photo: CELL. 

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.

Tapiocaria

 

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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The Noname

 

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

 

Kinky Fine Dining Deluxe: Culinary Climaxing at The Noname

 

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Volk

 

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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CELL

 

CELL is a new fine dining restaurant with Liam Valentine Faggotter as head chef located in the glorious City West at Uhlandstraße close to Ku’damm. If you’re looking for truly innovative and stunning dishes and have a flavor for contemporary French cuisine this is your place. 

CELL, Uhlandstraße 172, 10719 Berlin-Charlottenburg

Open Tue-Sat 18:00-21:30h, Tel.: +49 30 86332466

photos: CELL

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Shishi

 

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

  

photos: Shishi

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Layla

 

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

photos: Layla

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Made in China

 

In a colorful almost kitschy atmosphere you’ll get to try the best of China: their Dim Sum. But there is actually much more on the menu. This cute place is already the third of Xiaofen Fan following the popular Akemi in Prenzlauer Berg and Ramen x Ramen in Friedrichshain.

Made in China, Schönhauser Allee 10-11, 10119 Berlin-Mitte

Open Mon-Fri 12:00-23:00h, Sat-Sun 14:00-23h, Tel.: +49 30 27995606

  

photo: Made in China

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Malakeh

 

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

photos: Malakeh

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Prism

 

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

photos: Prism

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MoriMori

 

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

photo: MoriMori

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Nanum

 

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

photos: Nanum

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Baldon

 

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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Gazzo Pizza

 

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

 

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

  

photos: Barra

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großherz

 

I guess you have to have a “big heart” if you’re opening a restaurant with interesting dishes that are actually affordable. The makers of the coffeeroom at Saarbrücker Straße decided to take over the former Hilde and turn it into a quite promising looking cafe and restaurant in Prenzlauer Berg!

großherz, Metzer Str. 22, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Open Mon-Tue 8:00-16:00h, Wed-Sun 8:00-23:00h, Tel.: +49 30 48620338

photos: großherz

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Do you know any other new restaurants in Berlin that we should know about? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Frank
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on February 28th, 2019
updated on September 5th, 2019
in Charlottenburg, Kreuzberg, Mitte, Neukölln, Prenzlauer Berg, Restaurants, Schöneberg, Top Guides, Wedding