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Planufer 92C, 10967 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 81797111
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16:00 - 00:00
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Very well served and i really loved the variety of grilled meat. The Turkish house wine was good and the only thing between a four and a five star was the feeling of being rushed. It was an american style speed of serving. So we were out very quickly. The dinner was very good value for price!

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Thank Brian B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Went there on recommendation from travel guide. Mezze was good but the rest of the meal was below average. The chicken cis tasted as if it had been fried rather than grilled and was so salty i could not eat it.

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Thank ChrisZi38
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We went here on the basis of many recommendations in travel guides as well as trip advisor. We weren't disappointed but felt that we have had as good Turkish food elsewhere for less. I wouldn't go seeking this spot out in particular--if you are in the area, fine. No credit cards.

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Thank K G
New York
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

A fantastic restaurant - it's going on my top ten list! We stayed just around the corner and had dinner at there three times. The food is seriously delicious. We had the meze platter a couple of times and the crispy puff pastry was divine. We had the mixed seafood and a pasta the second night and that was also... More 

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Thank Enid_the_Nomad
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Great Service, Great middle eastern food with fusion touches. Easy to find close to the metro. Try the Kunefe at the end. Maybe the best I have ever eaten.

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Thank Manolis M
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

First off, the restaurant has a traditional Italian feel in terms of decour despite serving Turkish food. The drinks orders were taken quickly by a efficient waiter, who was also kind enough to stabilise our table without us asking him to (as it was wobbling a little). Food and drink are very affordable. The mains (we had a veggie mix... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

The food was good but we were treated poorly by the service: the waiter forgot one of our orders and basically ignored us for a while until we had to remind him and then be served half an hour later, when we were not hungry anymore and the vegetables were raw (cooked to fast). Nobody apologized at all, on the... More 

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Boston
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37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This was a great Turkish restaurant in Kreuzberg. You need a reservation for the evening. We have been to Istanbul and the menu was reminiscent of that. I had the lamb with eggplant which was so delicious. It is not a fancy restaurant, very economical. They do not take credit cards.

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Berlin, Germany
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68 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

A slight departure from the average Greek restaurant, defne has a quaint, cosy atmosphere and quality food that make for a great dining experience. The lamb chops were perfectly cooked and our friends enjoyed the sea bass and kebab plate, which were both perfectly cooked and well presented.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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215 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Defne is a bit of a metro ride from most of the tourist areas of Berlin, but if you want an excellent Turkish meal this is the place to go. The atmosphere is sort of “old Istanbul,” meaning cozy and a little shabby but colourful. The owners will probably be sitting in the back overseeing and accepting homage. We watched... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Planufer 92C, 10967 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Kreuzberg
  • Neighbourhood: Kreuzberg
  • Phone Number: +49 30 81797111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Kreuzberg

Neighbourhood Profile
Kreuzberg
Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central neighbourhood is beginning a new chapter. In the 1950s and '60s, Turkish guest workers settled around Kottbusser Tor, while in the 1980s and '90s, rambunctious squatters and artists gathered to live a carefree life here. An old hospital even became a hotspot of riots between squatters and police. Today you can still find the best kebabs in town and many underground clubs, but a lot has changed as well. The hospital has been transformed into an art center, and increasingly you will find new urban cafés, restaurants and designer shops. Rising housing prices and gentrification threaten the spirit of this area along the Spree River, but the neighbourhood’s legacy is upheld by a very engaged community fighting to preserve its rebellious identity.
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