Food in Berlin: Lasan Restaurant


Do you remember the tiny bakery doing fresh tandur bread for you to take away? Turns out, they’ve got a restaurant too, it’s located beneath the social housing building arching over Adalbertstraße at Kottbusser Tor. It’s interior is not worth to mention, but having the fresh bread from the tandur oven with fresh lentil soup (pictured above) or taboule salad (below) is a delightful experience in itself. Their menu is huge (how about the party plate, one roasted lamb with rice and bread for 250,-), featuring the default turkish dishes in uncountable varieties, with the taboule salad standing out with its balanced taste of parsley, tomatoes and onions and eating the soup while using the bread as a spoon is also very recommendable.

Disclaimer: Imagine you’re having great food, and you get your camera to take a nice picture and realize you forgot the battery at home. A fear I guess every photographer suffers from.. this is the reason for those lousy iPhone (no 5, not even 4S!) pics.


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  1. annton on


    I believe the Berlin kitchen situation, when it comes to German food, is much better behind “closed” doors. Meaning Supper Clubs, studio dinners and so on. There is so much very creative stuff going on, but you’re absolutely right about the rest. Not that I wouldn’t like some Spätzle during the cold season.

    1. Mary Scherpe on

      Annton, can you recommend a certain supper club that does Berlin / German food?

  2. Silvester Berlin on


    I’m getting hungry now! :-) Nice pictures!

  3. Kerstin on


    Hallo, ich war gestern so um 11.15 dort und wurde deutlich darauf hingewiesen, dass man erst um 12 Uhr aufmacht. Schade, zumal ja überall 11 Uhr steht. Wohlgemerkt, es ging nicht ums Essen, man wurde sofort an der Eingangstür abgewiesen.

    1. Mary Scherpe on

      Na das ist aber ärgerlich, wie geschrieben, der Service und die Freundlichkeit brauchen sicher Verbesserung. Ich ändere dann mal die Öffnungszeiten oben…

  4. Nicky on


    Service definitely needs improvement. I was there with sommelier friends and they rightfully complained about one of our wines’ quality (not revealing their profession). Waitress and owner told us that there was nothing wrong with the wine, brought up false facts and we left with a rather unpleasant impression. The location per se is nice though!

  5. Lynn on


    I just had lunch here after finding it on your site. Umm, WOW. I had a pork roast with red cabbage (sauerkraut) and a dumpling, and the second it arrived I wanted to just dive into the plate. I am American, so the sauerkraut was not what Americans typically think of — it was very sweet (and yummy). Sorry to make American comparisons, but … the dumpling was like American Thanksgiving stuffing smashed into a ball, so it was a little dense for me. The pork was perfectly cooked, and all the flavours went so well together, I’ve already inquired about going back for dinner with coworkers. Thanks for the reco!

    1. Mary Scherpe on

      you’re welcome! sounds like a pretty good lunch :)

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