First, a disclaimer: This is a list of my favorite restaurants in Berlin right now. I am sure there are a million other great restaurants that are worth a visit. My goal with this article is to give you a shortlist of where I like to eat these days. These restaurants have proven to deliver delicious food and satisfying experience, CONSISTENTLY. Yes, chefs and staff may have bad days, but I guarantee that these places have way more amazing days than otherwise.
You may be disappointed, as I am not going to tell you about the *newest* restaurants in Berlin. Most of the places I am recommending have been around for a while. I catch myself going back and that, I think, is a good sign.
I want to personally give you solid options that I truly love and are here to stay (I certainly hope so). Take it as a recommendation between friends. I have also mostly selected restaurants that are not going to break your bank. They range from my trusted Turkish joint, where you can eat for 10 bucks to my favorite mid-range restaurants, where you can get an amazing dinner for around 60-70 Euros.
If you are looking for fine dining options, check out this article I wrote just about that.
Over the past few months, I have revisited all of them to ensure their food and service are still great. And they are.
**With the exception of Doyum I recommend you make reservations to all of them. Make sure to visit their website for opening hours/dates.
Our all time favorite restaurant in Berlin. Run by a charming Dutch duo that pour their heart out. Every time. Fine dining with beautiful simplicity, zero pyrotechnics and delicious food and wine.
This restaurant has finally taken the Thai food concept in Berlin to new heights. Stunning flavour profiles at an unexpected location.
Inventive, well executed and tasty concoctions with Asian influences. Mrs. Robinson has recently changed their already delicious menu and as expected, it just keeps getting better and better.
A favourite for a while now, Industry Standard keeps serving high quality and creative small plates with roots in rustic French and Mediterranean cuisine.
The most delicious Thai wood Fire Barbecue you will ever have in Berlin. Khwan’s flavours are unique and exceptional. Plus their location is a trip in itself.
Real and juicy Texas barbecue in a basement near Görlitzer Park. The brisket will blow your mind. I want to have it every day! And don’t get me started on those amazing Babyback Ribs…
Cozy, lively atmosphere and refined traditional French flavours is what you will always find at Lamazère. A gem of a place if you would like to venture out West.
My go-to place for real Turkish food on a hidden corner near scruffy Kottbusser Tor. NEVER DISAPPOINTS. I often go simple here with an Adana Kebab and a Kunefe for dessert. That’s all I will ever need to be happy.