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Massai-Berlin

#350 of 6,086 Restaurants in Berlin
#378 of 6,353 Places to Eat in Berlin
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Prenzlauer Berg
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Lychener Strasse, 12, 10437 Berlin, Germany
030 48625595
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff and good food

Cozy, if a little darkly lit, place - with good service and interesting dishes (which are quite good). The dishes are conversation starters, and were well paired with wine by the staff. A place one might consider for either a business dinner, or a night out with a significant other.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
Magnús S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Cheshire, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I found this restaurant advertised in an underground station in Berlin city centre and thought I'd give it a try. Tucked away in a quiet back street not from Eberswalder Strasse tube station (7 minute walk), the exterior is inviting. From arrival to departure it was a great experience with good quality food, drink and service. It was great to... More 

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Ravensburg, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I've been there with a friend mid december 2014. I liked the interior, the menu and staff who were very friendly a lot. Usually it's pretty packed so make sure u give them a call ahead.

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Berlin, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Service was ok but very overpriced and disappointing food quality. . Feels like one of those chain restaurants who have the same single supplier for an entire country and everything has got the same taste.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Cozy, if a little darkly lit, place - with good service and interesting dishes (which are quite good). The dishes are conversation starters, and were well paired with wine by the staff. A place one might consider for either a business dinner, or a night out with a significant other.

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Steiermark
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92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

“Massai” is a restaurant where I felt comfortable from the first moment. The African decoration along with the dim illumination and the African music created a brilliant atmosphere. The waitresses in their colorful costumes were not only charming, but they did everything with a big smile, which was a feel-good factor. I ordered a veggie dish, Gpoma, which was served... More 

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Zeuthen, Brandenburg, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The atmosphere is great and the people too, but that is all. Maybe I didn't take the good menu, but what we had for 20 euro/pers was really not that good. Starter : soup=>Really good Then the main dish of lamb and chicken was reallyy not that good especially for the chiken which had no taste at all. Finally the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We ate the Kalahari, the Springbockfilet and the Ostrich steak. We (from Vietnam, Germany and Canada) all loved the food. Highly recommended if you want to try African food but stay 'safe'. Maybe should be called African food for beginners. For me this is a plus, my wife doesn't like to eat with her hands so many African restaurants are... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had the mixed entree each of which tasted great and then the antelope and springbok which were both grilled very well to rosé accompanied by a bottle of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon for E27 which was delicious. The service was fine. The main courses came with a soup which was highly interesting. The decor was well thought through and the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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102 reviews 102 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Since I moved to Berlin 4 years ago, I've been seing some advertisements for this place at the metro station Eberswalder Straße and always thought I should check it out. A friend who had been there organised a get together there with other friends, I of course said yes. The decoration is very nice, reall into theme, the staff is... More 

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Irvine, California
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166 reviews 166 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had a good meal at Massai. The service was very good. The menu has a number of options. We were generally pleased with our selections and would likely return in the future.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lychener Strasse, 12, 10437 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Prenzlauer Berg
  • Neighborhood: Prenzlauer Berg
  • Phone Number: 030 48625595

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Prenzlauer Berg

Neighborhood Profile
Prenzlauer Berg
No Berlin neighborhood has undergone a greater change than Prenzlauer Berg. The artists and non-conformists that defined the district’s intriguing subculture in the 1980s and 90s have been replaced by a young, hip crowd that frequents the many cafes. Where there were once run-down houses in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, there are now designer shops. Beautiful old homes have been modernized and renovated, and on Sundays, thousands turn the park next to remnants of the wall into a playground for street artists, musicians, and flea market shoppers. This attracts young urban families who enjoy the balance of big city life and small-town comfort. Meanwhile, trendy, young, upper-class visitors from all over the world are attracted to the local high-end shops, cafés, and sophisticated bars and restaurants. The merits of this transformation are a favorite topic of debate around the city, but it makes for some of the best people-watching Berlin has to offer.
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