If you’re curious about new dining experiences in Berlin, we have gathered a whole selection of new (and newish) restaurants to test this coming month. Art meets culinary genius at the historic Eierhäuschen, a much-anticipated seafood eatery opens its doors and an authentic Japanese bar adds to Wedding’s already thriving food scene.
WASSER Seafood Bar
This new outpost is one to get excited about as it very well may become a favourite for those with a love of ocean flavours. Sporting an eco-conscious ethos, owner Yannic Stockhausen makes a point of only working with sustainable fisheries and producers. Expect wild oysters from the Wadden Sea, fresh mussels tossed into a Styrian sausage salad and turbot masterfully grilled on burning embers. The wine experts also deserve a mention…
- WASSER Seafood Bar, Große Hamburger Str. 32, Mitte, details.
Ei im Eierhäuschen
Located in the tastefully renovated Eierhäuschen in Plänterwald, this new restaurant has something for everyone. Once a popular restaurant back in the 19th century complete with a bowling alley, hundreds of seats on the Spre and its own ferry connection, it burnt down, was renovated and rebuilt several times over its existence. In its current reiteration, the Ei restaurant offers a brilliant menu that celebrates traditional tavern cuisine. Enjoy roulade, venison with red cabbage salad, or sourdough pasta with goose ragú. You can also swing past during the day for coffee, cake and home-baked tarts.
- Ei im Eierhäuschen, Kiehnwerderallee 2, Treptow, details.
Situated at the far end of Brunnenstrasse in Wedding, this new Japanese Izakaya bar celebrates the type of evenings we love most: drinking and eating. It can be likened to a tapas bar where drinks are flowing around an assortment of small dishes.The urban architecture with its handcrafted details and raw concrete creates a nice vibe, and the food is authentic and fresh. One to try is the pork belly with cabbage, mustard and, of course, miso, which relegates every other roast pork to second place.
- Niko Izakaya, Brunnenstr. 73, Wedding.
A new creation from one of the city’s most impressive bartenders, Arnd Henning Heißen, this cocktail bar adopts an exciting and intriguing concept – that of scent-based ordering. Heiße is interested in smell as well as taste, engaging with customers by conjuring up scents reminiscent of memories. Bird’s Nest also has live music, an upscale cigar lounge and food that matches the curated drinks menu.
- Bird’s Nest, Rathausstr. 23, Mitte, details.
A new bakery has reserved a spot on Sonnenalle just at the corner of Innstrasse, where people are now baking, eating and drinking. Justa Bakery is not just a bakery – it is also a café with floor-to-ceiling windows through which you can enjoy some people-watching while you sit with a freshly brewed coffee, pastry or one of the excellent sandwiches.
- Justa Bakery, Sonnenallee 124, Neukölln, details.
One to rival the golden gifts of Goldies, this new no-frills burger joint on Schönhauser Allee is not about offering as many toppings and additions as is humanly possible. Rather it focuses on serving juicy meat patties packed between fluffy potato rolls imported from the USA, and flavoured with grilled onions, chopped pickles and a ‘secret’ sauce. Reminiscent of California’s famous burger chain, In-n-Out, it does one better by adding to its menu a vegetarian burger with cauliflower, providing a satisfying alternative to pea protein.
- All In, Schönhauser Allee 173, Prenzlauer Berg, details.
This article was adapted from the German by Ivona Alavanja