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Dunkelrestaurant-Berlin

#3,784 of 6,195 Restaurants 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
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
For the experience!

5 for experience, 3 for the food and 3 for the service. Are waiter was very nice and helpful, but we waited a very long time after we had finished our dessert. The experience is worth it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

5 for experience, 3 for the food and 3 for the service. Are waiter was very nice and helpful, but we waited a very long time after we had finished our dessert. The experience is worth it!

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

.... however, the food was not that great. The staff is really friendly and the waiter was great. The first minutes in the total dark were exciting and you thought I must get used to the dark and at some point I'll be able to see something. That's not the case, it stays that dark. Therefore, I would say it's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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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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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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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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Address: Gormannstr. 14, , Berlin, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte

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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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