Neni Berlin is one of those places that combine great vibe and design, tasty food and interesting people. Oh wait. All of that with an amazing panoramic view of the Zoo, City West and Tiergarten Park! It is located on the top floor of a boutique hotel in the Tiergarten district in City West (that’s how locals refer to West Berlin). This part of town had been somewhat forgotten since the fall of the Berlin Wall. However it has recently seen an influx of investment and revitalization.
As you arrive at the cool and deconstructed hotel lobby (there is even a vintage car in the center and some hanging bikes) you should take the elevator to the 10th floor. Make a left and you are at Neni Berlin. Make a right and you arrive at the Monkey Bar.
The menu is a culinary mosaic of Persian, Russian, Arabic, Moroccan, Turkish, Spanish, German and Austrian influences. It is one of those places that we recommend ordering a few dishes and sharing. Everyone should be able to try a little of everything. The dishes are taken from the kitchen and placed on the table without any frills.
The ambiance is casual yet cool. The design translates well what this place should feel like. Modern and yet casual and cozy with mixed references. The gazebo in the middle of the restaurant is particularly eye-catching. It is a great place for both lunch and dinner.
Yes, a place like this has the potential of becoming too touristy. And it is, but we feel it is worth the visit all the same. We often go back and are always super satisfied. Make sure you make reservations (especially for dinner).
What we like to order at Neni Berlin: Beet & Carrott Salad (trust me, it is a lot better than it sounds) + Hamshuka + Caramelized Eggplant
Address: Budapester Strasse 40, Tiergarten Berlin