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Matreshka

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Boxhagener Strasse 60, 10245 Berlin, Germany
0163 9870767
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Reservations
Late Night

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not the Russian Tea Room

We enjoyed our meal here, but it was not outstanding. Looking at other reviews of this place, we might have hit it this place on an off night. The sauces were rather thin, and for two of us in our group, the food (dinner) was cold. Further, the recipes did not match the robust nature of memories of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2014
weji13
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Colbert, Georgia
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Colbert, Georgia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We enjoyed our meal here, but it was not outstanding. Looking at other reviews of this place, we might have hit it this place on an off night. The sauces were rather thin, and for two of us in our group, the food (dinner) was cold. Further, the recipes did not match the robust nature of memories of our grandparents'... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Not even worthy your dog.... Cockroaches on floor, cold food. Super impolite staff- really as Russian as it can get....

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Berlin, Germany
Top Contributor
253 reviews 253 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I'm finding it difficult to fault this nice Russian restaurant - the food was very nice, authentic and not too expensive. Service was friendly and efficient. Good atmosphere and location. Recommended.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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137 reviews 137 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Its been a while since I had Olivye (the Russian salad) with Doktorskaya kolbasa and canned peas, 15 years to be precise. In other words, very authentic cooking and, by the way, friendly service. Its off the beaten path, but still within 15 minute drive from Karl Marx Allee area attractions like East side Gallery and Computer game's museum

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Scotland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice recently when in Berlin for a week. The atmosphere is informal and the food perfect for the cold weather. We were encouraged to drink complementary shots of freezing Russian vodka, it seemed rude to refuse. The excellent food is reasonably priced, I would recommend this fun restaurant.

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Boston, MA
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56 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

this seems like a fairly new restaurant in a very seedy part of friedrichshain. the front and entrance almost make one turn around before entering, but inside it's very pleasantly decorated and comfortable. we were a large group, and i don't think there was anyone who didn't enjoy their dinner. not the best russian food i've ever had, but good,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We do not regret our decision to try Matreshka during our week in Berlin. We did not have a reservation and arrived at about 8:45 pm. We were told that a table would be available in about 20 minutes, so we came back after a short walk. The table was just being cleared and the owner welcomed us explained that... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Great food at great prices! Friendly service in German, Russian and English. Pilmeni just like mama makes! And the vodka - brilliant! Well worth a visit :)

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Uppsala, Sweden
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

When we were here the staff was one short, but did a terrific job anyway. The food felt gunine and the staff was incredibly nice and spoke good English. The place has a nice atmosphere too even though it may look a little simple at the first glance. The food is made with love and not pricy at all. Extra... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Fantastic food, full of flavour and well prepared. The Beef Stroganoff was wonderful, the beef was very tender and well spiced. The soups and blinis are very good too. Good-sized portions to fill you up. It's a small restaurant and hard to get a table around dinner time. Reservations recommended, especially during the weekend and when you're with a group.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Boxhagener Strasse 60, 10245 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Friedrichshain
  • Neighborhood: Friedrichshain
  • Phone Number: 0163 9870767

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eastern European

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