Considering the average lunch or dinner of the modern Berliner is probably something between a Döner and a Kimchi soup it’s becoming more and more unlikely to come across a German-style meal these days! But why? I do realize German Cuisine is maybe not the most famous one in the world, but living here you should have at least tried! And to be honest, as much as I like Asian food, to have a really traditional German dish is just the best and now that I am writing about it my craving for it is becoming unbearable. I might have to go to one of our 7 best German restaurants that we have compiled for you after the jump. Enjoy!

Schwarzwaldstuben

The Schwarzwaldstuben are pretty much a classic for the German food lovers. They style is typical for South Germany which sets it apart a bit from some of the other restaurants in our list. Here you will get Sauerbraten and Tafelspitz, served in a quite simple and traditional way, but extra yummy! The entire is themed fitting the black forrest name of the place and I have spend many moments observing the huge painting on the wall in the back trying to find all the creatures on in the woods.

Open daily 9-24h, Tel.: +49 30 28098084
Tucholskystraße 48, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Schwarzwaldstuben

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Mädchen Ohne Abitur

The unusual name of this restaurant based in the South of Kreuzberg roughly translates to “girl without highschool degree”. What does that have to do with anything, you might wonder! Nothing really, but it surely is a name you won’t forget so easily. The food on the other hand is not kitchy at all. Here you will find traditional German dishes such as Königsberger Klopse and fried liver with apple and onions, mixed with a few international dishes. What I was most delighted with was the Laugengebäck that we got as a starter. The best starter bread I ever had.

Open daily 18-01h, Tel.: +49 30 61625860
Körtestraße 5, 10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg

More photos and details in our review.

Mädchen Ohne Abitur

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Drei Schwestern

This lovely restaurant and beer garden is located inside the former mental hospital Bethanien at Mariannenplatz. It’s truly a beautiful building and also the restaurant inside is a nice surprise. It’s more on the traditional side of things, also concerning the meals. This is actually my number one place to bring my parents for dinner because it satisfies both young and old generations. Especially in the summer this place is great for the beer garden outside where you can order from a big variety of (not only German-style) breakfast platters.

Open daily 11-23h, Tel.: +49 30 60031860
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Drei Schwestern

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Volt

In terms of originality, taste and look the food at Volt is definitely the most impressive in our selection. Traditional German dishes are served as gourmet variations that will take you by surprise and not only please your tongue but also your eyes. The restaurant itself is quite incredible as well: It’s built into an old transformer station at the Paul-Linke-Ufer in Kreuzberg. The mix of the industrial space with very modern interior gives it a totally unique charm.

Open Mon-Sat 18-24h, Tel.: +49 30 338402320
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 21, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg

More photos and details in our review.

photo: Florian Lein

Volt

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Kurhaus Kursakow

My first visit to the Kurhaus was absolutely pleasant. On the menu you’ll find very traditional German specialties for reasonable prices. My plate of Rouladen, which is one of my favorite German dishes, looked a lot like you would expect it from your loving German granny. Very yummie! With the traditional kitschy interior of the place you quickly feel at home here.

Open Mon-Fri 17-24h, Sat-Sun 9-24h, Tel. +49 30 54737786
Grünberger Straße 81, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain

More photos and details in our review.

Kurhaus Kursakow

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Imbiss 204

So here we are with one of the cheapest options in our selection. As the name already suggests this place is more like an imbiss (bistro) than a proper restaurant, but they do have a few tables inside and even more outside in the summer. The food is really yummy traditional German kitchen with dishes such as Wiener Schnitzel, German meat balls (Bouletten), filled paprikas and some more. This might be the most authentic type of German home cooking you can get in the city.

Open Mon-Fri 12-22h, Tel.: +49 30 24038543
Prenzlauer Allee 204, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Imbiss 204, photo: Timmy Hack

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Zum Dritten Mann

Zum Dritten Mann is actually an Austrian restaurant. You can recognize this in their wonderful breakfast options themed by Austrian cities. But on the changing dinner menu you will find a lot of dishes typical for Germans such as Königsberger Klopse (see the first image of this post),  Saftgulasch (see last image) and Rouladen. The dishes may sound traditional but are served as very modern interpretations. And all that to very reasonable prices.

Open Mon-Fri 12-01h, Sat-Sun 10-01h, Tel.: +49 30 40505018
Kollwitzstraße 87, 10435 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

More photos and details in our review.

Zum Dritten Mann

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Are you totally hungry now? We can feel it, too. And if you can think of any other really good German restaurants that are worth promoting please use the comments below to do so 🙂

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