When we heard FES TURKISH BARBECUE had openned we couldn’t wait to visit. And let me tell you, we could not have come here soon enough. This place delivers delicious turkish food in a novel and fun way. Unlike any other Turkish place we have been to in Berlin. That says a lot as Berlin is one of the most exciting places on the planet when it comes to traditional yummy Turkish food. Now we have FES!
Getting to FES TURKISH BARBECUE is super easy. Just take the subway (U7) to Südstern and walk 2 minutes. Make sure to take a moment to take in the magnificent Südtern church as you leave the subway station.
The first surprise factor. FES has a super cool design. A true departure from the more traditional Turkish joints of Kreuzberg. From the super cool cooper tubes and wood boxes hanging from the ceilings, to the fun FES hats hanging on the brick walls. Don’t miss the beautiful fabric accents on the benches! Fun and innovative and yet keeping with its origins. Just perfect.
That fun and innovative concept is sustained with the barbecue grills on each table (much like a Korean barbecue concept). The meat is grilled to taste by each guest. Pick a mix of meats from the menu (we suggest going for the Lamb options) and add a few mezzes (side dishes)! We were particularly impressed by the lovely aubergine paste (Trust! It is better than any babaganouch you have ever tried) and the garlicky goat cheese paste. To be fair, though, ALL side dishes were delicious. All dessert options are great, by the way. They are big enough to share, though. Service is very efficient and mega friendly.
Make sure to explore Bergmannkiez just around the corner, a very lively and interesting neighborhood in West Kreuzberg.