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    ( 5 reviews )

Hausvogteiplatz 11 (at Taubenstr.), Berlin, Germany, 10117

Serves meat, vegan options available. Menu has a vegetarian section that includes tempeh, spring rolls, and curry. Busy place, reservations recommended. Has English on the menu.

Categories: Thai, Beer/Wine, Indonesian, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by food lover

Great-time! - Edit

Lovely restaurant, very attentive staff.
Food was beautiful and delicious. Reasonably priced. Plenty of very good vegan options and were able to Veganise other dishes that were not specifically labelled as vegan.
We will be going back!

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Completely Okay - Edit

After being pleasantly surprised by a large dining area in the back of the restaurant, I was struck by the noise level (the place was more than half full). Not the place to go if you are looking for a cosy, romantic evening.Most things on the menu can be made vegan. The dishes are quite expensive for what they are, though the quality of the food was good, and the quality of vegetables excellent.We were met by pleasant staff who made us feel confident that ordering veganised versions would not lead to any nasty surprises.A nice touch was that each dish was indexed, showing if they contained fish, crab, egg, nuts, soy etc.

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Have Good Times - Edit

This is a really good place, I have eaten here once and remember the interior, staff and food all being of a high standard. It's like a budhist temple inside with water features and mini gardens. They cater for vegetarian and vegans to a high level offering bean curd and vegetable dishes cooked to perfection. I can only go on what I remember from 2006 but now there is simply no need to go to omnivorous places in Berlin such is the abundance of 100% vegetarian places there are now. I remember good times here and I hope they continue but I will not be a part of them.

Pros: food, ambience, staff

Cons: meat served

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Strange listing for Happy Cow - Edit

When it's dark you have to hunt for it - knowing the number is a good idea - as it doesn't advertise itself very brightly. There is a big Buddhist carving near the entrance but you can't see it very well in the dark and the sign is backlit and seems like it is hiding.
Fairly low lighting continues inside where there are a few seats in the front window area and most seating is behind. There are wood carvings placed around and tables and chairs are dark wood. Table setting continues the restful, Buddhist theme with peach coloured napkins folded in to lotus flowers and when our food arrived we found little ceramic frogs and fishes peeking out on the bowls. There were faces on our plates too, maybe they were nymphs? There is an open kitchen which you can see in to and in the tiling above it there is a big notice which says "NO MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE.
We went at around 9pm on a Monday and it was absolutely buzzing. Maybe because so many other restaurants are shut on Monday in Berlin. Lots of people looked like they had just finished work/ were dressed in work clothes but I didn't feel out of place in sweats.
The menu has English translation which sometimes came out rather funnily. Maybe the name of the restaurant came about this way too. There are only three designated vegetarian main courses. There are a few more that you can substitute tofu for the meat in. There is a fairly decent wine list to match the food, with quite a few Australian wines listed as well as Spanish, South American, South African wines. I had the green curry which was very good. It had enough varied vegetables and the amount of spice and coconut in it was just right. It was definitely one of the best green curries I have ever had.
Service was fairly good, they checked on us periodically though not too much.
For two mains and a bottle of wine it came to just under €60. It was good value.
This was a good straight Thai restaurant - the menu had regular Thai items on it with just a few of them being vegetarian.

Pros: top food & good wine list, pleasant space& good service, open late

Cons: menu dominated by meat

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Only 6 Veggie items on menu , but beautiful inside - Edit

We visited this beautiful restaurant over Xmas 2008 during a vacation to Berlin. The interior decor is immaculate, and very carefully chosen. Lovely colour theme, fabrics, and sculptures inside. A lot of veggie restaurants seem to close in Berlin over Xmas, but not this one! We were very impressed with how beautiful the interior of restaurant was, however, they had only 6 items in total that were veggie on the menu. The rest were non-veg. However, the food was gorgeous - huge portions, super yummy, and presented with origami vegetables/salad (i.e. radish cut out like a flower). Even the table napkins were folded into origami flowers. However, you are paying for that decadence & atmosphere - meals quite expensive compared to other veggie restaurants in Berlin (see my other reviews eg Samadhi). Staff were friendly enough, and restaurant was easy to find. Due to the large portion sizes, you could just stick with main course, and skip starters/dessert. The two of us spent about 40 euros for a starter & mains; drinks and dessert were extra. As nice a touch as the interior decor was, i would rather have paid to have more vegetarian selection on the menu, or go to an all-veggie restaurant like Samadhi.

Pros: Yummy meals, large portion sizes, Beautiful decor

Cons: Not 100% veggie, Expensive, Not too many veggie options

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