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10 great restaurants in Berlin, for local food

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When visiting Berlin and the surrounding area, you’ll quickly realize that the German capital is geographically very spread out. That’s why having some good places to go and eat will help you enjoy your visit all the more.

Berlin’s bars and restaurants are varied and cater for all budgets. So it’s a good idea to have a few restaurants in mind before you go, so you don’t have to search around once you’re there.

What are the best restaurants in Berlin?

In this article, we’re going to introduce you to ten restaurants you’ll want to visit to discover Berlin through its culinary side, so you can be pleasantly surrounded by locals. If you’d like to discover other great places to eat in the German capital, we recommend you read our article on the best bars in Berlin.

Bonvivant Cocktail Bistro

Bonvivant cocktail bistro

Vegetarians and veggie fans will love eating at Bonvivant Cocktail Bistro. In a contemporary style, you’ll be pleasantly welcomed by the staff, who will be very professional in the presentation of the dishes you choose to eat.

The quality of the food is excellent and beautifully presented, although the portions are not too large to keep you full. You’ll discover an interesting concept and a cosy atmosphere at this Berlin restaurant located at Goltzstraße 32, 10781.



The Eins44 restaurant welcomes you in a friendly, family atmosphere. All year round, you’ll enjoy local dishes in a highly successful post-industrial atmosphere. A real feast for the eyes, but also for the taste buds. Visit Elbestraße 28/29 to enjoy the dishes on offer.

Café Pilz

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The Café Pilz restaurant is located in u, a pretty district of the German capital. When you visit this Berlin restaurant, you’ll be seated in a classic-looking space. You’ll then be served by a friendly team. The dishes are of high quality and the bill doesn’t sting the eyes. This restaurant is definitely worth a visit. Die Eselin von A’s address is Schloßstraße 61, 14059.


Kurpfalz weinstuben

Close to the S Charlottenburg Bhf train station, the Kurpfalz-Weinstuben restaurant offers genuine German dishes with helpful and accommodating staff. The food was excellent, with homemade German dishes not often seen in other places and a varied wine list. A great culinary experience. We recommend this restaurant Wilmersdorfer Str. 93, 10629.

Schnitzelei Mitte

Schnitzelei mitte

We recommend that you visit Schnitzelei Mitte during off-peak hours, as its popularity is such that seats are expensive. With excellent service, you’ll be offered a pint of beer on arrival.

The famous schnitzel and potatoes are a real delicacy that you must try. Good food and friendly staff will keep you coming back for more. The address is Chausseestr. 8 oder, Novalisstraße 11, 10115

Gasthaus Kater Alex

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The Gasthaus Kater Alex serves good, traditional dishes with a super-friendly staff, whether in rush hour or off-peak. You can easily speak English with the waiters if you need to. The most popular dishes are pork and schnitzel. The address is Kaiser-Friedrich-Straße 29, 10585.

Buschbeck’s Restaurant


Buschbeck’s is located near a small lake in the west of the capital. You’ll be treated to an authentic experience with tasty country cooking.

We highly recommend this typical German restaurant for its warm welcome from the owner and its heartfelt, home-cooked dishes. Go to Trendelenburgstraße 14, 14057.

Treffpunkt Berlin

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Treffpunkt Berlin is a restaurant right in the heart of the city. Pleasantly located, the menu features classic dishes as well as daily specials, all served in generous portions.

If you’re in the mood for good local cuisine in comfortable surroundings, this is certainly one of Berlin’s restaurants you’ll enjoy. The address is Mittelstraße 55, 10117.

Zum Schusterjungen

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If you’re visiting the north of the city and it’s lunchtime, the staff at Zum Schusterjungen will welcome you with open arms to enjoy the hearty à la carte dishes accompanied by a good local beer. You’ll find that prices are relatively reasonable for the quantity and quality of food served. Head for Danziger Str. 9, 10435.

Dicke Wirtin

dicke wirtin

A restaurant with good schnitzel, good beers, all in a nice friendly atmosphere surrounded by locals. A great place to go if you’re in the Berlin Zoo area and want to take a local food break. Dicke Wirtin’s address is Carmerstraße 9, 10623.

Berlin’s best restaurants : our conclusion

Now you know the best places in Berlin to sample the local cuisine. Although the city is big, you’ll never have to go too far to find a good restaurant and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.

Thinking of coming to Berlin? Take a look at our selection of the best hotels in the German capital. You’ll also find a well-designed article on the best clubs and nightclubs in Berlin… For a wild night out!