Berlin has an interesting, albeit often-expensive, eating scene. This is a truly international city, so you can find restaurants representing many foreign cuisines. Hearty German favorites are also on the menu, as are exciting gourmet venues serving up new version of German classics or creating unique fusions of many different cooking styles. And despite its image as an expensive eating city, Berlin does have options to suit every budget range. The best part: the restaurants in Berlin that cater to more modest budgets still have quality food. You won’t be limited to flavorless fast food if you search for eating deals in this German city.

Here are the best restaurants in Berlin for every budget range.

Berlin has an interesting, albeit often-expensive, eating scene. This is a truly international city, so you can find restaurants representing many foreign cuisines. Hearty German favorites are also on the menu, as are exciting gourmet venues serving up new version of German classics or creating unique fusions of many different cooking styles. And despite its image as an expensive eating city, Berlin does have options to suit every budget range. The best part: the restaurants in Berlin that cater to more modest budgets still have quality food. You won’t be limited to flavorless fast food if you search for eating deals in this German city.

Here are the best restaurants in Berlin for every budget range.

Breakfast

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Photo: Café Bar Sarotti-Höfe / Facebook

One way to save money and still get some great food is to take up the common Berlin habit of eating a big breakfast or brunch. Meals in the €5-€15 range can be found at a number of buffets around Berlin. Cafe Sarotti-Höfe is a popular option. It is housed in a former candy factory, so there is a fun ambiance to go along with the appetite appeasing breakfast dishes. For a more traditional breakfast, there are a few options in West Berlin. Miss Honeypenny, for example, has a number of delicious options, served “a la carte.” The simple Cafe Sur serves Mediterranean-style breakfasts in a deli-like setting.

Budget options

Kebap
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Despite its image as an expensive city to eat in, there are many restaurants in Berlin that serve up quality fare in the €5-10 range. The Vietnamese cafe De Nhat, in the Mitte District, has a menu filled with generously portioned €5 specialties. Not only are the prices cheap, but many in-the-know diners consider this one of the best Asian restaurants in Berlin. If you don’t mind waiting in line for 15-20 minutes, Mustafas Gemüse Kebap, in central Berlin, is a very popular and very cheap place for a meal. The Middle Eastern meat treats in this place are good enough to draw huge crowds, day or night, and the price can’t be beaten: large-size kebobs start at less than €3 each.

Restaurants in Berlin to eat and drink

Belushi’s
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Berlin has a great nightlife scene, and many of its best restaurants also have bars or lounges where locals and tourist like to kick off their evening. Mitte’s Haifischbar serves up some really wonderful cocktails and whiskeys. You can also eat your fill of sushi here. Belushi’s, a bar popular with Anglophone tourists, has traditional bar-food to go along with a very relaxed atmosphere and a good beer selection. Die Legende von Paula und Ben is an interesting bar with some quality tapas (and also selection of high-end cigars).

Mid range restaurants in Berlin

Schnitzel
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You can find a lot of reasonably priced restaurants in Berlin serving great fare from the various regions of Germany. Spätzle & Knödel, for example, has a very relaxed atmosphere and some extremely tasty Bavarian specialities. Schneeweiss is another place to find some delicious and well executed only-in-Germany dishes. This is a popular place for schnitzel. In the western part of the city, Schöneberger Weltlaterne boasts a menu of traditional Bavarian faves, while Schweighofer’s is known for its cozy feel and its very generous portions (you can share one dish between multiple people).

Worth a splurge

Eiffel
Photo: Eiffel Berlin / Facebook

Berlin has more than its share of options for people looking to have at least one special (and pricey) meal while they are here. Sankt Moritz has one of the first wine lists in the city, and it also serves up exciting gourmet cuisine. The French restaurant Eiffel has an interesting array of French classics, with a changing menu that takes advantage of whatever ingredients are freshest. They also serve a set lunch here for people who want to enjoy the same foods but don’t want to pay dinnertime prices. The Mediterranean-themed Caldera has good food, but the star of the show is the romantic atmosphere.

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