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“The warmth of a greeting counts for a lot.”
Review of Hippocampus

Hippocampus
Ranked #173 of 3,876 Restaurants in Munich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $39
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 23, 2011

Arrived here with a colleague, and were shown to a table by a waitress who was utterly indifferent to our arrival, and she subsequently gave me a menu while looking in the other direction. There were two others working in the restaurant, and they too gave the impression that diners were an annoyance, avoiding eye contact at all costs; within minutes, my colleague and I decided that it was a waste of time staying here, so paid for the drinks and left, again to total indifference. The atmosphere in this place is lousy...and we have been to hundreds of restaurants all over the world. There were a few other tables occupied, and it seemed that other diners were also cowed by the waiters, little laughter or enjoyment noticeable. We returned to Munich restaurant Halali, superb food, and attentive and friendly service. Just goes to show--first impressions are vital!!

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Reviewed August 22, 2010

Had dinner at Hippocampus. Location is in a quiet neighborhood. There are maybe 45 covers in the restaurant. The menu is a deal at 55E for the quality of food and the portion size. The Italian flavor menu has a focus on fresh, local and aromatic. The wine list is solid and reasonably priced for either the casual or upscale crowd. Service is outstanding. Staff speak English. Great place to dine. My only change would be the chairs, and that is a nit comment.

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Reviewed March 5, 2010

Excellent food. Great service. Charming Italian restaurant in neighborhood setting.

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Reviewed April 14, 2009

Perfect typical Italien restaurant in beautiful Bogenhausen scenery. We had a 5-course dinner menu which was really brilliant with an excellent hors d'oeuvre at the beginning. The dishes were very creative and unconventional based on the traditional Italien cuisine. The service needs an extra comment as I have never experienced such a perfect one in any Munich restaurant before. Waiters were extremely attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The wine-card lists more than 80 carefully selected specimen mostly from Tuscany, Piedmont and Friuli. The ambience is very authentic - a typical Sienese floor and scenery with a beautiful garden to outside dining in summer.
Overall, we had such a perfect evening that we will definitely come back. Thanks to all the Hippocampus crew!

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Reviewed July 7, 2008

Perfect Food - Bad Audience

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