Delicious, fast, and cheap! Prices are around 3,50 for a sandwich or 5 for a plate.
We got four plates for five people and quite enjoyed our dinner.
Options: falafel, fried eggplant, halumi (fried goat cheese), lamb shawerma. The falafel is incredible fluffy and tasty, with five to a plate, and all the plates come with a mildly spiced and very creamy hummus + salad with cucumbers, carrots, and honey mustard. They were out of shawarma by the time we got there (about 8 p.m., the place was packed with locals with bike helmets perched on their tables), so we got the three other options and a couscous salad, which was also delicious and slightly spicy.
I'm not a huge halumi fan but the others liked it, and I did enjoy the eggplant and couscous a lot. We also loved that he took our order and then fried the falafel, halumi, and eggplant fresh for our takeout boxes. Super cool little shop for a cheap eat in the middle of Mitte.
Someone said they avoid Oranienberger strasse, which we've also been told, but this is on Linienstrasse. Adored the food, and the atmosphere was also very chill with all the packed picnic tables outside.
Meh, why 2 stars?
Overall, the food was 3 stars, but the service was below par. Not something I would go out of my way to try--not worth your time.
We ordered and waited forever to pay. The least he can say was, "take a seat, and I will get to you." Nope, I stood there just waiting for him to prep food for 5 minutes before I paid him.
Falafel plate: 3/5
Beef Shawerma: 3/5
Great falafel on the plate! Good prices between 3,50 and 6,00 euro. Perfect for a casual dinner with friends before heading out to the movies or parties!
I'm not sure if there is a city which I love more right now than Berlin. I have spent there an awesome week in July. Dada Falafel is absolutely one of my favourite spots. I really appreciate prices there - in the center of the city you can eat for 3,50€ or 5,50€. I'm not a biggest fan of falafel to be honest but haloumi is delicious. You can bring your friends and enjoy meal in the fresh air.
Nearby there is a perfect place for ice creams for a dessert. I don't remember name unfortunately but you can find it easily. This is also a perfect area for a walk after meal - especially Oranienburger Strasse with Neue Synagogue and Postfuhramt (old and beautiful building of postal service).
The charm of this place makes it worth a visit. The interior is artsy yet comfortable and the design is Euorpean Chic. The food is not bad either and the place has several options for drinks. This is probably a good place just to come and hang out, yet no one seemed to be doing this during my visit.
Tip: This is not a place to buy typical German food, but if you want to try something different, it is worth a visit.
Ok, I cannot speak for food. I hear the food is good. We did not try the food. But they were advertising cocktails outside so we came in for cocktails. And on the subject of cocktails, this place was bad.
It was packed with diners as we went in but told there was seating upstaurs. There was, in a small and completely blank alcove with white walls and grey seats. We were then prompty forgot about and had to ask the waiter if we should come downstairs for drinks. No no, he'll come up.
The cocktails were all 6 euros and came on a one sided sheet. They ranged from OK (like the bright blue Swimming Pool which tasted like a Pina Colada only sweeter) to the worst margarita in history (so bitter everyone who took a sip got an 'I bit into a lemon' face.) A couple of the people in the group don't drink so they got a yoghurt drink, which typically does come with salt, but this was like salad dressing in a cup. Mint, yoghurt and a ton of salt.
There was live music and the downstairs was pretty, which is the only thing that saves this place. And the food I hear is pretty good.
But sorry Dada, you advertise cocktails, you get judged on cocktails.
The food here is not only delicious but amazing value too. The falafels are fresh, hummus is creamy and rich
Was good, now it's just a terrible tourist trap. The pita is full with lettuce, costs 3.50 Euro and is of horrible quality. They charge you 3.50 Euro for latte macchiato. The service is very slow, it used to be five stars and I've been here few times a week but now I decided: never again. And you should avoid it too. Tourists and locals alike.
