If you’re in western Charlottenburg during lunch hour (or dinnertime for that matter), head to the tiny Heno Heno on Kantstraße.You’ll feel like you parachuted into a traditional Japanese countryside snack bar.
Onigiri at Heno Heno taste the way you imagine them tasting in Japan. Go for the Ingwer-Miso-Fleisch (ginger beef) if you’re a meat eater, or try the Kombu (seaweed) if you’re not.
If you’re in the mood, have an onigiri with umeboshi, a kind of sour plum guaranteed to make your lips pucker.
There are plenty of other cheap dishes here, including edamame (€1.20), Gyu-Don (stewed beef on rice, €3.90-4.70) and various udon and soba noodle soups (€4.90-5.80).