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Restaurant Shi-Mai

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Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 5, 10178 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 40054883
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Rome, Italy
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457 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a nice Vietnamese place which serves various Asian foods.Their place seems family run.The menu is simple but they adapt to requirements.the prices are not high the food is fresh and hot and the service is with smile though not always fast. I liked their Vietnamese Pho but their soups were found good by my colleagues. Their noodles were... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Visited here on the last night of our break to Berlin. The food was delicious! The menu has many pictures of the food available which aids your choice. Service was a little lacking with many of the staff standing around chatting behind the bar rather than attending to customers. I would highly recommend the seafood wok and the red chicken... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Shi-Mai claims to be offering real vietnamese style food. However, I could find none of the typical crisp flavours, fresh herbs etc that you would expect. Instead, spring rolls with bleak flavor and nouc cham replaced with a standard bottle sauce. BBQ Duck was ok, but the rice and sauce that came with it was spoiling the dish. Locale is... More 

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Thank A_Gunnarsson
Bengaluru, India
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94 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Authentic Vietnamese food is what I felt...though I have never been to Vietnam. The staff was very helpful in suggesting what type of food to order. The place may be very crowded in the evenings so better book...very close to the Museums in Berlin.

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Ramat-Gan, Israel
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94 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This restaurant is good but not special.Prices reasonable. Good if you fancy asian food on the way from here to there

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Thank Michael R
Austin, Texas
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We checked in to our hotel and then wanted to eat somewhere outside of the hotel, but it was COLD. Right around the corder from the Radisson Blu is ShiMai. We ducked in and were pleasantly surprised. Kind of pan-asian. Pho, rice and noodle dishes, etc. Good taste, good service, good price. Recommend.

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Thank austintomtraveler
Palm Harbor, Florida
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Service was very friendly and prompt. I had a noodle dish and my wife had a curry. Both were excellent. Decent atmosphere. Very close to Radisson Blu and the "Fish Tank" :). Went there in 2009 and will return on my next visit to Berlin.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The service isn't the best, the atmosphere isn't the best. The food is just okay, nothing special and not worth the price. My husbands meat was overcooked and mine was too spicy (even though it said on the menu mild). No one asked if we liked it or anything, not very polite either, they just made noises.

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Thank cazzzie987
Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Very good food, fast and kind service. Reasonable prices. Perfect location near Alexander platz and Muzeim Island

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Thank Davidee1973
Paris
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

A very convenient place to have lunch after or before visiting the museums. Service is nice and friendly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 34
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 5, 10178 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighbourhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: +49 30 40054883

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Staying in Mitte

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Mitte
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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