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Restaurant Split

#874 of 7,204 Restaurants in Berlin
€€ - €€€European, ,
Bluecherplatz 2 | 10961, Berlin, 10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 2512715
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Bluecherplatz 2 | 10961, Berlin, 10961 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This was our best meal in Berlin and had we not eaten here on our last night probably would have returned night after night. Ok I'm biased as I love all things Croatian, but it was really good. Great prsut and sir, excellent mains, good...More

Thank Ian R
Zeljko Z, Inhaber at Restaurant Split, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

thank you!!

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We literally went here for a wee. However, it was amazing. Wood panelled walls, moody waiters and such good plates of meat being delivered to other tables. Amazing atmosphere - stuffs gone down, ya know? Want to come back for actual food

Thank islamat
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Came here on a recommendation and was pleasantly surprised. Had a mixed grill which was huge and really well cooked and tasty - If you want a meat feast this is the place to come. Also had chips, rice and salad so was healthy too....More

Thank grahamjohnprice
Reviewed 10 October 2017

With large tables full of families and groups, this was a find. A glass of Grasevina while perusing the menu, I selected the Rauber-Teller, which looked to be a fine way to sample Croatian cuisine. Two Cevapcici, pork split, small meat loaf, pork chop, bacon,...More

1  Thank Ken C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

....... but not outstanding. The food was tasty and well cooked but lacked a bit of finesse. Nevertheless, the staff were attentive and helpful and the wines were nice.The decor in the part of the restaurant where we were seated was somewhat dated in style...More

Thank ktjp
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Not beacuse I am Croatian, but this place so far is the best where I have eaten in Berlin. The portion was huge and it was delicious. Loved the place.

1  Thank Mate P
Zeljko Z, Inhaber at Restaurant Split, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017
Google Translation

hvala, i drugi put!!

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with friends, authentic atmosphere, fabulous food, original ingredientes, warm people... A very nice place with a domestic touch

Thank Rbernat69
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Good food and worth the money. Nice to sit outside during summer time. Service is nice and friendly. All in all a good place to eat.

Thank FredKlein1104
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The food was tasty, fair price and excellent portions. However the experience was spoiled for me by very rude staff who made me feel inferior. While picking up a euro that had fallen out of my purse, the waiter asked what I was looking for....More

1  Thank M J
Zeljko Z, Inhaber at Restaurant Split, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Dear Miss, firstly I want to thank You for Your feedback cos it will make us more aware of the impression we might be leaving whilst comunicating in our language, but I can asure You that none of my colleagues would make fun of such...More

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Had a really nice dinner here. Would highly recommend. The restaurant has a lot of variety and the staff were very nice 😄

2  Thank Adiba M
Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can
both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central
neighbourhood is beginning a new chapter. In the
1950s and '60s, Turkish guest workers settled around
Kottbusser Tor, while in the 1980s and '90s,
rambunctious squatters and artists gathered to live a
carefree life here. An old hospital even became a
hotspot of riots between squatters and police. Today
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
European, Croatian, Central European, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bluecherplatz 2 | 10961, Berlin, 10961 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Kreuzberg
  • Neighbourhood: Kreuzberg
  • Phone Number: +49 4930 2512715
50 years Restaurant Split . »Traveling to other times only exists in Science-Fiction movies? Far from it. Visiting the Restaurant Split reminds a lot on earlier days, when we used to go to the Yugo.” (Michael Kranz, 2011, Berliner Zeitung) . Welcome to Restaurant Split, the oldest Croatian restaurant in Berlin . Germany in the 1960s: The demand of foreign workers is very high. Mate Pogacic and Slavko Covic, two young men from Tijarica, a small village north from the coastal city of Split, decide to try their luck in then Western-Berlin. Both are in their early 20s and work as waiters. In the late spring of 1966 it seems as if they found the suitable premise to reach the goal of self-employment. Before, there was only the Kolo-Grill on Kurfurstendamm, the Sisko-Grill at Wilmersdorfer Straße and the Balkan-Pik on Sonnenallee. The two young men thought there is potential for more, and soon afterwards the “Split-Grill” advanced to a popular venue for fellow countrymen. But also the German walk-in customers quickly fell in love with the warm and unusual cuisine. The concept remains the same today: Waiters, white tablecloths, Cevapcici, good service, fair prices and Sljivo on cost of the house. With the time typical meals arise with help from the guests: The Potpourri Plate, Pola-Pola, the Robbers Plate, Julischka … things that don’t really exist in Croatia though. During the first years of the “Split-Grill” there was often a state of emergency, especially on Friday evenings, because all “Gastarbeiter” received their weekly wage on that day. At that time, the bar was located left from the entry and there were even stairs for the first floor. Already one year after inauguration, in 1967 the two young restaurateurs decided to go seperate ways, with the result that Slavko Covic moved on and established further restaurants. Both Mate Pogacic and Slavko Covic had no idea that their concept was a forerunner for many fellow countrymen, mainly from the already mentioned village of Tijarica. In honor of that development, the main road through Tijarica was renamed to “Berliner Straße” in the 1990s. Our restaurant remains the most long-lasting in Berlin. The “Split-Grill” survived complicated periods for gastronomy unscathed like the fall of the Berlin wall and the subsequent caravans towards east. In 2011, founder Mate Pogacic handed his restaurant over to one of his employees. Compatriot Zeljko Zarko continued with the permanent staff and with typical quality. One small change is the switch to the traditional Croatian brewery of Karlovacko. After cautious renovation, the interior still appears like the original from 1984, the lamps for example are still very “80s”. . Even if you did not visited “Split” in a long time, you will be surprised that you might even be recognized. Try it out!
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