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Rogacki: Berlin's best-loved fishy business

Rogacki, Berlin

Venerable Rogacki was a revered Berlin institution long before super-chefs such as Anthony Bourdain swung by to pronounce its food some of the best they'd ever tasted.

Established in 1929, this bustling purveyor of gourmet goodies still looks and feels like something from an era long past.

Fading black and white photos hang from tiled walls, and staff are decked out in unfortunate green uniforms. Customers including a high proportion of doughty, grey-haired ladies stand at tables munching, or select from counters displaying innumerable cheeses, meats and fish.

Rogacki fish and seafood specialities, Berlin
Hundreds of varieties of smoked fish in Wilmersdorferstrasse's Rogacki delicatessen

And the fish, in case the sign looming above the main entrance doesn't provide clue enough, is what Rogacki is most particularly about.

Live fish and seafood selection in the Rogacki restaurant and delicatessen

Whether fresh (something that's almost absurdly difficult to find in Berlin) or oak-smoked on the premises, Rogacki's piscatorial prowess is something of a legend.

Little wonder, then, that although the in-house food stations serve up all manner of enticing edibles, seafood in all its forms is the undisputed star attraction.

Order fried fillets with a side of potato salad from the canteen counter, or chomp on crustaceans at the snazzier seafood grill.

Be prepared to stand as you eat - the only seating is outside and snapped up quickly. Like the final bill, though, it's a small price to pay for food and atmosphere this good.


See also:
Moabit's food court market hall

Berlin's most glamorous delicatessen



Rogacki: Wilmersdorfer Stra├če 145-146, 10585 Berlin


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