Every year Berlin gets so many new restaurants that it has become a custom for us to make a round-up of all that’s new in the gastronomic scene in the past months. This year it was in fact so much, that we decided to split up our annual new restaurant guide in two and we’ll start with one particularly trendy genre: Asian fusion. Here’s our pick of the most interesting ones:
After the super popular Transit, District Mo and Hashi on Rosenthaler Straße there is now a new modern Asian restaurant in the street serving up what they call Asian junk food. What they mean by that are the easy but yummy classics from various Asian countries such as Pho from Vietnam and Kimchi from Korea, as well as Bao Burgers in various colors. Colors is also a major concept here with the most shrill and vibrant decoration and neon lights.
Sixtyseven, Rosenthaler Str. 67, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
Open daily 12:00-01:00, Tel: +49-30 28040367
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More on the elegant side of the spectrum this brand new restaurant inside the Provocateur hotel in Charlottenburg serves a fusion of Chinese and French cuisine. The red velvet kind of atmosphere makes this kind of a romantic place underlined by the French influence in the food that are receiving an international touch with the Chinese dishes mixed in between.
Golden Phoenix, Provocateur Hotel, Brandenburgische Straße 21, 10707 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Open daily 18:30-23:00
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This lovely gem of a restaurant in Mitte offers authentic Chinese noodles and soups. Even though it’s on the traditional side when it comes to the food the ambience is quite modern with lots of unique nature-based decorative elements. It’s a tranquil little oasis in the middle of all the buzz of Mitte.
The Tree, Brunnenstraße 167, 10119 Berlin
Open Monday to Friday 12:00-15:00 & 17:30-21:30, Sunday 13:00-21:30
photo: The Tree
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Now we’re coming to the biggest trend of Berlin’s gastronomy: sushi and skewers. Nihombashi is not only by coincident near the popular Yumcha Heroes and Rois & Pris, it’s actually owned by the same people, hence the outstanding interior, always a delight! On the menu you’ll find quite original sushi and sashimi options paired with these trendy little meat skewers. But to be completely honest my favorite part of this place is the interior in the style of the Memphis design group. Loving it!
Nihombashi, Weinbergsweg 4, Berlin-Mitte
Open daily 12:00-24:00, Tel: +49-176 22223415
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Sticks ‘n’ Sushi
As mentioned above the skewers and modern sushi thing is totally happening right now and here’s another place that celebrates it: Sticks’n’Sushi. The restaurant is actually a small chain that hails all the way from Denmark. Their sushi and sticks as they call them are truly delicious, I especially recommend the black cod, you will die! I also like the location at the Potsdamer Straße gallery hotspot. Finally something more going on here on the culinary side!
Sticks ‘n’ Sushi, Potsdamer Strasse 85, 10785 Berlin-Schöneberg
Open daily 12:00-23:00, Tel: +49-30 88789416
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The Panda Noodle
The Panda Noodle is a small noodle joint at the lovely Lausitzer Platz in Kreuzberg. The bright little place has a bit of an 80s vibe going. The menu has really a lot to offer for vegans and vegetarians which is nice. Given the bistro type of characters this is especially nice for lunch or a quick dinner.
The Panda Noodle, Lausitzer Pl. 12A, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Open: Monday to Friday 12:00-21:00, Sunday 13:00-18:00
photos: The Panda Noodle
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Last but not least another more upscale type of place in the West, this time on Kantstraße. But it’s not the only similarity to Golden Phoenix from earlier on my list: It’s also another creation of Kuchi chef Duc Ngo. At 893 Ryotei you will be served modern Japanese food in all its varieties.
893 Ryotei, Kantstr. 135, 10625 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 18:30-23:30, Tel: +49-30 91703121
photos: 893 Ryotei
Did we miss any new place? Let us know in the comments below.