Dinning out in Berlin is always an experience.. a good experience. Sometimes one does hit a bump along the way. After reading a lot of positive reviews here, I jotted down a must to visit during my trip.
So we ended up at Transit for lunch. First of all there was only one guest present. But we still made our way in. We were greeted by a waitress who escorted us to our table. With both the front and the back doors open, we sat in a good draft. Anyway, the positive plus for us were that the candles were lit however, flickering wildly due to the draft.
The menu looked fantastic and we ordered CRISPY PRAWNS with avocado dip which sounded delicious, but it turned out to be absolutely bland.. CRISPY POCKETS: crunchy roll filled with chopped chicken and vegetable, spicy lime sauce and again it was so-so. BATHING BEAUTY: homemade fresh steamed rice dough with chicken was again bland. CHICKEN LITTLE: crispy fried chicken with pineapple and water chestnuts in tamarind sauce, consisted of 1 piece of water chestnut and 1 piece pineapple, so I had to relish my 1 water chestnut, thank heavens that my partner didn't want to share it with me ;-) and finally, HARVEST GOLD; well spiced yellow curry with sweet potatoes and chicken was the only dish that actually tasted of something and it was good! (why didn't we order that in the large version!!)
I am not impressed with Transit, however, what really got to me, was not the slow service, the lack of proper chilli sauce in vinegar, the disappearing act of our waitress (we never saw after she served us our dishes) it was the state of the restaurant. Making my way to their ladies room and passing by the kitchen, the floor was sticky, dirty and the stairs leading back to the restaurant was dusty and dirty. Forget that the paint is pealing off their walls... just the hygienic standard around the kitchen was enough to put me off completely.
So I hope that the Transit crew will give it a good spring cleaning.. even though it is summer time and get some spice into their food. It looked appealing but was a let down.. :-(
The reason I give it a double $$ value, is because by the time one has ordered the different 3€ dishes, the bill actually comes up to a good price.
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