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#38 of 7,025 Restaurants in Berlin}
$$ - $$$, , Russian
Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 4413399
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  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Israeli, Ukrainian, Russian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is the first Russian restaurant I have ever tried and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and well priced. We chose one of their recommended 4 course menus which was a bargain €29 per person and included caviar, blinis and beef stroganoff....More

Thank Edinburgh1979
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I came here with a Russian friend of mine who was blown away at how great and authentic the food was! Plus the staff spoke perfect English Russian and German! The atmosphere was also wonderful- very classy and laid back.

Thank hannahwv92
Reviewed December 29, 2015

We love coming back to Pasternak for the Russian comfort food, the very friendly staff and totally relaxed atmosphere. Its actually quite a small restaurant in the winter without the large summer terrace, so calling ahead would be a good idea. The food is delicious...More

Thank Germaninexile
Reviewed December 20, 2015

Great Russian food in Berlin. Lovely atmosphere with piano player. The food was delicious and well priced- we went for one of their recommended menus which worked out at €29 per person for four courses (and the portions were good). Service was good. A lovely...More

Thank Faten1979
Reviewed December 10, 2015

Lovely food, trad atmosphere with piano player and nice staff. The Georgian red wine was excellent and the portions generous and tasty. A great find.

1  Thank Mitchkew
Reviewed November 23, 2015

This restaurant has a unique atmosphere. It's situated in the very nice environment of the Kollwitzplatz (Prenzlauer Berg) amongst other interesting restaurants, shops, streets and musea. At Pasternak old east traditional food is being served. They have fantastic beer, good wines and you should try...More

Thank Peter J v
Reviewed November 13, 2015

Russian-Jewish cuisine prepared and served well. The food has been a bit re-invented and it would be nice to have a bit more traditional preparation for their dishes but the ingredients are right and they tastes are good. waitstaff is friendly and full of stories...More

Thank lukewarmturkey
Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were not sure what to order, but very friendly waitress suggested as a menu set. As we were not too hungry we shared the menu set I - "Datscha". It was all very tasty, especially homemade dumplings with spinach, potato and sheep cheese! Also...More

1  Thank Salkien
Reviewed October 20, 2015

a real treat in the old east and a great restaurant for veggies with an excellent choice across the menu. Fantastic beer, great staff, highly recommended

1  Thank Steveb540
Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great food, great service and very nice atmosphere! We had the borscht, pelmini and vegeterian dumplings, all was perfect.

1  Thank nimrodb209
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,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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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
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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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