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#38 of 6,540 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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

We enjoyed a meal here on our first night in Berlin. The staff couldn't have been friendlier and the food was good with generous portions. The pianist was an added bonus.

Thank JanE468
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

I visited this small restaurant after my hotrl Ackselhaus recommended it. I tried their Ivan menu with 4courses for 25eur, which was very tasty, fresh, nice decorated and quit big for me. See my pictures. They offer good georgian wines and beer from Moskau. Young staff, very well visited by locals, nice place and nice terrace during good weather.

1 Thank Roland T
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

We reserved a table here mainly due to how beautifully intimate the place was from the outside. The decor felt like a family home which was such a good feeling after walking around in the snow all day. The food was also quite enjoyable, the wild rice is a particular favourite. But the service wasn't amazing at all. The waitress... More 

1 Thank kendal m
Tel Aviv
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

i had the brunch last saturday and it was fabulous. russian specialties, and lots of fresh fruit and vegetable, and outstanding bread. the cappuccino was pretty good too (though i've had better), and the freshly squeezed fruit juices were excellent. excellent service as well.

1 Thank NatalieCohnDavidson
Berlin, Germany
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118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

Pasternak is a great place to go for Sunday brunch. It's all you can eat for just €12. The food is actually quite good, not like most all you can eat restaurants that serve bland, poor quality options. Here, you'll find a wide range of dishes from meatballs to fish to tasty tiramisu. Drinks are not included in the price.... More 

Thank albertsquarebcn
Lugano, Svizzera
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

Excellent food. Very busy during weekends, it is better to reserve a table in advance. I really enjoyed its atmosphere at lunch time when it is quieter. Service is also very good and friendly.

2 Thank vtor
Brighton, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed in Prenzlaur Berg and went to Pasternak for the famous Berlin brunch. We were not disappointed. A great experience and full of locals. You can order from the buffet lots of interesting canapé type foods, a BBQ of pork, sausages and squid cakes, fruit etc etc. AND you can order a la carte from the Breakfast menu. The... More 

1 Thank Wabma
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

This is a Russian restaurant. Decor is nice and the menu is interesting, but the food was average. Overcooked veal that looked great on paper, but was disappointing. Service was good.

Thank Rich G
Højbjerg, Arhus, Denmark
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Pasternak used to be a restaurant, where food was great. I am sorry, but the experiance was bad! Where is the proudness and and the serious cooking?

Thank Pkk404
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We entered the place without planning it... and it was a very good surprise, with a Russian atmosphere, with customers speaking Russian (a good sign of quality), with deco at its best. Food is fine and delicious

1 Thank neekkoho

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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, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
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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