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“Perfect dinner place in Mitte”
Review of Lokal

Lokal
Ranked #127 of 8,443 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mitte
Oslo, Norway
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect dinner place in Mitte”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

The meal was great and the service was very friendly. The price is also very acceptable. We paid 300 euros for 6 people (including a lot of wine). Make sure to make the reservation early. The place is very popular.

  • Visited October 2013
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manchester
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great service and interesting fresh food”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Lokal was very busy when we arrived . They did their best to fit us in and even returned to reassure us that we did not need to feel rushed as they had had a cancellation. The menu was in German but our waitress gave us all the help we needed. I had a salsify waffle with an assortment of vegetables. It wasn't the greatest vegetarian dish I've ever eaten but it was fresh and tasty and someone was clearly trying to be creative. My partner's roast pork was beautifully cooked. There is an interesting wine list, good coffee and a great atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Five star food and service”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Berlin is not exactly known for amazing service. It's usually quite passive and uninterested. Far from that, the guys running Lokal obviously do what they do because they love it, not because it's a job. You walk in feeling welcomed and appreciated and walk out the same way.

The food is reflective of the energy they bring to the place. It's clever, inventive and delicious. Each dish we tried but all of them were absolutely terrific - the mussels starter was big enough to be a main and the broth was amazing. Their knowledge and selection of wines was equally great. Our biggest fear going in was that the menu did not appear to have much in the way of meat dishes and that was what we were feeling. Though it wasn't on the menu, two of us enjoyed an absolutely perfectly cooked cote de boeuf. Fears addressed in a big way.

I'll come back to Lokal next time I'm in Berlin for sure.

  • Visited October 2013
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Halifax
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Seed risotto, roasted veggies, and beef”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Lokal is classic dishes with unexpected flavours and textures. We had a sunflower seed risotto with wild mushrooms, roasted green beans and beets. The risotto had no rice in it, it was sunflower seed based with a delicious creamy citrus notes. We also had roast beef with a turnip puree, gravy, roasted turnips, cherry tomatoes, and crispy onions. Both were delicious and well balanced. The waiter was very attentive and knew about the wine list- he even the name of the wine maker and his style. He was shocked when we asked for tap water, but recovered well. The food was simple and delicious. The lighting and music were perfect. Lokal is worth visiting just for the eclectic decor.

  • Visited August 2013
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Delicious and fresh food. Had an amazing gastronomic experience, staff is very friendly for non-German speakers too. The waitress seated with us and translated all the menu, that changes on a daily basis, for us. Lovely. Décor is beautiful, with fresh flowers and candle lights - very shabby-chic, just like Berlin.

  • Visited September 2013
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