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#250 of 6,424 Restaurants in Berlin
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Prenzlauer Berg
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Lychener Str. 12, 10437 Berlin, Germany
030 48625595
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very kind staff in a very warm interior design, dark wood, red and orange fabrics, and outdoor seating option when weather allows too. Massai offers a very special kind of a menu, it is expensive per Berlin prices but it is not your everyday place to eat anyway. It is a perfect place for a fun dinner with friends. A... More 

Thank arawi
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time in Massai restaurant and enjoyed very much the food. The service was "africanish", we had to wait a bit longer but the food itself satisfied us. Recommended!!

Thank Zoltan V
Sao Paulo, SP
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend chose this place but had not told anyone what it was about. It is well decorated and very cozy. Table wear also uses typical themes. Everything was amazing, from the appetizers, welcome drink, going through different meat experiences. We got a selection of zebra, camel and antelope. Not sure if I would taste it knowing in advance, but... More 

Thank lunamatos
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried here for something different and we weren't disappointed. Brilliant decor and very quirky. Menu was extensive. We chose set menus which gave a good chance to taste different things. There is loads of different meats to try including camel and zebra. Lots of great tastes and spices. It wasn't cheap but felt it was with it. Good atmosphere and... More 

Thank ScotlandLJane
Westbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Massai after realising our the place we were going to eat (Ushido) on the same street was closed. We were not disappointed for long after walking into Massai. The decor is great, they all speak very good English and were seated straight away. I tried the Mango beer. Sounds a bit strange but it was recommended and it was... More 

Thank Matt B
Berlin, Germany
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Quite a fan of this restaurant. They serve really good food and always a nice little treat from the kitchen. My friends are vegetarians and also really loved the menu. Each time I go the quality is consistent and such nice service! Give it a try!

Thank Courtney O
Aosta, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

I loved this place ! Very hospitable, the atmosphere and décor bring you back to Africa and the food was excellent, served with a lot of originality. There is a wide choice on the menu, even for vegetarians ! I would just recommend a little bit more lighting in the environement. It's a shame not to be able to see... More 

Thank RanzieM
Vilnius, Lithuania
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Staff is very welcoming. It is good as the menu is quite confusing. There are sets, separate dishes, set + separate dished. In short, attentive staff helps with that. Overall, food is good. Atmosphere – very cozy and relaxed. Enjoyed main courses more than the starters (that is unusual, as starters tend to be more interesting). Go there for a... More 

Thank Ignas L
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36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

It was a first time I went to an african restaurant so I had no point of comparison. The food was nice. Had the vegetarian tasters menu which features various small dishes. The atmosphere is quite nice but a bit played up. The only negative point are the prices, which are quite high for Berlin particularly the drinks! All in... More 

Thank Inès A
Munich, Germany
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

The ambiance of this restaurant set in Prenzlauer Berg is quite nice, but the food itself definitely doesn't live up to the expectations. If you have had good African food elsewhere, you are very likely to be disappointed. Coupled with the high prices this place charges, I definitely do not recommend coming here. There are plenty of other African restaurants... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lychener Str. 12, 10437 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Prenzlauer Berg
  • Neighborhood: Prenzlauer Berg
  • Phone Number: 030 48625595

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Prenzlauer Berg

Neighborhood Profile
Prenzlauer Berg
No Berlin neighborhood has undergone a greater change than Prenzlauer Berg. The artists and non-conformists that defined the district’s intriguing subculture in the 1980s and 90s have been replaced by a young, hip crowd that frequents the many cafes. Where there were once run-down houses in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, there are now designer shops. Beautiful old homes have been modernized and renovated, and on Sundays, thousands turn the park next to remnants of the wall into a playground for street artists, musicians, and flea market shoppers. This attracts young urban families who enjoy the balance of big city life and small-town comfort. Meanwhile, trendy, young, upper-class visitors from all over the world are attracted to the local high-end shops, cafés, and sophisticated bars and restaurants. The merits of this transformation are a favorite topic of debate around the city, but it makes for some of the best people-watching Berlin has to offer.
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