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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). 

Find the Best Restaurants in Berlin

  • #1
    happies
    #1 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 283 reviewsTripAdvisor (283)
    $ | European, Fusion
    Dunckerstr. 85, 10437 Berlin Germany
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  • #2
    Hasty Pastry
    #2 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 137 reviewsTripAdvisor (137)
    $ | Cafe, European, Deli, Street Food
    Bayreuther Str. 6, 10787 Berlin Germany
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  • #3
    Ristorante Pizzeria Sapori di Casa
    #3 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 142 reviewsTripAdvisor (142)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
    Wilsnacker Str. 61, 10559 Berlin Germany
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  • #4
    Restaurant Buschbeck's
    #4 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 127 reviewsTripAdvisor (127)
    $ - $$ | German, Mediterranean
    Trendelenburgstr. 14, 14057 Berlin Germany
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  • #5
    Ristorante A Mano
    #5 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2184 reviewsTripAdvisor (2184)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Strausberger Platz 2, 10243 Berlin Germany
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  • #6
    La Caleta
    #6 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 336 reviewsTripAdvisor (336)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Wielandstr. 26, 10707 Berlin Germany
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  • #7
    Club-Restaurant Das Team "Die Eselin von A."
    #7 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 291 reviewsTripAdvisor (291)
    $ - $$ | German, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Central European
    Wannseebadweg 55, 14129 Berlin Germany
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  • #8
    Goji
    #8 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 161 reviewsTripAdvisor (161)
    $ | Chinese, Asian
    Motzstr. 58 10777 Berlin, 10777 Berlin Germany
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  • #9
    La Gondola Due
    #9 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 433 reviewsTripAdvisor (433)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Beerenstr. 57, 14163 Berlin Germany
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  • #10
    Flamingo Fresh Food Bar
    #10 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 858 reviewsTripAdvisor (858)
    $ | Cafe, International, European, Healthy, Soups
    Neustadtische Kirchstrasse 8, 10117 Berlin Germany
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  • #11
    Il Pastificio Trattoria
    #11 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 116 reviewsTripAdvisor (116)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Pestalozzistr. 69, 10627 Berlin Germany
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  • #12
    Skykitchen
    #12 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 338 reviewsTripAdvisor (338)
    $$ | International
    Landsberger Allee 106 im andel's Hotel Berlin, 10369 Berlin Germany
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  • #13
    Restaurant Bieberbau
    #13 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 771 reviewsTripAdvisor (771)
    $$ | German, Central European
    Durlacher Str. 15, 10715 Berlin Germany
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  • #14
    Masteca e Tasi
    #14 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 182 reviewsTripAdvisor (182)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Neue Bahnhofstr. 22, 10245 Berlin Germany
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  • #15
    Hokey Pokey
    #15 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 184 reviewsTripAdvisor (184)
    $ |
    Stargarder Str. 73, 10437 Berlin Germany
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  • #16
    Trattoria Portofino
    #16 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 684 reviewsTripAdvisor (684)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
    Gubener Str. 48, 10243 Berlin Germany
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  • #17
    Burger Turm
    #17 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 299 reviewsTripAdvisor (299)
    $ - $$ | American
    Turmstrasse 49, 10551 Berlin Germany
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  • #18
    Cuore Di Vetro
    #18 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 135 reviewsTripAdvisor (135)
    $ | Cafe, Italian
    Max-Beer-Str. 33, 10119 Berlin Germany
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  • #19
    Focaccino La Sicilia in bocca
    #19 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 587 reviewsTripAdvisor (587)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean
    Stuttgarter Platz 16, 10627 Berlin Germany
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  • #20
    Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer
    #20 of 10,023 Places to Eat in Berlin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 393 reviewsTripAdvisor (393)
    $$ | European, Central European
    Unter den Linden 77 Hotel Adlon Kempinski, 10117 Berlin Germany
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