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#43 of 6,846 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Prenzlauer Berg
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Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 4413399
09:00 - 01:00
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County Limerick, Ireland
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an evening meal here recently and wasn't disappointed. It is a small quaint restaurant with a large heated outdoor eating area in front of the restaurant on the corner of a tree covered square near U bahn Senefelder Pl. Friendly waiting staff with passable English. The dual language easy to follow menu made ordering easy. Separate menu available for... More 

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Tel aviv
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 3rd visit at the pasternak restaurant, it is always great! The food was delicious the staff is very helpful and the location is perfect. It's easy to find .

Thank Shacharex
Seville, Spain
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each detail is treated with delicacy: ingredients, cooking, presentation. Don´t miss this fantastic oportunity to taste such a delicious food without spending an scandalous amount of money. They also have special prices for sunday brunch (13,90 EUROS) and daily lunch menu (8,50 euros : two courses, apple drink or water, bread and expresso included !) that could let you know... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in for a late lunch and the restaurant was not so busy. The two guys serving were friendly, welcoming and the service was excellent. We ate lightly. I loved the soljanka (rich, tangy and perfect) with very good bread. My girlfriend had a mixture of potato dumplings/pierogi and these were also cooked very well. One of the waiters... More 

Thank GreenEyesMan
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place sooo much! If there were 10-star-rating I would give all the stars to this place! Very delicious! We went there for a buffet breakfast. There were plenty of food. And everything we tired was amazing! When I'm in Berlin again I will come back here! Loved it!!

Thank Julia I
Watermael-Boitsfort, Belgium
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attractive place but unfortunately the service on the terrace was unfriendly. We stopped there in the early evening, the restaurant was not busy but the waitress ignored us, so we decided to eat elsewhere.

Thank Tinners51
San Francisco, California
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350 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some friends and I went to Pasternak and had a really enjoyable dinner. We sat outside, which was great for people watching, and we had a delicious meal of mostly dumplings. There were a lot of different options, and we all ordered different things and shared. While I would have enjoyed going by myself, Pasternak is really best visited with... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

While it's hard to get tired of German food, we were looking for something slightly outside-the-box to vary up our choices, and Pasternak's Russian menu was a hit. The pierogi-style dumplings were incredibly flavorful (try the three-style combo if you're a bit indecisive), and the soups were perfect for warming up after a cold walk over. Waitress was extremely friendly... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Although the beef Stroganoff was a bit too sour for me (just a personal taste-thing) everything else was just wonderful. I loved the Russian egg, the solanka soup (where the Georgian wine really came into its own) and the blinis. We ended with a Georgian, grape-based version of vodka that was just amazing. A must-go when you are in Prenzlauer... More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We chose this restaurant as one of our party was Russian. The whole evening was wonderful - the ambience, the service, the kitchen all came together to give the customer a very good experience. 2 of our party were vegan and they found a delicious meal with no problem. We all enjoyed the Moscow Mule drinks - a long drink... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Israeli, Ukrainian, Russian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Prenzlauer Berg
  • Neighbourhood: Prenzlauer Berg
  • Phone Number: +49 30 4413399
The Pasternak Restaurant Named after Nobel literature prize-winning writer Boris Pastenak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, PASTERNAK Restaurant is located in the heart of Berlin. PASTERNAK Restaurant is proud to call Berlin locality of Prenzlauer Berg its home and count important landmarks such as "Dicke Hermann" ("Thick Hermann"), the first water tower in Berlin, Rykestrasse Synagogue, Germany's largest synagogue built in 1904, and a remarkable Zeiss-Großplanetarium opened in 1987 among its neighbors. PASTERNAK Restaurant specialty is Russian and Jewish cuisine. PASTERNAK Restaurant serves its own unique house-brewed beer. PASTERNAK Restaurant brings to life the atmosphere of an authentic Russian dining room of the late 19th century, further enhanced by the live nightly piano music. A comfortable outdoor terrace with a view of the "Thick Hermann" water tower completes the picture.

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Prenzlauer Berg
No Berlin neighbourhood has undergone a greater change than Prenzlauer Berg. The artists and non-conformists that defined the district’s intriguing subculture in the 1980s and 90s have been replaced by a young, hip crowd that frequents the many cafes. Where there were once run-down houses in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, there are now designer shops. Beautiful old homes have been modernized and renovated, and on Sundays, thousands turn the park next to remnants of the wall into a playground for street artists, musicians, and flea market shoppers. This attracts young urban families who enjoy the balance of big city life and small-town comfort. Meanwhile, trendy, young, upper-class visitors from all over the world are attracted to the local high-end shops, cafés, and sophisticated bars and restaurants. The merits of this transformation are a favorite topic of debate around the city, but it makes for some of the best people-watching Berlin has to offer.
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