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Boxhagener Strasse 60, 10245 Berlin, Germany
0163 9870767
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Ranked #347 of 5,746 Restaurants in Berlin
Cuisines: Eastern European
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- May 2, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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27 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Groningen, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Victoria, bc
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

One of the best meals I've had in Berlin, rich, tons of flavor, I'll be back as often as I can before I leave.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I can't claim to be any kind of expert on East-European food, but I can certainly say that the food here is excellent. Some of the food is standard East-European dishes that you can get in plenty of other Berlin restaurants (e.g. goulash, stroganoff), but the standard here is exceptionally good. Other things are more unusual, such as the pelmeni... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

What can I say- it is even better than my grandmother cooks. I am Ukrainian and in this restaurant you can try food as we cook it and like it!

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