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Sunday night dinner in Mitte

spacesasha Jan 10, 2012 01:55 PM

I am going to Berlin next week for business. Sunday night I have nothing planned and I will be dining solo. Looking for a great restaurant in Mitte for a foodie who doesn't eat meat (fish is fine). Any style cuisine is welcome.

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    nod9889 Dec 30, 2012 02:26 PM

    I am new to chowhound and do not know how to start a new thread so am posting here- sorry!
    I am coming to berlin in a few days and staying in Mitte at Circus Hotel (Rosenthaler Straße 1). I have read all of the extremely useful posts including your blog and review Linguafood. I am looking for some good inexpensive and authentic restaurants. my current plan is:
    Clärchens Ballhaus - for german food and beer

    Currywirst at - bier’s curry & spieße / friedrichstr. 142 / mitte
    I also want to go for a good doner but can not seem to find somewhere not too far from my hotel - any thoughts?

    Finally for cocktails i will try reingold but any other recommendations - i would quite like to try a traditional beer hall type place.
    thanks a lot

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    1. re: nod9889
      linguafood Dec 30, 2012 03:15 PM

      You know, there was a time when Shark Döner on Rosenthaler Str. (near Hackescher Markt) was pretty good, and there's also a very tasty döner place in the supermarket next to Shark.

      I've eaten at neither in years, so don't hold me to it '-)

      There's also a bunch of popular döner places on Rosenthaler Platz itself, but I cannot vouch for their quality. It's generally drunk food for me, when judgment is clouded and a döner just hits the spot.

      If you are willing to taste a very unusual döner, hop on the U8 right near your hotel and take it all the way to Schönleinstr. stop. Get thee to Boppstr. and try Imren. It's more like a shwarma sandwich, they bake their own bread, and the meat is uniquely marinated.

      As for beer halls, that's more of a Southern German thing, and Clärchen's is likely the closest you'll get to that experience.

      There is a massive Munich-style Brauhaus near Alexanderplatz, Brauhaus Mitte, which is apparently a-ok, despite being in a serious tourist area.

      Also check out Kater Holzig for the ultimate hipster Berlin experience if that's your cuppa. Mine, it is not '-)

      Reingold is on the expensive side for cocktails, you could also check out Riva Bar on Dircksenstr. beneath the elevated train line.

      Guten Appetit!

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      spacesasha Jan 11, 2012 12:21 PM

      Thanks for all of the great responses.

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        S_B_Russell Jan 11, 2012 10:49 AM

        I tried the vegan restaurant Kopps last week and thought it was pretty good. The food was inventive, the dining room decor is modern and there wasn't a hippy in sight! ;)

        1. linguafood Jan 11, 2012 10:09 AM

          Dudu Berlin (pan-Asian)
          Toca Rouge (modern Chinese)
          Monsieur Vuong (Viet)
          Yam Yam (Korean)
          Yarok (Syrian)
          Il Contadino Sotto le Stelle (Italian)
          Cocolo (Ramen)
          Clärchens Ballhaus (Pizza & German)


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