Berlin is a culinary hotspot. Whether it’s traditional cuisine, international specialities or top restaurants – the capital’s food scene is as delectable as it is varied. Every month, we go looking for the city’s most attractive, tastiest and most exceptional food spots for you.
The cosy restaurant Jelänger Jelieber in Lichtenberg is furnished like a classic inn. You can enjoy seasonal and Mediterranean dishes with products from the region in the rustic ambience with lots of warm wood and bright wooden tables - in May asparagus is of course on the menu. In autumn you can enjoy the classic goose roast. Especially popular are the "Tatort" evenings on Sundays when the neighbourhood watches together the popular German crime series.The children's playground café "Café im Schilf" also belongs to the restaurant.
When: Monday - Friday 11.30 - midnight, Saturday 17 o'clock - midnight
Where: Kaskelstrasse 49, Lichtenberg
Fine Asian inspired cuisine in modern noble design awaits you in the Dae Mon in the middle between the Monbijoupark and the Hackescher Markt. The dishes are influenced by Korean-Japanese cuisine, an open minded cuisine is what the owner calls it. You can watch the cooks prepare their meals in the open kitchen. In addition to the evening menu, there is also a lunch menu - perfect for a break while strolling through Mitte. And take a look at the dessert menu, which includes delicacies like ginger crème brûlée.
Where: Monbijouplatz 1, Mitte
When: Monday - Saturday Noon - 2.30pm, Tuesday - Saturday 5.30pm - 10.30pm
Buya @Café Arabica
Buya is a Japanese pop-up restaurant that has opened this summer at Café Arabica Berlin in Kreuzberg. The focus is on Japanese soul food and delicious cocktails. So you can indulge in delicious yakitori and ramen. All dishes are prepared directly and come fresh on the table. For the homemade craft cocktails, the cocktail mixers at Buya use homemade herbal liqueurs, local spirits and Japanese whisky.
Although the choice of dishes is not large - after all it is a pop-up restaurant, it is all the more delicious. Vegetarians and vegans also have plenty to choose from and get their money's worth with vegan ramen and vegetable gyoza.
All year round you can enjoy the finest coffee in the cosy backyard of Café Arabica in Kreuzberg.
Where: Reichenberger Str. 36, Kreuzberg
When: Buya Thursday - Saturday: 8pm- midnight (Summer)
The Restaurant Mavericks at the Vienna House Hotel serves light, delicious dishes as a tribute to the Californian lifestyle with Asian, Mexican and Pacific rim influences. These include mavericks roll, vegan sushi or surf'n'turf and brownies, lime pie or avocado croissant tart for dessert. And the furnishings with their bright colours, cool industrial design and warm wood also perfectly match the relaxed surfing style from California - the sunny side of life.
When: Monday - Sunday 11.30 - 23.30 o'clock
Where: Landsberger Allee 106, Lichtenberg