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Dunkelrestaurant-Berlin

#3,857 of 6,095 Restaurants in Berlin
#4,082 of 6,364 Places to Eat in Berlin
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Gormannstr. 14, , Berlin, Germany
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth the experience, but overpriced

This was a unique and memorable experience. The restaurant is not just dark; it's pitch black! :) There is NO sight while dining. Our blind waiter was wonderful, and he guided us skillfully through the evening. My chef's surprise menu was great, but my wife and daughter found their meals mediocre... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was a really fantastic experience. The restaurant is pitch black and you can't even see your hand in front of your face. I chose the beef menu and it was really enjoyable! I had a beautiful piece of beef for my main course and would definitely recommend this option! Although I did resort to eating with my hands as... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was a unique and memorable experience. The restaurant is not just dark; it's pitch black! :) There is NO sight while dining. Our blind waiter was wonderful, and he guided us skillfully through the evening. My chef's surprise menu was great, but my wife and daughter found their meals mediocre. The experience was so different and extreme that it... More 

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Kalundborg, Denmark
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Went there to celebrate a 50th birthday. Food was nice, wine too, albeit a little steep. Waiter was very attentive and helped us through this a little bit unnerving experience. Rather easy to maneuver plate, cutlery and glasses (and yes, you do occasionally use your fingers to help scoop up food), but a little later in the meal it dawns... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Went there for an experience and that was what we got. The neighborhood in which the restaurant is placed is kind of seedy, but once you enter the restaurant it very nice and cosy. You start with a drink while you decide which of the basic menu's you want. Then you are followed into the pitch dark basement where a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Once in a life time experience. We went to a total black restaurant, got our drinks and dinner without knowing what we ate. We could't see the other guests but only hear them. It was a bit scary but in a cool way and we got to experience what's it's like to be blind. It gave us something to think... More 

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Nottingham, England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We went to Dunkel Restaurant as a group of 26 friends and were very fortunate that they were able to reserve us a booking for such a large number. They were able to accomodate us during the first slot on a Sunday so as not to distube other patrons which was fair enough. We had 3 days in Berlin and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

First things first: when they say dark, they mean it. It is not dim lighting, nor do your eyes adjust to it. At all. The entire meal is eaten in pitch-black darkness that is so complete you cannot even see your hands in front of your face. The sounds of clatter and other diners talking and laughing made it very... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

That was dinner what i will remember always! Go there for experience but dont expect extremely good food. I was satisfied with salad and dessert but fish was terrible.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Certainly this restaurant is all about experience. You get to the restaurant & order your food & 1st drink in the light, now you can either chose a listed menu or go for the surprise- we thought we'd go for the surprise. Our waiter came to us, his name was Halie. We were told to put our hands on the... More 

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Taff in Transit
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We visited the restaurant with some of our German friends, it was an experience eating in total, and I mean total darkness and gives you an idea of what it is like to be blind. Fun experience, but not cheap. Food was ok, nothing special, and you do struggle to identify what you are eating due to the loss of... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Gormannstr. 14, , Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighborhood: Mitte

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Mitte
The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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