The Trendiest Restaurants in Berlin

One of the delicate and delicious dishes at Einsunternull
One of the delicate and delicious dishes at Einsunternull | © Einsunternull
Alice Dundon

Berlin has a gastronomy scene as diverse, groundbreaking and eclectic as its locals. It’s a culinary landscape that’s truly come into its own over the past decade, but with so much on offer, visitors are spoilt for choice. We’ve made it a little easier for you – here are the trendiest, tastiest restaurants across Berlin.

1. Mrs Robinson's

Restaurant, Asian, Fusion

Mrs Robinsons dishs | © Mrs Robinsons : Courtesy of Mrs Robinsons
© Mrs Robinson's

Laid-back, hip, intimate and delicious: here’s to you Mrs Robinson’s! This stylish, modern, Prenzlauer Berg restaurant, started by Samina Raza and Ben Zviel, promises a contemporary dining experience with plenty of Asian flavours. The sleek, white-walled joint invites guests in with an intimate atmosphere, offering a relaxed, unfussy feel, while the menu promises to wow, delivering modern Asian dishes with inspired and creative flavours that are paired perfectly with the small wine and cocktail menu. Walk-ins are welcome, but it’s best to book online to secure your spot at this trendy local gem.

2. Zenkichi

Restaurant, Japanese

Zenkichi_Interior_Entrance_8 - BoazArad
| © Boaz Arad / Courtesy of Zenkichi

Modelled after a typical Tokyo dining experience, Zenkichi challenges the assumption that Japanese cuisine equals little more than freshly-made sushi. Co-founded by sake sommelier Motoko Watanabe, along with Shaul Margulies, Zenkichi has been offering its guests an intimate, authentic and elegant dining experience since 2015. The bamboo-rich, deep wooden design is evocative of traditional Tokyo restaurants, taking guests on a sensory tour of Japan with its ambience, authentic dishes and unique selection of sakes, all curated by Watanabe. The modern Japanese brasserie immerses diners in Japanese culture, from cuisine to atmosphere, offering a unique and warm setting in the heart of Berlin

3. St. Mauli Maultaschen

Restaurant, German

The stylish St Mauli interior | © Bullahuth.de : Courtesy of St Mauli
© Bullahuth.de / Courtesy of St Mauli

Southwestern German soul food finds a home in Friedrichshain at St Mauli. The minimalist, contemporary-style restaurant serves up truly delicious Maultaschen, a traditional German pasta-like dish, that originated in the region of Swabia in Baden-Württemberg. The restaurant was started by passionate foodie Nico Bulla, and his first love of spinning records can be felt throughout the restaurant’s cool interior, setting the perfect tone for a relaxed dining experience. A must-try in Berlin, this trendy spot is where traditional and modern elements perfectly come together to delight diners.

5. Lavanderia Vecchia

Restaurant, Italian

Lavanderia Vecchias quirky interior
© Lavanderia Vecchia

Housed in a former laundry, Lavanderia Vecchia offers a culinary journey through traditional rural Italian cuisine. The uniquely-styled restaurant pays homage to the building’s former use, with a quirky neon-lit laundry interior, lending a industrial, rustic charm. The menu takes a more traditional approach, serving trattoria cuisine that’s perfectly paired with imported Italian wines and oils, which come together to create a flavour-filled, authentic feast. Blending its unique interior with Italian colours, sounds and tastes, Lavanderia Vecchia offers a little slice of Italy in Berlin.

6. NENI Berlin

Restaurant, Fusion, Mediterranean

Bringing together creative fusion cuisine and panoramic views, NENI Berlin is located in West Berlin, atop the 25 hours Bikini Berlin hotel. The restaurant is a culinary mosaic of Persian, Russian, Arabian, Moroccan, Israeli, Turkish, Spanish, German and Austrian influences, and the fusion-based menu is a rich blend of culture and flavours. With a unique, jungle-like atmosphere, it offers amazing, one-of-a-kind food in a stunning setting.

7. Eins44

Restaurant, Fusion

7. Eins44
© Eins44 Kantine Neukölln

Eins44 is where fine dining and industrial design meet. Located in a former turn-of-the-century distillery, this impressive Neukölln restaurant keeps with the growing gourmet trend of seasonal dining, with a regularly changing menu that has German, Austrian and French influences. Offering fusion and traditional flavours in a unique, open ambience, Eins44 is known for its delicious dishes and impressive paired wine selection. Break away from the norm in Neukölln and lose yourself in the seasonal delights of this modern, trendy restaurant.

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