Food in Berlin: Daruma


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.

Uhlandstraße 61
10719 Berlin Wilmersdorf

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Subway: Hohenzollernplatz
+49 30 8736131

Opening Hours:
Mon–Fri 12h–20h,
Sat 12h–18h


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  1. Lauren@Styleseer on


    So sorry we missed this place on our recent trip to Berlin. There were so many good places to try and too little time. This definitely looks like a must visit next time around!

  2. Jay K. on


    This looks really great. Love how you make your photos and how you use your 50mm lens. Do you have your 5D always with you?

  3. Anna on


    I cannot thank you enough for this review. I traveled to Berlin last week for the first time and booked a dinner reservation here for our last night. The food and atmosphere were wonderful! What a neat little tucked away gem! The food was just wonderful, and we loved that it lasted over three hours. The kitchen is open so you can see the chef prepare everything. The decor was unusual and worked very well. I thought the cost of 45 euro per person to be well worth it. It made for a memorable evening on our last night celebrating our anniversary. Thank you!

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