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Pasternak

#145 of 6,086 Restaurants in Berlin
#161 of 6,353 Places to Eat 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 128
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    Very good
  • 17
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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
Good food for good money

Fresh made food, nice interior and quite terrace, good service at a good price. Would love to go there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Pieter D
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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264 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Fresh made food, nice interior and quite terrace, good service at a good price. Would love to go there again.

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West Midlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here on our first day and we were so impressed with the variety, ambience and service that we booked for the Sat evening, very popular, so booking necessary at weekends. Good quality unusual dishes, I had veal for the main course. Lovely sweets and excellent wine all at a very reasonable price. Friendly helpful staff and a lovely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Pasternak is a good Russian restaurant. traditional blinis and borscht and other delights. The food is delicious and the servings are large. The ambiance is warm and friendly even offering live piano. Service was excellent and attentive. And not expensive. If you want something different and a leisurely pleasurable dining experience you could do a lot worse that Pasternak. Enjoy.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This DK Choice restaurant has a charming atmosphere and the food was excellent and came quickly. BUT the service did leave something to be desired - perhaps it is the Russian East Berlin experience - it always had to be sought, standard offerings such as bread and water were not offered, and the staff did seem totally disinterested and somewhat... More 

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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

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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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3 reviews 3 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, 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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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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