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“Great mezze, nice atmosphere, good staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Defne

Defne
Ranked #822 of 8,236 Restaurants in Berlin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Kreuzberg
London
Level Contributor
101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great mezze, nice atmosphere, good staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

The food was typical Turkish in terms of the mezze and kebab choices, just perhaps a little more finesse in a nicely done up restaurant (not kebeb style canteen at all). In fact it's a little overly simplistic as the walls are completely bare, no pictures, nothing, so unless it's busy with people it can seem a little stark.

In our case it was buzzing enough with locals too and the service was great, what with us changing our mind about the wine and them having no problem with it at all. Still, you are paying more for the usual kebab and what-not fare simply because of the style of restaurant and it's interior.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Reasonably good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

Despite the large presence of tourists the quality of the food was good and the price reasonable, probably too high for Berlin. The main drawback of this restaurant was the noise, it was really full of people until 20.30. Maybe it is better to visit late in the evening. Nothing to say on the quality of the food, I would say very good.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank NastyDog
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Groesbeek
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good value for money.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Me and my wife visited this restaurant on 23 Dec. There were not many other guests, around 7. We were quickly served. A Good choice of very tasteful starters, and a large choice of main dishes. The portions were sufficient, not too small, and also not too big. The taste was excellent, and the dishes were originally Turkish. There was a Good choice of wines also, especially from Turkish origin. We very much recommend this restaurant, and we would definitly go there a second time!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Wiebefeike
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Good food, welcoming staff, pleasant atmosphere. Worth booking, as it can get busy even quite early.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank wildish55
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Weekend in Berlin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

So good that we went twice. Excellent service, ambience and food at a very reasonable price. Never knew that a warm octopus salad could be so delicious.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Philip L
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