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#37 of 6,889 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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Oslo, Norway
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Russian jewish restaurant, very traditional, full of charm. Tasty food, don't miss this one when in Berlin.

Thank Ariel J
Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had just arrived in Berlin to visit a friend and she asked me did I fancy some Russian food. I was a little sceptical. My idea of Russian food was a little bland. Boy was I mistaken. Pasternak changed all my perceptions. My friend suggested we had the mixed plate of all the starters to share. When the food... More 

Thank Helen P
Zug, Switzerland
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492 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the heart of Prenzlauer Berg, this is a Russian (or modified Russian style?) restaurant serving a variety of Russian or Russian inspired dishes.

Thank GranZorro
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't want to just have traditional German food in Berlin and wanted to try some of the eastern European flavours. Food was good but a bit filling. We had the Doctor Zhivago tasting menu which was a good choice - I'd love to have had the soups but this was a good compromise as there was so much else... More 

Thank Shirley14
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful brunch - huge buffet selection, including range of great deserts, for €13. Excellent, helpful staff and good location. Really worth a visit - you won't regret it.

Thank Ken B
County Limerick, Ireland
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 

Thank traaveller1
Tel aviv
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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 11 April 2017

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 

Thank PupilasGustativas
Rochester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 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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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 28
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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