Food & Drink

Berlin's 8 most underrated restaurants

Published On 04/15/2014 Published On 04/15/2014
Joshua Glazer
Joshua Glazer
Joshua Glazer
Joshua Glazer
Joshua Glazer
Joshua Glazer
Joshua Glazer
EL Borriquito
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1. Ming Dynastie BrĂĽckenstr. 6, Berlin, 10179 (Mitte)

This Mitte Chinese resto serves up a variety Szechuan and Cantonese fare, typically served on a lazy Susan or even better, buffet-style.

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2. Wok Show Greifenhagener Str. 31, Berlin, 10437 (Prenzlauerberg)

They may serve up a variety of Chinese dishes at this Prenzlauer Berg resto, but they specialize in tasty dumplings, which come in both meat and veggie varieties, and either fried or steamed.

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3. Chaparro Cocina Mexicana Wiener Str. 14A, Berlin, 10999 (Kreuzberg)

Chaparro dishes out some of the most authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex fare in the city with options like savory battered fish tacos and marinated salmon.

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4. Room 77 Graefestr. 77, Berlin, 10967 (Kreuzberg)

At Room 77, not only do they do good ol' fashioned American food, they do it super-American Texas-style. Here you'll find burgers complete with guac, jalapeños, and Tabasco. George W. Bush would be proud to eat here.

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5. Café Datscha Gabriel-Max-Str. 1, Berlin, 10245 (Freidrichshain)

This Friedrichshain spot brings a little bit of Soviet nostalgia with is traditional dishes (like Blini, Wareniki, and Pelmeni), and appetizer plates with names like Proletariat, Peasantry, and Intelligentsia (which all come with a menu option to be served with cold vodka).

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6. Ixthys Pallasstr. 21, Berlin, 10781 (Schoneber)

This cozy Schoneberg eatery offers traditional Korean fare like bulgogi and bibimbap, which offsets the very untraditional theme of Bible quotes covering most surfaces throughout the place.

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7. 12 Apostel Georgenstr. 2, Berlin, 10117 (Mitte)

This Mitte Italian haven not only has beautiful decor and an ornate painted ceiling, but it also offers all the traditional Italian favorites that you love, with their best options being tasty stone oven-baked pizzas and handcrafted pasta dishes.

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8. El Borriquito Wielandstr. 6, Berlin, 10625 (Charlottenberg)

This Charlottenburg haunt offers a warm, traditional Spanish vibe and is a perfect spot to grab trays of tapas and paella while watching Spanish soccer matches (if you're into that).