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Massai-Berlin

#299 of 6,375 Restaurants in Berlin
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Prenzlauer Berg
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Lychener Str. 12, 10437 Berlin, Germany
030 48625595
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5:00 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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Westbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

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Berlin, Germany
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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!

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Aosta, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Ignas L
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

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Munich, Germany
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Great place to eat. Nice ambience and service and superb food. The vegetarian starter platter was incredible and followed with the lamb main was perfect. The flavours really take you back to Africa. I would highly recommend.

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Panama City, Panama
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Really great staff and interesting food selection. It's not every day you get to taste zebra, crocodile, springbok, ostrich and antelope. They've been packed both times we were there so recommend booking.

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Weert, The Netherlands
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We found this restaurant by accident, through a billboard that we noticed in a subway station. It appeared to be a nicely decorated place with amiable service and beautifully platen food. Although serving food from allover Afrika is something like serving as well Greek as Spanish as French and Swedish dishes in the same restaurant, the food was really tasty.... More 

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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

I didn't expect such experience. On our way to the restaurant I was thinking it's just the next overrated place with tasteless food and bad service, which seems to be the case with most of the restaurants here in Berlin, but no. I was absolutely wrong everything was perfect. The atmosphere was very nice and cozy, great and friendly service.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
African, Vegetarian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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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