Berlin is a mecca of creativity, experimentation and individuality. Its open-minded aesthetic can be felt throughout the city, attracting innovative people ready to create, startup and explore their passions. That’s why the city’s culinary range is just as unusual and unique as the artistic and cultural point of Berlin. Imaginative restaurants bringing flavours from all over the globe provide the German capital with fresh concepts and a flourishing culinary scene. Among the city’s many dining experiences, here are the most unique and unusual restaurants in Berlin.
Cookies Cream is Berlin’s coolest, underground meat-free joint. The speakeasy-style restaurant is the city’s high-end vegetarian haven, that isn’t easy to find. Its entrance is reached via the Westin Grand Hotel’s service alley, where visitors have to look for the illuminated path to find this industrial-chic joint. Offering the finest vegetarian and vegan meals in Berlin, it’s a delight for eyes and your stomach.
Bringing together creative fusion and panoramic views, NENI Berlin, is part of the 25 hours hotel empire and brings the signature flair the hotels are known for. Located in West Berlin, the restaurant is a culinary mosaic of Persian, Russian, Arabian, Moroccan, Israeli, Turkish, Spanish, German and Austrian influence, this place takes fusion to the next level. Perched atop the Bikini Berlin Hotel, and with a unique, jungle-like atmosphere, it offers amazing, one of a kind food in a stunning setting.
The sweet-tooth in us all will certainly be sated here, a dessert-only joint, offering a varying tasting menu with paired drinks. Coda Dessert Bar is a special fine-dining experience with lavish six-course menus served with drinks and snacks, or, after 10 pm an á la carte menu of sweets, snack and cocktails. This Kreuzkölln local oozes chic appeal and prides itself on craftsmanship and regional products.
Good Bank takes the farm to plate restaurant model to a whole different level. Growing their own vegetables and salads right before your eyes at their in-house vertical garden. Located in central Mitte, Good Bank transforms unused urban areas into productive farms for fresh, delicious produce. Avoiding any pesticide, they offer sustainable dining, filled with amazing, mouthwatering flavours.
Housed in a former laundry, Lavanderia Vecchia has transformed into a traditional rural Italian restaurant, while keeping its decor roots. The trattoria cuisine, wines and oil from Sabines invites guests into a truly unique Italian experience. From the colours, interior, sound and tastes it’s a little slice of Italy in Berlin.
Evolving from the spirit of Japanese tea ceremonies, which are often unique and once in a lifetime occasions, Shiori is an intimate dining experience in Berlin. The restaurant has only one, small seating each night and offers a menu of traditional Japanese cuisine.
Ryong is one of Berlin’s best Asian joints, with a fusion and meat-free twist. Located in central Berlin on Torstraße, this restaurant serves up unique Asian treats including their signature bento boxes and bao burgers, combining Vietnamese and Japanese food with a modern twist. It’s the perfect place to try a unique take on traditional cuisine.