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Pasternak

#44 of 6,754 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Prenzlauer Berg
Russian, Fusion
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Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
030-4413399
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 172
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  • 136
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
More Russian than the Russians

To be accurate, this should really say 'tastier than any Russian food you're ever likely to get in Russia'. I've now visited this restaurant twice, on both occasions for Sunday brunch, and both times the food was super. There is a wide range in the buffet, and it gets refreshed regularly with new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cardorojo
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London
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London
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To be accurate, this should really say 'tastier than any Russian food you're ever likely to get in Russia'. I've now visited this restaurant twice, on both occasions for Sunday brunch, and both times the food was super. There is a wide range in the buffet, and it gets refreshed regularly with new delights. Whether you prefer savoury or sweet,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best meals of our short trip. Food was absolutely delicious and authentic. We both had the set menus, 4 courses for 20odd euro each which we felt was amazing value. Service was great and attentive and inside felt warm and welcoming on a late winters night. Amazing!

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Thank Lyndsay B
London, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestling in a side street of East Berlin is this authentic Russian diner. Complete with a massive velvet curtain when you walk in to keep the cold out its warm and cosy inside and the staff super friendly. A meal for two here with a few drinks will cost you around 75-80 euros. I went for the beef stroganoff and... More 

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Thank Niel J
Sydney
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot recommend this place enough. It was a little out of the way for us; we had to get a taxi from our hotel and our driver got lost but it was all worth it! I have a Russian background and the food reminded me of the dishes my grandmother and her friends would cook for special occasions. Just... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We happened to walk into this cafe after the bunker tour and found it warm, welcoming and casually elegant with very friendly staff who seemed to be enjoying their jobs. They accommodated 7 of us with no problem. Food was the best of any on the trip!

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Thank EllenF79
Edinburgh
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is the first Russian restaurant I have ever tried and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and well priced. We chose one of their recommended 4 course menus which was a bargain €29 per person and included caviar, blinis and beef stroganoff. It was packed on a week night but they did not rush us. A Piano... More 

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Thank Edinburgh1979
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I came here with a Russian friend of mine who was blown away at how great and authentic the food was! Plus the staff spoke perfect English Russian and German! The atmosphere was also wonderful- very classy and laid back.

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Thank hannahwv92
London
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We love coming back to Pasternak for the Russian comfort food, the very friendly staff and totally relaxed atmosphere. Its actually quite a small restaurant in the winter without the large summer terrace, so calling ahead would be a good idea. The food is delicious (we love the Pelmeni, or Shashlik or any type of fish), they have a nice... More 

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Thank Germaninexile
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Great Russian food in Berlin. Lovely atmosphere with piano player. The food was delicious and well priced- we went for one of their recommended menus which worked out at €29 per person for four courses (and the portions were good). Service was good. A lovely way to spend an evening in Berlin.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Lovely food, trad atmosphere with piano player and nice staff. The Georgian red wine was excellent and the portions generous and tasty. A great find.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Prenzlauer Berg
  • Neighborhood: Prenzlauer Berg
  • Phone Number: 030-4413399

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Russian, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 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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