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Zur Letzten Instanz (seit 1621)

Waisenstr. 14-16, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
+49 30 242 55 28
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As featured in 3 days in Berlin
Ranked #454 of 5,741 restaurants in Berlin
Cuisines: German, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Mitte
Description: Napoleon is believed to have once dined at this restaurant, which opened in 1621.
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USA
Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had heard about this old restaurant and told it was a must. There was so much food we could not eat it all. Had pork knuckle because I was told to have it and I was not sorry one bit. Without a reservation you will be lucky if you can eat outside. If you are going to be there... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Delicious delicious delicious. The meatball had a ton of veggies and a fantastic flavour. The pig knuckle had fabulous red sauerkraut and spicy meat. Soooooo good. Probably my favorite meal in berlin

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Nice, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Beautifully presented and very tasty. The portions were large. The service was fast and friendly. We want to come back to Berlin and will return to "Zur Letzen Instanz".

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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This restaurant doesn't feel authentic at all. We were seated by the bar and there was a radio playing pop music in the background. Also the waiters didn't seem to care about us at all. The service was hasty. Also the food wasn't great. The restaurant seemed to be more like a canteen pushing out bland meals as fast as... More

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Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The best meal we had in Berlin! If you want to try traditional food german stye, this is the place to go.

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London, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had pre-booked a table and drinks, everything was confirmed. Unfortunately, the drinks and the beer was a disaster, the food was delicious and the waiter was nice. Price performance is not good.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had dinner here on night 2 of our trip to Berlin. We hadn't made a reservation, although we did intend to come here, but found a table outside. The inside tables were all reserved and the queue for tables was down the street when we left - so booking recommended. 3 of us are non meat eaters. There was... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Nice environment and good service as well! had my first pork knuckle in Berlin and tried the berliner beer~

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Budapest, Hungary
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25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

One of my favorite activities when I travel is to find an authentic restaurant in the traditional cuisine of the region. I struck gold with this one! From the moment we walked in (an hour late because we had gotten lost) they took excellent care of us. We were two women and the portions were huge, so we shared the... More

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Fort walton Beach
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I stumbled upon this restaurant and they were able to squeeze us in between reservations. We enjoyed our meal so much, we made reservations for our final meal in Berlin. We have traveled to multiple cities in Germany and Zur Letzten Instanz is still our most favorite. The food, service, and experience were exceptional and memorable.

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