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unsicht-Bar Koln

$$ - $$$
Altstadt-Nord
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Luxemburger Strasse 319a, 50939 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 374312
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Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

The restaurant is located at the outer part of the city center of Cologne. They don’t have a own parking place. The parking room is scarce that’s why it is good to plan some time in advance for finding a spot to drop your car. But you can get there easily with the public transportation too. Go there early because... More 

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Thank Christian W
Wermelskirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

No. There will never be a photo. It is pitch dark inside. And that is THE experience. Have a menu in total darkness. No, it will not be a problem to eat and drink (mind the straw in your glas). You will have an interesting conversation with people sitting next to you. And no way to tell who they are:... More 

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Thank Horst S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

First off, this was my first experience eating in the dark, so I didn't know what to expect. We were all seated at once, and all good was brought out at the same time, for the convenience of the waiters- who are also operating blindly. A quick appetizer and aperitif is served in the light, and then you walk through... More 

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Thank TamesW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

What an experience! A real "eye opener" how difficult it is to be blind. Super service and VERY friendly people. This really gets you out of your comfort zone.

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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

It was really strange, funny and distressing experience. The place turned completely dark and we had to find our forks, knives and mouths. The blind waiters were totally accurate. But unfortunately, the food was disgusting. I just gave a "very-good" rate because of the experience.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

That was such a nice experience it is hard to describe. You go TOTALLY blind inside the restaurant and you're assisted by blind waiters that would guide you in and out. They are all very fun, ready to help your party. They will ask you if you have any allergies, then if you'd prefer meat, fish, veggie or to be... More 

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lincoln uk
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2010

This restaurant is in total darkness - its amazing. The waiters are all blind or partially sighted and are so helpful, Nico our waiter put us totally at ease and spoke perfect english. The food was good but nothing fancy, and its not cheap (you have to have a fixed 3 or 4 course menu) but this isnt about the... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2009

Really great experience to eat completely in darkness. Friendly staff. But you have to reserve at least 1 month before.

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Lexington, NC
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2009

What a wonderful experience! Total darkness. Most relaxing meal I've ever had. Sounds weird, but it's true. You are led into the pitch black room by your server, hand on shoulder, then seated at your private table. Everything is explained; location of everything, how the meal will progress, etc. All questions answered at the beginning. Food was very good, but... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2008

in a restaurant where you can't see what you eat the food should be more tasty and leave a better feeling

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
German, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Luxemburger Strasse 319a, 50939 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 374312

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