Top 5 budget eats in Berlin

The Bird, Berlin Joakim Westerlund/Flickr

The Bird, Berlin ©Joakim Westerlund/Flickr

If you are traveling to the fantastic city of Berlin, but you have limited budget, it is important to find quite cheap hotels and restaurants. There are numerous budget hotels and restaurants in the German capital city. If you are in Berlin for the first time, it might be a little hard to find the best budget restaurants. Therefore I will present you some of them. These aren’t luxurious or Michelin-star venues, some of them are even fast-food restaurants. Some of these restaurants are the following: Miss Saigon, Henne Alt Berliner Wirthaus, The Bird, Hühnerhaus, Hamy Cafe, Konnopke’s Imbiss, Gel Gör Inegöl Köfteci and others. Below I will present you the top 5 budget eats in Berlin.

Miss Saigon

The Miss Saigon Restaurant is situated on Skalitzer Strasse 38. It is a great place for cheap, but delicious meals, being open from Monday to Sunday from 12:00 to 24:00. (January 2013) The price of a main dish costs only €6. This fine fast food restaurant is very popular among local people. It can be the tourists’ favorite, too. Serving delicious Vietnamese dishes, this restaurant attracts a large number of diners every day.

Henne Alt Berliner Wirthaus

If you choose traditional Berlin dishes instead of Vietnamese or other kinds of dishes, the Henne Alt Berliner Wirthaus is the place to go. It can be found on Leuschnerdamm 25 and it is open every day except Mondays. It is an old restaurant which is famous due to the visit of John F. Kennedy in the venue. His photograph can still be found on one of the restaurant’s wall. It is very popular among local people so it is recommended to make a reservation in time.


It is considered Berlin’s popular “hen house”, offering some of the city’s best grilled chicken. The Hühnerhaus is situated in Görlitzer Park. It is actually a fast food kiosk, but it is very popular among locals (there are always queues in front of it). It is open every day from 9:00 to 2:00. The price of a half chicken (including fries) is just €3.75. (January 2013)

Hühnerhaus, Berlin angermann/Flickr

Hühnerhaus, Berlin ©angermann/Flickr

The Bird

The Bird is actually a fine steakhouse situated in Prenzlauer Berg. You can have here delicious steaks, chicken wings, different kinds of burgers, sandwiches and French fries. If you speak only English, this is the place to go, because the staff offers very good English-language service. The price of a burger is about €11.

The Bird, Berlin Joakim Westerlund/Flickr

The Bird, Berlin ©Joakim Westerlund/Flickr

Konnopke’s Imbiss

Situated on Schönhauser Allee 44b, the Konnopke’s Imbiss is considered the best currywurst  in the city. The fast food restaurant is very popular among visitors and there are always queues of people waiting for the wurst, the French fries and the buletten.

Currywurst at Konnopke’s Imbiss, Berlin toolmantin/Flickr

Currywurst at Konnopke’s Imbiss, Berlin ©toolmantin/Flickr



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