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Eating Out in Berlin, Germany

Due to such a multi-national population, Berlin has restaurants to suit almost any taste and budget. Each of the numerous nationalities living here have brought a taste of their own country with them in restaurants that are scattered throughout the city.

Open-air markets are another source of good quality, affordable food. Winterfeldpl opens every Saturday morning and has a lot to offer. For a more Turkish flavour, try the market in Kreuzberg on the banks of the Landwehrkanal. This opens every Friday.

But if during your visit you say to yourself “when in Rome …” and you want to sample some of Berlin’s local dishes, the selection is pretty healthy. Try Eisbein mit Sauerkraut und Erbsenpüree (pork knuckle with sauerkraut and mushy peas), bouletten (meatballs) or, for a special treat, currywurst (curried sausage) from one of the city’s omnipresent Imbiss stands.

Restaurants in Berlin

  • Oranium

    Oranienburger Str. 33/34, Mitte, Berlin, Germany

    Of all the restaurants that line this busy street, Oranium is the most vibrant. Popular with young people, you can get everything from a grilled sandwich from €4 to a main course for no more than €10. For the best value get one of the tapas deals where €12 will get you (and somebody else) four portions.

    Open daily from 11am-1am (until 3am Sat & Sun).

  • El Malécon de Havana

    Monbijouplatz 11-12, Berlin-Mitte, Berlin, Germany

    This is an Italian restaurant that also serves Cuban cuisine. If you are looking for a more lively restaurant this might be what you are looking for as there is a bar here and sometimes live music.

  • Hackescher Hof

    Rosenthalerstrasse 40-41, Hackescher Markt., Berlin, Germany

    This is a huge restaurant that can get a bit loud sometimes with a resonably priced menu. Late opening hours mean it is a good place to eat if you don't want to move anywhere after eating.

    Open 7am-2am.

  • Mao Thai

    Wörtherstrasse 30, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany

    One of Berlin's best Thai restaurants with a menu serving all types of nice and spicy food. If Thai food isn't your thing, Chinese dishes are also served. It's very popular so making reservations is advised.

  • Alexanderkeller

    Köpenickerstrasse 92, Berlin-Mitte, Berlin, Germany

    For good local cuisine take time out to visit this eaterie which is particularly good for lunches. Meat is very prominent on the menu so vegetarians keep your distance!

  • Hard Rock Café

    Meinekestrasse 21, Near the Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, Germany

    If you are in no mood to try something new or too exotic, the Hard Rock Café is always a safe bet serving burgers and french fries. The memoribilia on the walls is always interesting too.

  • Taba

    Chausseestrasse 106, Berlin, Germany

    Beautiful Mexican and Brazilian food served in very large portions. Occasional live salsa music also.
    Open Mon-Thurs 6pm-midnight, Fri-Sun 6pm-1am.

  • Mensa der Freie Universitat

    Habelschwerdter Allee 45, Berlin, Germany

    Large menu serving good food at student prices. The cafeteria on the first floor is more expensive. Student ID necessary.

    Open Mon-Fri 11:15am-2:30pm.

  • Restaurant Marche

    Kurfurstendamm 15, Near Bahnhof Zoo, Berlin, Germany

    This bright, attractive cafeteria has very affordable lunches. Hot pastries €8-€13.

    Open daily 8am-midnight.

  • Rogacki

    Wilmersdorferstrasse 145, Berlin, Germany

    A huge delicatessen with a lovely selection of meats and cheeses for sandwiches. Soups from €3.

    Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm.

  • Zur Letzten Instanz

    Waisenstrasse 14, Berlin, Germany

    A traditional Berlin restaurant, established in 1621. Many entrees available for under €20.
    Open Mon 4pm-midnight, Tues-Sat 11am-midnight.

  • Schlotzsky's Deli

    Friedrich Str. 200, Mitte, Berlin, Germany

    Blatantly cashing in on its proximity to Checkpoint Charlie, Schlotzsky's Deli deals in hunger-busting sandwiches rammed with ingredients you'd expect to find in any American deli. Choose from a wide range of sandwiches or save a few euros by getting one of the combo-meals.

    Open daily from 9am-6.30pm.

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