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2121 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA
+1 510-647-5016
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Ranked #46 of 605 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $9 - $16
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
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Description: Restaurant, Bier & Wine Bar. Fresh, healthy, local German cuisine
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Albany, California, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
159 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
74 helpful votes 74 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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

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Syracuse, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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240 reviews 240 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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Additional Information about Gaumenkitzel

Address: 2121 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Phone Number: +1 510-647-5016
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 16
Cuisine: German

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