This place has great food, but the service is terrible. We started with a hummus appetizer for the 6 of us, which they brought out after an extended period of time, but only brought one piece of pita. When we asked for more pita, it took 15 minutes, during which time we had to stare hungrily at the half-eaten plate. We didn't even get silverware! To add insult to injury, the table next to us got their entire meal, pita included, before our pita got there, and they had arrived after us. The hummus itself was delicious, served with tahini and salad, and was also vegan.
I had the falafel sandwich, which was very good. Note that the "beef shawarma" is actually lamb.
The final problem occurred when we got the bill. We asked for a certain amount back in change, but instead were charged that amount. We had even clarified that we wanted that amount *back* when someone in our party asked, and the waiter gave us the coin part in 50 cent pieces so by the time we counted the change he had already walked away. It definitely put a damper on the experience, which we had enjoyed despite the pita problems up until that point.
Their menu is quite simple and there is an English version! Walking in the food stand on a Tuesday night I decided to choose the same plate as a customer who sat just outside:
DADA PLATE - €7,50
"A bit of everything with meat."
This plate was as beautiful as it tasted! The Dada Plate was definitely a work of art! The festive red and green colors of the tomato/cilantro salad, the orange sliced carrots and cool green cumbersome on a bed of salad, the charming yellow honey mustard, dancing with the neutral and whites in between of hummus and babaganoush! Of course we mustn't forget that slab of sultry red chili paste! On this canvas were 3 falafel, all placed separated from each other I bring weight and balance, each with a wonderful crispy texture on the outside and a moist center that have gave me the vest falafel experience I ever had! I ordered this with meat, which I am guessing lamb, but I'm sorry to say it was quite mediocre; it tasted like it had been sitting out for awhile. It wasn't terrible bit I ate it all. To beak the round shapes was a small fried filo-dough wrap that had little greens in it. It tasted like a vegetarian Chinese eggroll to me. The cous-cous was fine as well. All the various textures and flavors and food temperatures came together so wonderfully! I loved it very much!
This dish also came with a pita bread but I didn't bother with it. I shared this with my sis and it was just the right amount of food if you're looking to have dessert after! ;)
Although this place was somewhat of a food stand, you have to option I waking next door to the DADA GALERIE for seating where it's also an art gallery and bar for drinks! There are optional designs upstairs as long as you being all your dirty dishes back down to the good stand.
This place definitely has the art gallery feel that is great for nightlife. I really enjoyed the artsy dada movement atmosphere!
I'd come back because the food was great, it was reasonably priced, the staff was friendly and just a wonderful atmosphere for a date or outing with friends!
Delicious. What a great find.
The yelp description of two stars is "Meh. I've experienced better." That's exactly what I said after eating Dada Falafel. It's fine. But, it's trendy and popular and I think uses that to compensate for its food. I've had better - plenty better. This is especially true in Berlin, where there is lots of falafel. Just this weekend, I had falafel from a street truck that was much better.
However, I will say this - they do use very fresh ingredients, and the lettuce and veggies they put into the falafel sandwich are top-notch. However, the falafel itself was a bit dry and bread-y and the pita was thin and soaked in sauce.
Unleash the f****** dada !!!
This was right across from our hotel and I was dying to try it. I had the beef shawarma sandwich, while Ina had the falafel, both were great and had great tahini. Both had fresh veggies and mine also had some potato Yum!
This place is a must if you are in the Mitte area of Berlin, you can eat next door or out side and can always grab a beer from the little stand right there.
I have had my far share of falafels, but this was for sure the best falafels I have ever had. I even went out of my way to go get falafels from the famous place in Paris (cant remember off the top of my head) and I thought those were good, but these were amazing. They make them fresh (you can watch them scoop each falafel ball and put them in the deep fryer).
If you go, get the dada plate that has a little bit of everything. You order first and pay, get your food, and then you can find a seat in the room next door. Definitely will have to try!
dada's Imbiss offerings are a bit more high brow than your average doener stand, and from what I remember, you pay for it!
