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Hasir

Turk­ish. The lit­tle Turk­ish grill house ru­mored to be the birth­place of the döner ke­bab in the 1970s has since ex­panded to six lo­ca­tions around the city. The orig­i­nal res­tau­rant, near Kot­tbusser Tor, is a very pop­u­lar spot for try­ing the full spec­trum of what Turk­ish cui­sine has to of­fer – far be­yond the ke­bab. €€. Daily L&D. www.hasir.de. Adal­bert­str. 10. T: 030.6142373. U Kot­tbusser Tor. F4

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

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 and jour­nal­ists from the Tageszeitung news­pa­per up­stairs. 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 & Klatt

Asian-Euro­pean fusion. Res­tau­rant, lounge, and club in one, Spindler & Klatt makes full use of its prime river lo­ca­tion. In the sum­mer, the wa­ter­side ter­race is a mem­o­rable spot to en­joy the menu of Pan-Asian dishes, from fine sushi to siz­zling tuna steaks and dry-aged Ir­ish steaks hot off the grill. Even in colder months, the chic, post-in­dus­trial in­te­rior – built in the 1800s as an army bak­ery – is un­for­get­table too. On Fri­days and Saturdays, the spot trans­forms into a club from 23pm. €€€. Daily D.

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