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“Forgettable”
Review of Caselot

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Ranked #4,980 of 8,713 Restaurants in Berlin
Price range: $26 - $50
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

As a lover of middle-eastern and similar cuisine, I was excited to try an 'authentic' Arab-owned restaurant in Berlin. Given that the city is multicultural and diverse, I was expecting a high-quality experience.

However, things quickly became quite disappointing, as soon as we entered Caselot restaurant.

Despite having a reservation (which turned out to be unnecessary, as the restaurant was only half-full at peak time on a Saturday night), we were seated in a very poor spot - smack bang in the middle of the restaurant, on our own, with other diners occupying the tables lining the walls. As we felt like a bit of an 'attraction' having been sat in the middle of the room, we asked to move to a vacant booth, which was much more suitable.

After browsing the menu, I picked out a main dish...which had "sold out". I picked out another dish, but this involved similar ingredients to the first dish, and was also "sold out". So I settled on a dish of lamb cutlets with potatoes - though the way it was served, a dash of Bisto gravy would have made it indistinguishable from your average Sunday dinner back at home. Nevertheless, it was tasty enough, and was topped-off by a delicious dessert (just one of their many highly appealling sweet dishes).

Service was brusque, though by no means downright hostile. Normally we would linger around for a couple more drinks after dinner, but we made a fairly hasty exit from Caselot, due to almost complete lack of atmosphere.

Pricing was reasonable.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

This was a disappointing evening. The restaurant was full and buzzing and they found us a table too. Then we discovered it was full and buzzing as a deal of alcohol was being consumed, especially by two large tables, while everyone waited and waited and waited for the menus, to order and then a very long time for their food. The couple next to us walked out after one course and we very nearly did the same. The food, when it eventually arrived was good. But the staff really struggled to keep up with the demand, the manager did all the right things re apologising, offering free dessert and coffee but by the time we got to that stage we were too tired to stay, it was over an hour later than we anticipated leaving. This place could work if they got their act together, the food is nice but they have a lot to do based on the evidence of our visit. If its not too use go in otherwise be cautious.

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Reviewed April 16, 2011

Awesome restaurant. The Sunday brunch is huge, fresh and extremely tasty. The owners are Israeli Arabs so also Israelis can feel comfortable speaking Hebrew there without being looked at as happens a lot in other Arabic restaurant (that are mostly run by Lebanese).

The only criticism is the nice but poor service. We had to wait forever for our drinks. But still a great place to go to.

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Reviewed April 23, 2014
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Reviewed August 26, 2013
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