You’ve seen us posting guides on clean eating and vegan lifestyle alternatives. In truth, there’s plenty of these options in Berlin and although we’re happy to embrace the gastronomical diversity, the time has come that we give some more love to those of you who are declared carnivores, ranging from my beloved Angry Chicken to super fancy Katz Orange. Enjoy our guide for all the meat lovers out there and make sure to add your top spots in the comments!
1. Angry Chicken
Located very close to our office at Blogfabrik, Angry Chicken is the number one reason for me frantically working out at McFit to leave all the guilt behind. Not a fancy, but very chill little joint that (just in case you need to know) has no restroom, but the best korean fried chicken and burgers around. I always take the Chicken Salad - believe me or not, but it actually has a decent amount of the salad in it. No kidding, probably the most frequented gastronomic place in Berlin for me, second only to the Starbucks that I work at.
Photo: Angry Chicken via Facebook
Angry Chicken, Oranienstraße 16, 10999 Berlin
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 12:00 to 22:00, Tel: 030 69599427
2. Kimchi Princess
Another Korean gem in Kreuzberg, only this time way more fancy and specialising in BBQ. You’ll love the ambience – wooden tables look great with the dark red walls. They offer a wide choice of Korean specialties, and there’s a chance you don’t piss off your vegan friends entirely, since you can also get some vegan alternatives like tofu instead of beef.
Photo: Kimchi Princess
Kimchi Princess, Skalitzer Str. 36, Kreuzberg
Opening hours: daily 12-11pm, Tel: 0163 4580203
3. To Beef or not to Beef
This Italian place in Schoneberg is renowned for its steaks. Embracing the Italian spirit, the recipes stay true to the tradition and the dishes are appreciated even by the most demanding customers hailing from Tuscany. You’ll also enjoy their selection of Italian wines.
Photo: Angelika Grossmann via To Beef Or Not To Beef
To Beef Or Not To Beef, Akazienstraße 3, 10823 Berlin
Opening hours: daily from 18:00 pm, Tel. +49 30 54599047
If you like pastrami, you simply need to try it at Mogg, for it is said to be a rival to the traditional one from New York. This culinary brand has now established itself not only as a restaurant but also as a catering provider and street food star. Even their building itself is interesting – used to be an all female school turned hospital.
Mogg, Auguststraße 11-13, Berlin-Mitte
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 11:00 – 22:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 22:00, Tel: 030 330060770
5. Salt n Bone
As the name suggests, people over at Salt n Bone know exactly what they’re doing. It’s one of the first Berlin’s gastobars and together with their delicious menu and professional staff can truly guarantee a great time. Their specialties are slow Cooked Ribs, Braised Beef Cheek and the “Bone Burger”. You also need to try their Craft Beer!
Photo: Salt n Bone via Facebook
Salt n Bone, Schliemannstr. 31, 10437, Berlin
Opening hours: Kitchen: Tue – Fri 18.00 – 23.00, Sat – Sun 17.00 – 23.00, Tel: 0049 30 9144 8885
6. Steakhouse Asador
This steakhouse in Mitte has a rustic vibe to it. Perfect for a meal after an exhausting Mauerpark shopping spree or karaoke session, it’s famous for its chargrilled burgers and rump steaks with various veggie sides like baby potatoes or green beans.
Photo: Steakhouse Asador via Facebook
Steakhouse Asador, Wilhelmstr. 22, 10963 Berlin
Opening hours: Monday to Fiday: 16:00 – 24:00, Sat: 12:00 – 24, Sunday: 12:00 – 22:00, Tel: 030 25931818
7. Chicago Wiliams Barbecue
Praised for their reasonable prices and liked by foreigner for their English speaking staff, this place has a great selection of meat, including ribs, pulled pork, pastrami and bbq chicken. Their ribs are renowned for their tenderness and the side dishes are very tasty as well. Genuine American style BBQ.
Photo: Chicago Williams Barbecue via Facebook
Chicago Williams Barbecue, Hannoverschestraße 2, Berlin
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 17:00 to 24:00, Tel: 030 28042422
8. Katz Orange
Katz Orange is probably one of the most beatiful restaurants I’ve been to around here. Accessible with a short walk from Rosenthaler Platz, the restaurant is located in a stunning old villa in a backyard of Bergstraße in Mitte. It’s pretty pricey, but their signature slow cooked pork, unique side dishes and the fine wine selection are worth it.
Katz Orange, Bergstr. 22, 10115 Berlin
Opening hours: Tue-Sat at 18h, Tel: 030 983 208 430
9. Big Stuff Smoked BBQ
This place at Markthalle Neun keeps their usual excellent standards by serving amazingly soft BBQ with delicious sauces from tuesday to saturday from 12.00 until, as they say, the meat lasts… Amazing option after a stroll around Kreuzberg for those times when you can easily abstain from fancy service and just want to get great food at an affordable cost.
Big Stuff Smoked BBQ via Facebook
Big Stuff Smoked Barbecue, Markthalle Neun, Eisenbahnstraße 42/43
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 12.00 until the meat lasts, every Sunday of the month from 10:00, Tel: 0163 6290413
This traditional restaurant in Prenzlauer Berg styled in a quite appropriate butcher theme brings you closer to the classics of German meat preparation accompanied by one of the largest selections of great Austrian wines in Berlin. Meat lovers will rejoice in the menu, definitey not suited for vegetarians or vegans. Try their schnitzels, rump steaks and pork!
Photo: Fleischerei via Facebook
Fleischerei, Schönhauser Allee 8, Berlin
Opening hours: Mo – Fr: 12 – 15:00, 18:30PM – 24:00, Sat – Sun: 18:30 – 24:00, Tel: 030 50182117
Last but not least… the Currywurst!
Check out Berlin’s Currywurst museum located in the touristy vicinity of Checkpoint Charlie. This signature Berlin sausage can be either a snack or a meal as served in the museum bulding. You can just pop in there on your lunch break, but if you happen to have some time on your hands then check out their exhibition as well! Alternatively, there’s plenty of locations all over town selling various kinds of Currywurst that’s been proudly competing with the kebab as the most popular outdoor food option.
Photo via currywurstmuseum.com
Deutsches Currywurst Museum, Schützenstraße 70, 10117 Berlin
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 every day