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Pasternak

#136 of 6,236 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Prenzlauer Berg
Fusion, Russian
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Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
030-4413399
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
authentic russian food in a lovely district

Love prenzleur berg's village like feel. Quirky shops . Able to sit outside in the early evening and enjoy authentic feeling Russian food. Chandeliers and old black and white photos inside

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Shanaz M
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London, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Love prenzleur berg's village like feel. Quirky shops . Able to sit outside in the early evening and enjoy authentic feeling Russian food. Chandeliers and old black and white photos inside

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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

When I'm in Prenzlauerberg, I always try to eat at the Pasternak, as it's such a wonderful Russian gem. The setting is beautiful with chandeliers, high ceilings, and historic photograps on the walls. The staff is well trained and all have some Russian "rustic" charm to them. Food is spectacular, come here to have all the classics of the Russian... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The restaurant became my favourite local. The Russian Jewish owner has to use his staff to translate because he does not speak English. There are a couple of traditional Jewish dishes including a tasty beef stew (forget the name). There is a piano and an waiter from Macedonia with a Maths degree. Staff are delightful and friendly. I spent my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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
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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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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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: Fusion, Russian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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