I wasn't wowed by my falafel sandwich, but do remember some tasty chicken options on offer.
I'd still prefer to hit one of the greasier joints, but to each his own.
Probably the best Falafel shop in town.
right in the center of Berlin-Mitte, few meters away from Tacheles and other cool locations.
The sauces are yummy, and the salad is always fresh....a normal falafel portion should fill you up for the day.
I saw dada falafel in a couple of guides and had it on my list of places to try. Took care of that last night. We got the sampler and a falafel pita. And for the hell of it a mojito instead of a beer (crazy I know).
The pita was very good. Top notch veggies and just the right amount of sauce. But of course the star was the falafel. Cooked just right and a lovely combo of spices. Loved the cumin they put in. So much of the falafel in the states is bland, so I really enjoyed the spice. The sampler plate was good but a couple of misses. Good to try once but stick with the falafel pita or plate instead. Just about everyone sitting around us was eating the same.
I did want to try the shwarma, but they were already out. Couldn't help but wonder a out that if they were already sold out by 7:30. Have to go back and try that as well. Btw, the monitor, A very fine and enjoyable version.
Something about drinking always puts me in the mood for some cheap munchies. There are some things you should know about Berlin. AKA it's cheap. It's very inexpensive and food for the most part delicious, this being one of them.
Amazing Turkish desserts. I am so in love with the desserts here. Very inexpensive and just the right sweetness and flavor. Talk about an amazing tzatziki and hot sauce!
What's amazing to order here is the falafel and the fried cheese.
Very fresh ingredients and pita bread combined to create a perfect falafel. Open late, informal, quick, not greasy, delicious.
(I also like the trap door behind the counter.)
Lonely Planet was right about this place. Fantastic!
My falafel was delicious and full of fresh veggies.
My wife says she won't go because only tourists go to Oranienburgerstr. Whatever. Dada is worth a trip. :-)
Being as I had just left the Dr.'s office which was close and it was lunchtime, I thought to myself, I should try Dada and see what all the hype on Qype is about. I decided on the delicious Beef Schwarma plate, I thought at the time of receiving it that it looked a bit small but that was not the case. The meat had been nicely marinated in a sweet and spicy sauce. I almost thought it was too sweet at the time but now that a number of hours have passed without heartburn, I think it was OK ;) The salad, sauces and hummous that came with it were also great.
I sat on a little table outside as it was sunny and beautiful weather. I would highly recommend it. Although I must go back to try their falafel.
it's true...Dada Falafel is fab.
Fresh falafel and salad and also the variety of sauces really set this place apart. I was delighted that my falafel sandwich not only had chili sauce but also some kind of yellow curry thing, sesame sauce, AND hummus. There's some griping about the price being 3eur instead of 2.5, but many falafel places will charge an extra 50cents for hummus anyway, so the price is pretty equivalent. And anyway, I am not going to squabble over a 50 cent price difference when there is more than 50 cent's worth difference in quality!
The decor is cool, as is the music, and it all seems very clean--another three elements that make this place stand out from your typical Imbiß.
Come a little early to beat the crowds, and you're golden :)
Amazing food-everything was fresh, nice place for lunch. Delicious hummus and falafel. Modern interesting interior. Near by Tacheles.
Let me explain the 4 instead of 5 stars
I'm rating it based on prices in Kreuzberg I know I shouldn't dock it for being in the location it's in, BUT, it WOULD HAVE gotten 6 stars from me if it was 50 cents cheaper, indicating that it isn't cashing in on the affluent location.
Tasty, fresh. What more is there to say? This is also one of the few places I trust the beef in Berlin. The falafel is top notch as well. Sauce is excellent, you won't be dissatisfied here, only if you're like me and expecting to pay only 2.50 for your sandwich
Highly recommended nonetheless!
I wouldn't go as far as calling this the best falafel in town, but it's pretty good and the perfect spot for lunch when exploring Berlin-Mitte.
