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Gaumenkitzel

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2121 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA
+1 510-647-5016
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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
Description: Restaurant, Bier & Wine Bar. Fresh, healthy, local German cuisine
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
LOVED the potatoes

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
alittlegnat
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Arlington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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
108 reviews 108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 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
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199 reviews 199 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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122 reviews 122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Syracuse, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?