Samadhi

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Wilhelmstr. 77 (at near Brandenburger Tor), Berlin, Germany, D-10117

Samadhi Southeast Asian dishes feature tofu, seitan, and spicy food in a nice and relaxed non-smoking atmosphere. Mostly vegan food. Main dishes are each over euro 10. Very close to some of the main sights of Berlin, such as the Brandenburg Gate. Open Mon-Sun 12:00pm-11:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Thai, Asian, Vietnamese

Reviews (63)

First Review by A.Z.P.

Nice but overpriced - Edit

The restaurant was nice, the food was generally okay. It's just overpriced to what we've got. I think you can have better food in this price.

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nice place for lunch - Edit

We were happy to find a place for a vegan meal so close to the main attractions. Our lunch hit the spot.

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Very Tasty South-Asian Food - Edit

Really enjoyed the Thai/Vietnamese food at Samadhi, it was very good quality. There was also a good selection of drinks, including non-alcoholic beer options.

The only downside was that the service, sadly, was very inattentive, though this was possibly just down to language/culture.

Pros: Very tasty food, Many vegan options, Good drink options

Cons: Inattentive service

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Great food, slightly costly - Edit

Very authentic restaurant with a great variety of Vegan options. Loved the Grandma recipe soup.
The ambience is soothing and a must visit if around the Brandenburger tower.

Pros: Plenty of Vegan options

Cons: Pricey

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Delish Asian Food - Edit

Great place to stop and eat while sightseeing. First place I've been able to successfully eat with chopsticks. Can't remember the name of the dish, however it was the best Asian Food I've eaten so far. Really nice lychee juice as well

Pros: Massive portions, loads of options, big venue

Cons: Could do with some music to enhance atmosphere

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The best Thai food - Edit

I want to this restaurant two years ago and I still remember that dinner like it was yesterday! The food is amazing and people are so kind! Is vegetarian but everything can be Made Vegan, I highly reccomend to try if you are in Berlino and love tho food

Pros: Tasty, Kind, Cheap

Cons: Not easy to find, Not totally vegan

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Fantastic vegetarian place which serves vegan dishes - Edit

Very nice , thai style food right near the british embassy and the Brandenburger tor . But reasonably priced ,

Pros: Excellent food , Good environment , Friendly

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Good food - Edit

We've had dinner at Samadhi and were very pleased with what we got, the Tempura and Veggies on a hot plate with hoisin sauce. Even on a Sunday night, it was very busy. The food was good but the service somewhat less. She was a little bit grumpy and not all too nice to the other customers as wel.

Pros: affordable, tasty, good location

Cons: grumpy service

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Tasty Food close to Brandenberg Gate - Edit

As a party of 5 hungry vegans we ordered various curries (EURO 12.50 each including rice) we were not disappointed. The pineapple curry was delicious, spicy and tasty. The jackfruit curry was penutty, creamy and delightful. Pad Thai (ask for it without egg) was good too. You can choose your spice level. Staff spoke English and were very helpful. We sat in their outside seating area because it was a sunny day! Recommended

Pros: Lots of choice of delicious vegan curries, Plentiful indoor and outdoor seating, Close to Brandenberg Gate

Cons: tap water charge of EURO 1.5 per table

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Good lunch choice close to Brandenburg Gate - Edit

Came here because we saw a street sign advertising it and very glad we did. Food was good and plentiful with plenty of choice, and served quickly even though it was quite busy. Recommended.

Pros: Value for money, Plenty of choice on menu, Good sized portions

Cons: Basic decor

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Fantastic fresh food - Edit

Excellent Thai (?) food served quickly and efficiently despite the restaurant being quite full. The choice of dishes was enormous, the quantities generous, the quality, freshness and taste superb and the prices very reasonable. We will return!

Pros: Good value, Convenient location, Pleasant atmosphere

Cons: None

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Delicious vegan thai food - Edit

The place is very cozy, the service is good and more importantly: the food is delicious! Most of it is vegan or can be made vegan, such as their pad thai. You will also be surprised by the friendly prices!
I warmly recommend it.

Pros: mostly vegan

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Great vegan food in Berlin - Edit

I visited Berlin for a week, and came here twice. The food is great, and was very happy with it. The waitstaff were very friendly, fluent in both German and English, and happy to recommend dishes. The prices are a little on the high side, but I think the quality of the food and service justifies it.

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Good for Lunch! - Edit

Had a lunch time meal.
Vegan food was delicious and well presented
Service was quick
The menù is with picture!

Updated from previous review on Wednesday March 02, 2016

Pros: super tasty, Menu with picture, good location

Cons: Coffee :D

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tasty - Edit

very tasty place that I have returned to many times! good selection of nice asian home cooked dishes, and its nice that they dont use much mock meat, instead relying on delicious vegetables and tofu! Its a little expensive though, despite what reviews say below- I havent had a meal for 2 there for under 50 euros!

Pros: vegan options, delicious, friendly

Cons: expensive

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Peace within oneself and peace in the world. - Edit

This was a fantastic vegan, vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant. It is so wonderful to go to an asian restaurant and nearly everything is vegan (the few non-vegan options are clearly marked). We had wonderful noodle dishes, baked tofu, and an amazing fried tofu in a Vietnamese leaf that came to the table crackling hot. The food was delicious, plentiful (wonderfully large portions) and reasonable in price (for the quality). It tasted of such high and fresh quality, without a heavy after-feel. It has a basic decor, but has a beautiful large sign in the front that declares "Peace within oneself and peace in the world." Being vegan is one step towards that...

