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#36 of 6,545 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Prenzlauer Berg
Ukrainian, European, Russian, Eastern European, Central European
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Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 4413399
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got there for brunch, many differrent dishes to choose from, very nice setting, great place for brunch with friends and family

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table here three months in advance of a long weekend in Berlin, and were really looking forward to it. Despite this, upon punctual arrival, we were told that our table wasn't ready. We sat outside for 10 minutes while they prepared the table. Upon being shown to said table, we were disappointed to find we we had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here on Tuesday night. Dinner. Great food, very good service. Live music, authentic atmosphere. Best dessert, I have ever eaten (Zarenschmarrn). In 2015, we had a couple of suboptimal experiences. Tonight we had a truly fantastic dinner.

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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok so it may be out of the way but in a great area for cafes and bars. Service was very good and the food excellent. Atmosphere was very civilised with the strains of the piano in the back ground. Nice and relaxing in a quiet area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Delightful experience, great food, worth a visit. Located at Prenzlauer Berg, it is very easy to reach it.

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East Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We were in Russia a few weeks ago, and not overly impressed by the food, but OMG the food here is exceptional. We sat outside in the charming square (blankets supplied), and the staff were really helpful at explaining the menu. I loved the pepper vodka, and they had a warm goat's cheese covered in berries and crumble, on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We went for a few different dishes and I've fallen for Pasternak's fishy breakfast with ikura (fish roe) and little cold dishes and pancakes (blinis) and a lot of things that we really enjoyed for Russian brunch. Something super unexpected and delicious. On Sundays they only do buffet and we went for a la carte on a Saturday (I think).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience at Pasternak Berlin, 3 families, nice atmosphere, quick service and very good russian food, first of all the soups: the well known Borsch is exquisite but unexpected (and as goog as the other) is Solyanka... Then we apreciated Stroganoff beef and the delicate mix of Lachs filet and Caviar: this place is a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Great food, service and atmosphere at this Russian restaurant in Berlin’s hip neighborhood Prenzlauer Berg. The outdoor tables are located in a pretty square, but also the indoor of the restaurant is very charming. Both plates we ordered (Blini and Wareninki) were delicious. Overall a very good dining experience.

Thank R T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Great place with delicious food. I liked Pasternak's food so much, that I have ordered their catering service for my wedding.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Ukrainian, European, Russian, Eastern European, Central European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Prenzlauer Berg
  • Neighborhood: Prenzlauer Berg
  • Phone Number: +49 30 4413399
The Pasternak Restaurant Named after Nobel literature prize-winning writer Boris Pastenak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, PASTERNAK Restaurant is located in the heart of Berlin. PASTERNAK Restaurant is proud to call Berlin locality of Prenzlauer Berg its home and count important landmarks such as "Dicke Hermann" ("Thick Hermann"), the first water tower in Berlin, Rykestrasse Synagogue, Germany's largest synagogue built in 1904, and a remarkable Zeiss-Großplanetarium opened in 1987 among its neighbors. PASTERNAK Restaurant specialty is Russian and Jewish cuisine. PASTERNAK Restaurant serves its own unique house-brewed beer. PASTERNAK Restaurant brings to life the atmosphere of an authentic Russian dining room of the late 19th century, further enhanced by the live nightly piano music. A comfortable outdoor terrace with a view of the "Thick Hermann" water tower completes the picture.

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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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