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“Forget the title” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kartoffel Restaurant Kiste

Kartoffel Restaurant Kiste
Fahrstrasse 13-14, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
0651 / 979 00 66
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Ranked #15 of 235 Restaurants in Trier
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Forget the title”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

OK let's deal with the name of this establishment first - potato is in the title and a cartoon spud adorns the fascia - but forget it! If you like hearty, honest German food, you'll love this place. And as others say, it's great value too. Add in service that runs like clockwork and is super-friendly as well and you'll understand why we returned here for a second lunch on our 2-day break in the delightful Trier. Great local wine is to be had by the glass - indeed it's so good throughout Trier that we didn't drink a single glass of beer the whole stay. A first anywhere in Germany!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oklahoma City
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Favorite Restaurant in Trier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is our favorite restaurant in Trier and my family has been here several times. The staff is always friendly and the food is fantastic. We have three small children and the staff always accommodates us with no issues. The menu is extensive and the prices are terrific. A bowl of soup will run you around 4 Euro and a main dish is from 7 to over 20 Euro. There is a dish for everyone here though. My favorite is the Trierer Gefüllte, two Potatoball filled with groundbeef with cheese sauce. It’s not healthy but it is delicious. I have also had the rump steak and was very happy with that choice. Dessert is just as great as the rest of the meal too. I recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to Trier.

  • Visited April 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good food, well served”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We came here on local recommendation and we weren't disappointed. The food was good and plentiful, it was easy to find food for children, and the staff were patient with our large group.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Potato, potato and again potato”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Even the Schnapps they serve here is made of potatoes... Nice idea, this restaurant where you can have a hunderd different meals made of this food. Baked, fried, steamed, in stews, with Bratwurst or salmon. Only problem: the people don't know that much of taste. Everything tastes like... Potato. When you have this kind of restaurant, you should be able to bake the best potatoes on earth. Well, they don't. Mine were burned and tasteless. The Bratwurst was okay. The prices low.

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Monchengladbach, Germany
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“Classic Food, but really crowded”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The "Kartoffel Kiste" is offering according to the name a lot of different potatoe dishes. The choice of potatoe dishes is really good, reasonable prices. The food tastes good, we had a casserole dish and a fish dish. As we are used to German food, I wouldn't rate the dishes as fantastic cooking performance, that excites me, but for people, who are not used to the classic German dishes, this is probably a good option.

However, the atmosphere was really stressing. We were there for lunch on a Saturday around 2.30 pm, and the place was really crowded. Waiters rushing everywhere, no options to influence where you sit, so this was really the down site of the visit.

So in summary, it is OK (value for money) but nothing more.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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