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Zur Letzten Instanz

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Mitte
German, European, Central European, Grill
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Waisenstr. 14-16 | 10179 Berlin, 10179 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 2425528
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best port knuckle in Berlin founded since 1621. Price are very reasonable and excellent taste and good and fast service...

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Thank Alex O
Christoph K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Zur Letzten Instanz, responded to this review

Dear Alex, we are glad that you were satisfied with everything. That's how it should be. Come back soon, we look forward to seeing you! Your Instanz team Lieber Alex, schön, dass Du mit allem zufrieden warst. So soll es sein. Besuch uns bald wieder, wir freuen uns auf Dich! Dein Instanz Team More 

Brighouse, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Saw this on a Rick Stein programme and as we were in Berlin we booked a table, The food was divine, from the stuffed cabbage to the pork knuckle it was fantastic , the portions are huge too .

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Christoph K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Zur Letzten Instanz, responded to this review
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Dear 2013kalamari, we are pleased that you visited our restaurant on recommendation of the Rick Stein program. We are also... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. The history of the place alone makes you feel like you are living during a vibrant part of the 19 th century. Our server was amazing and accommodating. German cuisine is not my favorite, but the pig knuckle (i know. It sounds odd) and sauerkraut were delicious. A real treat was the apple pie which was... More 

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Thank medeirok
Christoph K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Zur Letzten Instanz, responded to this review
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Dear medeirok, thanks you for your nice recommendation! Yes, everything is freshly prepared. It may take a while before food... More 

Kettering, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is down a quiet, dark street a short walk from Alexanderplatz. The menu is very meaty. We had lamb sausages and stuffed cabbage leaves, both of which were delicious. Would recommend that you order a side of potatoes as well, we didn't and were left feeling slightly hungry! Staff were friendly and service was very fast but we didn't... More 

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Thank Alison M
Christoph K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Zur Letzten Instanz, responded to this review

Dear Alison, thanks a lot you for your top rating and your experience report. We are pleased that you enjoyed yout stay with us! Hope to see you again. Your Instanz team Liebe Alison, herzlichen Dank für Dein top rating und Deinen Erfahrungsbericht. Wir freuen uns, dass es Dir bei uns gefallen hat! Dein Instanz Team More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Famous for being the oldest restaurant in Berlin. A few minutes walk from Alexanderplatz but hidden away down a cobbled street so make sure of your directions first. We enjoyed pork knuckle and meatballs, and particularly liked the red cabbage. Helpful friendly waitress although her English was almost as limited as our German!

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Thank Tim B
Christoph K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Zur Letzten Instanz, responded to this review

Dear Tim, thanks for your recommendation. We are pleased you enjoyed our pork knuckles and our meat balls (recommended by our chief cook :-) ). Thank you very much for your rating too. Your Instanz team Lieber Tim, vielen Dank für Deine Empfehlung. Wir freuen uns, dass Dir unsere Schweinshaxe und die Königsberger Klopse geschmeckt haben. Vielen Dank auch für... More 

Trondheim Municipality, Norway
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a good choice if you want to explore traditional german cuisine in Berlin. Easy to access from Alexanderplatz.

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Thank Geir H
Christoph K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Zur Letzten Instanz, responded to this review

Hi Geir, thanks for your kind recommendation! Your Instanz team More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was kn biz trip and found this place great pork knuckles and great ambience.. Authentic food although service was ok

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Christoph K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Zur Letzten Instanz, responded to this review
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Dear Sanjay, we are happy that you enjoyed the pork knuckle and the ambience in our restaurant! We look forward... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and a friend happened to stumble across this place, and what a gem it was! The oldest restaurant in Berlin, and it has such a nice cosy atmosphere. The service was great, and the waiter offered up some great recommendations (he chose the wine for us and it was spot on). The menu is only short but some great... More 

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Christoph K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Zur Letzten Instanz, responded to this review
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Dear KButlin5, thanks for your very nice report and of course your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.... More 

Berlin, Germany
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a French friend who wanted to taste traditional German food to Zur Letzten Instanz and we really enjoyed our dinner! The restaurant, located a few minutes walk away from Alexanderplatz and Nikolaiviertel, offers a very nice traditional atmosphere, and great food. We had the Kohlroulade and the Chefs liebling (the Klopse) which were a great choice as we... More 

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Thank Caroline H
Christoph K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Zur Letzten Instanz, responded to this review

Dear Caroline, thank you very much for your wonderful review and recommendation. We are very happy about this. We would be glad if you visit us again soon, maybe together with your french friend! Your Instanz team Liebe Caroline, herzlichen Dank für Deine wunderbare Bewertung und Empfehlung. Darüber freuen wir uns sehr. Wir würden uns auch freuen, wenn Du uns... More 

Cologne, Germany
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 5 and all of us had great dishes. Probably the one that stood out most was the half duck with red cabbage and oven baked apple. We recommend that you get a table in the area of the entrance and the bar as it is lifely and you get to enjoy the special energy. Gregor... More 

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Dear Michael, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Zur letzten Instanz. We always try to provide... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
German, European, Central European, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waisenstr. 14-16 | 10179 Berlin, 10179 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighborhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: +49 30 2425528
Description
Napoleon is believed to have once dined at this restaurant, which opened in 1621.

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Staying in Mitte

Neighborhood Profile
Mitte
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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