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Merle's Roti & Rum

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Yorckstr. 22, 10965 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 75565809
16:00 - 22:30
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Venlo, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Yummy chicken curry and stuffed roti. Rum galore in the cassava desert. Busy for a tuesday night (always a good sign).

Thank M G
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Had a meal here earlier this evening. Went for the buss up shut roti with chicken curry. Food was delivered promptly by a very friendly lady. The food was delicious, opted to get some pepper sauce on the side, very good but very spicy. Would definitely recommend and will be back next time I'm in Berlin

Thank tweedleSG
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

A friendly atmosphere and a big welcome from the hostess, Merle. We ordered the vegetarian dishes and they were excellent; tasty, spicy, filling. We also had the rum and banana and ice cream dessert which was fantastic.

Thank gleeglee
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

The cocktail is amazing here and the food was delicious! Very kind host! Surely worth to have a dinner here.

Thank San D
Mechelen, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Superb host, excellent rumpunch and good food (great local cuisine). Surely worth a recommendation if you're staying around this area!

Thank Kristof V
City of Venice, Italy
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Totally authentic. The aroma and taste of Trinidad Roti - we are from Arima. Dhalpourie freshly made. Chana piping hot with real good taste. All dishes garnished with a loving touch. We had the chance to meet Merl )the owner) just before she prepared our meal. She is a lovely lady. You will not be disappointed in food or service.

Thank bndeurope2015
Lillehammer, Norway
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is the real caribbean thing! If you like really hot food, and I mean as hot as it get with either chili or garlic, this is the place for you! I went here with my business to have a different kind of evening meal and drinks and we were really happy we decided to do so. Everything you get... More 

Thank OnkelOnx
New York City, New York
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I'm well versed in Trinidadian food, so I was shocked & surprised to find a Trini spot in Berlin. The namesake of the place, Merle has been in Berlin since the 60's and only recently has opened this spot. Veronica and her do most of the cooking. It's legit. The rotis are so well made, you'll think you're in Chaguanas... More 

Thank Ridge86er
London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

I went to Merle's Roti & Rum on a midweek evening. They were seemingly short staffed or perhaps had a demanding party that were already seated and it was apparent how busy they were. However, it was clear that they wouldn't compromise on how welcoming they would be. Merle and her staff made sure to enquire how every drink and... More 

Thank ShahLaw
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

My friend I went with to berlin was from the virgin islands and wanted a taste of home. He was scared it wouldn't be authentic. The owner is a very nice lady from trinidad that bet me 100 euro i would like her food. She was right, my friend finished his plate in about a min and i was right... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yorckstr. 22, 10965 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Kreuzberg
  • Neighbourhood: Kreuzberg
  • Phone Number: +49 30 75565809

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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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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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