The Sunday evening (of my Berlin trip early in February), I met Lotta in Kreuzkölln to have dinner at Chan Thai Restaurant. By the time we arrived, we thought how great it would be to come back in summer to sit outside on one of the comfortable benches under the trees and with the beautiful view on the Landwehrkanal. But unfortunately, it was winter and so we obviously decided to sit inside which turned out be very cosy and not any less comfortable. A waiter showed us the part in the rear area where we picked a corner table, so that we both could sit on a bench. He gave us the menu cards and we took a long time to choose our food. Picking a drink was really easy instead, for we both took their homemade ice tea.
After a while we had decided and got our shared appetizer: the vegetarian spring rolls, which were really tasty. We had eaten half of it when the main course arrived. We had both chosen the Pat Thai with Tofu and although the Tofu was cut in really big pieces, it was quite delicious. The iced tea had its own taste and fitted very well to the dinner.
After that, we were replete but couldn’t stop ourselves from tasting the panna cotta with raspberry sauce from the daily menu card. It was served in a glass and came in two layers: The normal panna cotta was topped with some sort of “sauce”, which turned out to be quite sticky and almost a desert on its own. But it was all pretty yummy because neither the sauce nor the panna cotta itself were too sweet.
The interior is quite plain but the ambiance is very comfortable. The walls are painted in a light color which perfectly fits with the light colored tables and the dark grey chairs and benches. The room is gently decorated with candles, plants, a few paintings and some curtains for wall styling. There are also just some doom lights, candles on each table and a small plant. All waiters and waitresses are very friendly and attentive.This time I didn’t use the restrooms, so I can’t comment on that.
Chan Thai Restaurant is located in the crossing of the two central districts of Kreuzberg and Neukölln = Kreuzkölln. From the subway stations Kottbusser Tor and Schönleinstraße, which you can reach with the U1, U3, U8 it’s each just five minutes by foot. Leave your car at home because there is rarely a parking slot and afterwards you can also move faster to next locations such as Anker Klause or or other places in the neighborhood.
Mon – Fri: from 12 p.m.
Sat + Sun: from 1 p.m.
Mon – Fri: till 12 a.m.
Sat + Sun: till 11p.m.
Non-alcoholic beverages 5/5
Value for money 5/5
Parking situation 1/5
Public transportation 5/5
Have you been here? Or would you like to try it now?
© Photography & Text by Eleni Kritikos