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“Lovely food spoilt by disorganised service.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Transit Restaurant

Transit Restaurant
Rosenthaler Strasse 68 | 10119, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
030 247 816 45
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Ranked #171 of 6,200 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Mitte
Preston
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39 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Lovely food spoilt by disorganised service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We had a nice meal at Transit on our first night in Berlin. The food is very good and very fairly priced. We chose to order the small meals and share amongst ourselves. The small dishes cost only 3 EUR each and we had two each plus a 3 EUR side of either rice or noodles. We had made a reservation and were glad of this when we saw that people were queueing out of the door to get in. This place is obviously very popular. It took us a few minutes to catch a member of staff's attention as there is no desk at the front. We were then told that they had no record of our reservation. During this time there were others without reservations being seated. After another few minutes the member of staff returned to say they would offer us a table anyway. However, we were put right in the corner by the cloak room and the narrow passageway used by staff to get to and from the kitchen. We just felt like a bit of an afterthought, especially considering I had shared emails with the restaurant a few weeks before explaining that we were coming from England and particularly wanted to dine there. The service was okay but nothing special. It was a shame that a nice meal was spoilt by this service error.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Incredible value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Visited Transit on a busy Friday night, so we only had the table for 1.5 hours. The food is modern Asian and very delicious. Count on 3-4 small courses (€3 per course) and 1 side dish (€1) per grown-up person. The waiters are friendly and helpful, especially seeing we were a big group and people kept forgetting who ordered what. Food is served tapas style and everything is brought to the table at once. Atmosphere is young and lounge-like, yet our kids felt welcome. Would certainly come back next time we're in the city

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Such amazing food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

1st things 1st, book a table if you can as this place is so popular; but as soon as we tasted the food we new why! Brilliant sized tapas dishes, with no gsm additives! Great service and a fantastic experience! Be careful though as the tripadvisor map takes you a hotel called transit instead of the place!

Visited March 2013
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Aberdeenshire
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Yum, yum, yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

What an excellent place to eat. Drinks are very reasonable by Berlin prices. The food is amazing. A bit like an Indonesian tapas. We had 9 dishes and we completely stuffed. For UK travellers bring some cash unless your plastic has Maestro. Very very good.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson AZ
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Fabulous Find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Transit was suggested by our hotel, and it was just down the street. We got there about 7:30 p.m. and it was filled to overflowing. Even so, the lovely hostess assured us she would be able to find us a place in just a few minutes...and she did. Total chaos at that time of evening (it is obviously a very popular place!), but even so, we had great service and even better food. As tapas fans, we very much enjoyed the broad selection to choose from. There wasn't a "miss" on the entire menu! We returned two nights later because everything had been so great. This time we got there about 6 p.m. and had a much calmer (although not nearly such fun!) evening. We recommend Transit very highly if you are looking for great food in a fun environment. Try it; you'll love it!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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