Asian cafe opened 2015 in Berlin-Charlottenburg. Serves Vietnamese and Thai dishes like rice paper rolls, vegetable soups, and curries. Dessert option include ice cream. Everything is vegan except for a few drinks. Reported closed January 2023.

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28 Reviews

First Review by Alecs91


Points +1133

22 Oct 2022

Nice home business

This is a small restaurant run by what I assume is an elderly husband and wife duo. It’s really nice comfort food and very tasty. Because it’s a small restaurant it doesn’t have the ambience of some of the other Asian restaurants in the area and I think the husband and wife both cook and serve the food which is hard to do and makes the service slow. But if you have time to kill and are in the area it makes for a nice stop for good food.



Points +320

28 Jun 2022

Very sweet and yummy

The owners are a cute elderly couple. They use organic ingredients and are open for any special needs. The relation between price and size of portion is very good😉

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Adorable staff, Relatively cheap


Points +268

27 Apr 2022

Really tasty, authentic food

Everything on the menu is vegan and nice to see simple dishes using tofu and mushrooms. No "fake" meat in sight. Really tasty dishes. We had the Japanese vegetables and special bao. Nice spicy flavour to the bao. Wasn't anything specific for kids so our 15mo had plain rice and some of my tofu and veg. No highchair either.

Place was pretty empty which was a shame. But meant we got pretty quick service.

Also no alcohol served and cash only.

Pros: Everything was vegan, Reasonable price

Cons: Cash only, No highchair , No alcohol


Points +53

17 Oct 2021

Sehr zu empfehlen!

Delicious vegan food and a nice place with really warm employees!

Updated from previous review on 2021-10-17


Points +135

17 May 2021

Lovely restaurant, everything very fresh

Lovely owners. Food is fresh, good quality and the portions are quite big. I really enjoyed it here!

Pros: Everything prepared very fresh, Friendly staff, Tasty food

Cons: Service quite slow but worth it


Points +24

26 Jun 2020

lecker & frisches Essen in guter Lage

Sehr leckeres, frisch zubereitetes Essen!
Angenehm ruhige Lage, nicht weit vom Ku’damm entfernt.
Besonders lecker war der vegane Mango-Lassi.
Die Bedienung war sehr freundlich.


Points +26

22 Jun 2020

Immer wieder sehr gut!

Ich war heute zum 5. oder 6. Mal innerhalb von ca 3-4 Jahren hier. Es war jedesmal sehr gut. Heute das Saison-Gericht mit Grünem Spargel und anderem Gemüse. Alles wird frisch zubereitet, nichts ist verkocht. Leider wohne ich nicht in der Nähe, sonst wäre ich öfter hier!

Pros: Es gibt eigentlich nur vegane Gerichte, Ich finde es immer sehr lecker, Alles frisch zubereitet

Cons: Vielleicht nicht ganz billig, aber nach Corona, müssen sie etwas „aufholen“


Points +74

06 Jun 2020

Velvet leaf

Super Food. Totally nice owners and delicious. The mango curry is all vegan and super tasty.


Points +42

Non Veg
06 Mar 2020

Ich komme gern wieder her

Ich hatte hier eine gute Erfahrung gemacht, das Essen war schmackhaft und gut zubereitet, aber ich würde nicht sagen, dass es etwas Außergewöhnliches gab, auch die Wartezeit war außergewöhnlich lang.


Points +54

14 Jan 2020

Yummy yummy yummy

Sehr leckere vegane und asiatische Speisen, die von dem Gastgeber-Pärchen stets mit viel Liebe und frisch zubereitet werden.

Pros: Sehr frisch , Grosse Portionen , Gute Auswahl (qualitativ und quantitativ)

Cons: Etwas Zeit mitbringen😉


Points +157

13 Jan 2020

Kaum gewürzt

Das Essen war zwar frisch, aber durchgehend fad. Auch in der veganen Küche kann man Gewürze benutzen... Aus meiner Sicht besteht da definitiv Verbesserungsbedarf.


Points +4793

24 Nov 2019

Many great options

This place has many options for vegan dishes, noodles, rices, curry, etc. I would like it if it was spicier but it’s still tasty. I’ll come back next time to try the vegan ice cream! The atmosphere is also very relaxing.


Points +2757

12 Nov 2019

Kleines Restaurant mit netter Bedienung

Kleines Restaurant mit leckerem Essen und freundlichem Service. Athmosphäre könnte etwas gemütlicher sein. Wir waren zum zweiten Mal da. Das Essen ist gut, ist aber noch ein bisschen Luft nach oben.

Cons: Keine Kartenzahlung,, Keine alkoholische Getränke


Points +63

08 Oct 2019

Bestes Veganes Restaurant in Charlottenburg

Es gibt asiatische Küche mit verschiedenen Currys, Reisbandnudeln, Sommerrollen, usw.. alles vegan und bio. Jedes Essen wird frisch zurbereitet.. das sieht und schmeckt man auch. Das Restaurant wird von einem Ehepaar geführt.. ganz liebe Menschen.


Points +216

31 Aug 2019

Super lecker

Absolut zu empfehlen. Die Gerichte werden frisch zubereitet, also sollte man mit etwas Wartezeit rechnen. Aber das Warten lohnt sich.

