Berlin Film Festival Preview 2013

The city has a dozen Michelin-starred restaurants, and Gault-Millau rains praise upon the top chefs around town, so Berlin’s culinary reputation is ready to take on the global bizzers descending for the Berlinale.

The Guide Michelin 2013 roundup in full: two stars for Fischers Fritz, Lorenz Adlon, Reinstoff, Tim Raue; one for Facil, First Floor, Hartmanns, Horváth, Hugos, Margaux, Rutz and Vau.

One happy development in the Berlin kitchen scene: the lack of high-level Asian cuisine is now consigned to the dustbin of history.

For Korean, take a trip to out-of-the-way Berlin district Wedding, and fall in love with the Arirang. Ignore the exterior, if you can, ignore the interior, just enjoy great food at low prices, along with several bottles of Makkoli and/or Soju rice wine and Hite beer.

Further south, in Schoeneberg, Hodori is its upmarket twin.

Juki focuses on Korean barbecue, pork, chicken, beef, pork belly, prawns and squid, in tonier surroundings in cool Prenzlauerberg. Winter offerings include hotpot.

For genuine show-no-mercy Sechuan cuisine go to the Tian-Fu and for Taiwanese it’s Lon Men’s Noodle House, where noodles rule and the menu features the more exotic parts of pig.

Vietnamese cuisine is repped by Ha-An (An’s Place), where young An and his team have created the perfect Vietnamese-sushi fusion. An studied sushi at catering school and it shows.

Berlin’s best pho — Vietnamese noodle soup — can be found at the Pho Co. The broth is cooked for days and is memorable. There are other dishes too, it’s just that once you’ve had the pho …

As always, Berlin remains a great place to dine on just about anything (except Indian, still), but do call ahead to reserve and don’t take credit card acceptance for granted. n

GUIDE TO TOP EATS

A.Choice (Andel’s Hotel)
Address: Landsberger Allee 106, 10369 Berlin
How to get there: S-Bhf Landsberger Allee
Phone: +49 30 453 053 2620
Email

Alt Luxemburg
Address: Windscheidstrasse 31, 10627 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Wilmersdorfer Strasse, Sophie-Charlotte Platz
Phone: +49 30 32 38 730
Email

Arirang
Address: Seestrasse 106, 13353 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Seestrasse
Phone: +49 30 45 02 12 48

E.T.A. Hoffmann
Address: Yorckstrasse 83, 10965 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Mehringdamm
Phone: +49 30 78 09 88 09
Email

Facil
Address: Potsdamer Strasse 3, 10785 Berlin
How to get there: S-Bhf / U-Bhf Potsdamer Platz
Phone: +49 30 59 00 51 23 4
Email

First Floor
Address: Budapester Strasse 45, 10787 Berlin
How to get there: S-Bhf / U-Bhf Zoologischer Garten
Phone: +49 30 25 02 10 20
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Fischers Fritz
Address: Charlottenstrasse 49, 10117 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Franzoesische Strasse
Phone: +49 30 20 33 63 63
Email

Fruehsammers Restaurant
Address: Finsberger Platz 8, 14193 Berlin
How to get there: S-Bhf Hohenzollerndamm
Phone: +49 30 89 73 86 28
Email

Ha-An
Address: Kastanienalle 18, 10435 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Eberswalder Strasse
Phone: +49 30 60 96 91 73

Hartmanns Restaurant
Address: Fichtestrasse 31, 10967 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Suedstern
Phone: +49 30 61 20 10 03
Email

Hodori
Address: Goebenstrasse 16, 10783 Berlin
How to get there: S-Bhf / U-Bhf Yorkstrasse
Phone: +49 30 21 53 56 2

Honca
Address: Ludwigkirchplatz 12, 10719 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Spichernstrasse, Hohenzollernplatz
Phone: +49 30 95 59 94 34
Email

Horvath
Address: Paul Lincke Ufer 44a, 10999 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Kottbusser Tor
Phone: +49 30 61 28 99 92
Email

Hugos
Address: Budapester Strasse 2, 10787 Berlin
How to get there: S-Bhf / U-Bhf Zoologischer Garten
Phone: +49 30 26 02 12 63

Juki
Address: Lychener Strasse 13, 10437 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Eberswalder Strasse
Phone: +49 30 44 32 46 36
Email

Lochner
Address: Luetzowplatz 5, 10785 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Nollendorfplatz
Phone: +49 30 23 00 52 20
Email

Long March Canteen
Address: Wrangelstrasse 20,
How to get there: U-Bhf Goerlitzer Bahnhof, Schlessiches Tor
Phone: +49 178 88 49 599
Email

Lon Men’s Noodle House
Address: Kantstrasse 33, 10625 Berlin
How to get there: S-Bhf Savignyplatz
Phone: +49 30 315 196 78

Lorenz Adlon
Address: Unter den Linden 77, 10117 Berlin
How to get there: S-Bhf Brandenburger Tor
Phone: +49 30 22 61 19 60
Email

Margaux
Address: Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin
How to get there: S-Bhf Brandenburger Tor
Phone: +49 30 22 65 26 11
Email

Markus Semmler
Address: Saechsische Strasse 7, 10707 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Spichernstrasse, Uhlandstrasse, Adenauerplatz
Phone: +49 30 89 06 82 90
Email

Osteria Centrale
Address: Bleibtreustrasse 51, 10623 Berlin
How to get there: S-Bhf Svaignyplatz
Phone: +49 30 31 01 32 63

Pauly-Saal
Address: Auguststrasse 11, 10117 Berlin
How to get there: S-Bhf Oranienburger Strasse
Phone: +49 30 33 00 60 70
Email

Pho Co.
Address: Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 20, 10178 Berlin
How to get there: S-Bhf / U-Bhf Alexanderplatz
Phone: +49 30 28 87 97 45
Email

Quadriga
Address: Eislebener Strasse 14, 10789 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Augsburger Strasse
Phone: +49 30 21 40 56 50
Email

Reinstoff
Address: Schlegelstrasse 26c, 10115 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Naturkundemuseum
Phone: +49 30 30 88 12 14
Email

Rutz
Address: Chausseestrasse 8, 10115 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Oranienburger Tor
Phone: +49 30 24 62 87 60
Email

Spindel
Address: Boelschestrasse 51, 12587 Berlin
How to get there: S-Bhf Berlin-Friedrichshagen
Phone: +49 30 64 52 93 7
Email

Tim Raue
Address: Rudi-Dutschke Strasse 26, 10969 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Kochstrasse
Phone: +49 30 25 93 79 30
Email

Tian-Fu
Address: Uhlandstrasse 142, 10719 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Hohenzollernplatz
Phone: +49 30 86 13 01 5

Ula
Address: Anklamer Strasse 8, 10115 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Bernauer Strasse
Phone: +49 30 89 37 95 70
Email

Vau
Address: Jaegerstrasse 54-55, 10117 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Hausvogteiplatz
Phone: +49 30 20 29 73 0
Email

Volt
Address: Paul-Lincke-Ufer 21, 10999 Berlin
How to get there: U-Bhf Schoenleinstrasse
Phone: +49 30 61 07 40 33
Email

Berlin Film Festival Preview 2013
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