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“Fantastic!”

Gaststaette Bei Oma Kleinmann
Ranked #7 of 2,369 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $22
Cuisines: German, European, Central European
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Cash Only, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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418 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Decided to seek out Oma Kleinmann's after seeing other reviews. Didn't book but was ok getting a table. Ended up with some locals sharing which was nice.

Probably the best - and biggest - schnitzel I've had. Large variety, freshly made (clearly not bought-in) and, depending on the variant, served with Bratkartoffeln, fries or Spätzle. There is either veal or pork. Large side salads with really nice dressing. A lot of locals eat there - always a good sign!

Waiter was really helpful.

Kölsch was Sünner which is a little less common than some others.

Definitely worth the tram-ride out of the centre.

Will be returning to the city with my family soon and will do my best to get back for another schnitzel!

Visited June 2014
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Huge Schnitzel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

there are a lot of local people around. It is busy but not super crowded. Schnitzels are huge. I really mean it. we were four and ordered one for each, and left almost two there. what a waste. but the taste was really good.

  • Visited May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Blending in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

If you are a meat eater and looking to blend into one of the local guys. This is the place to go. Bei Oma Kleinmann is one of the places you can sure to have a good piece of Schnitzel. It is not exactly a posh place for dinner but I guess the graffiti at the entrance adds the local feel.

The place was packed for dinner. So, please make sure you make reservations. I made mine via their website and they replied the day after and kept it! I really enjoyed my schnitzel as I was among the locals! As the reputation goes, the size is really huge! In this case, size really matters! I ordered a "kinder" (children) size and was really happy with it!

  • Visited May 2014
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Champaign, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food and servers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

Went to this restaurant with an American and a South Korean to have them taste the Schnitzel and they really liked it. The Schnitzels are HUGE - most likely more than you'll be able to eat, but they will box it for you.

I had the "Oma Vero", which cost 14,- € and which was said to come with a (quote) "really! hot sauce". I was hoping for a hot sauce and I have to admit my mouth was on fire. (And I can take quite a bit!) For some people it was too much, I thought it was very good. That's why they noted "really! hot sauce". Take it for real.

Oh, and don't bother about the exterior of the building. It looks rundown, but it's nice inside.

Last note: Don't expect to be seated outside. There are some tables but "Zülpicher Straße" is a busy street, close to major squares and right inside the students district.

  • Visited April 2014
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Lund, Sweden
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Hands down, best schnitzels ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great tender schnitzels with doggy bag option if you do not manage. Meat from eco-produced "happy animals" is a definite plus! This is a must go if you are in Cologne!

  • Visited April 2014
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