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Massai-Berlin

#259 of 6,755 Restaurants in Berlin
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Neighborhood:
Prenzlauer Berg
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Lychener Strasse, 12, 10437 Berlin, Germany
030 48625595
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5:00 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, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Was pleasantly surprised

Great place to eat. Nice ambience and service and superb food. The vegetarian starter platter was incredible and followed with the lamb main was perfect. The flavours really take you back to Africa. I would highly recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
nickgala
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Berlin, Germany
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambiance of this restaurant set in Prenzlauer Berg is quite nice, but the food itself definitely doesn't live up to the expectations. If you have had good African food elsewhere, you are very likely to be disappointed. Coupled with the high prices this place charges, I definitely do not recommend coming here. There are plenty of other African restaurants... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Great place to eat. Nice ambience and service and superb food. The vegetarian starter platter was incredible and followed with the lamb main was perfect. The flavours really take you back to Africa. I would highly recommend.

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Thank nickgala
Panama City, Panama
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Really great staff and interesting food selection. It's not every day you get to taste zebra, crocodile, springbok, ostrich and antelope. They've been packed both times we were there so recommend booking.

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Thank CFValencia
Weert, The Netherlands
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We found this restaurant by accident, through a billboard that we noticed in a subway station. It appeared to be a nicely decorated place with amiable service and beautifully platen food. Although serving food from allover Afrika is something like serving as well Greek as Spanish as French and Swedish dishes in the same restaurant, the food was really tasty.... More 

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Thank A3ana63
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

I didn't expect such experience. On our way to the restaurant I was thinking it's just the next overrated place with tasteless food and bad service, which seems to be the case with most of the restaurants here in Berlin, but no. I was absolutely wrong everything was perfect. The atmosphere was very nice and cozy, great and friendly service.... More 

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Florianopolis, SC
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156 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

First time trying zebra meat and it was delicious! The presentation of the dish was also very good and the drinks as well!

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berlin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

atmosphere: very nice, food: super delicious and special price: rather middlerange or slightly expensive

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Lund, Sweden
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186 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

With little prior experience of African food (how can you put an entire continent in one menu?), we chose this place partly because of the generally positive reviews and partly because we are eager to try and experience tastes new to us. We all started with drinks, the four of us, and found them all to be similar in taste.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

it is very difficult to bring African food under one kitchen and then present it to one of the metropolitan cities of the world. One has to give credit to the Massai restaurant in Berlin for breaking the barriers by competing with other famous international chefs...the food, the presentation, the interior design, the waiters uniform, the music and not to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

It's not so easy to rate such a restaurant. Primarily one would need a basis of comparison to actually offer a fair opinion. The staff, service and ambiance are tip top. Based on previous reviews, I had high expectations. Based on my first taste my expectations seemed to be met. However, considering the totality of the meals and things tasted... More 

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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: Business meetings, Romantic, 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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