11 Exciting New Restaurants in Berlin to Try Out This Year
ENTITLE. photo: Robert Rieger.
An annual selection of new restaurant openings is a staple of iHeartBerlin. Unsurprisingly, this year our list is a bit delayed and doesn’t feature as many places as usual. But even despite all of the challenges posed by the pandemic, there are new restaurant openings to celebrate and support.
Each of the eleven restaurants listed below offers something different. You’ll find offers as diverse as Nepalese dumplings, Neapolitan pizza, Vietnamese rice porridge or Swedish meatballs, plus plenty of vegan versions available! Most places are relatively affordable, but make no mistake: those looking to upgrade their dining experience shouldn’t be disappointed.
Remember in 2017, when a group of over 100 visual artists turned a vacant office building into a demolished urban art gallery after two months? Today, most of the creatives involved in this project are back with a more permanent place: a new restaurant of the same name. The restaurant will not only be a cultural venue filled with art, but also a place to try locally sourced German food and elaborate cocktails. Last but not the least: thanks to virtual reality, you will be able to experience the original The Haus of 2017!
The Haus, Graefestraße 92, 10967 Berlin Kreuzberg
Open: Tue-Sun: 6:00 p.m.-11: 00 p.m.
work by Rocco und seine Brüder (back), M. Stan Nats (right wall)
illustration by Stereoheat (left), Anne Bengard (right)
photos: MILLION MOTIONS / Nuno Catuna
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The newly opened Chaomin in Prenzlauer Berg specializes in congee, a Vietnamese rice porridge. But that’s not the only thing on their menu, which also includes dishes with beef, chicken, shrimp, as well as vegan options. All these hearty meals can be accompanied by delicious homemade drinks.
Restaurant Chaomin-Congee, Prenzlauer Allee 27A, 10405 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
Open: every day 11: 30-23: 00h
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If you are looking for a unique dining experience and don’t mind spending the money, the new Kink Bar & Restaurant could be a perfect choice. Kink goes far beyond mere food in its concept of dining experience, drawing not only on exquisite taste but also emphasizing the visual environment, including an installation by the renowned artist international Kerim Seiler.
Kink Bar & Restaurant, Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
Open: Tue-Sat 18: 00-23: 00h
Photo: View of KINK Bar & Restaurant, Berlin. Photograph by Robert Rieger. Courtesy of Kerim Seiler.
Photo: View of KINK Bar & Restaurant, Berlin. Photograph by Lee Edward.
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The Bangkok Bites menu is an Australian take on Bangkok’s delicious street food. Their first restaurant was opened in Sydney in 2012. Since then they have expanded to a few more locations, and now they are also in Berlin, whose international spirit seems to be the perfect match for their fusion food concept!
Bangkok Bites, Schönhauser Allee 10-11, 10119 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
Open: Mon-Fri: 5:30 p.m.-11: 00 p.m., Sat-Sun: 2 p.m.-11: 00 p.m.
photos: Bangkok Bites
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Good news for everyone in Prenzlauer Berg: you no longer have to travel an hour to try the legendary Neapolitan-style pizzas of Malafemmena, which is hands down one of the best authentic Italian pizzerias in town. They managed to convey the atmosphere of their original location – they even got another blue neon light with the big motto: “In Bufala We Trust”. Needless to say, their new restaurant PBerg has an equally stunning menu of excellent Italian cuisine.
Malafemmena, Danziger Str. 16, 10435 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
Open: Wed-Mon 16: 30-23: 00h
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The La Côte restaurant and bar in Neukölln is a real neighborhood gem with an elegant interior. Their wide selection of alcoholic drinks (including wine, beer, cocktails and spirits) are accompanied by a fine choice of starters and dishes with influences from southern European cuisine.
The Coast, Kienitzer Str. 95, 12049 Berlin Neukölln
Open: Thu: 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Fri-Sat: 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
photos: The Coast
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The availability of authentic cuisines from all over the world is something Berlin is rightfully famous for. This is the case with Holy Everest – an amazing restaurant in Prenzlauer Berg that will bring you closer to the Himalayas with its nourishing menu including momos (Nepalese dumplings), soups and different kinds of Nepalese tapas.
Holy Everest, Gleimstraße 54, 10437 Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
Open: Tue-Thu and Sun: 12: 00-16: 00 and 17: 00-23: 00, Fri-Sat: 12: 00-16: 00 and 17: 00-24: 00
photos: Saint Everest
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The recently opened Hinterland is a new charcuterie and wine bistro in Kreuzberg that offers nourishing meals at a high standard. The concept of Hinterland, developed by the female duo of gastronomy professionals Madeline McLean and Steffanie La, is based on sourcing fresh produce from the best local suppliers.
Hinterland, Gneisenaustraße 67, 10961 Berlin Kreuzberg
Open: Tue-Fri: 12: 00-15: 00 and 18: 00-23: 00, Sat: 11: 00-15: 00 and 18: 00-23: 00h
photos: Jaclyn Locke
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Expect delicious dishes of traditional Gambian cuisine served in Kreuzberg, perfect for vegans and carnivores alike. However, Bantabaa is not just a food merchant. The founders’ vision is to make the space available as a gathering place for the community as well: this is why every Thursday, joining forces with the refugee organization Bantabaa Community, they organize community dinners and offer everyone the chance to cook and enjoy a meal together.
Bantabaa Food Dealer, Wrangelstraße 82, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg
Open: every day 12: 00-23: 00h
Pictures: Bantabaa food dealer
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Who doesn’t love Swedish meatballs? The answer is no one, especially when a vegan version is also available! That’s why Möllers Köttbullar in Kreuzberg should absolutely be on your radar: come for hearty meatballs made by people who have mastered the recipe!
Möllers Köttbullar, Köpenicker Str. 190, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg
Open: Mon-Fri 12: 00-20: 00, Sat: 13: 00-21: 00h
photos: Möllers Köttbullar
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This newly opened restaurant in Mitte is a rather sophisticated place with a carefully chosen menu and a rich selection of mainly German and French wines. The Osterberger stands out with its elegant bistro atmosphere organized by owners Stefan Gruber-Osterberger and Thorsten Osterberger.
Osterbeger, Elisabethkirchstraße 2, 10115 Berlin Mitte
Open: Wed-Sun: 6:00 p.m.-2: 00 a.m.
photos: Anne Smith
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