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Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
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Ranked #146 of 6,078 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Russian, Fusion
Prenzlauer Berg
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Five of us had Sunday Brunch here this Sunday. There is no booking but we only had to wait for 10 minutes outside in the cold as there is no room inside. We were given drinks outside and there were rugs to cover up with. This was a small price to pay for what awaited. A table groaning with all... More 

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Notodden Municipality, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Good atmosphere and delicious food with a touch of Russia! I love it despite the expensive water! Georgian wine was a new and exciting experience!

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San Jose, CA
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

An easy walk from Rosenthaler Platz or a little further from Alexander Platz, this charming spot is everything you might hope for in a Russian restaurant - but be sure to make a reservation. The Proletariat appetizer was huge and consisted for traditional potato salad, pressed chicken, with pickles and onions and brown bread. Offered for an additionally cost is... More 

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Varazdin, Croatia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I had lunch there, and took a complete menu, with four type of foods, and everything was just perfest. You could sense Russia with each bite you take. Atmosphere was also very relaxed and nice, as the service. Great experience!

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Leuven, Belgium
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Pasternak is a Russian-Jewish restaurant in a nice neighbourhood in Berlin with a cosy interior, that feels a bit like you are visiting your old grandmother. We went in and out early so we did not experience the live music others are talking about. Since we are not very familiar with Russian food, several dishes were new to us... More 

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Very nice old-fashioned, warm interior but unfortunately rude, unfriendly service and the food is not great.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Cosy, warm and intimate restaurant, relaxed and welcoming staff. Live piano entertainment every night. The food was good and fresh, but not special or outstanding in any way. Guess we didn't pick the most "russian" dishes. I think it's a very good choice for Blini and panckaces lovers

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had a return visit, after a two year gap and it was even better than before! The Gorky fixed menu had an egg salad with caviar, a superb meaty soup, a fantastic beef stroganoff and finished with a delicious sour cherry and pastry desert. All washed down with great Moscow beer and a very talented pianist was on hand... More 

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Really good coffee, lovely atmosphere and such a varied Sunday brunch buffet. Delicious and, for me, definitely worth seeking out for the experience of something a bit different.

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Bristol, UK
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Old wood, leather sofas, Berlin from the 30s. Jewish Russian food like beef stroganoff, dumplings stuffed with potato, vodka cocktails. Lots of Russian being spoken. Friendly staff, very welcoming to our kids.

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Additional Information about Pasternak

Address: Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 030-4413399
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin
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
Cuisine: Russian, Fusion

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