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Massai-Berlin

#380 of 6,375 Restaurants in Berlin
#406 of 6,649 Places to Eat 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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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
A great meal...but...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
tiodeer
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I found this restaurant "by accident". The style on entrance looks nice and both (my friend and I) were hungry and we just said give it a try. And we made a really good decision. Restaurant has really nice intimacy atmosphere. A bit dark, but it was not disturbing. Great for couples, business lunch/dinner and groups with manners. Service was... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Visited the place with my girlfriend and was quite surprised with the food selection. We have never dined in Africa style restaurant so all of the dishes was new for us. Service was great and food delicious.

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Cheshire, UK
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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
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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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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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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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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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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children
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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  • 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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