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2121 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA
+1 510-647-5016
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Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Restaurant, Bier & Wine Bar. Fresh, healthy, local German cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good for lunch

My friend and I shared the freshly baked bread and smoked salmon as well as the spatzil. The server was very attentive and told us that everything is freshly made and the owner takes care in whatever she prepares. We enjoyed our light lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2014
KWong55
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Oakland, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
268 reviews 268 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I've been here about 5-6 times and I've never left disappointed. The space is on San Pablo, a major north/south thoroughfare in the East Bay so it's not hard to find. The menu features a nice selection of German entrees, featuring of course sausages and schnitzels. Because this is Berkeley there are many options (usually 3-5) friendly to vegetarians and... More 

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Bend, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Just had the fish there today, really tasty. Would recommend highly. Lovely space and I also found out it is very green and eco friendly, sustainable etc, solar panels, organic food, mill their own oats for their bread, certified green business, low on salt and sugar etc. Fantastic clean taste, great service, fair price. I'll be back soon.

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Arlington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Poor execution, tasteless schnitzel, goulasch, spaetzle, apple streusel. Poor value for the money. Have lived and worked in Germany for several years, this was a poor attempt at German cooking. Sorry we took friends here. Coffe was good. Wait staff attentive, friendly. Would not recommend.

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I was worried that when my friends suggested this place, there wouldnt be many vegetarian options. But there was this veggie crispy cake that was served with a yummy arugula salad and amazing potatoes. my whole meal was amazing. What do they put in those potatoes ?? Everything is cute inside and I like how the menu is in both... More 

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Albany, California, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

German food with a local interpretation. Everything tastes fresh. Wine and beers are also very interesting. It feels like you are in a restaurant in Europe.

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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was probably the 5th visit to that place and as always we were quite pleased with the quality of the food. We started with the BrezeI, which was not like the one you can get in Bavaria, but still one of the best we ever had in the US. I had the catch of the day (trout), my wife... More 

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Alameda, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We went here to celebrate my daughter's 32d birthday (gawd, I'm old, I'm old, I'm old....) and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the place. We were greeted promptly, seated fairly quickly, and served well - the only downtick on the service being that I ordered the hard cider and was brought apfelwein, which is not the same thing... More 

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Oakland, California
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My friend and I shared the freshly baked bread and smoked salmon as well as the spatzil. The server was very attentive and told us that everything is freshly made and the owner takes care in whatever she prepares. We enjoyed our light lunch.

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Every other German restaurant we've visited has had a German atmosphere and theme. Gaumenkitzel, however, feels a lot like a cafeteria. Kind of antiseptic. An excellent selection of German beers. The food was good, and as far as we know, authentic, but there was nothing about the meal that stood out.

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Richmond, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful tomato soup and a plate of cheeses and sausage. Swift service! Lovely atmosphere!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2121 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-647-5016

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 16
  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

Description

Restaurant, Bier & Wine Bar. Fresh, healthy, local German cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?