Berlin Restaurant Openings, Closings, Up For Grabs: Kreuzberg, Mitte, Char-burg & More

July 9, 2018|Knocked Up, Openings

July 9th 2018


Friedrichshain Mom’s Creation, a Southeast Asian vegan resto opened up a second location. While the original joint both sushi and vegan creations, the new spot will run sans sushi. Check it out here

Mitte TUNGO’s, a new health conscious joint in Mitte had its grand opening last weekend. The deal with their cuisine is “the same only different”, meaning health conscious yet still tasty, without the fatty and sweet. Check it out here

CharlottenburgAller & Liebst, reopened a higher end version of the old joint just off swanky Ku’Damm and readjusted the design of the reopened pastry café accordingly. Check it out here

CharlottenburgKatchi Ice Cream Art, an all natural ice cream & ice cream cake spot (literally) hit a speed bump while prepping for their opening. Check it out here


Moabit Richwater & Mitchell, the new london cuisine restaurant hung up the apron after flying high for a year and a half in Berlins gastronomy scene. Check it out here

Mr. Eatler sat down a few weeks ago with the restaurants head chef Anton Michel and talked about the future of the cities gastronomy world, Churchill and his favourite burger. Check out the full post


Charlottenburg –  More details about the reopening of Glass, a fine dining molecular resto, reveal that the new joint has an InFarm cabinet in the pipeline. Check it out here

Mitte – a Chicago Williams crew member are developing a new cafe, whose name still remains unannounced. All indications show it will be independent of the Chicago. Check it out here

Up For Grabs:

KreuzbergHamburger Heaven, a long time running burger joint, is up for grabs at about 1.5k a month. The space covers about 25sqm and is located close to U-Bahn Schönleinstraße. Kitchen is fully furnished and in good shape. Buyers get the logo and sauce recipes as well. 55k deposit. Graefestraße 93

NeuköllnRistorante Fortuna is up for grabs at 450k, has a 170sqm indoor space, as well as a 350sqm outside garden. The space also has a cellar and office space. You can also rent it all at a monthly 3k. Unclear how high the deposit is. Johannisthaler Chaussee 183

Prenzlauer BergNeta, popular Mexican street food joint over by Eberswalderstrasse is up for grabs. About a 190sqm at about 3.5k a month. The key money stands at 80k. Completely refurbished in 2015 including kitchen. Schönhauser Allee 44

CharlottenburgRadke’s Alt Berlin, gasthaus is up for grabs over by Ku’Damm near Bikini Berlin. 35 year old joint is looking for the next tenant at 260k key money. About 280sqm at 8k monthly rent. Not stressed, want to sell do to old age. Marburger Straße 16

July 2nd 2018


Kreuzberg – Shishi, the new sibling joint coming from the Yafo crew, launched a sneak peak party called SPRITZ last weekend. The joint is in the final stages of renovation and will host a grand opening party when all is ready. Check it out here

Mitte – Kimchi Pop Up Mr. Susan recently set up shop as a cocktail lounge and already got busy on the collabs. They teamed up with The Sausage Man Never Sleeps in honour of the South Korean vs. Germany match. Check it out here

CharlottenburgCedre Blanc, a cafe/deli and patisserie shop, celebrated its grand opening earlier this month. The joint is an offshoot of Lebanese speciality grocery and longtime caterer Hommous & Khoubez. Check it out here


Charlottenburg – Long time cafe Dea I Dino is made room for a new artisan gellateria called Gimme Gelato. Word is the ice cream shop is not only selling, but also manufacturing its products with a newly imported Carpigiani machine. Check it out here

Prenzlauer BergKorean Food Stories is opening up a second shop next door to their first location. The new joint will be doing more sammies, salads and coffee so it’s a move away from the bibimbap. Check it out here

MitteBurger Vision is renovating another dining room at a second Mitte location. It remains unclear what their plans are exactly since the two locations are within walking minutes. Check it out here

Up For Grabs:

MitteOtantik Berlin, a relatively young looking joint is up for grabs at about 2k a month. About 140sqm and fully functional restaurant. There is a key money for the joint but details need to be discussed by phone. Lehrterstr. 48 C

FriedrichshainColan Vietnamese Cuisine is up for grabs at about 5k a month for 133spm. 20k deposit, but unclear if that is just for the landlord or if its key money. Revalerstr. 8

SteglitzS1 Burger Keller, burger joint is up for grabs at 80sqm at about 800 bucks a month. 39k key money. Hans-Sachs-Str.4D

CharlottenburgNoi Due Salumeria is up for grabs. Same dining room that used to house Shaniu Noodles. 60sqm at 900 bucks a month. Unclear what the key money but if you are interested these guys are old school “0157/56431680 to get a sightseeing appointment. Please call only if you are really interested. I do not reply to e-mail.”  Horstweg 7

Friedrichshain- Same joint that used to house the Pech Und Schwefel pub is up for grabs after renovations. 120sqm at about 2.5k a month. 3 years minimum contract. Calls for interest: +49 (30) 86319243  Samariterstraße 18

June 25th 2018

Week June 4: Openings, Closings, Knocked Up Rundown: Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte, Kreuzberg & More


Prenzlauer Berg Grand Tang Xi Yu, a chinese noodle joint, is back on the food scene after mysteriously disappearing for a couple of months. Check it out here

Mitte Mr. Susan, a known Korean kim chi pop up, has officially opened its doors and seems like it will be going from the gastro side into the gastropub direction. Check it out here

KreuzbergRocco und seine Brüder, a decade old Italian cafe/pizza joint, has reopened after a long stint of absence – new team, same location. Check it out here

KreuzbergTerra, the italian craft kitchen, is doing a summer menu together with distillery Our/Berlin Vodka after relaunching last week. Check it out here

MitteVelvet 52, the Arcotel lobby joint, is open and running as coffee/work space, where you can get your standard fare of coffee, cakes and booze. Check it out here


FriedrichshainDiscowings, the killer chicken wing pop up, had some trouble with their recurring event over at Thai BBQ Khwans. Rumor has it they have already found their next spot. Check it out here

PankowB’s Poutine, a year old Canadian pop up, will host its closing party at Two Fellas Brewery this weekend. They said they’ll be back but for now, it’s time to bid the poutine slingin’ popper farewell. Check it out here


Neukölln To The Regiment, a pop up run by the former Industry Standard head chef, will be setting up shop end of the summer. They’ve got a couple of events as popp ups before the opening. Check it out here

Up for Grabs:

Prenzlauer Berg- Amalgam Bar is up for grabs over on Lychener str. Pretty vibrant gastro neighbourhood. 

Friedrichshain- St. Maul Maultaschen is up for grabs. This one has been on and off the boards for a while. 

Kreuzberg- Taverna Dyonysos, greek joint just of the Mehringdamm stop is up for grabs. 

Check out the full article here

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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