What are the five best places to eat in Berlin?

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Germans aren’t always acclaimed for their cuisine, but Berlin is filled with top restaurants serving decadent fare with modern spins. Here are five of our favorite eateries in Berlin:
1. Solar. Your dining experience here will begin with a glass-elevator ride up 17 floors. With the city lights sparkling below, you will dig into a modern twist on German cuisine. After the meal, climb a spiral staircase to a lounge where a DJ spins and Berlin landmarks glitter below.
2. Fridas Schwester. In this bright and casual dining room, chocolate mousse is married with ginger and figs. To accommodate all the available flavors, the menu changes frequently. You can choice a vino from the well-edited list of wines from Europe, Africa, Australia and North America to accompany the international flavors.
3. Grill Royal. While its brief menu offers Dover sole, lobster and sea bream, people come to the lush Grill Royal for careful preparations of steaks, chops and roasts. The dark dining room is populated with large and daring photographs, sculptures and paintings.
4. Ixthys. This spot creates authentic Korean food in a unique setting. When no servers are on duty, grab a menu and flip (past the passages from the Bible) to the short list of dishes. Give your order to one of the two women in the kitchen at the back of the dining room, grab a drink from the refrigerator and then find a seat in the tiny room. Just know that Ixthys doesn’t accept reservations, even though a line often stretches outside the door.
5. Anywhere that sells currywurst. The unofficial street food of Berlin, currywurst is basically a sausage that’s covered in a faintly curry-flavored sauce. Every local has their favorite currywurst spot, but we love Curry 36 or Konnopke’s Imbiss in Prenzlauer Berg.

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