Food in Berlin: Daruma

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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.

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  1. James Wei on

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    I am so surprised to see japanese food in berlin. Looks very delicious to me.

  2. Anonymous on

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    Hi,

    I read your blog and I like it very much.
    Tomorrow morning I go to Berlin (Museum Night). So I fave a few question:
    - I am not sure where but somewhere I read about park or something like this where on Saturday or Sunday you can eat nice food, made by normal people. Now I can’t find this place. Do you know where is it?
    - Do you know good place to eat Palestinian kitchen?
    - Do you have any suggestions which museum is worth of visit?
    - is something interesting what you can recommend to sea or where to go in Berlin (I mean about places not described in guides)

    Best regards
    Anna

  3. Susanne on

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    Hi Mary,

    thanks for this great tip – after trying SORI last week, we went to Daruma today – and loved it. We had the Daruma Bento and it was really good – actually we even liked the atmosphere…..the place was full of Japanese people and the interior felt very authentic (I was in Japan last year and this is what it looks like in many places). The service was extremely friendly.

    Anyhow – I will continue following your tips! Maybe the Turkish potato is next…..

    Warm regards, Susanne

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