New restaurant openings in Berlin
Discover the new must-try food hotspots in Berlin with our guide to the best new restaurants in the city. From top Asian fusion restaurants to burger bars, these are the food experiences you can’t miss in Berlin
Panama has become a favourite haunt with Berlin’s art crowd, thanks to its close proximity to some of the city’s most prestigious galleries. The restaurant has been designed as a tropical wonderland, and features high ceilings, palm trees and green tiles. The menu also aims to transport guests to Panama with dishes such as crusted sturgeon, green banana and peanut; grilled pork belly, plum and parsley root; and duck breast tataki (raw or slightly seared) with tonka beans and panisse chick pea fries.
Panama, Potsdamer Strasse 91, 10785 Berlin, +49 (0)30 9832 08435
Berlin is famous for its café culture and Five Elephant is one of the coolest additions to the scene. The speciality café and bakery is located in the heart of the central Mitte district and offers a very photogenic spot to grab a drink or a slice of cake. Dainty baked treats are arranged in elegant display cases and highlights include carrot cake, whoopie pies, croissants and muffins. Five Elephant also roasts its own coffee, which is a big draw for discerning coffee lovers.
Five Elephant, Reichenberger Strasse 101, 10999 Berlin, +49 (0)30 9608 1527
Brammibal’s Donuts started out as a vendor at street food events and has now opened a permanent site in order to meet demand. The popular doughnut stand has set up its own shop on Maybachufer street and offers a huge variety of flavours. All the doughnuts are vegan and free from artificial ingredients, which also adds to the appeal. Options range from blueberry to maple coconut bacon, chocolate with pretzels, and strawberry cream cheese. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, this is a must-visit for a sweet treat.
Brammibal’s Donuts, Maybachufer 8, 12047 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2394 8455
Coda is a trailblazing dessert bar in Berlin which opened last year. This fine dining eatery offers a culinary experience with a difference as all the dishes here are desserts. The menu features a range of exquisite patisserie, paired with top cocktails, and is an impressive showcase of how diverse desserts can be. Coda has been making waves in the city for its gourmet puddings and also enjoys a reputation as the perfect date night venue in Berlin.
Coda, Friedelstrasse 47, 12047 Berlin, + 49 (0)30 9149 6396
Ryong is one of the newest Asian fusion restaurants to open in Berlin. Offering a twist on classic Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese food, the restaurant has updated some elements of these traditional menus by substituting, for example, spelt noodles in place of gluten noodles and tofu for chicken. Ideal for vegetarians, vegans and those looking for healthy alternatives, Ryong brings seasonal vegetables to the fore with a menu focused on noodle-based dishes, packed with vegetables and freshly made every morning.
Ryong, Torstrasse 59, 10119 Berlin, +49 (0)30 3030 7047
Kreuzberg is one of Berlin’s most multicultural areas and its culinary scene reflects this diversity. Vertikal offers an exciting new menu inspired by French, Italian, Asian and Middle Eastern dishes. Its delicious range of tempting dishes features fresh, seasonal produce and Vertikal is a must-visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Vertikal, Reichenberger Strasse 86, 10999 Berlin, +49 (0)30 6128 6872
Mrs Robinson’s opened at the end of last year and is a notably hip addition to Berlin’s restaurant scene, delivering a modern Asian-inspired menu in an effortlessly cool environment. The restaurant focuses on steamed filled bao buns with classic fillings such as Taiwanese pork belly and fried soft-shell crab. Dishes are small and made to share, with highlights including deep-fried tofu, scallop carpaccio and oxtail-filled gyoza parcels. Be sure to save room for the deep-fried bao with chocolate ice cream for dessert.
Mrs Robinson’s, Pappelallee 29, 10437 Berlin, +49 (0)30 5462 2839