International | 10.19.2023

Where to Eat in Berlin

Woman with a currywurst in a bun.

By Emma Rekate and Franki Hanke

From döner and craft beer to multi-course set menus beside a wine bar, Berlin has no shortage of stellar food for your entire visit. If you’re wondering where to eat in Berlin, here are 13 of the city’s best from elegant sit-down to casual late-night eats. 

If you’re visiting Berlin, see all the must-see sights in our 3-Day Berlin Itinerary.


Berlin boasts 23 Michelin-starred restaurants throughout the city. 

Facil | Modern European
Potsdamer Straße 3, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Holding two Michelin stars, Facil offers bright, refined fine dining in the Berlin-Mitte district. It’s ranked 14th among the best restaurants in all of Germany. 

Tim Raue | Asian Fusion
Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 26, 10969 Berlin, Germany

A bright, fun representation of upscale dining, Tim Raue offers a varied menu with German, Thai, Chinese, and Japanese elements melding together including vegan adaptations. 

Nobelhart & Schmutzig | Modern European
Friedrichstraße 218, 10969 Berlin, Germany

Focused on the greater Berlin region, Novelhart & Schmutzig operates with a unique restriction to truly local ingredients. They serve only a 10-course prix fix menu which you can watch chefs prepare in an open-concept space. They do offer veggie-adaptations for vegetarians. 

Other Berlin Restaurants

Lokal | Local Organic
Linienstraße 160, 10115 Berlin, Germany

With a cozy, homestyle interior, Lokal offers unique menus using local and regional produce raised with traditional farming methods. Their food is refined but approachable. 

Sasaya | Japanese
Lychener Str. 50, 10437 Berlin, Germany

More traditional than trendy, Sasaya offers authentic Japanese sushi in Europe. Sit at the counter to watch your sashimi come to life. Beyond sushi, their menu often covers a range of Japanese plates izakaya-style like crispy kaarage and Ebi Manju dumplings. 

Casual, Fast Food & Street Food

Especially for late nights or busy days, casual eats can fill your stomach quickly and offer some of the best flavours in the city. 

Mustafas Gemüse Kebap | Turkish
Mehringdamm 32, 10961 Berlin, Germany

Leftover from the Turkish and Middle Eastern history within Germany, Doner kebab is the iconic fast food option with tender bites of meat that’s perfectly portable. 

Curry 36 | German
Mehringdamm 36, 10961 Berlin, Germany

If you’re visiting Berlin, you should try all the German food, which of course includes currywurst! Served with spiced ketchup, currywurst is a salty, savory snack perfect for late nights. They do offer vegetarian options too! 

Burgermeister | American
Oberbaumstraße 8, 10997 Berlin, Germany

If you’re craving a taste of New York in Berlin, then you’ll need a burger. Burgermeister makes their own buns and patties in-house for the best flavor. 

Cafes & Desserts

For breakfast and snacks alike, a cafe always offers the opportunity to get off your feet and recover from your sightseeing. 

Five Elephant | Bakery
Reichenberger Str. 101, 10999 Berlin, Germany

With five locations in Kreuzberg (2), Mitte, Kollwitz, and Schwedter, it’s a bit easier to get into this coffee shop and bakery. They roast their own bean, but you also can’t miss their cheesecake and other treats. 

The Barn Roastery | Café
Schönhauser Allee 8, 10119 Berlin, Germany

Focused on their own roasted coffee more than snacks, The Barn Roastery is ideal for a warm drink after a day of walking around. Find their shops in Mitte, Schönhauser Allee, Rosenthaler Platz, Neukölln, Nordbahnhof, Hackescher Markt, And Potsdamer Platz. 

Godshot | Café
Immanuelkirchstraße 32, 10405 Berlin, Germany

Offering a range of classes for baristas, you know Godshot knows what they are doing when they serve you a drink. If you’re interested in learning too, classes are available in German or English. 

House of Small Wonder | Japanese Café
Johannisstraße 20, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Inspired by Japanese flavors, this Brooklyn cafe is popular for brunch with comforting don, gorgeous cocktails, and fresh pastries.  

Princess Cheesecake | Bakery
Tucholskystraße 37, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Combining seasonal flavors with carefully dosed brown sugar, Princess Cheesecake serves soft, delicate cakes that fit into your day no matter what you ate earlier from Indian takeout to a big ole schnitzel. You can, and must, find some room for cheesecake. 

If you want to explore all of the best eateries across Europe, keep reading! I recommend Where to Eat in Paris or 18 Best Desserts in London You Have to Try

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