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Industry Standard. Photo: vanessaremoquillo

Industry Standard

Address Sonnenallee 83; 12045 Berlin
by Schönstedtstrasse
Neighbourhood Neukölln | See on map
S-Bahn/U-Bahn Rathaus Neukölln [U7]
Telephone +49 30 62 727 732
Website http://www.industry-standard.de
Price EUR 30-40
Hours Wed-Sun 18-02 (kitchen closes at 23:00)
Notes Credit cards not accepted

Mexican chef Ramsés Manneck has long been among the frontrunners in the race to gentrify Neukölln and he’s beating the path even wider with his Industry Standard, set up in a former shisha bar. Locals might not be happy, but that won’t stop foodies from joining the smug hipster hordes to overrun the area.

While the restaurant looks little different from most other Berlin eateries, spurning bling and glamour for an unassuming street style, its nose-to-tail cooking is bold and exciting. The bone marrow toast – shots of bourbon available for bone luging – and the venison tartare are the signature dishes for good reason, but you’ll want to try as much of the menu as possible.

The quality of the dishes – order two to three per person and share – makes this a rewarding culinary experience and not just a cool-hunting expedition. While the service is too sloppy to make it a truly great dining experience, the price level is, on balance, fair enough (drinks are a touch overpriced) to overlook the shortcomings. Reservations are recommended.