Dada: best falafel in Berlin

Looking for the best falafel in Berlin? It’s in a small cozy place called Dada Falafel run by a bunch of Lebanese guys on the Linienstrasse in Mitte. In addition to falafel, they serve hummus and shwarma, too. This is a great place to go for a quick bite for very little money. Dada Linienstrasse […]

Go-Ko Sushi: Japanese restaurant in Berlin blends feng shui and sushi

Sushi fans rejoice! After posting my review of Mikoto Sushi, I decided to add Go-Ko (in Mitte) to my list of favorite sushi restaurants in Berlin. Go-Ko blends delicious sushi dishes with feng shui interiors. They also offer sushi-making courses if you decide to do-it-yourself at home. Goko Sushi Neue Schoenhauserstrasse 12 10178 Berlin Germany […]

Mikoto Sushi Lounge: delicious reasonably priced sushi in Berlin

I love sushi but it’s often very expensive. Not at Mikoto Sushi Lounge, which has lunch specials priced at 5 Euros complete with soup and tea. Even for dinner, Mikoto is now offering a recession friendly 50% off all menus. They also served udon noodle soups, donburi, salads and teriyaki dishes. The sushi lounge is […]

Goodtime Restaurant: spicy delicious Thai food in Berlin

Berlin is one of my favorite cities in the world because it’s vibrant, young, artsy and international. Compared to other German cities, there are many good Asian restaurants. So imagine my excitement when I discovered a Thai restaurant in Mitte that serves very spicy Thai food. Goodtime Restaurant on Chausseestrasse 1 serves piquant curries, spicy […]

Mapplr’s favorite restaurants, bars and boutiques in Berlin

Berlin has become my second favorite city in Europe (after Paris). There’s a buzz in Berlin: young artists are coming to the city from all over the world (because rents are low) and for fans of new architecture, there’s a lot to see: the Jewish Museum by Daniel Libeskind, the Reichstag Dome pictured above, just […]

Mapplr's favorite hotels in Hamburg

Hamburg reminds me a lot of Amsterdam. But Hamburg has retained its gritty atmosphere because it still is a working port city. Amsterdam had ceded that function to Rotterdam a long time ago. Hamburg is also the traditional center of the German publishing industry. As a result, it attracts many creative types who now live […]

Mapplr’s favorite Berlin hotels

Berlin has become one of my favorite cities because there’s so much to do and compared to other European cities like Paris, Amsterdam and London, it’s affordable. In the past ten years, old buildings have been renovated, but it has not been turned into a museum. Architects such as Normal Foster (Reichstag dome) and Daniel […]