Georgian food is quite an appropriately expression of their culture. Warmth, comfort, eating and hospitality all make sense when you try their Khatschapuri, Shashlik, stews and wine.
For sure a trip to Georgia would be nice but until then a visit to Prenzaluerg Berg would suffice. Located a few minutes from Schönhauser Allee, the place itself is not as clichée as one might expect. It is a mix of tasteful traditional décor and urban Berlin style, all wrapped up with a cozy fireplace welcoming you generously.
The food is tasty, flavourful, abundant in herb and spices filled with rich sauces.
We tried their Khatschapuri, a cheese filled bread, usually served as a snack or appetizer. We ordered their Shashlik, a very well marinated meat skewer (we tried both lamb and pork – by the way, pork wins), served on a lavash, a soft, thin, unleavened flatbread with grilled vegetables and two sauces; Sazebeli, a spicy tomato-paprika one and Tkemali, a plump sauce. Go with the plump sauce, it’s a win.
Staff was nice and friendly, but you might have to expect to wait a bit (more) in between courses.
Overall we strongly recommend eating at Tbilisi. Please do try their homemade Georgian Grappa Chacha. You know it’s a strong one if they bring tap water with it.