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“I LOVED Defne!”
Review of Defne

Defne
Ranked #473 of 9,391 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Kreuzberg
Reviewed 13 July 2016

A fantastic restaurant - it's going on my top ten list! We stayed just around the corner and had dinner at there three times. The food is seriously delicious. We had the meze platter a couple of times and the crispy puff pastry was divine. We had the mixed seafood and a pasta the second night and that was also very tasty. Good wine to go with the meal. And do order dessert! I found Defne affordable and the service was good. We sat outside which was lovely. Highly recommended!

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Thank Enid_the_Nomad
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great Service, Great middle eastern food with fusion touches. Easy to find close to the metro. Try the Kunefe at the end. Maybe the best I have ever eaten.

Thank Manolis M
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

First off, the restaurant has a traditional Italian feel in terms of decour despite serving Turkish food. The drinks orders were taken quickly by a efficient waiter, who was also kind enough to stabilise our table without us asking him to (as it was wobbling a little). Food and drink are very affordable. The mains (we had a veggie mix grill and meat mix grill) were really good! The one thing that stops this place getting 4 out of 5 was the waiter who took our payment (different to the first waiter). We knew tip wasn't included as this was underlined on the bill and intended to pay and then leave the tip after the payment had been taken. However, the waiter counted the bill in front of our table and then asked why a tip wasn't there. Apparently this is normal in Germany but my friend and I were aghast. Service had been adequate but nothing special. We left one euro in the end, when initially we would have left 10-15% of our bill (a higher tip). German waiters and waitresses are generally paid a salary so tipping should always be at the discretion of the diners (as lovely as it is to be tipped). There are plenty of restaurants in Berlin with good food where this was not highlighted as an issue (who we tipped appropriately or even generously).

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Thank daydreamsofdumplings
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

The food was good but we were treated poorly by the service: the waiter forgot one of our orders and basically ignored us for a while until we had to remind him and then be served half an hour later, when we were not hungry anymore and the vegetables were raw (cooked to fast). Nobody apologized at all, on the contrary, they seemed angry that we were upset! and it took them another half an hour to bring the bill. We had the impression that, unless you are willing to spend a lot of money there, they won't make an effort to offer a good service.

Thank carmins
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

This was a great Turkish restaurant in Kreuzberg. You need a reservation for the evening. We have been to Istanbul and the menu was reminiscent of that. I had the lamb with eggplant which was so delicious. It is not a fancy restaurant, very economical. They do not take credit cards.

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