Pros: Large portions, Healthy and decicious , Reasonable

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Excellent food - Edit

Had a lunch time meal.
Vegan food was delicious and well presented
Service was quick
Slightly pricey but overall a lovely meal

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Open late for dinner - Edit

We went here as we were looking for dinner after 10pm and this was the closest we could find to our hotel (it is open till 11pm).

The menu was quite large, but there were photos accompanying each dish to help with selection, and we ended up ordering a curry and a noodle dish.

Our meals were served in reasonable time and we were satisfied with both, as the flavours were good and serving sizes were also quite generous. The price was moderate, around 10-12 euros per dish.



Pros: open late, welcoming environment, tasty food

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comfortable with so-so food - Edit

- Menu is huge. Paged labeled "most dishes can be made vegan!" Descriptions of food in German and English. Had a separate small menu showing photos of all the dishes!

- Service spoke a little English, so we didn't have much trouble ordering.

- Seating area was comfortable and the dining room was large enough to feel comfortable and like we could have hung around for hours.

- Looks like they take reservations: we saw a group of 10 or so people come in and sit at tables with "reserved" signs.

- Food was so-so. Presentation was nice, but we both thought our dishes could have been spicier and more authentic-tasting. But not bad. So-so.

- They take credit cards and have stickers of a few credit card logos on the window by the door. They took our chip&pin credit card right at the table with a little hand-held card processor.

- They obviously know what "vegan" means, since their menu is labeled vegan and they tout themselves as a vegan-friendly restaurant. Come to think of it, I don't think I saw any meat on the menu. So definitely vegetarian and also vegan friendly.

Pros: menu with photos of food!, almost everything can be made vegan, comfortable eating environment

Cons: menu way too large; difficult to choose, overpriced, underflavored food

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Good location for lunch - Edit

The restaurant was very central near Brandenburg Gate where we were doing our tourist stuff. We sat outside and it was quite a pleasant location with not too much traffic noise. They advertise that their menu is 98% vegan and I did double check that what we ordered was vegan. The food tasted great although it was a little heavy for lunch. I had the curry dish with tofu on a bed of rice - very nice. The staff were very busy since this seems to be a popular spot.
Updated from previous review on Saturday August 29, 2015

Pros: good location, lots of vegan choices, good tasting food

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Tasty - Edit

The meals we selected were really good. Simple and tasty. The wait staff were able to indicate to english speakers which items were vegan. The ambience was only ruffled by the obvious tension between staff and even though we sat outside it affected our enjoyment of the meal.

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very delicious! - Edit

was a bit undecided between 4 or 5 stars. due to great value for money i chose 5. friendly, tasty, yummy. all things asian in GOOD.

Pros: everything except coffee

Cons: vietnamese green tea was a bit boring, espresso - not recommended

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One of my Favourites - Edit

Definitely still one of my favourite oriental veggie eating places ever. Even after a shocking 9 year Samadhi hiatus. The curries are fabulous, fragrant, fresh and can be made as spicy hot as required. There are great tofu dishes, noodles and delicious rice dishes that are all extremely well presented in very pleasant surroundings. I always go for the aubergine curry or the good old gelber. Yellow curry. The menu is virtually 100% vegan. Wine and beer are available and the place is open late so you can enjoy a pleasant evening in a decent part of Berlin very close to the Brandenburg gate and the tourist nonsense of Pariser Platz. We've been here quite a few times now and I can categorically say there was absolutely no microwave meal preparation going on! (see previous review). Whoever wrote this this probably mistook the pings for the bell that the kitchen staff ring to let waiting staff know that the food is ready. It's pretty simple. That is certainly no way a microwave. In any case, if it was, I'd be the first in the queue to buy one!

Pros: food, nice atmosphere when busy, central location

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microwaved and not fresh - Edit

Food was plentiful but was microwaved and not fresh. Did not enjoy the food and the service was slowith.

Pros: Veg and vegan options

Cons: Poor food

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vege Asian food - Edit

Very pleasant vegetarian and vegan Asian food, excellent choice and quality. Fast service and delightful ambiance, highly recommended

Pros: good choice , excellent food

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... cooked without any stress. - Edit

That statement is from Samadhi's menu and accurately describes the restaurant's pleasant atmosphere. Like previous reviewers, we had some difficulty attracting the server's attention but, once we did, service was mostly efficient and helpful. The food is very nicely prepared. Curries were seasoned as we requested. Some dishes have eggs but most can be prepared without, e.g., How-Mok (11.50 euros): steamed Asian vegetables with kidney beans, herbs, eggs and coconut milk dough in banana leaf. It's nice to go to a veg Asian restaurant and find a protein source besides soy. It's a nice place to linger a bit, with a cup of tea, after finishing a meal.

Pros: Location-close to Brandenburg Gate, Food was very fresh-tasting, Menu with pictures of many dishes

Cons: Some language challenges for English spe, A bit pricey but not outrageous

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Nice restaurant - Edit

I ate here with eight omnivorous colleagues, many of whom were new to vegan food. We all had the same menu with a few adaptations to make it vegan for me. My colleagues loved the food. The flavors were similar to Thai food, but without the spice. The spicing had clearly been adjusted to be accessible for a European audience.
Considering this restaurant is right in the center of Berlin, the prices are reasonable, especially considering the amount of food you get.
The lady serving the food was a little aloof, but I wouldn't really call it 'bad service'. I guess it helps if you speak a little German. Also, customer service in Germany is generally on a lower level than what Americans are used to.It took a while for her to come and take our orders, but once she did, the food arrived really quickly.

Pros: Good place to eat with omnis, Fresh veggies and nice tofu

Cons: Server is a little aloof, Few authentic Asian flavors

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