The Berlin borough of Prenzlauer Berg is probably near the top of every Berlin visitor's wish list. From the Brandenburg Gate it is a short half hour walk, and you will find all the famous sights on your way there (think Bebelplatz, New Guardhouse, Berlin Cathedral, Red Town Hall, St Mary’s Church, TV-tower). If you don’t feel like walking take the U2 and get off at either Senefelder Platz or Eberswalder Strasse. Somebody has probably told you that it is a bit dull, since it all almost too nice in this part of town, everything is so neat. But when you stroll along tree lined streets, full of beautifully restored period properties, bookshops like Saint Geoerge's, boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants, you will see that it is actually not too bad, and rather neat in a charming way.
There are a lot of restaurants in the town of Berlin, more than 6,000 or so. I love to visit ever new ones, but find myself often guilty to go to the same places. It can happen that strangers, often the ones who are carrying a paper-street map, ask me for a restaurant recommendation, and in that instance I recommend my favourite ones over and over again. Read on and find Russian, Asian, French, Turkish, Spanish and German food in Prenzlauer Berg.