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Gaumenkitzel

2121 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA
+1 510-647-5016
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Ranked #63 of 598 restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $9 - $16
Cuisines: German
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Description: Restaurant, Bier & Wine Bar. Fresh, healthy, local German cuisine
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Description: Restaurant, Bier & Wine Bar. Fresh, healthy, local German cuisine
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English first
Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Our son and daughter-in-law brought us to this restaurant when we were visiting them in April. They had visited the place before and had enjoyed the food. We all tried different beers from their extensive selection. The server was very knowledgeable about the types of beers and the regions they came from. I don't remember all the selections of food... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Seeking decent German food on a rainy day at lunch time, we popped into Gaumenkitzel. The restaurant is very open with a high, beamed ceiling and fans plus lots of tall windows. It was very modern German looking to me, but quite cold that day. They have some German foods for sale against the wall. Incidentally, the bathroom was very... More

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Oakland, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

You know you're in for a good dinner when you casually walk into an establishment at 5:30pm on a Saturday afternoon and are politely asked 'Do you have a Reservation?' OH YES!! If you like German food and you want to have a nice experience, do visit Gaumenkitzel. My husband's Mother is from Germany so he knows German food. We... More

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Berkeley, California
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214 reviews 214 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is one of the better restaurants in the It is Berkeley of course so at Gaumenkitzel the classic German sausage and potatoes options are complimented with a nice variety of vegetarian friendly options. They have a lot of different beers options, somehow beer for breakfast just feels right at a German restaurant and they have some very tasty brews... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

I was in Berkley on a business trip and stopped for lunch on Friday. It was really weird eating in a German restaurant but the food was great. I ordered a very authentic pumpkin soup and plate of cheese, sausage and bread. Excellent.

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San Diego, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Service was great, brews were great, food was FANTASTIC! We had a reservation, and were seated immediately. Enough menu selections that we'll be back to try items our group of five didn't.

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NW FL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

My husband, of European heritage, is always on the lookout for German food when we travel. So of course on a recent trip we ended up here. I had the pretzel and sausage plate. I had no idea a pretzel could be that flavorful! The sausage (brats) were smaller than most brats I've had but so tasty that I was... More

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Oakland, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I'm of German parents & this restaurant reminds me of their cooking & my visits to Germany. I love this restaurant! The food is always good & the wait staff friendly & responsive. There's good German beer on tap. The restaurant is roomy & It's easy to carry on a conversation without raising your voice...a rarity! I keep going back!!... More

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Berkeley, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I have been to Gaumenkitzel (palate tickle) four times… once was not good at all, twice it was OK and once it was nothing short of spectacular. I guess it’s just a matter of hit and miss as they certainly do know how to hit it out of the park, if they decide to. The best meal I had there... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

German food with a California twist, generally very good. Excellent selection of German beer. Bright cheerful room. Prices very reasonable for the locale. We had a good time, but... Service is only adequate. Friendly, but indifferent. Tables sit uncleared for extended times, even when staff is unoccupied. They would have sold another round of drinks... If they had asked. But,... More

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