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Nil

#189 of 2,879 Restaurants in Hamburg
#195 of 2,970 Places to Eat in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence
St. Pauli
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Neuer Pferdemarkt 5 | 20359 Hamburg, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
49404397823
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food & nice ambiente but make it non-smoker

We had dinner with friends at this place - conveniently located in an area with tons of bars and similar. Sitting on the patio on a late summernight nothing could be better. We were all happy with our food and the service was friendly and efficient. BUT at our neighbour tabel the guest were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Anna E
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had dinner with friends at this place - conveniently located in an area with tons of bars and similar. Sitting on the patio on a late summernight nothing could be better. We were all happy with our food and the service was friendly and efficient. BUT at our neighbour tabel the guest were smoking one cigarette after the other... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Service was lousy. When we booked for 1830 we were told that the table was booked again at nine. We ordered the four course meal. All plates were brought to us in high speed. We when we asked after the second course (it was 1915 by then) whether it would be possible to take it a bit easier the waiter... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The location is a bit unusual not being in the city centre, - rather on a ring road - but still quite easy to reach by underground. There were green shady trees opposite the building which made the restaurant look attractive. Nice decor, delicious fish courses and helpful staff - it was my daughter's first attempt at oysters and neither... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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66 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The great reviews of this restaurant are definitely misleading. The food ranges from poor to average at best and certainly not worthy of the prices they demand for it. The duck was extremely dry, the artichoke overcooked and the wait staff extremely unfriendly and defensive when the quality was questioned. Definitely will not be visiting here again. Your time and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Location is not what you'd expect but makes perfect sense once you're seated, it magnify's the quality of everything that Nil is about: great food, beautifully cooked and presented; excellent selection of wines and the professional yet understated quality of service made this one of the best dining experiences i have had in a long time. There is a mezzanine... More 

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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to visit - small menu with unique ideas, fantastic staff and superb decor. A little pricier than most restaurants within the local area, where we are previously. My partner enjoyed her meal however I did not find mine to my taste and was a bit disappointed; quite bland and over salted on this occasion. Despite this I could... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We visited on a Saturday night and had no problems booking a table with half an hours notice which was great. Once you get through the curtain at the door and past the cross faces of those sat next to it (they'll be cold from the draft) the restaurant itself is pleasant. We sat downstairs where the waiter was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were four friends that went to this restaurant on a Saturday evening that we found while doing research here on Tripadvisor. We found the people working there very attentive and helpful. We chose the four course dinner, and found especially the fried trout (course nr 2) and the flank steak (course nr 3) particularly good. But the starter was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had a dinner on a Saturday evening and it was quite full, so you have to book a table, especially on the week-end. They don't have a big menu, but everything they offer is fresh and original. We had fish and some vegetarian dishes and it was great. The service was not very individualized but that's maybe because ther... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Some friends and I were looking for a nice restaurant to sample to good German cuisine - Nil was recommended to us and I'm really glad we went! The menu is not classic German, but there is a lot of choice and it's very European - with German influenced dishes as well as classics and Italian style meals. When you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Neuer Pferdemarkt 5 | 20359 Hamburg, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hamburg>  > St. Pauli
  • Neighborhood: St. Pauli
  • Phone Number: 49404397823

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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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?