FRIEDRICHSHAIN

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Ma­treshka

Rus­sian. Sim­ple, homey Rus­sian fare. Borscht, meat­stuffed pel­meni dumplings and their vegetarian equiv­a­lent, vareniky, a se­lec­tion of Ge­or­gian wines, and, of course, plenty of vodka. €. Daily L&D. Box­ha­gener Str. 60. T: 0163.9870767. S Ostkreuz. H3

Sch­neeweiss

Ger­man/Aus­trian. With a crisply white in­te­rior rem­i­nis­cent of snow- capped Alpine peaks, Sch­neeweiss serves up­scale takes on tra­di­tional Aus­trian cui­sine, such as schnitzel and goulash with Servi­et­tenknödel dumplings. Ro­tat­ing sea­sonal of­fer­ings. €€. Mon– Fri D, Sat–Sun B, L, D. www.sch­neeweiss- ber­lin.de. Sim­plon­str. 16. T: 030.29049704. S+U Warschauer Straße. H3

Tran­sit

Asian Fu­sion. The long menu of tapas- style Thai and In­done­sian dishes, each just a few eu­ros, al­lows din­ers to cob­ble to­gether a meal en­com­pass­ing a wide range of tastes and in­gre­di­ents. When in Mitte, try their sec­ond lo­ca­tion at Rosen­thaler Str. 68. €–€€. Daily L&D. www.tran­sit-res­tau­rants.com. Son­ntagstr. 28. T: 030.26948415. S Ostkreuz. Off Map

Wein­bergsweg 24. T: 030 55246141. www.gogogi.de

Jo­lesch

Aus­trian. The din­ing room is el­e­gant yet un­der­stated and this Aus­trian restau­rant di­vides its menu into two sec­tions: “mod­ern” and “clas­sic.” The former means cre­ations like smoked veal tartare with el­der­flower; the lat­ter re­fined ren­di­tions of home-style dishes like Tafel­spitz beef or schnitzel. €€. Daily L&D. www. jo­lesch.de. Muskauer Str. 1. T: 030.6123581.

U Gör­l­itzer Bahn­hof. G4

Kim­chi Princess

Korean. “Let them eat kim­chi,” im­plores the web­site for this hip, pop­u­lar Korean restau­rant. The house spe­cialty is the meaty table­top bar­be­cue to be split be­tween two or more din­ers, which comes with all the tra­di­tional side dishes in­clud­ing, of course, kim­chi. €€. Daily D. www.kim­chiprincess.com. Skalitzer Str. 36. T: 0163.4580203. U Gör­l­itzer Bahn­hof. F4 Ger­man bread is among

the best in the world, and there are some 600 va­ri­eties from which

to choose.

Restau­rant Richard

French/Swiss. The non­de­script street be­lies the splen­dor of Richard’s gourmet cre­ations and in­te­rior, which in­cludes carved wooden ceil­ings and stained-glass. The 19th-cen­tury ar­chi­tec­ture gets a mod­ern boost from the dé­cor. €€–€€€. Tue–Sat D. www.restau­rant-richard.de. Köpenicker Str. 174. T: 030.49207242. U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor. G4

Sale e Tabac­chi

Ital­ian. A stone’s throw from Check­point Char­lie, an area that’s some­thing of a culi­nary waste­land, lies this el­e­gant Ital­ian restau­rant known for at­tract­ing celebri­ties. Try the ri­cotta-and mint- stuffed zuc­chini blos­soms, a pop­u­lar starter. €–€€. Daily L&D. www.sale- e-tabac­chi.de. Rudi- Dutschke-Str. 23. T: 030.2521155. U Kochstraße. E4

Spindler

Ger­man/Euro­pean. Head chef Nicolas Gemin, for­merly of Miche­lin-starred Pauly Saal, wows din­ers with up­scale twists on Ger­man-Euro­pean cui­sine: Think cured salmon with beet pick­les and ri­cotta, oc­to­pus and chorizo, or lamb shoul­der with smoth­ered Jerusalem ar­ti­chokes. Also serves break­fast and week­end brunch. €€–€€€. Mon– Fri L, daily D. www.spindler-ber­lin.net. Paul-Lincke-Ufer 42. T: 030.69598880. U Kot­busser Tor, U Schön­le­in­straße. F4

Volt

Ger­man. The name of this restau­rant and the edgy, post-in­dus­trial in­te­rior re­mind din­ers that the space was once an elec­tric­ity sta­tion. Chef Matthias Gleiss has edge, too – he was named New­comer of the Year in 2011 by a jury of top Ber­lin chefs. Re­fined yet ex­cit­ing Ger­man food is his call­ing card. €€€. Mon– Sat D. www.restau­rant-volt.de. Paul-Lincke-Ufer 21. T: 030.61074033. U Kot­tbusser Tor. G4

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