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#786 of 6,425 Restaurants in Berlin
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Boxhagener Str. 60, 10245 Berlin, Germany
0163 9870767
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Berlin, Germany
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The restaurant has a reputation of having an austere interior, and indeed it is quite sober inside. But start ordering and you will realise that the superficial looks are deceitful. The place offers Baltika beer for starters and a set of vodkas to go along with the meal (we had a pine-kernel vodka which turned out to be an excellent... More 

1 Thank Tema A
Colbert, Georgia
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We enjoyed our meal here, but it was not outstanding. Looking at other reviews of this place, we might have hit it this place on an off night. The sauces were rather thin, and for two of us in our group, the food (dinner) was cold. Further, the recipes did not match the robust nature of memories of our grandparents'... More 

Thank weji13
Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Not even worthy your dog.... Cockroaches on floor, cold food. Super impolite staff- really as Russian as it can get....

Thank Barkenskjold
Sydney, Australia
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305 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I'm finding it difficult to fault this nice Russian restaurant - the food was very nice, authentic and not too expensive. Service was friendly and efficient. Good atmosphere and location. Recommended.

1 Thank Matt G
Groningen, The Netherlands
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156 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Its been a while since I had Olivye (the Russian salad) with Doktorskaya kolbasa and canned peas, 15 years to be precise. In other words, very authentic cooking and, by the way, friendly service. Its off the beaten path, but still within 15 minute drive from Karl Marx Allee area attractions like East side Gallery and Computer game's museum

Thank caledonian_nomad
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice recently when in Berlin for a week. The atmosphere is informal and the food perfect for the cold weather. We were encouraged to drink complementary shots of freezing Russian vodka, it seemed rude to refuse. The excellent food is reasonably priced, I would recommend this fun restaurant.

1 Thank Dexavia
Boston, MA
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174 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

this seems like a fairly new restaurant in a very seedy part of friedrichshain. the front and entrance almost make one turn around before entering, but inside it's very pleasantly decorated and comfortable. we were a large group, and i don't think there was anyone who didn't enjoy their dinner. not the best russian food i've ever had, but good,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We do not regret our decision to try Matreshka during our week in Berlin. We did not have a reservation and arrived at about 8:45 pm. We were told that a table would be available in about 20 minutes, so we came back after a short walk. The table was just being cleared and the owner welcomed us explained that... More 

2 Thank Yaletowner
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Great food at great prices! Friendly service in German, Russian and English. Pilmeni just like mama makes! And the vodka - brilliant! Well worth a visit :)

2 Thank Nauix
Uppsala, Sweden
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

When we were here the staff was one short, but did a terrific job anyway. The food felt gunine and the staff was incredibly nice and spoke good English. The place has a nice atmosphere too even though it may look a little simple at the first glance. The food is made with love and not pricy at all. Extra... More 

2 Thank Johan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, Russian, Eastern European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boxhagener Str. 60, 10245 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Friedrichshain
  • Neighborhood: Friedrichshain
  • Phone Number: 0163 9870767

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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 Friedrichshain

Neighborhood Profile
When you arrive at Warschauer Strasse in the heart of the district, you have found one of Berlin’s party hotspots. At night in Friedrichshain, the energy is palpable and the streets of this old worker's quarter are full of street musicians. On one hand, you may find a bar with international crowds, electronic music, long lines and panoramic views - on the other, an outside venue by old train yards featuring decrepit buildings and live alternative music. No matter your taste, the best way to end a night out in Friedrichshain is sitting by the Spree River at the East side gallery, the longest and best preserved piece of the Berlin Wall, watching the sun rise over the beautiful Oberbaum Bridge.
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