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Gaumenkitzel

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2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1827
+1 510-647-5016
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Berkeley, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You wouldn't think that a German restaurant would be diet-friendly (in my case, Weight Watchers -- diet for life), but their arugula salad and cannellini bean soup are just the ticket for a tasty, healthy and relatively low-calorie meal. I love the friendly staff and colorful decor of the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greeted at the door by the owner and chef. We had the pork schnitzel and added a side of sauerkraut. The food was fresh and delicious. Highly recommend you visit and enjoy next time you are in Berkeley.

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Thank Linda B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Excellent beer selection with knowledgeable staff. Open space, nice ambiance, excellent service. Yes, it is German food but with a healthy, fresh twist. I had vegetarian pattie plate and it was so satisfying, others ordered more traditional German dishes and all were happy. Wine and beer only. Generous servings.

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1 Thank Cornelia Z
Berkeley, California
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361 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We came back and experienced again great German food and a very good service. The beer selection is especially outstanding as you can get brews that are even difficult to get in Germany like the Kloster Andechs. I liked the Jagerschnitzel, other in our group liked their Kasseler and the Goulasch. Overall everybody was pleased. Don't forget the Brezel as... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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161 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Of course, there are tons of German beers and classics such us pretzel, but I came for the Schnitzel and Spätzle. I love Schnitzel, and I love Spätzle. I also often cook it at home, so I was very curious, if Berkeley really has a great German eatery. It does. Wow, it was wonderful! Usually, I'm not very much into... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

The restaurant was nice and the service was good. I started with the Butternut/Apple soup and that was very good. But unfortunately, the goulash was disappointing. I think my dish contained maybe 2-3 small chunks of meat and the overall taste was quite bland - nothing like what goulash should taste like. (I was just in Berlin and the Czech... More 

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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We normally don't choose German restaurants when eating out. They have a lovely variety of vegetarian choices in addition to their regular menu. The food is very fresh and innovative. My husband ordered the fish special and said it was delicious. My vegetarian dish was wonderful and I look forward to my next meal there.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

They have a well-rounded beer selection, including some style that are hard to find in America like Dusseldorf altbiers. The spaetzle was pretty good. I'll be back for sure!

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

On vacation in Oakland, the Berkley area offers a myriad of ethnic choices for the weary traveler just minutes away from their accommodations. We walked into this delightful German gasthaus and were transported back to our days in Frankfurt Germany in the 70's. The beer choices were plentiful and pleasant tasting in the German style. Being older, we split a... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Friends recommended this, and it was a delightful dinner. The special Oktoberfest Märten beer was excellent and the Momastery Andechs Doppelbock was great.The smoked pork loin delicious, with tangy sauerkraut and smooth mashed potatoes with butter. The Jägetschnitzel was heavenly, pork with mushroom sauce and spätzle. Very family friendly yet not noisy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $20
Cuisine
German, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1827
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-647-5016
Description
Organic German Slow Food. Handcrafted with Love. Largest German beer and wine selection in the East Bay.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?