Berlin Restaurant Openings, Closings, And Up-And-Comings

June 18, 2018|Knocked Up, Openings/Closings

June 18th 2018


Schöneberg Panama, the sibling restaurant to Katz, is “relaunching” its Tiger Bar, an in-house cocktail bar that accompanies the restaurant. Check it out here

Prenzlauer BergTenzan Lab, a new Japanese Kakigori joint, (Japanese shaved ice) has opened up two weeks ago off of Kollwitzplatz. Check it out here

MitteTres Cabezas and sibling coffee shop 19Grams is about to open a third location at Alexanderplatz. They had a grand opening party last weekend. Check it out here

KreuzbergMirami, a new Japanese style fusion joint, set up shop about two week ago down hot gastro zone Kreuzberg. Press is vibrant, expectations are hight. Check it out here

Charlottenburg Mido, a new Viet/Japanese joint just off Ku’damm, had the grand opening party of a third location last weekend. Same owner of Mikoto Sushi. Check it out here

CharlottenburgBRLO Chicken & Beer, the rotisserie chicken offshoot of the BRLO Brwhouse had its official opening at KaDeWe. First steps towards a Food of The People trend? Check it out here


Tiergarten/Mitte Ritz Carlton, Both Fragrances Bar, and the Smokers Lounge, have recently gone through renovations. The first has a late summer opening on the docket, whereas the Smokers Lounge is still being worked on. Check it out here

June 11th 2018


Friedrichshain- IRO Izakaya New mid-range Izakaya restaurant IRO is on the docket for an opening party. They have been running for about a month in Friedrichshain just off Boxhagener Platz. Check it out here

Kreuzberg- Gorilla Barbecue The word is in on developments at Big Sur the Kreuzberg based California style bistro. Its sibling burger flipper, Gorilla Barbecue, is opening an imbiss in its backyard. Check it out here

Friedrichshain- Discowings/Khwan The leading Thai BBQ spot in Berlin, are giving a new food stall a chance in the sun. Quite literally. As of this Sunday, chicken wing pop up Discowings is launching a residency on their terrace. Check it out here

Knocked Up:

Mitte- Mr. SusanThe day is has come for Mr. Susan, the Kimchi slingin’ Korean joint that has had its roots in pop ups, supper clubs and Markthalle 9, to make its first showing with a soft opening party in its new Mitte location. Check it out here


Moabit- Richwater & Mitchell New London Cuisine joint that has had a one and half year run as one of the more successful young restos in town, has decided to close down at the end of the month. Check it out here


Kreuzberg- Milaa/? New German centric tenant is about to make an entrance into Skalitzer str. 45 in Kreuzberg, the same joint that used to house Taqueria Milaa, which closed down a few months ago. Check it out here

June 4th 2018


SteglitzSida Thai, previously known as Golden Thai, has opened up a new restaurant in a new loco after being on the lookout for the past year. Check it out here

Friedrichshain Fryday, the tempura food truck, has set up shop in a new location at Boxhagener Platz, which conveniently belonged to another frying champion beforehand. They’ve been in the softy since last week. Check it out here

KreuzbergBoatfarm, a natural and biodynamic wine shop/bar, had its soft opening last week. Be on the Local Bug lookout here. Opening party made sure to let you know the zip code of every item. Check it out here

Mitte- Little Italy, Pop Up  opened up their summer long event. Taking place over at Rosenhöfe just off of Hackeshemarkt. Same crew behind this spring’s successfull three week long pop up ChinaChinaTown. here.Check it out


KreuzbergGaststätte am Ufer, the Austrian joint, has made room for a new fusiona-ish (?) spot called Cocochu. They had been showing the dining room to prospective restaurateurs for the last few months, so not a big surprise. Check it out here

MitteRestaurant Reinstoff, the two Michelin star joint, is throwing in the towel after achieving the undreamable over the past four years. Does Reinstoffs sudden departure mark a growing epidemic in Berlins’ gastronomy scene. Check it out here

Kreuzberg- Piri’s sandwich shop had their last week in the game last week. Parties and memorial events everyday last week. Owner consideres continuing the shop elsewhere in the future. Check it out here.


Friedrichshain/Mitte – Two chains coming to town: Five Guys and Pret A Manger are setting up shop respectively. While the location remains unknown for the burger enterprise, Pret is going to start serving sammies, salads and more by end of the summer. Check it out here

NeuköllnLa Malo, an all day long French café-restaurant, has been setteling in at the space of former francophile go-to resto, Papilles. Even though their emphasis will be on natural wines, La Malo is still out to curb Franco fixes. Check it out here


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  1. KaDeWe is in Schöneberg, man. Didn’t we have this already? Cheerio!

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