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$$ - $$$German, European,
2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1827
+1 510-647-5016
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“spaetzle” (15 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1827
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Jaeger schnitzel mit spaetzle und sauer rot-kohl. After living in Germany for 3 years, it's always a joy for me to find an authentic German restaurant. While it was not prepared in the manner I was accustomed to, it still was GREAT!! The waitress told...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We've been searching for a German restaurant. We had a scrumptious lunch and brought some home for lunch. The red cabbage was so delicious the plum cake perfect ending. We will definitely go back. Parking is a problem. Check the hours Tuesday-Friday they open at...More

Thank Lynda S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

German food isn't my favorite but after hearing excellent reviews from several friends I decided to go. It was really good! Definitely a sausage and cheese platter type of place although the weinerschinzel looked really good. And of course the beer selection is fantastic. This...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Driven past Gaumenkitzel many times on our visit to Berkeley, this time decided to drop in for a meal. Food is in German style slightly blended to American taste. Portions of food are more than enough to suit any hunger. Staff are very friendly and...More

Thank ralphbart
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

As we sit here enjoying our 3rd beer of the evening, my husband said, "you need to tripadvisor the s*** out of this place." So here I am, agreeing with him. The service has been attentive but we've remained undisturbed. The food was of perfect...More

1  Thank pandash99
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Great fresh prepared German meal...best I have had in the bay area. Very clean, welcoming, great service. Nice menu and very good dinner with fresh ingredients. Also, nice beer menu.

Thank 32724Leslie
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is not a California Cuisine sort of place with a German twist, it is an authentic German restaurant with Bier & Wein . Modern German style restaurant that is working hard to be the Best German restaurant in the Bay Area with are most...More

Thank sdkimbrough
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As a German I know, what I am talking about. Gaumenkitzel's food is very traditional and close to home. A lot of people think, German food is only about sausages, but it is not. The Frikadelle at Gaumenkitzel was amazing. And the Schwarzwaelder Kirsch Torte...More

Thank Nadja V
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Went to dinner after having a long drive. Great selection of German food and Beer!!!! a little pricey but the real deal

Thank TheColonial
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I needed to check out German restaurants in the area for an upcoming reunion. Parking is on the metered street. We walked in along with about 10 other people. As the hostess took care of the people we heard that most of them had reservations....More

Thank Mongo234
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Karin D
25 July 2015|
Response from Kai F | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for asking. We have daily specials and lunch/brunch extras in addition to our menu. Specials are posted on our home page daily.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 20
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1827
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-647-5016
  • E-mail
Organic German Slow Food. Handcrafted with Love. Largest German beer and wine selection in the East Bay.
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