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$$ - $$$, , Russian
Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 4413399
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Israeli, Ukrainian, Russian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good Russian restaurant with Russian specialities. 1930ies environment gives a taste for food as well. :)

Thank JanekGrossbaum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good atmosphere, very good food, superb service. Very fine selection of typical russian dishes. What more could you expect from a restaurant? Certainly a place we will get back to when we are in this area.

Thank michael w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great breakfast/brunch place and also great for an evening dinner - there is candle light and it creates a great atmosphere. Russian style cuisine and very well prepared! Also during the summer they have a great terrace area

Thank L-Al_reveiw
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We came in for late dinner, place was packed. With white table clothes, candles and piano player, the atmosphere was great. And the dishes, all were excellent! Service was nice but on the slow side - had to wait long for an aperitif, but were...More

Thank shianlee
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We visited Berlin for the wedding of our son in early Oct. 2017. Most of our eating was prearranged at receptions, etc., but on the last night, we visited a relatively out of the way spot -- the Pasternak. Yes, it is after the famous...More

2  Thank Greg V
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

So I don't mind sharing a table with strangers as a general rule, especially if it means that I get to eat a bit quicker, however the couple we were placed with were annoying. And the table was small. The food is five stars but...More

Thank TerrigBritton1991
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

If you have one meal in Berlin go here. The mixed starter was a work of art, good wine expertly poured, meat options possibly better than the salmon but finished with delicious strudel! In my non German speaking ignorance I had booked outside in minus...More

Thank sarah p
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

A good friend took us to this place. They have an all you can eat brunch each Sunday and it is simply marvelous. One of the best meals I have ever had. I highly recommend it.

Thank avechen
Reviewed 24 November 2017

We were invited to try Pasternak again after giving an unfavourable review earlier in the year, which was based on poor service on the terrasse. This time we were not disappointed. There were no tables available on the Sunday evening, so we booked for the...More

Thank Tinners51
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We´ve been here for brunch on Sunday, 6 people. As I have read before, that it´s difficult to get a table after 10 a.m., we decided to meet there at 9:30 a.m. You can´t book a table for brunch time, but we got told, we...More

Thank Ewa M
Prenzlauer Berg
No Berlin neighbourhood has undergone a greater change
than Prenzlauer Berg. The artists and non-conformists
that defined the district’s intriguing subculture in
the 1980s and 90s have been replaced by a young, hip
crowd that frequents the many cafes. Where there were
once run-down houses in the shadow of the Berlin Wall,
there are now designer shops. Beautiful old homes have
been modernized and renovated, and on Sundays,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Prenzlauer Berg
  • Neighbourhood: Prenzlauer Berg
  • Phone Number: +49 30 4413399
  • E-mail
The Pasternak Restaurant Named after Nobel literature prize-winning writer Boris Pastenak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, PASTERNAK Restaurant is located in the heart of Berlin. PASTERNAK Restaurant is proud to call Berlin locality of Prenzlauer Berg its home and count important landmarks such as "Dicke Hermann" ("Thick Hermann"), the first water tower in Berlin, Rykestrasse Synagogue, Germany's largest synagogue built in 1904, and a remarkable Zeiss-Großplanetarium opened in 1987 among its neighbors. PASTERNAK Restaurant specialty is Russian and Jewish cuisine. PASTERNAK Restaurant serves its own unique house-brewed beer. PASTERNAK Restaurant brings to life the atmosphere of an authentic Russian dining room of the late 19th century, further enhanced by the live nightly piano music. A comfortable outdoor terrace with a view of the "Thick Hermann" water tower completes the picture.
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