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#113 of 6,557 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Linienstr. 160, 10115 Berlin, Germany
(30) 28449500
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice people, nice location (...somehow a little bit hidden) and an absolutely great food experience this is the "Lokal"! If you want to try it don't forget to book or you will have no chance to get in...

Thank Abdul K
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a somewhat off the beaten track restaurant for tourists, but well worth the visit. The decor is rustic and plain. The food choice is limited reflecting the fact that it is all freshly prepared, and it was excellent in quality. The wine list was comprehensive and with a bias to German wines to match the German food. Only... More 

1 Thank bigyin55
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I phoned to the restaurant at 5 and reserved a table for two. Although we came as early as 6 pm, may be we would have not got a table without the reservation (in fact we got two seats in a table for 8 persons, but it was quite ok). The name is Local, and I felt that a lot... More 

1 Thank vedet
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Lokal but be prepared for a huge crowd and a noisy atmosphere. The food is great. The price is right. The waitstaff are all lovely. You absolutely have to make a reservation and ask for the nonsmoking section or you will be inhaling smoke as you eat.

Thank jennynavery
San Francisco, California
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426 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here at the recommendation of a friend who lives in Berlin, quite,frankly not expecting to get in, since we didn't have reservations. Luckily we were on the early side, 6:30 p.n., so they found us a table. We shared the vegetarian strudel as an appetizer, even though it was a main, which had mushrooms, cauliflower, turnips and other... More 

Thank Gailyn63
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spare, rustic, charming. My starter was veal cooked two ways--excellent! The halibut main was also very good.

Thank William S
Wollongong, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Lokal is a stylish L shaped space, tastefully decorated in creams and natural colours. Staff are helpful and attentive but struggled when diners flooded in at 8pm to the booked out restaurant. Then there's the food, trying so hard to innovate on German themes. The descriptions note ingredients and assure diners of their sources but not cooking methods, nor flavours.... More 

1 Thank jimmilne52
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We arrived without a reservation at about 8pm and the reception was cool despite the fact the restaurant was half empty. Then we were jammed in a corner despite other nicer tables around us being available. Food was great. No doubt about that whatsoever. Service throughout the meal was slow, sometime non-existent and generally rude. After mains we weren't offered... More 

Thank Mcar4
Tampa, Florida
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The restaurant prides itself on "farm to table" and that fits. The food was delicious, the ingredients seem to be the best. Informal and nice atmosphere and full of locals as well as some of us tourists. I'd go again.

1 Thank XYZABCTampa
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19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Really disappointing! Nice atmosphere, wooden tables, outdoor seating in the summer, good service, nice bread but the food is so disappointing. The starters were okay but way too large, 2chicken legs for a starter?! Just too much. Very glad we didn't order the venison, it would have been too filling! The herb salad was okay, didn't taste amazing. The cod... More 

Thank maria F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Linienstr. 160, 10115 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighborhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: (30) 28449500

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

Staying in Mitte

Neighborhood Profile
The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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