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“Amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Matreshka

Matreshka
Boxhagener Strasse 60, 10245 Berlin, Germany (Friedrichshain)
0163 9870767
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Ranked #570 of 6,375 Restaurants in Berlin
Cuisines: Russian, Eastern European
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Friedrichshain
Victoria, bc
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

One of the best meals I've had in Berlin, rich, tons of flavor, I'll be back as often as I can before I leave.

  • Visited March 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great East-European food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I can't claim to be any kind of expert on East-European food, but I can certainly say that the food here is excellent. Some of the food is standard East-European dishes that you can get in plenty of other Berlin restaurants (e.g. goulash, stroganoff), but the standard here is exceptionally good. Other things are more unusual, such as the pelmeni dumplings: absolutely delicious! It's also extremely good value.

It's a small and simple restaurant: pleasant decor, but nothing fancy. Booking advisable as there aren't many tables. A nice place to enjoy a dinner with friends and try something a bit different.

  • Visited February 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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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

What can I say- it is even better than my grandmother cooks. I am Ukrainian and in this restaurant you can try food as we cook it and like it!

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“What a place, what a taste.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the Ostkreutz area of Berlin, when you get of the S-bahn you kinda worry if you are on the right spot, but then you get into the streets and the authentic nightlife of Berlin reveals itself. Matreshka is definitly not a flashy restaurant, the interior is minimalistic and quite boring. The atmosphere on the other hand is just the opposite. Lively and exploding. The chef is the young owners mum, and we all know that mums food, is great food. We started of with borscht and a layered salad of beetroot, potato and carrot. Then we had moskower schnitzel and kartoffelnie zrazi. The schnitzel is perfectly cooked. Mash potatoes are fresh and homemade, and the free vodka keeps making you happy. David the owner, has done a great job with this place. And he takes good care of his customers. Although service can be a bit slow. There are also loads of bars in the area so if you want the night to continue. And away from tourist traps and poor service this is the place to go. If you however fall into the category spoiled bratt - you are probably better of not going!

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“Nice and cozy Russian restaurant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

Good food and excellent value for money. Nice and polite service. Menu in German only but the staff speak English very well. Cozy atmosphere, mainly locals.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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