A Culinary World Trip through Berlin

  • Vietnamesisches Restaurant

    Authentic Pho can be found at the Dong Xuan Center in Lichtenberg.

  • Prater Biergarten in Berlin

    The Prater in Prenzlauer Berg is one of Berlin's most popular beer gardens.

  • Wiener Schnitzel im Restaurant Schoenbrunn

    Schoenbrunn Restaurant in Volkspark Friedrichshain serves perfectly fried Viennese Schnitzel.

  • Paris Bar in der Kantstraße

    Paris Bar on Kantstraße is the place to go for some wine and people watching.

From Bavarian beer gardens to Chinese teahouses: Take a culinary trip around the world and discover Berlin's best locations for foods drinks from all over the globe.

Even our home city has a touch of the exotic to offer - especially in the culinary field. Here is a selection of foreign food cultures in Berlin.

Bavarian Flair in Berlin

Those in search for the cozy, relaxed atmosphere of a Bavarian beer garden will find what they are looking for in Berlin. There are numerous Bavarian beer gardens in the capital, such as the "Café am Neuen See" in Berlin-Tiergarten, "Loretta am Wannsee" and "Golgatha" in Kreuzberg. Here, guests can enjoy Bavarian home cooking and freshly tapped beer.

Authentic Vietnamese Food in Lichtenberg

Berlin has a large Vietnamese community, whose cultural and culinary epicenter ist the Dong Xuan Center in Lichtenberg. Its huge market halls house a number of restaurants that serve authentic regional Vietnamese specialties. Head on over for the best Pho and Bun Cha in Berlin.

China meets France in Charlottenburg

Kantstraße in the Charlottenburg district is sometimes described as Berlin's Chinatown. Restaurants such as "Good Friends", "Aroma" and "Lon Men's Noodle House" serve up authetic delicacies such as roast duck,beef brisket soup and dim sum. However, if you're more into European cuisine, you don't have to walk far. Just a couple of minutes away is the "Paris Bar", one of the bedrocks of West Berlin's restaurant scene and a favorite with national and international celebrities. Sip a glass of red wine on the terrace and feel as if you were on the Champs-Elysées.

Austrian Specialties in the City Center

Berlin has a number of Austrian eateries that are almost more Viennese than the Austrian capital itself. Named after the famous amusement park in Vienna, the "Prater" beer garden in Prenzlauer Berg serves draught beer and typical snacks in the shade of large chestnut trees. For an authentic Viennese Schnitzel, head to Restaurant Schoenbrunn in Volkspark Friedrichshain. The restaurant also serves other delicacies from the Alpine region, such as cheesy Spätzle and spinach dumplings. For a taste of Viennese coffeehouse culture, "Café Einstein" on Kurfürstenstraße is the place to go.

World-Class Turkish Food

The Turkish community is the second largest ethnic community in Berlin after Germans. It is no wonder, then, that the Turkish food in Berlin is world-class. Those who like to snack and stroll can visit the Turkish market that takes place every Tuesday and Friday on Maybachufer near Kottbusser Tor in Berlin-Kreuzberg. If you're looking for something tasty and filling, you can't beat an authentic döner kebab. Berliners are proud to say that the döner was invented here. Whether that's true is debatable, but what's clear in any case is that Berlin has some of the best kebab shops in the world.

Russia in Berlin

The "Blockhaus Nikolskoe" between the park Klein-Glienicke and Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island) is today a place for excursions. King Frederick William III had it built 200 years ago for his daughter and her husband, the future Tsar Nicholas, for a visit to Berlin.

New York in Berlin

The celebrity pubs "Grill Royal" or "Gendarmerie" in Mitte radiate the spacious feeling of being in NYC. Berlin has few skyscrapers, and a bit of a downtown feeling comes up at the zoo with the Europa Center and the hotel "Waldorf Astoria". Kreuzberg and Neukölln ("Kreuzkölln") are as hip and cool as Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

Hollywood in Berlin

At Potsdamer Platz there is the wannabe walk-of-fame "Boulevard of Stars". The noble Italian "Cecconi's" in the Soho-House is actually also available in West Hollywood. And Babelsberg in Potsdam was really once Europe's Hollywood.

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Last edited: 23 May 2023