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Nocti Vagus

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Saarbrucker Str. 36-38, 10405 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 74749123
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to a Dunkelrestaurant and we were both very excited. The concept and idea is good, and we felt very welcome. Good service (on course is served in the light) and the waiter in the dark was friendly and nice. Never did anything feel awkward. We both went for the surprise menu. The food was good,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there are may reasons why this is does not work. It sounds great in concept, but the result failed. Eating in the dark. Is this to experience being blind? If yes, then why would someone do it? There was initial laughter abounding, as we had problems filling glasses, finding the food on plates, trying to establish what is being eaten,... More 

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Thank Andrew C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We attended on a Friday night, which is associated with the "horror show." A lot of ground has already been covered, but - the experience of dinner is completely different when you can't see what you're eating. Several reviewers have said the food is no good; that's probably because it's difficult to identify what you're eating when you can't see... More 

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Thank James P
Edinburgh
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We came here on a recommendation of a friend and with the anticipation of an exciting and amazing sensory experience. We were disappointed. It's a great concept and an experience we'll never forget but it's really let down by the food. It was pretty terrible! We anticipated that the senses of taste and smell would be heightened by some really... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

I must say it was a very special experience. Dinner in the dark isn't something you do on a regular basis. And we're talking about complete darkness - expect not to see anything for at least 2-2,5 hours. You'll have to pour wine in your glass, to eat, to talk to people without seeing anything. There was also a "show"... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

So we booked this and then read the very mixed reviews. I can see why. The idea is great and they sell it as "enhance your senses." Well for that to truly happen they need to look at the food they serve. We are not sure if it is because we have in our time eaten in some amazing places... More 

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Teuge, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The general idea is nice: eating in complete darkness with blind guides/waiters. There should have ended. The rest was a complete deception: the food was certainly not worth the high pricing, and after eating we had to wait in the dark room, with loads of really loud people, for more than 1 and a half hour for the so called... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Found this when looking for somewhere different to go for evening meal and it sounded interesting. On arrival there was slight confusion as the older staff didn't speak english and my german isn't that great but soon sorted when a younger waiter was appointed. The restaurant upstairs is very pleasant and it is here that you eat your first course,... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I went there 2 times with a group of 14, so I brought them 28 people. Both times they charged the drinks of the neighbour table on our bill, they promised to pay it back on the credit card but they never did. I heard they do this often to put extra drinks on the bill, so check your bill.... More 

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Thank Maesquez
NOCTI_VAGUS, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Nocti Vagus, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Maesquez, I am very sorry to hear about your experience. We take your complaint very serious and would like to correct the mistake. If it is not too inconvenient, could you please get in touch with us so that we can clear the situation and set things straight? Our telephone number is 0049 (0) 30 7474 9123. Best... More 

Barrie, Canada
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is really something everyone should do at least once in their life. It was so crazy eating in pitch blackness- it really does make your tastebuds have to work harder to figure out what you are eating without sight! The food was fairly good, my only complaint with the vegetarian dish was that there was not enough differences in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 38 - USD 89
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 00:00
Monday
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saarbrucker Str. 36-38, 10405 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Prenzlauer Berg
  • Neighbourhood: Prenzlauer Berg
  • Phone Number: +49 30 74749123
Description
Berlin's first and finest Dark Restaurant.A new world of delicacies and culinary delights in absolute darkness. We offer different menus every day. Your companions in the darkrestaurant are blind waiters with a special training. They are very kind and you can trust them.Your gate into another worldUnforgettable moments & fantastic eventsWhile having your meal, you can enjoy a special and unique cultural programm. Experience the first dark stage of the world.Thrilling Dinner, live music, mystery evenings, classical concert or erttic dinner - a journey into the world of experience.An unforgettable experience and a highlight in Berlin, that's NOCTI VAGUS. We look forward to see you!

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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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