Posts Tagged ‘authentic greek food’

berkis / sch’berg — hellenic heaven

October 17, 2009

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.

choriatiki, kolokithokeftedes, melitsanes tiganites

choriatiki, kolokithokeftedes, melitsanes tiganites

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.

lamb & pork souvlaki with fries (duh)

lamb & pork souvlaki with fries (duh)

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