The Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in Berlin
Find the top spots for Middle Eastern food in Berlin, Germany, recommended by chefs, restaurateurs and food writers.
When you think of food in Berlin, the döner kebab is usually the first thing to come to mind. However, the city is known for much more than just that, and in this guide we will take a look at some of the best Middle Eastern restaurants in Berlin. We spotlight places such as Kanaan, known for its vegan-friendly hummus and hearty shakshuka, Prism, an upscale dining experience serving modern Levantine cuisine and Kebap with Attitude, offering a contemporary take on the classic kebab. All places highlighted here are based on recommendations from World of Mouth experts like Billy Wagner, Morgan Love, and Per Meurling. So why not skip on the classic döner today and explore some of the best spots for Middle Eastern food in Berlin.
Kebap with Attitude is a restaurant that redefines the traditional concept of kebabs, offering a wide variety of contemporary kebabs and meze appetizers. The menu includes an array of dishes, from the conventional Turkish and Berlin kebabs to a new 'future concept' of Döner, using exclusively local and free-range meat. In addition to the impressive kebab selection, the restaurant also provides a diverse choice of homemade sauces, salads, and an assortment of dips and spreads, perfect for sharing.
KEBAP GOALS at Kwa Kebap with Attitude. ”And then the rotating skewers of agony were blinded by the light from Gipsstraße”. Based on my lunch last week, I’d say Kwa Kebap with Attitude is at 75%, looking forward to them reaching 100% true Turkish meat bliss in the next years.
Kanaan is a popular spot for Israeli-Palestinian cuisine, particularly known for its hummus. The restaurant offers a vegan-vegetarian menu, featuring fresh salads, hummus dishes with various toppings, and homemade baked goods. It's a welcoming space that employs refugees from the Middle East and Africa, promoting an environment free from racism, homophobia, and transphobia.
Among all the falafel and hummus shops in Berlin, Kanaan might have the biggest following. On a residential street in Prenzlauer Berg, this slightly shabby restaurant serves an Israeli-Palestinian menu. Hummus is the thing here, so for an easy pick skip the falafel and start with the mixed starter plate with filled vine leaves, beet root salad and baba samir. Add Israeli hummus with chopped egg, potato, egg plant, mango sauce and pickles, grab a pita bread and go!
Prism is a fine dining restaurant specializing in Levantine cuisine, curated by an Israeli chef and a German sommelier. The menu offers a unique twist on traditional dishes, such as pigeon with lightly smoked raw chickpeas, Lebanese lobster claw with akkoub dashi, and camel tartare. Additionally, it boasts an extensive wine list featuring East Mediterranean and Levantine varieties, all served with exceptional service.
Fine Levantine cuisine in the heart of Berlin by an Israeli chef and German sommelier coupleFeaturing an amazing wine list of East Med and Levantine varieties. No hummus or baba ganoush here but think pigeon with lightly smoked raw chickpeas and grape leaves or Lebanese lobster claw with akkoub (a wild foraged plant) dashi. Camel tartare, khubeza wild spinach leaves and other delicacies also feature. Wonderful service complements the unique experience.
Akroum Snack is a modest eatery offering rustic, flavor-packed Levantine cuisine. Known for its no-frills approach, the restaurant serves dishes like musabaha, foul & fatteh, typically accompanied by pickles, herbs, and flatbread. While the ambiance is unpretentious and service straightforward, the high-quality food at affordable prices makes it a noteworthy spot for breakfast and lunch.
Hole in the wall, no frills Levantine breakfast and lunch.This easy to miss, and rather grungy feeling hole in the wall restaurant on Berlin’s Sonnenallee serves up some rustic but highly flavoursome Levantine dishes such as musabaha, foul & fatteh. Most plates come with a side of pickles, herbs and flat bread. This place is high in flavour and low in price - don’t expect friendly service, or any frills here.
Goldadelux is a Berlin-based restaurant that specializes in high-quality vegan and vegetarian street food, with a particular focus on Sabich, a pita pocket filled with veggies, boiled egg, sauces, and spices. Run by two Israelis, the eatery offers a diverse menu of fresh and healthy fast food, including homemade desserts and drinks, and is known for its in-house Chai. Open from Thursday to Monday, the restaurant combines elements of high-end cuisine with the street food scene, offering a distinct experience with its attention to detail and fresh, in-house prepared ingredients.
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