Recommended restaurants in Berlin

By: Nofar Ronen

Berlin has so many restaurants and not just plain ones, but really good restaurants of so many cuisines that it’s hard to choose where to eat. Since I love Asian food, I was happy to see that there’s a big variety of Asian food which took me back to our trip to Thailand, Vietnam, and India. I had the chance to try some local food which was great. Here is the list of the restaurants I liked the most.

Recommended restaurants

Vietnamese restaurant- Monsieur Vuong

I went to this restaurant the previous time I had traveled with Roman to Berlin and already then we had claimed that this is the best Vietnamese restaurant in Europe. So, when I traveled now to Berlin there was no way I was going to give up on this culinary experience.

From the moment you enter the restaurant you feel like you step into Vietnam. This is a very popular restaurant and I recommend you book a table before you go. Since I went alone I was lucky to get a seat.

The menu is pretty limited, but each dish is excellent. Last time, when I was with Roman, we ordered almost all the dishes from the menu and the waitress said “it’s too much”. But we like to try many dishes.

This time I ordered only an entree, a main dish, and a fruit drink. The dishes I ordered were from the specials menu. I ordered first a salad with orange, shrimp, and cucumber. It was spicy, refreshing and all the flavors combined perfectly. For the main course I ordered a curry dish with mango, rice, and tofu. OMG, it was so yummy. At one point I was full, but I couldn’t stop eating.

And I ordered a fruit juice with raspberries and Thai basil, which was good too.
The meal cost me 18 euro and I highly recommend this restaurant.

Alte Schönhauser Str. 46, 10119 Berlin, Germany

Currywurst – Bergmann Curry

Currywurst is one of the most popular street foods in Berlin. Everywhere you go you will find a Currywurst stall. This is a great dish if you are looking for something fast, cheap, and yummy to snack on. I really liked a stall that I visited during a self-guided food tour that I did.

When I arrived to this place I was already pretty full, so I ate only half of the dish, but it was really good. Both the wurst and the fries were so delicious.
They also have a vegan option.

Bergmannstraße 88, 10961 Berlin, Germany

Ramen restaurant- Cocolo Ramen Mitte

During the bike tour that I did, I met two nice guys, one from Japan that had moved to Berlin a month ago, and a girl from Chicago, and we decided to go to a restaurant together. The guy said that he missed Japanese food and that he wanted to eat ramen. I’m a ramen lover, so of course I wanted some too.

We looked for a recommended restaurant. We saw a few options but we chose the one that was located pretty close to us and had really good reviews.

We had to wait a bit for a table (so I recommend to book one before going). For my first dish I ordered dumplings filled with shrimp. Is was really good. The guy said that it’s a high standard for dumplings.

For main dishes we ordered a ramen soup (of course). I ordered a spicy minced meat one, and they ordered the belly pork one. Both of the soups were excellent (I preferred my version because I don’t like fatty meat). My soup was really tasty but this version came without an egg. So I ordered an extra egg (it’s one of the things that I like the most in ramen soup).
The ramen’s price range is 7.5-9.5 euro.

Gipsstraße 3, 10119 Berlin, Germany

German restaurant- Weihenstephaner

This is a traditional German restaurant which is also a famous brewery in Berlin. I visited this restaurant during a beer tour that I did, so after the tour I went back there to have a late dinner.

The design of the place and the waiter’s uniforms immediately will insert you into a happy, German atmosphere.

I ordered a grilled sausages with steamed cabbage dish and an award-winning beer – Vitus spicy single- bock. The sausages were very good. Sometimes I don’t like sausage too much but those were great.

The cabbage was ok and the beer was excellent. Unique flavors. I didn’t feel the spiciness too well, but it’s definitely a good beer that’s worth the try.

Neue Promenade 5, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Indian restaurant- Chi Ji

Indian food is one of my favorite types of food. I found this restaurant while wandering a hipster-y area on Rigaer Street, so I decided to try it. I ordered one of my favorite Indian dishes – Palak Paneer (a spinach with Indian cheese dish). I also ordered garlic Naan (an Indian flatbread in a pan), a raita (yogurt with tomatoes and cucumbers), and mango chutney (mango sauce).

The Palak Paneer was delicious and spiced really well. It came with rice so it’s not necessary to order the Naan too. The yogurt in the raita was sweet, which is a version that I like less. The Palak Paneer dish cost 8 euro.

Rigaer Str. 30, 10247 Berlin, Germany

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