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“Cool place in warm Berlin”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Van Loon

Van Loon
Ranked #889 of 8,301 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $27
Cuisines: International, European, German, Seafood, Central European
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Kreuzberg
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Cool place in warm Berlin”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

A warm day, where to go? Lovely place by the canal. Breakfast until 3 PM. Had Tjaj for 7,50 euros. Boiled egg, salads, pesto, mozzarella, olives, fruits, cheese, ham& melon, spicy saucisson, bread. A very good plate.

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing atmosphere, excellent food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Got the touristic menu for 7.5€ and it was totally worth it. Amazing view on the lake. The gazpacho & the Spanish tortilla were just perfect. Totally recommend it.

  • Visited June 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“One of our top three in Berlin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

We spent five days in Berlin and tried a lot of different restaurants. We went to Van Loon's on a warm summer evening and it's outdoor dining space was packed. Even without a reservation we were welcomed and a spot found for us.. Even though all the staff were incredibly busy the young waiter found time to sit with us and translate the menu for us. We both had terrific summer salads (one with warm goat cheese; the other with a lovely delicate grilled fish and small shrimp (called crabs?). We had a wonderful evening at what appears to be a real Berlin institution- a canal side restaurant.

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Delft
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“The best eggs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

The best eggs I have tasted in a Berlin sun on an old Dutch tjalk, what more do you want!

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“Oh noes or is this what they call gentrification?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

Gone is the charming old boat and crew. I revisited this place in spring 2012, it has changed a lot!! You'll find the new "boat" at the same place but it's neither afloat nor charming anymore. If you like bigger windows and the all new cool (generic) design interior it may be the place for you (and the other tourists). But don't do there for the food. I mean what can go wrong with fresh waffles, strawberrys and cream? Well, the waffles were cold and soggy, only half a waffle per person, spray cream instead of whipped cream and yes, quite expensive for 5 Euros. Together with a much overqualified service person from Portugal who took it upon her to lecture us (angrily) about asking for lactose-free milk.

  • Visited May 2012
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