Not even a year has passed since our last new Berlin restaurants round-up of 2018. But my list of interesting new openings has already surpassed 10 so it’s about time for another one for 2019!
The last couple of months have brought us quite an interesting wave of new gastronomic projects. Some hail from already established entrepreneurs while others are complete newbies in the food scene of the city. While recent years showed a slight tendency towards more exquisite places I feel this year it’s quite balanced including something for everyone.
In our selection, you’ll find some creative fine dining, Asian delights from China, Korea, and Japan, a new Syrian place, of course, another cool new pizza joint, and also some hearty down-to-earth kitchen.
EDIT Dec 2021: We deleted some restaurants from the listicle that have already closed down since the writing of this guide.
One of the more well-known Brazilian joints in Berlin, Tapiocaria serves up delicious tapioca-based Brazilian street food. They have just opened their first restaurant recently. The restaurant also sells street food-to-go, but the founders, Mariana Pitanga de Macedo, and Peter Westerhoff have devised a whole new menu of their take on Brazilian favorites.
Tapiocaria, Samariterstraße 34a, 10247 Berlin-Friedrichshain
Open Wed-Fri 12-22:00h, Sat 10-22:00h, Sun 10-20:00h
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With its mysterious name, the Berghain-esque “no” at the door, and the fully curtain-covered windows the new fine dining restaurant “The Noname” in Mitte certainly sets out to provoke some curiosity. Brace yourselves for cannelloni, macarons, oysters, langostino, dove, tartar, merengue, and ice cream – but all in ways you will most likely never have experienced before. Read a more detailed review here.
The Noname, Oranienburger Straße 32, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
Open Tue-Sat 18:00 – 23:30h, Tel.: +49 30 288 777 88
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This small but excellent little French restaurant and oyster bar on Brunnenstraße is serving the delicious creations of chef Margaux Arabian. The daily changing menu with only fresh ingredients offers really down-to-earth and pure type of dishes that really tap into the core of the taste of its ingredients.
Volk, Brunnenstraße 182, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
Open Tue-Sat 17:30–23:30h, Tel.: +49 173 6863883
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Shishi in Kreuzberg is the fancy sister of Yafo in Mitte. The later is a huge hit with the Mitte folks and it looks like Shishi is about to follow in its footsteps. Expect creative variations of down-to-earth Israeli dishes.
Shishi, Ritterstraße 12-14, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Open Mon-Fri 12:00-16:00 & 18:00-00:00h, Sat 18:00-00:00h, Tel.: +49 30 695 34001
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Layla is the first Berlin restaurant of international star chef Meir Adoni who already has places in Tel Aviv and New York. He brings some Middle Eastern flavors to the table and takes us on a magical journey through several countries such as Marocco, Israel, Lebanon, and Jemen.
Layla, Hallesche Str. 10, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Open Mon-Sun 18:00-01:00h, Tel.: +49 1512 2563654
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This new place on Potsdamer Straße has a particularly interesting backstory: Malakeh Jazmati used to be a TV star in Syria. After she came to Berlin 3 years ago she had to start again and decided to open a restaurant here bringing excellent Syrian dishes to Berlin.
Malakeh, Potsdamer Straße 153, 10783 Berlin-Schöneberg
Open Tue-Fri 12:00-00:00h, Sat-Sun 9:30-00:00h, Tel.: +49 176 22160998
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Gal Ben-Moshe made quite an impact with his restaurant Glass in the City West. Due to circumstances out of his control, he had to close the place and opened a new one again in Charlottenburg. Prism is another fine dining experience combining Israeli dishes with influences from the surrounding countries as well as Berlin.
Prism, Fritschestraße 48, 10627 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Open Mon & Thu-Sun 18:00-00:00h, Tel.:+49 30 54710861
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This down-to-earth Ramen joint on Oranienstraße is a welcome counterpart to all the fine dining places above. There is no fuzz here, just delicious ramen that will fill your belly real good.
MoriMori, Oranienstraße 201, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Open Mon-Sun 12:00-23:00h, Tel.: +49 30 35055227
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Nanum is also a quite interesting new place in Berlin that combines a ceramic gallery with a Korean restaurant. It makes a lot of sense – if you do amazing ceramics you should showcase how to use them!
Nanum, Lindenstraße 90, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Open Mon-Thu 12:00-18:00h, Fri 12:00-22:30h, Sat 15:00-22:30h, Tel.: +49 177 2084785
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Welcome to the avant-garde entry in our list. Baldon is located in a quite special and impressive Brutalist building in Wedding and it’s mostly a lunch and breakfast place. But Thursdays they also offer dinner. The place itself looks quite impressive.
Baldon, Böttgerstraße 16, 13357 Berlin-Wedding
Open Tue-Fri 09:00-16:00h, Thu 18:30-23:00h, Sat 11:00-16:00h, Tel.: +49 176 7016 4533
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What would a new restaurant guide be without a new Pizza place? I’m glad the ones that open in Berlin always look really cool, and Gazzo is no exception. Additionally, what makes their pizza special is that it’s made of sourdough.
Gazzo Pizza, Hobrechtstraße 57, 12047 Berlin-Neukölln
Open Mon-Sun 17:00-22:00h, Tel.: +49 30 98370103
photos: Gazzo Pizza
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Barra is all about sharing and trying new things. That’s why they serve small dishes to share and have a menu that’s changing daily with mostly local and seasonal products. The slick, minimal design of the place makes it stand out in Neukölln.
Barra, Okerstraße 2, 12049 Berlin-Neukölln
Open Mon & Thu-Sun 18:30-23:00h, Tel.: +49 30 818 60757
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