Is this place called Kornhauskeller or Palmyra? It certainly used to be the former, but maybe it's now the latter? It has both signs, the older German-language reviews say that this place is German, but half of the current (new) signage says it's Syrian.
Anyway, whatever, this place is great. The lunch menu is quite narrow - a choice between meat and fish dishes, but the cooking is absolutely top-notch.
When you enter, immediately you'll notice the rather well thought out decor. Nice little square tables, lots of photos, nicely framed, warm colours. Then you'll notice that everyone's food looks great. If you have a party just over 4 in size (we had 5) then you'll probably get to see one of these little tables get expanded into a table for 6. Maybe they even expand up to 8? Either way it's a fun little feature and shows the quality of the furniture.
The food itself is really good. I had steak, mixed veg, cous cous and a spicy tomato sauce - all perfectly cooked and presented, and the total cost was EUR7.20.
I'll definitely be back.
The Kornhauskeller is a nice, small restaurant with very friendly staff. The lunch menu is rather small, and they offer some German and some Syrian dishes. I had Falafel for lunch, which was truly delicious and cost me only 6,40EUR.
I love having lunch on fridays at the Kornhauskeller. The staff is very friendly, lunch prices are well affordable and the dishes are always clean, tasty, fresh and very well prepared. My favorite is the fish in mustard seed sauce, but their falafel is the best I've had in Hamburg by far. Very very recommended! A Hamburg favorite!
A great value Syrian (I think!) lunch venue in Aldstadt. Don't expect to get served within 20 minutes and get back to work, but if you want a decent sit down session come Friday, you can't go far wrong.
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