The Best Spots For Chinese Food In Berlin

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Brienne Pierce

Chinese food might not be the first category of culinary achievements that come to mind when people think of Germany, but the Hauptstadt is certainly in the process of changing that. Picture authentic dumplings, proper dim sum, and spot-on spice. Steer clear of those deep fryers, as it’s time to check out Chinese food in its natural state. Here are some of the best places in Berlin to grab some top-notch Chinese cuisine.

1. Asia Deli

Restaurant, Asian, German, Chinese, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Like in The Matrix, there will be two choices. In this case, it’s two menus – a black one and a red one. The black one is handed to those who have a taste for traditional Chinese rice dishes. The red menu is for those who know what a flavorful Chinese rib tastes like. Asia Deli has the kind of exterior that doesn’t directly invite those in. Maybe it’s a test. Maybe it’s a byproduct of what really gets highlighted here – the succulent food. Piping-hot rice is served with every assortment of mind-blowing dishes. The flavors are spot-on and the dishes pay appropriate homage to their roots. Velvety sauces, perfectly herbed wontons, and heavenly aromatics are ubiquitous facets of this Asian oasis in Wedding.

2. Tianfuzius

Restaurant, Asian, Chinese

This place is unique on this list for two reasons – it serves only vegetarian dishes, and the inside is elevated in a way that is usually emblematic of more upscale fusion places. It’s got Szechuan-inspired flavors and is related to the other successful and highly adored Chinese restaurant, Tian Fu. There’s nothing painfully traditional about fake duck, but Tianfuzius incorporates authentic and powerful flavors into their re-imagined cuisine. The platings are elegant, and the infusion of distinct tastiness is done with finesse. The chic and bright interior creates a spaciousness that is a departure from the typical hole-in-the-wall Chinese spots. For those herbivores craving classic Chinese flavors, Tianfuzius is a great establishment in Schöneberg.

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