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Aug 18, 2009 12:33 PM

Staying at the Grand Hyatt Berlin- Need help on reasonable restaurants nearby!

I know this is an expensive area, However, due to a knee problem, I need to stay close to the hotel after a day of sightseeing. We come from NYC and like to experiment with all ethnic foods- especially enjoy fish and shellfish. Would like to spend about $50 per person, if possible. Can you make some suggestions? Thanks, in advance, for your help!

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  1. The nearest resto for fish is on Alte Potsdamer Str., called Strandkorb (?). I haven't eaten there, so I can't really say much about the quality of the food -- experimental or ethnic it is not, but It certainly looks reasonably priced.

    There's also a Greek resto on Schöneberger Ufer. It's good quality food, and perhaps they offer fish, too.

    1. $50 is about 40 EUR, and if you don't drink wine, you can find plenty of places in Berlin for that amount or less.

      However, it is not really the area for inexpensive good food. Most of the food around the Hyatt is either expensive or fast food. There are several casual food restaurants around that serve quite decent food:
      * Vapiano (pasta)
      * Maredo (steaks, salad bar, usually also have some version of sea food)
      * Tony Roma's

      If you will try to walk, only a little, there are some interesting restaurants (I recall a good Iranian) on Potsdamer Strasse; also there is the Peking Ente on the other side of Potsdamer Platz, on the corner of Voss and Wilhelmstrasse (I haven't eaten there but it should be good, Streisand and all...)

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      1. re: polyg

        Vapiano is pretty bad, so is Tony Roma's -- the latter being massively over-priced for what they're offering. Of course, in tourist central, you can get away with that.

        Maredo, albeit a chain, actually is a very good deal for steaks, and I do love their salad bar.

        I just thought suggesting a steak chain might to an Ami visiting Berlin might be a bit lame...

        1. re: linguafood

          Thanks for your suggestions. We found ourselves staying quite close to the hotel.

          Our concierge recommended Monero Carusi on Leipziger Plat 15. We found many Italian families dining there- the fish was delicious as were the pasta dishes. The Italian wine list was reasonable and offered good selections.

          We also went to Luther and Wegner on Alte Potsdamer Str. 5 and greatly enjoyed the sauerbraten and wienerschnitzel. We thought their reputation well deserved.

          We will definitely return to Berlin as we enjoyed the city, residents, and food!