Along with countless other delicious restaurants based in Berlin’s trendy Mitte district, Yafo Berlin has made some impressive waves since its opening just one year ago. While the interiors are seemingly bare at first glance, it is the lively owners, music, diners, and of course delicious food that create the energy of this hot spot. Most of the dishes on the menu are vegetarian Middle Eastern bites you would catch back home such as oven-roasted cauliflower, matbucha, date honey and mahalabiya.
If you’re in the mood for an authentic meal and experience, this is the place to go! Be sure to call for a reservation during winter months, as it fills up fast without extra outdoor seating. The restaurant’s fitting name was inspired by the co-owners, Israeli-born Shani Ahiel and Berlin-based Felix Offermann. Once they moved back to Berlin after meeting each other in Tel Aviv, the two decided to bring the Israeli way of life – and food – to Berlin’s bustling gastronomic scene.