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$$ - $$$German, European,
2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1827
+1 510-647-5016
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“spaetzle” (16 reviews)
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German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1827
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in Oct 2017.. Food very good with authentic choices from appetizers to desserts. offered samples of beers if you don't know what you want..Servers very informed and dressed in German costume. Pleasant atmosphere.

Thank martae718
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve spent a lot of time in Germany. I’ve also eaten a lot of spätzle. What a great surprise to find Gaumenkitzel and its extensive spätzle menu. My favorite will always be käse spätzle, cheese and carmelized onions on top. So good! Servings are ample....More

1  Thank Cantorpam
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We’ve eaten a good many meals in Germany over the years, and the nosh served at Gaumenkitzel struck both of us as authentic, i.e., tasty and filling. I don’t know whether the Germans even value low-calorie offerings. I had the Kasseler with sauerkraut and very...More

2  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 14 March 2018

I've wanted to try this place for some time, so I was delighted that a friend invited me to have dinner here for my birthday. We were early for our reservation and were seated immediately. My friend explained that he had become committed to the...More

2  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We were staying at a nearby hotel so found this and decided to give them a try. Since we've never really been to an authentic German restaurant took our waitress suggestions. Had smoked pork loin ( Kassler) and Crispy Gaumenkitzel Schnitzel. Also had 2 different...More

1  Thank scott v
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

When you’re craving home- style German comfort food head to Gaumenkitzel. The pork cutlet with mushroom gravy and red cabbage was incredible. I chose mashed potatoes. Varied menu offers sausages and seafood dishes and selections suitable for vegetarians. Good beer and wine selection. Women owned...More

1  Thank GPToak
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I visit Berkeley somewhat frequently and passed this place by many times, imagining the food would be thick with heavy meats. True, there is quite a bit of pork on the menu, but three friends and I stopped in for a late lunch yesterday and...More

1  Thank Susan F
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Jaeger schnitzel mit spaetzle und sauer rot-kohl. After living in Germany for 3 years, it's always a joy for me to find an authentic German restaurant. While it was not prepared in the manner I was accustomed to, it still was GREAT!! The waitress told...More

1  Thank MLXTMRS
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We've been searching for a German restaurant. We had a scrumptious lunch and brought some home for lunch. The red cabbage was so delicious the plum cake perfect ending. We will definitely go back. Parking is a problem. Check the hours Tuesday-Friday they open at...More

Thank Lynda S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

German food isn't my favorite but after hearing excellent reviews from several friends I decided to go. It was really good! Definitely a sausage and cheese platter type of place although the weinerschinzel looked really good. And of course the beer selection is fantastic. This...More

Thank Karen H
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Karin D
24 July 2015|
Response from Kai F | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for asking. We have daily specials and lunch/brunch extras in addition to our menu. Specials are posted on our home page daily.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
German, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1827
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-647-5016
  • E-mail
Organic German Slow Food. Handcrafted with Love. Largest German beer and wine selection in the East Bay.
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