Sasaya – Sushi galore

It became famous for it’s great variety of Sushi and has now amplified it’s menue to grilled fish specialities. You can sit in typical japanese manner on the floor, or at low tables. Depending on the amount of warm sake you might drink, the latter might be more advisable. By the way, if you come early don’t expect to be able to sit all night over you’re last bit of sushi. Early come early go, as tables are booked several times a night.

Lychener Str. 50 / Prenzlauer Berg
U2 Eberswalder Str. / Tram M1 + M10

For afterwards: Beckett’s Head


Beckett’s Head – You might loose yours

Countless bars offer cocktails, but when it comes down to them being really well done and served in a proper glass and by someone who does know about spirits, ‘Beckett’s Head’ is the place to be. About 20 people max fit into this tiny, dark bar in Berlin’s night district Prenzlauer Berg. The cocktail menu comes with extracts of Samuel Beckett’s books and if you really have no idea what to order just tell the barkeeper your favourite ingredients, sit back and enjoy.

By the way: cash only.

Beckett’s Head
Pappelallee 64 / Prenzlauer Berg
U2 Eberswalder Str. / Tram No. 12

For a bite to eat before the cocktail session: Sasaya


Dante – Cuccina siciliana

There are many good italian restaurants in Berlin, but Sandro’s and his crew have managed to turn this one into my second home and they have never failed me. The standard is always high, staff always friendly and welcoming and the prices always very reasonable. If you’re here in winter grab a table right at the entrance in front of the bar. Much more fun, especially if you speak three words of italian. In summer you can sit outside on the shady terrace or in front of the entrance, watching the boats float by on the river Spree. The chef in the kitchen is Diego and he does excellent pizzas, makes his own delicious pasta and his grilled fish platter is huge. Their chefs recommendations changes on a regular basis but should you find these on the menue, don’t give them a miss: Ravioli with mushrooms in salvia butter, pasta con salsiccia and brown beans, double thick lamb chops in balsamico sauce, grilled baby quid… This, plus a glass of Nero d’Avola>>   read more / weiterlesen


Rogacki – Forget KaDeWe

This delicatessen shop looks like a 60s fish and chip shop from far away, but once inside your baffled by the amount of specialities of fish, game, poultry, cheeses, cold cuts… In the back of the shop, in front of the huge lobster, carp and trout basins, the Charlottenburgers meet for their lunch time eating baked fish with potatoe salad, scampis, oysters or grilled meats.  For x-mas the queue to pick up the previously ordered goose, duck or turkey runs through the whole shop, whilst on new year’s eve the fish counter is being invaded. Talking about new years eve: At 14hrs the sale stops, Frank Sinatras ‘New York, New York’ get’s played and some shop assistants dance with the clients, whilst everyone cheers finishing their bottles of champagne. In 2010 they sold 500 lobsters, 2500 Pfannkuchen (a sweet bun filled with marmelade) but keep quiet about the amount of champagne bottles, that were drunk on the premises that morning. Must have been hundreds,>>   read more / weiterlesen