i’m a bit torn about posting on berkis, because it really doesn’t need the extra hype – it’s been packed since opening in late june of this year, having expanded from a humble souvlaki / gyros imbiss stand to a full-fledged, if tiny, restaurant.
the hype is well-deserved, proven by numerous greek patrons who congregate on any given day, munching away happily.
prices are low to moderate, especially compared to its nearby competitor, ousies on grunewaldstr – probably one of the best greek restos in berlin & my old go-to place in schöneberg until …. well, until i discovered this place by accident, stumbling out of slumberland one night.
a huge selection of meze, ranging from the ususal suspects tzatziki, tarama, or melitsanosalata to lesser known dishes such as fava, xtapodi (grilled and marinated octopus), or kolokithokeftedes (zucchini-feta-fritters), leaves nothing to be desired.
in fact, one probably ends up ordering so many appetizers that there is no room left for the “main attraction:” perfectly spiced, authentic souvlaki, which – as is common in greece where they are considered a snack food – are served with your choice of lamb, chicken, or pork and are smaller compared to the gigantic ones at your regular neighborhood greek joint. the meat (‘happy’ free-range meat at that) is grilled just right, with a great balance of salt, lemon & oregano… insert drooling icon here, if you will.
another happy fact is that the ever-elusive loukoumades, delicious fried dough balls drizzled with honey and topped with a few pinches of cinnamon, can be found on the dessert menu. come next summer, i can be found here again as well. polí oréa!
berkis greek food & art winterfeldtstr. 45 10781 berlin