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China Restaurant Sonne

$$ - $$$
Chinese, Asian, Mongolian
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Leipziger Platz 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany
11:00 - 12:00
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Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Very traditional decor, makes you feel you could be in a high quality Chinese restaurant anywhere... dumplings were lovely Main course of Pork... very dry Kept having to ask for tap water, only given by the small glass for which I was charged. Service was fine but nothing special Without knowing for certain (as I did not see any information... More 

Thank Lea32_11
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We were in holiday last August in Berlin and found this restaurant and went in to have dinner buffet .....well...the sushi was UNEDIBLE. We didn't even try it because there were FLYES flying over it, and it didn't seem to be fresh at all. The rest of the buffet was poor in choice, in taste and in quality. And last... More 

1 Thank Marco B
Northampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Not a great selection - most things were covered in sauces and luke warm or cold. Fried rice was bland, noodles undercooked. Unfortunately my husband ate raw squid not realising you had to take it to the cooking area! If you're from the UK and are expecting the same selection of buffet style food, you will be very disappointed as... More 

Thank gotmarriedinNY
Manchester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

A great range of food but everything is cold. Not a hot dish in sight. Also wouldn't take credit card payment so we had to go and find cash. Not great - I would find somewhere else next time.

1 Thank MCMJ2014
Berlin, Germany
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156 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

China Restaurant Sonne is located about 200 meters from Potsdamer Platz in the Center of Berlin. We ordered all-you-can eat hot pot for dinner. Meat, fish, vegetables were offered on a buffet. Meat and fish were fresh but not all of the vegetables and salads. At 18.00 the restaurant was packed and the service struggled to offer quick service to... More 

1 Thank zf34bu8q
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

A large variety of buffet eats to choose from, food was pretty average for a buffet restaurant, still tasty just nothing amazing. Would recommend if you was looking for something easy and quick, roughly €16 for a dinner buffet then adding on your drinks. Very clean, service was rather slow and not all staff seemed as enthusiastic as others. Had... More 

1 Thank Dembot
Berlin, Germany
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Me and my husband visited this reataraunt on Friday , made a reservation and got a very nice table . We took the buffet on the menu it costs around 16 euro , you have big verity of food include sushi and all kind of sea fish and shrimps , You better love Chinese food to enjoy the place And... More 

2 Thank Knikky
Hod Hasharon, Israel
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant with a large variety buffet for a reasonable price. The staff was really nice, friendly and welcoming compared to most places we've visited in Berlin.

1 Thank noa209
Bromley, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Not wishing to walk around for ages around the Potsdamer Platz area to find somewhere, we came across this restaurant and saw they had a buffet, so realised we could sit at our leisure and choose what we wished. It is opposite the mall of Berlin behind the large grassed area. We had a window table and asked for two... More 

4 Thank Alan P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We were looking for Asian food and chanced upon this restaurant after visiting Checkpoint Charlie. Upon arriving at the entrance of the restaurant, we were met with superb hospitality. And they actually served the most ridiculous price ever for a buffet lunch. 8.80 euros! Most people will think that for that price, the food will be meagre. But no. In... More 

2 Thank Sim A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Chinese, Asian, Mongolian
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leipziger Platz 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighbourhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: 030-20889588
Appears to have replaced another Asian restaurant that was listed in guidebooks.

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

Staying in Mitte

Neighbourhood Profile
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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