDRE BLANC
    #6 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 171 reviewsTripadvisor (171)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Deli, Middle Eastern
    Nehringstrasse 34 Corner Neufertstrasse, 14059 Berlin Germany
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  • #7
    Ristorante Pizzeria Sapori di Casa
    #7 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 343 reviewsTripadvisor (343)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    Wilsnacker Str. 61, 10559 Berlin Germany
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  • #8
    Die Eselin von A.
    #8 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 409 reviewsTripadvisor (409)
    $ - $$ | German, Seafood, European, Central European
    Schlossstrasse 61 Ecke Schusterhrusstraße, 14059 Berlin Germany
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  • #9
    Maison Umami
    #9 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 231 reviewsTripadvisor (231)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion
    Schlesische Str. 5, 10997 Berlin Germany
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  • #10
    Burger Turm
    #10 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 603 reviewsTripadvisor (603)
    $ - $$ | American
    Turmstrasse 49, 10551 Berlin Germany
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  • #11
    La Gondola Due
    #11 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 522 reviewsTripadvisor (522)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Beerenstr. 57, 14163 Berlin Germany
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  • #12
    Trattoria Portofino
    #12 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 898 reviewsTripadvisor (898)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
    Gubener Str. 48, 10243 Berlin Germany
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  • #13
    Rueyam Gemuese Kebab
    #13 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 170 reviewsTripadvisor (170)
    $ | Fast Food, Turkish, Middle Eastern
    Hauptstr. 133, 10827 Berlin Germany
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  • #14
    Hasty Pastry
    #14 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 246 reviewsTripadvisor (246)
    $ | Cafe, European, Street Food
    Bayreuther Str. 6, 10787 Berlin Germany
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  • #15
    Hokey Pokey
    #15 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 206 reviewsTripadvisor (206)
    $ |
    Stargarder Str. 73, 10437 Berlin Germany
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  • #16
    El Loco
    #16 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 215 reviewsTripadvisor (215)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American
    Freiheit 5, 12555 Berlin Germany
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  • #17
    Restaurant Bieberbau
    #17 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 866 reviewsTripadvisor (866)
    $$ | German, Central European
    Durlacher Str. 15, 10715 Berlin Germany
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  • #18
    Flamingo Fresh Food Bar
    #18 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 945 reviewsTripadvisor (945)
    $ | Cafe, International, European, Healthy, Soups
    Neustadtische Kirchstrasse 8, 10117 Berlin Germany
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  • #19
    Masteca e Tasi
    #19 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 190 reviewsTripadvisor (190)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Neue Bahnhofstr. 22, 10245 Berlin Germany
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  • #20
    MontRaw Restaurant
    #20 of 8,808 Places to Eat in Berlin
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 167 reviewsTripadvisor (167)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European
    Torstr. 189, 10115 Berlin Germany
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