The falafel is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, the sauces are yummy, and the salad is fresh. Service is fast and there is lots of seating outside. The prices are on the higher side, but nothing outrageous considering the location.
An extremely tasty falafel plate for only 5EUR. Probably the prettiest falafel plate I've had too. Outdoor seating only, with a handful of standing tables and not enough high stools to go around.
Remarkable Hummus* sandwich (pita bread+hummus+salad+olive oil)
Hummus: a paste made of mashed chickpeas, tahini paste, oil, lemon juice, and garlic
I have only had takeaway but I really like this place.
The falafel is made to order.
The salads are fresh, perky, crispy and tasty.
The bread, very good.
I really like this place!
I would say this is the best falafel i've ever had. very light, fluffy, hot. fresh veggies. all the trimmings were generous and fresh. the meat was a little stingy and the bread a bit cheap but for the price it was superb.
This is my absolute favorite place in Berlin to get falafel. They make everything fresh and use really good produce. Most sandwiches will cost you about 3 euros and a plate about 4 euros. They have falafel, shawarma, halloumi, and more. But if you really want a special treat, I suggest ordering the dada plate. It costs 6 euros, but is easily a meal for at least 2. You can get it vegetarian or with meat and it comes with a bit of everything dada has to offer, from houmus to taboule, salad, lemon sauce, falafel, pita bread, etc. And also try the tea either with cinnamon and cardamon or with fresh mint for 1 euro.
dada is a very small place. There is no real seating, with the exception of a few plastic chairs out on the curb in the summer. So be prepared to stand or sit at a bar inside or out front. That shouldn't keep you from trying it out though. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is wonderful. While you eat, you can enjoy the jazz music playing.
Kids will also enjoy dada. At least mine do.
dada now has added an extra room for sitting and art. Now you can enjoy it sitting and enjoying their delicious food even more than before.
The food is good at this hipster falafel joint but the seating is a little uncomfortable. Ingredients are fresh and the falafel is moist on the inside and crispy on the outside.
This is the best falafel I've had in years. I just spent a grueling work week in Berlin, and having this place across the street from my Berlin hotel was a godsend.
I came here on the strength of it's Qype reviews, which I was reading while hanging out in the beer garden of Tascheles. Everyone chose the dada plate, and it was amazing. Even the members of our party that weren't particularly hungry finished. Not because the portions were small, but because it was so tasty that you couldn't leave anything!
Good food, music, and decor. The meat was lean and flavorful. Good spicy sauce. Quick service and friendly. But a tad pricy.
Absolutely one of the best falafels in Berlin. Comes fresh and fast.
I had the dada plate, which is supposedly a mixture of all dishes, at a price of EUR7. It is the biggest and most expensive option on the menu. Definitely enough to fill me up, it was delicious and the service was fast. Falafel was heavenly. The only criticism I can think of is that the place is relatively small and there may not be enough room to eat inside and outside is very cold in February!
One of my favourite falafel places in Berlin. Usually go for the Dada Teller (Meat/Veggie plate) which has a bit of everthing and Pita bread. It's a pretty small place but there are seating outside and in the building next door. Very fast but be prepared to queue up during lunch times - can get busy but totally worth it!
Had heard this place was good, but had thought it would be expensive. One day I thought I'd 'treat myself' and have a falafel. Was pleasantly surprised to discover it was only 3 euros for falafel im brot (in bread). It was such a delicious falafel, nicely spiced, with pitta bread instead of the standard cruchy, slightly sweet bread you get elsewhere. The salad was also amazing, so fresh, with carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber.delicious!
Great little Lebanese falafal takeaway. Bars and stools to sit in for a quick bite. Fairly reasonably priced. Good freshly made falafal served in bread or on a plate with tahini, houmous, salad and Arabic bread (not pitta but not too dissimilar!).
Why when the food is this good, do people complain of a 50 cent price difference? As the old adage goes ... You get what you pay for. What you get here is probably the best Falafel in Berlin!!
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