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#36 of 6,426 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Prenzlauer Berg
Ukrainian, European, Russian, Eastern European, Central European, Israeli
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Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
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East Sussex
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348 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Sally W
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Zorro7770
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank gp68
Quito, Ecuador
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Igor S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That is a good restaurant, specialized on Russian with a bisselle jiddish food, it is there for a long time and was unique then, and it still pretends to be something better... Super touristy, nice sitting outside (a bit too cramped), nice interior decoration.

Thank Stefan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This restaurant is not in your typical touristic routes. It is in a square with many restaurants and has a lovely atmosphere. Only a few waiters spoke English but they were extremely friendly and communication was not an issue. The food itself was very good and plentiful. They some fixed price menus that provide a good combination of starters and... More 

Thank Fausto V
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Fabulous restaurant that offers a variety of Russian breakfast choices. Friendly staff, stylish atmosphere and quality food. Located across from the Wasserturm, perfect location on one of the corners of the little square.

Thank ElkeVD
Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place with fast service and plenty of choice. Went for the dumplings as it seemed to be a popular choice, and wasn't disappointed.

Thank jinsan99
Moscow, Russia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

1. Food - in general really good (beef stroganoff, some other Russian classic) 2. Restaurant is overplays with "Russian" in menu, in fact some dishes is just fantasy or chief, better to put correct presentations in menu and do not claim "traditional Russian" when it is obviously not. For example, they have in menu okroshka -- cold Russian summer soup.... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ukrainian, European, Russian, Eastern European, Central European, Israeli
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
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: 4949304413399
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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