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Gaumenkitzel

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$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
+1 510-647-5016
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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113 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a German I know, what I am talking about. Gaumenkitzel's food is very traditional and close to home. A lot of people think, German food is only about sausages, but it is not. The Frikadelle at Gaumenkitzel was amazing. And the Schwarzwaelder Kirsch Torte (cake) is one of my favorites. Love it! We will come again! Go for the... More 

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Thank Nadja V
Reno, Nevada
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Went to dinner after having a long drive. Great selection of German food and Beer!!!! a little pricey but the real deal

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Thank TheColonial
RODEO
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I needed to check out German restaurants in the area for an upcoming reunion. Parking is on the metered street. We walked in along with about 10 other people. As the hostess took care of the people we heard that most of them had reservations. The hostess was trying to juggle reservations and walk ups. We were on a tight... More 

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Thank Mongo234
Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

and I am so glad. I'd tried mulled wine a few years ago and thought it tasted like medicine. My friends told me Gaumenkitzel's was really good- so I ordered it-really delicious....just like everything else we had there. The brezel and butternut squash soup a bowl of rich and creamy deliciousness. Kasespetzle was so great, never missed meat....very satisfying. You... More 

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Thank WeSawIt2013
Truckee, California
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I love German food, and I LOVED this place!!!!! had the bean soup, which I think was a special that evening, soup was amazingly simple and good, obviously local quality ingredients. $5 for a small portion, which with bread was a decent mean. Goulash - FANTASTIC!!! super tender and so flavorful beef chunks, perfectly seasoned (read savory, not hot n... More 

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Thank TallSH
Fremont, California
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191 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

***Berkeley Restaurant Week*** This restaurant is participating in Berkeley Restaurant Week so we chose an entree (choice of 2) off a set menu. The restaurant is set up in a typical German Beer Hall (Hofbrahaus) fashion with long tables and benches with a few four tops in a little alcove. The number of beers on tap is simply amazing. We... More 

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Thank Luv2hikejulie
Ashland
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257 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Was in town for a conference and saw this place on my TripAdvisor app and a good place for schnitzel and beer. It delivered both and they were incredibly delicious! Highly recommend if you are in town!

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Thank TomGrandy
San Ramon, California
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139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Three couples went to Gaumenkitzel to celebrate Oktoberfest. The restaurant is very warm and inviting with a festival air (high vaulted ceilings, colorful banners, beer and steins on display). We sat on the long tables by the bar which was great for conversation and food sharing. The beers we tried were all delicious (the map that came with the tasting... More 

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Thank Ligaya M
Berkeley, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2016

You wouldn't think that a German restaurant would be diet-friendly (in my case, Weight Watchers -- diet for life), but their arugula salad and cannellini bean soup are just the ticket for a tasty, healthy and relatively low-calorie meal. I love the friendly staff and colorful decor of the place.

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Thank RiverRaftingMom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Greeted at the door by the owner and chef. We had the pork schnitzel and added a side of sauerkraut. The food was fresh and delicious. Highly recommend you visit and enjoy next time you are in Berkeley.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Cuisine
German, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-647-5016
Description
Organic German Slow Food. Handcrafted with Love. Largest German beer and wine selection in the East Bay.

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Richmond, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?