My friend Yoske has told me many times to go to Daruma in Wilmersdorf for their Katsudon, and last week I finally made it. Katsudon is a Japanese dish, a bowl (don) of rice is topped with an egg and fried pork (tonkatsu), very dainty, very heart-warming. And Daruma does it very well, as they are doing their other dishes, like the Bento box or the Udon and Ramen soup bowls. Japanese food has the ability to make me happy instantly, and though the interior of this small restaurant is rather dull, the food makes up for it. You can also buy Japanese groceries here, as well as small and big figures of the Daruma, a very red and bearded man that looks somehow scary, but is actually a talisman of good luck and means encouragement.
And if you’re in the mood for it, you can have your dessert either at Thai Park or at the small store of Erich Hamann Schokoladen, which are just nearby.
10719 Berlin Wilmersdorf
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