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“worth to go there” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pasternak

Pasternak
Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
030-4413399
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Ranked #107 of 5,643 restaurants in Berlin
Cuisines: Russian, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
St. Petersburg, Russia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“worth to go there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I visited this restaurant 18 years ago and cherish very good memories about and this year I want to come there to inhale the fantastic ambience that used to be there.
it changed tremendously and lost its class in terms of the interior due to several shifts of owners.
However it preserves a high quality of Russian cuisine and caucasian cuisine.
Tasty borsctsh and hand-made pelmeny - just perfect. needless to tell about shashlyk.
The waitress told us that the kitchen is staffed with good Russian chefs.
Moreover there is a fabulous pianist. He is a real treasure there, he plays so masterly and composes such a poppury that you stop eating and start listening. Definitely he is a high professional. On the other hand he has a fine sense of humor cause he finishes his composition with the Hymn of Russia in a funny way. Just great.
There is a good wine offer.
The place is very cosy and it is located on a round square with a big and picturesque tree in the center.
Prices are moderate. I would recommend to book in advance cause at weekends it is fully booked.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Apple Valley, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Just perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

Followed Trip Advisors recommendation and was not disappointed. Great atmosphere, great wine, great food. The Cherry Belini at the end was divine! Live piano and great ambiance. The two of us had the stroganoff and the Pasternak dumplings and the borscht. All delicious! Would recommend and would go back.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ukunda, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Brilliant authentic quality food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

Ate here when staying nearby. Food was delicious, particularly the borshch. Dumplings for main were very good. We went on a Sunday night and there was a pianist who added to the atmosphere!

Price did match the quality, 20 to 30 euros for a four course set menu which is a little pricey, but the food was worth it.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“One of the best breakfasts you can get !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

On our last visit to Berlin, we walked through Prenzlauer Berg we love in Berlin, and decided to eat breakfast at Pasternak. We got a very larg portion of scrambled eggs with potatoes and sausages, it was great ! The bread , orange juice, and the coffee were very good. The place have a special retro atmosphere, very nice and quiet. Most recommened !

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Spasiba!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I never thought russian food could taste so good.
I don't remember the names of the dishes they served me, but I can still taste them, everything was very good.
I'd go back over and over again, plus the location is really nice.

Visited July 2012
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