Let’s be honest, a burger is always a good idea, and burger joints in Berlin – from the Asian-inspired to the vegan to the pure beef classic – have mastered creating the perfect bun. Here are some of our mouthwatering favourites.
Shiso burger merges Asian flair with the classic American favourite. People flock to this burger joint, and for good reason. Their Japanese-style buns are soft and moist, their fillings full of flavoursome goodness, and you can order a a crispy twisty potato stack with your bun – yum! The Bulgogi burger seems to be the ultimate crowdpleaser. Add a side of kimchi or edamame beans to your burger.
The Bird is a New York-style steakhouse and bar offering fresh sauces and home-style burgers. Their marketing and service might seem a bit brash (imploring Europeans to at least try to eat the burgers with their hands, as is American custom), but the gigantic burgers have definitely earned them a reputation in Berlin. It’s a carnivore’s dream, serving juicy fat patties dripping in cheeses and toppings of your choice, while vegetarians will have to settle for the portobello mushroom option.
This is a Kreuzberg classic, a compact joint wafting with gritty Berlin charm, and a tiny, colourful interior made with all things hip. The outdoor tables are a hotspot whenever the weather is fine, although people don’t seem to mind when its cold (thankfully, there are heat lamps in the winter). The burgers are homemade with fresh toppings, meaning you could wait a little while when there’s a queue. Pair with a delicious side order of sweet potato fries and beer from the fridge.
Located in Prenzlauer Berg, these burgers served in a steamed bao bun are nothing short of extraordinary. Choose from beef, chicken pork, tofu and even shrimp as your filling, and anticipate the best Asian burger in town.These little pockets of joy melt in your mouth, with their fine flavouring and a delicious chilli mayo sauce.
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Set in a cool atmosphere in an even cooler street in Kreuzberg, these burgers are are quick to be served and come at a low price. The menu is pretty diverse, offering anything from vegetarian, beef, chicken or halloumi, with a lot of tasty fries and sauces options to complement. The service is friendly, and they play pretty good music to boot! You can double up on your patty for an extra coin, and true fans can even buy a Windburger t-shirt.
We’ve got to love this place in Friedrichshain for its tribute to cultural greats in burger form, with little French flags spiked into their enormous buns. The venue is cosy and on the small side, so better get in early to secure a table. There’s a fantastic selection of toppings like walnuts and blue cheese, and you can even choose the grain of your bread. There’s always a generous portion of fresh-cut fries, an increasing rarity in this town, and this joint is particularly praised for their yummy sweet potato fries.