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2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1827
+1 510-647-5016
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“spaetzle” (16 reviews)
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German, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1827
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has some wonderful food starting with their home made spaetzle. Their soups and sausages are authentic and the special of local caught seafood is terrific. A knowledgeable staff. Will assist the uninformed on the menu. They have a bunch of good beers as...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is the best German food I've ever had, including during several years when I lived in Germany. Everything is very fresh, authentic, made from scratch and by hand. From wonderful appetizers to scrumptious desserts, you absolutely can't go wrong...everything I've ever had there is...More

1  Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Gaumenkitzel offers a warm atmosphere to enjoy your favorite traditional German dishes! Chef Anja and the staff are truly talented, helpful, and make you feel like a part of the family. Together, they've partnered up with Sprouts Cooking Club, a Bay Area-based non-profit that connects...More

1  Thank Micole C
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Was taken here for my birthday. I enjoyed the appetizers (cold-cuts, sausages) and the main course (Jägerschnitzel) with spätzle, but the standout was my hands-down favorite dessert: Schwartzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest cherry cake).

Thank stephan t
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Having lived a long time in Berkeley before moving away in 1993, I have a lot of catching up to do regarding restaurants. During a visit last week I was delighted to discover that Berkeley has an organic German restaurant! Since my family is German...More

1  Thank susiparisienne
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Excellent beer selection. The Raddler was refreshing. We had the Jägerschnitzel “Cutlet Hunter’s Style” ($22) and the beef goulash with mashed potatoes ($18). Both meals were good. We were just a bit surprised by the price. Reservations are recommended.

1  Thank TravelTrooperX2
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Visited in Oct 2017.. Food very good with authentic choices from appetizers to desserts. offered samples of beers if you don't know what you want..Servers very informed and dressed in German costume. Pleasant atmosphere.

Thank martae718
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve spent a lot of time in Germany. I’ve also eaten a lot of spätzle. What a great surprise to find Gaumenkitzel and its extensive spätzle menu. My favorite will always be käse spätzle, cheese and carmelized onions on top. So good! Servings are ample....More

1  Thank Cantorpam
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We’ve eaten a good many meals in Germany over the years, and the nosh served at Gaumenkitzel struck both of us as authentic, i.e., tasty and filling. I don’t know whether the Germans even value low-calorie offerings. I had the Kasseler with sauerkraut and very...More

2  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 15 March 2018

I've wanted to try this place for some time, so I was delighted that a friend invited me to have dinner here for my birthday. We were early for our reservation and were seated immediately. My friend explained that he had become committed to the...More

2  Thank Paul F
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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
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
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Organic German Slow Food. Handcrafted with Love. Largest German beer and wine selection in the East Bay.
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