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Blue Nile

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Kreuzberg
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Tempelhofer Ufer 6, 10963 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 25294655
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's no Ethiopian restaurant where we live unfortunately, so we jumped at the opportunity to satiate our tastebuds with injera while in Berlin. It's not a fancy place, but the service was lovely, the food was awesome and we left ready to burst we'd eaten so much. The lamb was fantastic!!

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Thank K W
Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We are big fans of Ethiopian and we wanted to have some in Berlin. We were not disappointed! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very nice. The service is friendly (a rarity in Berlin).

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Thank millos71
1 review
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Worst meal of my life. All my friends feel sick. The food was disgusting especially the raw beef. So disappointed.

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Thank Henry D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I was here in their 17th year anniversary. They had a big buffet, so it was nice to try different new things out! Service was really good, they're glad to show how to eat the food with your hands :). We paid €15 per person for the buffet, a Sekt included. Totally price worthy!

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Thank Karlien D
Bogota, Colombia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Chances are you want Ethiopian food in Berlin because you've had it elsewhere and it was awesome. Skip this place. 13 Euros a plate, more or less. We ordered a mixed family plate and the meat was laughably (except we were hungry and full of expectations/hopes) scarce. Felt ripped off, to put it bluntly. Inside we had seen a couple... More 

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Thank Gregory L
Switzerland
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Service was a bit slow but friendly - but the space is rather pleasant so waiting is quite enjoyable, although...when you have a specific timeframe, it's not the right place to go. Good choice of beers at a decent price. I've got to say i was a bit disappointed by the food, however. It was absolutely OK, but neither quantities... More 

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Thank easterndaze
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Dear all, we ate at Ethiopian restaurants all over Germany and blue nil in Berlin is the best. Staff is incredibly friendly, location is central and close to public transportation and prices are reasonable. If the world is destroyed by Aliens tomorrow we will have our last meal at Blue Nil! Great place!

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Thank FlorianLoe
Berlin, Germany
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395 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

On a Thursday night, this restaurant was mostly empty apart from a guy sitting alone at a table, and the people who worked there. I tried the banana beer, which came served in a wooden bowl. It stayed foamy until the very end, so I could barely taste its sweet banana flavor. Definitely couldn't have more than one of these.... More 

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Thank CrankySCTraveler
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2015

The food was good but we had to wait for it for over an hour, we had to ask repeatedly for more drinks and we nearly begged at the end to pay because we were running out of time and no one bothered to bring the check even though we asked several times.

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Thank Andrea G
Thessaloniki, Greece
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

If you haven't tried Ethiopian cuisine this restaurant could be a good start! It really seems original! The best opportunity to try a bit of everything is when they have the all-you-can-eat buffet, 2-3 times per year. Do try the African"DjuDju" beer with banana, mango or passion fruit flavour, served in a very special way! Also, do not deny a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 00:00
Monday
15:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 00:00
Thursday
15:00 - 00:00
Friday
15:00 - 00:00
Saturday
15:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tempelhofer Ufer 6, 10963 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Kreuzberg
  • Neighbourhood: Kreuzberg
  • Phone Number: +49 30 25294655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Kreuzberg
Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central neighbourhood is beginning a new chapter. In the 1950s and '60s, Turkish guest workers settled around Kottbusser Tor, while in the 1980s and '90s, rambunctious squatters and artists gathered to live a carefree life here. An old hospital even became a hotspot of riots between squatters and police. Today you can still find the best kebabs in town and many underground clubs, but a lot has changed as well. The hospital has been transformed into an art center, and increasingly you will find new urban cafés, restaurants and designer shops. Rising housing prices and gentrification threaten the spirit of this area along the Spree River, but the neighbourhood’s legacy is upheld by a very engaged community fighting to preserve its rebellious identity.
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