This post is all about the best restaurants in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin to try in 2022!
Whether you are living in Berlin or are planning on traveling to Berlin soon, these Prenzlauer Berg gems will make you want to keep coming back for more. I know this for a fact because I can’t stop eating at any of these spots myself…
Any restaurants on this list have been tried at least three times by me, so I am VERY certain that you’ll love them.
As you may already know or have heard, Berlin’s cafe and restaurant scene is an eclectic and exciting one. Although you may not find the world’s best seafood here, you will find just about everything else. From doughy neapolitan pizza and juicy (veggie) burgers to fried dumplings, falafel platters, and more!
~ My restaurant list for pberg is very specific and
gives you my exact order at each restaurant ~
The Golden Eight
To start, I’ll share what I call my “Golden Eight” restaurants. These are the crème de la crème of Prenzlauer Berg’s restaurant scene and my top picks.
These eight are my most highly rated and best restaurants in Prenzlauer Berg. I’ll also continually update this post with the restaurants I recommend most!
Alte Schönhauser Str. 13, 10119 Berlin
Ah, Shiso Burger. Berlin is already known for its buzzing burger scene, but Shiso takes it a step further. This Burger x Asian Fusion joint does everything right. The food is always extremely fresh, packed with delicious flavors, and keeps you wanting to come back for more.
If I go four to five days without it, my body starts to sound an internal alarm and I start to have insane cravings for this burger. I don’t think I have ever craved anything in my life as much as I crave the Ebi Burger here.
The Ebi Burger at Shiso has a crispy fried shrimp patty with lettuce, tomato, onions, ginger honest mustard sauce, and spicy mayo – all in a pillowy asian bun. If you like seafood, then you MUST try it for yourself. If you prefer meat or veggie, they have so many other burger options! Jay always goes for the cheeseburger here and loves it as well.
We have been ordering delivery from here the past few months (while Germany was under lockdown), but finally being able to eat there this summer has made it even more special. They have the quickest and friendliest service! Also, all of their food is served in dumpling baskets, which is such a creative touch!
Quick Summary: Get the Ebi Burger!
Standard Serious Pizza
Templinerstrasse 7, 10119 Berlin
Ask anyone who lives in Berlin where the best pizza is, and they’ll say Standard. It is hands down the place to go for a neapolitan pizza or an insanely large and cheesy calzone. The vibe is sehr chic (very chic) and may require a reservation – that’s saying a lot.
Although the service at Standard isn’t the best, the pizza sure is! Our go to order is the Margherita Pizza and the Margherita Calzone. The most recent menu has a Veggie Calzone listed instead – I haven’t tried that one yet, but I’m sure it’s amazing.
It’s a great place for outdoor dining and it’s in one of my favorite areas in the neighborhood. Quick funny story – I actually witnessed a full blown proposal at Standard last year. I was more nervous for this random couples engagement than my own (it was pretty awkward!)
Two newer locations of Standard recently opened up. One nearby on Torstrasse and another in Charlottenburg. I’ve only tried Standard’s Templinerstrasse location, however, I’ll be sure to update you on the other two locations once I’ve given them a try!
Quick Summary: You can’t go wrong with the margherita pizza and calzone
Kastanienallee 50, 10119 Berlin
Sababa has the best Isreali food in Berlin. This place is an absolute staple for me and Jay. We’ve had it dozens of times (no shame!) and it has never once disappointed us.
We are very lucky to live extremely close (like 10 feet away) and we run down to pick it up. It is the only restaurant we don’t use a delivery service for when we order, but the old-fashioned telephone to call for pick-up.
Anytime we don’t have time to cook or feel like making lunch or dinner, Jay and I look at eachother and simultaneously say “Sababa?” (yes, this has really happened).
Sababa has the best hummus.
The best falafels.
The best everything.
The two dishes we always order are “Hummus Rot” and “Sababa Aubergine”.
Hummus Rot is a large portion of hummus with matbukha (cooked tomatoes and peppers with garlic and chili pepper) and Sababa’s famous falafel. I love the falafel because they are bite sized, always super fresh, and have the perfect crunch factor.
The Sababa Aubergine platter is a grilled aubergine (or eggplant for my fellow Americans) stuffed with a tahini salad and served with hummus, salad, falafel, and a pita.
If you’re going to eat there for two people, these two dishes will be the perfect amount. They will ring in at less than €20! Sababa is located on a picturesque street called Kastanienallee. The restaurant is right around the corner from Zionskirchplatz and Volkspark am Weinberg, which is the place to be on a beautiful summer evening.
Quick Summary: Order the Hummus Rot & Sababa Aubergine …. you’re welcome!
Torstraße 69, 10119 Berlin
Golden Fleece entered the Berlin food scene in the winter of 2020. This was during Germany’s second wave of the pandemic and all restaurants were closed to indoor dining. The owners bravely decided that the show must go on and opened amidst a freezing winter and uncertainty. Jay and I happened to be there on Golden Fleece’s opening night. We were bundled up and shivering waiting for our dinner to be prepared.
At that point, I had tried almost every Georgian restaurant in Berlin. None of them took my breath away. That was until I tried Golden Fleece. I thank my lucky stars that this restaurant exists (& that I live very close by).
