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1. Salt n BoneSchliemannstraße 31, Berlin
2. Nobelhart & SchmutzigFriedrichstraße 218, Berlin
3. Pastificio TosattiSchliemannstraße 14a, Berlin
4. DóttirMittelstraße 41, Berlin
5. Industry StandardSonnenallee 83, Berlin
6. GogogiWeinbergsweg 24, Berlin
7. NetaWeinbergsweg 5, Berlin
8. Bun BaoKollwitzstrasse 84, Berlin
Salt 'n' Bone is a meat-lovers' paradise, a cozy gastro pub priding itself on good ales and hearty bar food. The menu is almost entirely locally sourced, like the “Meat on a Stick” – a pork belly skewer that’s way more fancy and mouth-watering than the name suggests.
With a menu that changes nightly and presented in 10 courses, served with silverware made of metal from leftover Soviet wares, Nobelhart & Schmutzig presents a dining experience. The gourmet meal is served communally on “Mama’s kitchen table” and you can rest assured every dish will be fresh, local, and delicious.
This little eatery has some truly incredible pasta, handmade daily by owner Matteo Tosatti. The daily menu is usually four choices of pasta and sauce, but you can order everything take-home to make yourself, too.
While unexpected, Icelandic food turns out to be totally slammin'. It's modern, but homey, like fresh fish, sour cream potatoes and mountain herbs and root veggies styled elegantly into onion shells.
The menu at Industry Standard is a interesting mix of posh cocktails, regional produce and “whole beast” cooking, things like rabbit kidney gnocchi and pickled pork tongue on toast. Plus, on Tuesdays they serve Laksa (Malaysian street food noodles) as a pop-up from the guys behind Piri’s and Santa Maria.
While Berlin has got plenty of Korean places, this one sets itself apart and Gogogi’s Bibimbap is on a whole other level: free-range bulgogi beef over traditional crispy rice and house-made apple chili sauce.
Neta is bringing solid Mexican food to Berlin in the form of gourmet green tacos and slow-cooked pork burritos. It's got a cafe style interior with lots of bar stools and big windows. The urge to hang out all day eating nachos is about as strong as their mescal (trust us, it's strong).