Pros: Alle Gerichte sind vegan, Alles wird frisch zubereitet, Es schmeckt einfach immer lecker


Points +26

03 Aug 2019

Unbedingt hin!!

Das essen war sooo lecker! Ich hatte frisches Gemüse und frische Ananas in einer leichten Curry/Erdnuss Sauce und Vollkornreis. So gut habe ich bisher noch nie in einem asiatischen Restaurant gegessen. Sehr zu empfehlen!!!

Pros: Frisches Gemüse und Obst!!, Sehr nette Bedienung-Inhabergeführt, Leichtes Essen!

Cons: Ort nicht besonder interessant, Parkplatz muss man etwas suchen


Points +98

22 Jul 2019


Nette Bedienung und gutes Essen

Pros: Günstig

Cons: Wenig sitzmöglichkeiten


Points +44

29 Dec 2018

Very tasty!

Restaurant that serves delicious and fresh vegan dishes, great variety of food, friendly staff.

Pros: all vegan


Points +64

07 Sep 2018

Healthy and yummy

I just love this place! I’ve tried pretty much every dish and every single one was very tasty. The owner is very friendly too and sometimes even up for a chat. Only downside is that the waiting time can get pretty long when it’s full. That’s how you know their food is always fresh though! Can recommend 100%

Pros: Food is 100% vegan, Super tasty, Lots of dishes with organic ingredients

Cons: Waiting time can be long , Interior is rather basic


Points +81

08 Apr 2018

great vibes

i went there twice. the atmposhere is very homely, the people are just themselves, friendly joyfull and without pretense. i feel the same about the food. it s an honest plate with nice flavours. it feels like the preparation of your dish, and the cutting of the bell peppers and so starts when you order, so there is definetely a waiting time but it s worth it. i licked the sauce of the red curry with my fingers of the plate untill there was no more. wild red rice also yummie.the lady of the house also made me a fresh qumquat? lemonade (look like tiny oranges) divine!

Pros: fresh good flavour

Cons: if i have to say something i like my courgette les


Points +123

14 Nov 2017

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!

This place is a must-go. Definitely. We can only say positive things about our experience here.
The food as well as drinks (tea) is extremely delicious, fresh, nicely presented and visibly handmade with love. The place is small, clean and comfy, with pretty interior and super friendly staff.
And on top of that you get huge portions for very little money!
This place is marked as vegetarian and not vegan which made us almost not eat here; that would have been a huge mistake (even more as I didn't see anything non-vegan on the menu)!
I highly urge you to come here - even if that means you might have to make a detour. It is definitely worth! Make sure to order the summer rolls. They are super yummy with and without peanut sauce and it's worth waiting they maybe 5 minutes more (if even) which they take to be made. Same goes for the soups, spinach and curry! :-)

Updated from previous review on 2017-11-14

Pros: extremely delicious healthy food (no additives!), super cheap, fresh & handmade, very friendly staff & pretty interior

Rosa veg

Points +2060

28 Apr 2017

Excellent vietnamese food

Very nice and friendly owner . Almost everything is vegan . Very good soup and Vietnamese rolls .


Points +1160

08 Aug 2016

I adore this place!

I regret that not more people visit this lovely restaurant. The food is tasty, delicate, not so expensive considering the area, and the owners will do everything to please you. I love their fresh spring rolls, their currys and soups. They always mix different type of rices and make nice drinks too. My personal Charlottenburg asian highlight !

Pros: super tasty food, almost 100% vegan, adorable staff, not so pricey!


Points +178

30 May 2016

Lovely Vietnamese food

We had a really good meal at The Velvet Leaf while in Berlin - starters, and a couple of types of curry.

All were fresh and tasty - and just what we needed.

The couple who run the restaurant are friendly and very helpful.

Recommended - we'd like to return if we go to Berlin again.

Pros: Vegan, Friendly helpful staff, Convenient location

something unique

Points +991

28 Mar 2016

Good, friendly place

There are not all that many purely vegetarian places in the Ku'damm-area, but this is very easy to get to. We went for a meal this weekend, and enjoyed it. They serve what would probably be called Asian fusion - a couple of curries, summer wraps, Japanese-inspired meals and such. Many ingredients are organic, which is great. We had the wraps, and two different curries. The wraps were good, the peanut sauce with the wraps was really good. The curries were fine, "Asian style", but unexceptional. The staff was friendly, and the place had a bit of a neighbourhood vibe. Absolutely recommended if you're in the area.

Pros: good location, many organic ingredients, friendly staff


Points +240

25 Jan 2016

Great food!

It was very tasteful, good presentation and the lady was very friendly. I will come here again! Highly recommended.

Cons: Nothing


Points +143

03 Oct 2015

хороший веганский ресторан

Решили заехать сюда, потому что любимая и проверенная Sala, что неподалёку, была закрыта на праздник. Милое, приятное место, кормят вкусно, порции огромные.
Мы взяли
1) тушёные овощи с тофу, имбирём и чёрной фасолью
2) жёлтое карри с тофу в кокосово-арахисовом соусе с манго, бататом и ещё чем-то))
Всё было вкусно, на 4.5 балла по 5-бальной шкале. За чуткое обслуживание поставил 5 звёзд.
Да, манго ласси был не очень, слишком мало манго и много молока. Зато девушка спросила какое молоко, соевое или обычное.

Pros: отличное обслуживание , большие порции

Cons: манго ласси жидковат

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