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Zur Letzten Instanz

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German, Bar, Pizza, Grill, Pub
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Waisenstr. 14-16, Berlin, Germany
+49 30 242 55 28
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Napoleon is believed to have once dined at this restaurant, which opened...
Napoleon is believed to have once dined at this restaurant, which opened in 1621.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
delicious pork

A little hard to find it but it worth. The pork is very juicy and tasty! And the local beer is wonderful. Only problem is that the dish is too big for a girl to eat them all~

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A little hard to find it but it worth. The pork is very juicy and tasty! And the local beer is wonderful. Only problem is that the dish is too big for a girl to eat them all~

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Food is okay, but service is horrible. We arrived a little early so we decided to have a beer in the biergarten. We were met by a host with a picklepuss who didn't come out for 15 minutes despite no crowd and serving two other groups in the garten on separate visits. The we were presented a bill which included... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We really wanted to try some german food, however all they offered was pork (which we can't eat because of dietary restrictions). When we approached the waitress asking for advice on what we could possible eat, she was rude. We had to stand up and leave.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I had our New Year's Eve meal here. I made a reservation some four months in advance and was a little nervous that we may had been forgotten, but no; "Welcome, I'll show you to your table" Delicious food (if you fancy the German cuisine) and lots of it! Friendly service and a jolly atmosphere. Allegedly, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I visited here to eat at lunch time in March. I opted for the traditional pork knuckle dish. The slim, blonde waitress had good English so ordering was simple (I describe her for reasons explained below). The beer tasted good and the food when it arrived was very tasty and deliberately rustic. My partner enjoyed her meal too (can't recall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Visited for a business meal with colleagues, historic restaurant with interesting surroundings and decor. Restaurant is not large, so would recommend booking in advance. The black beer is delicious and not as heavy as you would expect, traditional dishes such as the pig knuckle ( go for grilled with spicy red cabbage) and the specials (suckling pig when we visited)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Again, I don't have much to add to the guidebooks. We were lucky to be seated on bat sold at high top tables, since we didn't have reservations. People were turned away after I'd without reservations. (I think it might have been a Saturday.) I had would boar, one of the classic dishes, can't remember what hubby had, but you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

For a typical German dinner, no need to go anywhere else than "Zur letzten Instanz". All typical German dishes are on the menu, at a reasonable cost, and perfect with a typical german beer. The place might look dated and old-fashioned...but that's because it's a house with a century old tradition. So go there and enjoy a typical german atmosphere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

You need a reservation to get inside, but without one, we were able to enjoy the beer garden. Excellent pig knuckle ( who knew)! A very genuine place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Very good restaurant with good foods from Berlin. The waitress was very kind and very helpful. She also speaks a little of french.

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Additional Information about Zur Letzten Instanz

Address: Waisenstr. 14-16, Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 242 55 28
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: German, Bar, Pizza, Grill, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waisenstr. 14-16, Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighborhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: +49 30 242 55 28

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: German, Bar, Pizza, Grill, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Napoleon is believed to have once dined at this restaurant, which opened in 1621.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Mitte
The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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