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2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
+1 510-647-5016
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“spaetzle” (14 reviews)
“pretzels” (3 reviews)
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German, European, Central European
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2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not a California Cuisine sort of place with a German twist, it is an authentic German restaurant with Bier & Wein . Modern German style restaurant that is working hard to be the Best German restaurant in the Bay Area with are most...More

Thank sdkimbrough
Reviewed 10 April 2017

As a German I know, what I am talking about. Gaumenkitzel's food is very traditional and close to home. A lot of people think, German food is only about sausages, but it is not. The Frikadelle at Gaumenkitzel was amazing. And the Schwarzwaelder Kirsch Torte...More

Thank Nadja V
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Went to dinner after having a long drive. Great selection of German food and Beer!!!! a little pricey but the real deal

Thank TheColonial
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I needed to check out German restaurants in the area for an upcoming reunion. Parking is on the metered street. We walked in along with about 10 other people. As the hostess took care of the people we heard that most of them had reservations....More

Thank Mongo234
Reviewed 30 January 2017

and I am so glad. I'd tried mulled wine a few years ago and thought it tasted like medicine. My friends told me Gaumenkitzel's was really good- so I ordered it-really delicious....just like everything else we had there. The brezel and butternut squash soup a...More

Thank WeSawIt2013
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I love German food, and I LOVED this place!!!!! had the bean soup, which I think was a special that evening, soup was amazingly simple and good, obviously local quality ingredients. $5 for a small portion, which with bread was a decent mean. Goulash -...More

Thank TallSH
Reviewed 22 January 2017

***Berkeley Restaurant Week*** This restaurant is participating in Berkeley Restaurant Week so we chose an entree (choice of 2) off a set menu. The restaurant is set up in a typical German Beer Hall (Hofbrahaus) fashion with long tables and benches with a few four...More

Thank Luv2hikejulie
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Was in town for a conference and saw this place on my TripAdvisor app and a good place for schnitzel and beer. It delivered both and they were incredibly delicious! Highly recommend if you are in town!

Thank TomGrandy
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Three couples went to Gaumenkitzel to celebrate Oktoberfest. The restaurant is very warm and inviting with a festival air (high vaulted ceilings, colorful banners, beer and steins on display). We sat on the long tables by the bar which was great for conversation and food...More

Thank Ligaya M
Reviewed 14 August 2016

You wouldn't think that a German restaurant would be diet-friendly (in my case, Weight Watchers -- diet for life), but their arugula salad and cannellini bean soup are just the ticket for a tasty, healthy and relatively low-calorie meal. I love the friendly staff and...More

Thank RiverRaftingMom
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Karin D
Is their menu more extensive than what shows here?
24 July 2015|
Response from Kai F | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for asking. We have daily specials and lunch/brunch extras in addition to our menu. Specials are posted on our home page daily.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-647-5016
  • E-mail
Organic German Slow Food. Handcrafted with Love. Largest German beer and wine selection in the East Bay.