The must have here is the Adjaruli Khachapuri. The Adjaruli Khachapuri is commonly referred to as a “cheese boat” since the dough is shaped like a boat, and stuffed with homemade cheese! To finish it off, an egg yolk is cracked in the middle. You may be questioning this act of genius, but once served, you mix the egg yolk in with the cheese. The result is an even cheesier and creamier dish … maybe the cheesiest dish you’ve (n)ever had.
To eat, simply break the dough from the sides and dip it into the center. Simple as that!
I also very highly recommend their Pkhali mix platter. This platter can comes with up to five different Georgian salads – Phkali Ispanakhi, Phkali Tcharchali, Badrijani Nigvzit, Lobios and Katmis Salata. It’s a great dish to try multiple salad appetizers and for a great price.
Psssst….if you’re ever in Lisbon, you MUST go to TreeStory – the Adjaruli Khachapuri is also one to be remembered. (You’ll also be able to see pictures here of what this dish looks like!)
Quick Summary: Adjaruli Khachapuri, Adjaruli Khachapuri, and Adjaruli Khachapuri
Greifenhagener Str. 31, 10437 Berlin
Wok Show is a true hidden gem. While some Berliners are in the know (as far as I can tell), this restaurant is sooo underrated! I was lucky enough to learn about this place from my best friend, who was recommended to try it out by a coworker a few years ago.
Wok Show has the most delicious dumplings, huge portions, and for a really great price. I order the same two things every single time I’m there. You can’t go wrong with the fried dumplings (with veggies and eggs) and the cucumber garlic salad. The cucumber garlic salad may sound like it can be skipped, but don’t even think about it. It’s packed with flavor and a refreshing sidekick to your order of dumplings.
The dumplings here are a must, and what Wok Show is known for. They have 13 different dumpling fillings – filled with vegetables, seafood, beef, or pork. A regular serving comes with 20 dumplings and will cost ya around €10. What a score!
Quick Summary: Any of the fried dumplings + the cucumber garlic salad = chef’s kiss
Alte Schönhauser Str. 6, 10119 Berlin
Yam Yam is our Korean go to spot and it is absolutely delicious. The “Zampong” seafood kimchi soup was a winter staple that kept my mind, body, and soul nourished and warm. The Mandu (fried dumplings) are super yummy as well. They have beetroot, beef, or shrimp dumplings so anyone can enjoy them regardless of their preferences. For main dishes, I’d recommend the squid to fellow pescetarians and Jay loves the chicken “Dak Bokum.”
The restaurant is located on one of my favorite streets in Berlin – Alte Schönhauser Straße. Although it is technically located in Mitte (Berlin’s city center), it is right on the border of Prenzlauer Berg.
If you’re craving something sweet after, walk a few feet up Alte Schönhauser Straße and you’ll find yourself at the best Zeit Fur Brot location in Berlin! Treat yourself to the chocolate bun – you’re welcome.
Quick Summary: Zampong kimchi soup and mandu!
Weinbergsweg 4, 10119 Berlin
La Premiata has a cult following among some Berliners and is adored by many. This trendy Italian restaurant may be teeny tiny, however the dishes are packed with so much oomf and flavor.
The menu at La Premiata is straightforward. There are several appetizers (including meat/ cheese boards) and three types of pasta dishes. That’s it!
The best dish in my opinion is the “Gnocchi di Patata Farciti di Tartufo al Burro e Parmigiano” (gnocchi stuffed with butter, parmesan, and truffle). These pillow-like gnocchi are the best I’ve ever had. If you’re looking for a lasagna, Jay’s favorite lasagna in Berlin is from La Premiata.
I’d recommend making a reservation here in advance, especially if you’re planning to come with a group. Be prepared for very Italian service because … it… is…slow. La Premiata is the type of place to order a glass of wine or a spritz, and enjoy your evening with lovely and long conversations.
Quick Summary: Get the gnocchi (from heaven) and a glass of wine
Schönhauser Allee 45, 10435 Berlin
If you haven’t been to Berlin yet and you’re reading up on the restaurants you need to try, you’ve most likely already come across Burgermeister. Fun fact is that in the German language, Burgermeister translates to “Mayor.”
When I moved to Berlin, there were only two locations. Now there are five scattered all over the city, with one very conveniently located in the center of Prenzlauerberg at the Eberswalder U2 stop.
The OG location at Schlesisches Tor in Kreuzberg is located in what used to be a public bathroom. What a glorious uplift! The Schlesisches Tor and Kottbusser Tor (Kotti) locations are where you’re most likely to end up after a night out (if you’re an early bird for Berlin nightlife standards).
I remember the first time I ordered a veggie burger at Burgermeister, I had to return back to the counter to double check that they didn’t serve me a meat burger. I was (fortunately) in the wrong. That is how spot on the veggie burger there is. I’m not a huge fan of the fries and think you can skip them all together.
Quick Summary: Get the (veggie) burger, ditch the fries.
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of the (very) best restaurants in Prenzlauer Berg!
An excellent resource for a foodie like me. I love exploring new cultures and this list of restaurants really made me hungry . Will definitely try when in Berlin.
Thanks for sharing .
So happy to hear that Elzbieta! Berlin would be so lucky to have you visit 😉