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“Great food, Great price”
Review of Restaurant Jolly

Restaurant Jolly
Ranked #38 of 8,934 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $47
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mitte
Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

I went to restaurant jolly after seeing the wonderful reviews in trip advisor. I had no booking but there were many tables available and I was seated outside with my family. We decided to order the Peking Duck menu, which included dim sums, Peking duck, duck soup and a fried banana dessert.

The dim sums were nice with 4 different variants. They were presented nicely in a traditional steamer and tasted fresh. The Peking duck was exquisite, what made it all the more special was that our waiter (who was knowledgeable, polite and funny) brought the duck out before he served it to show is that it was a real duck and that it didn't come out of a processed package. The carrot carving he showed us (in the picture) was also a nice touch. The Peking duck was lovely with all the great flavours you would expect.

The duck soup was an unexpected winner. It had a great flavour while not being to watered down or thin. The only food let down was the dessert of fried banana. Of course it's a Chinese restaurant and they don't have a great reputation for desserts, but it was a let down after the amazing previous courses and was not special at all. However for the great duck, great waiter and great location in Berlin (right next to museum island) this restaurant is wonderful Espicially at the relatively cheap price the food is.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

This little restaurant was close to our hotel and recommend by our hotel. The food was quite nice, we had Dim Sum, a noodle dish and beef in Black Bean Sauce with rice and found it perfect for 3. No real atmosphere however perfect for an easy meal. Outdoor seating was nice on a hot night.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Had an absolutely gorgeous meal at this restaurant. Service is really good: Polite, and quick. The portions of food are very generous and beautifully presented. There's an open kitchen so you can see the food is freshly prepared (for those who appreciate it). It's also very good value. But the most important thing: the food itself. All i can say is: Beautiful. I ordered a spicy lamb dish which was perfectly cooked and seasoned to perfection. My date ordered the sweet and sour pork which was eaually delicious. All in all i recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Berlin who enjoys a fabulous nice meal in a beautiful setting. On my next visit to Berlin i'm definitely coming back!

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Good value for money. Great variety. Freshly cooked. Friendly service crew. Clean and cosy environment. They even serve Peking duck...real Peking style. Will always go there for Chinese food when we are in Berlin.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

After reading good reviews here on TripAdvisor, we decided to check this place out as we wanted a definite change from the local cuisine!

It was a friday night at 8pm and we were only 2 of 4 people in the entire restaurant. As such we were well looked after and tended to very quickly.

Prices here are very reasonable and the food quite fresh - we paid €44 for two entrees, two mains and two drinks.

I'd describe the cuisine as a fusion - Thai and Chinese. The menu has both English and German descriptions.

The staff were absolutely lovely, and I couldn't fault them - however the place was left without that little X factor.... Not enough people there to create any atmosphere, and the place is located on the corner of a road where you're passed by buses, trams, overhead trains and cars.

It was nice, but I think if you want some 'buzz' - then try to find somewhere else.

Thank MissM85
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