Where to eat in Berlin, Hamburg and Hannover

For all the food fanatics who are considering higher education in Berlin, Hamburg or Hannover these are our top places to eat in the German capital.Berlin as well as Hamburg and Hanover are home to some scrumptious cuisines and charming restaurants. If you are planning to study in one of these cities, your experience wouldn’t be complete without trying the great food. To make your quest for good food easier, here’s a list of cost-effective restaurants to take out / order in:



Location: Mehringdamm 32, KreuzbergDistance: 1.9 km from GISMA Berlin

Berlin’s version of the famous döner kebab is a delicacy at Mustafa, which has people waiting in long queues each day to have a taste. The popularity that this venue enjoys among locals and tourists has given it a high-end status. For good value, you can grab a wrap bursting with succulent chicken and roasted vegetables; this is sure to get your taste buds tingling.

Open throughout the week, this store is a small set-up, offering delicious kebabs to eat on the go. Locals love tucking into the flatbread wraps made from fresh veggies, soaked in sauce and generously layered with feta cheese. As a student, this place is an ideal choice for great food at great value.


Location: Paul Lincke Ufer 39-40, Neukölln/Kreuzberg Distance: 4.0 km from GISMA Berlin

Behind Concierge Coffee lies an authentic piece of Italy. Identified by its romantic aurora and crunchy crusts, this is a top choice for any pizza lover. Zola is known for its wood-fired oven and ensuring excellent quality in all its ingredients. The pizzas are the perfect combination of crunchy and melt-in-mouth and they are layered with San Marzano tomatoes and Fior di Latte cheese.

Zola has certainly stirred a new passion for pizza in Berlin and its menu always has a weekly special. You will struggle to find such authentic Italian food anywhere else in the city. Steaming hot pizzas served in this cosy Berlin restaurant are perfect and at a great value.


Location: Oberbaumstrasse 8, KreuzbergDistance: 6.5 km from GISMA Berlin

Feasting on a scrumptious burger served from a revamped public restroom, while sitting between two of the busiest streets of Kreuzberg, right under a metro track defines the appeal of Burgermeister. With an extraordinary location and simple, yet flavoursome food, the burger joint appeals to the young of the Berlin crowd.

With the choice of so many cuisines in Berlin, this restaurant’s straightforward burger certainly stands out with its simple, but delicious sesame seeded brioche bun, and thin beef patty. Added to that, is the tempting sauces to add to your bun. 

Burgermeister offers a cool and laid-back vibe while producing some of the juiciest burgers in Berlin, so be prepared to wait a while in line. A crowd favourite is ‘Meisterburger’, which you must try if you like your burger without mayo sauce. 


BokLocation: Ottenser Hauptstrasse 1, HamburgDistance: 240 m from GISMA Berlin

The warm, well-lit café with a casual dining theme has an array of Korean, Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese dishes. You can really taste the true flavours of Asia as the food has no artificial enhancers and is cooked by native chefs. The best part is that you can gorge on bowls of veggie, tasty appetisers and even vegan options.

The Asian Fusion kitchen is one of a kind at Hamburg and has food lovers drooling over its menu. Special emphasis is given to the preparation of food to ensure that it tastes natural and is healthy. Find your perfect bowl of nourishment delivered right at your doorstop or take away.



Location: Heiligerstraße 3, HanoverDistance: 500 m from GISMA Berlin

Vapiano is the answer to all your Italian food cravings, be it some nicely layered pizza, tangy pasta, delicious bruschetta or more. Each dish is made with the finest ingredients and is hand-prepared. The pasta alone has 11 different variations including gluten free which you can explore as per your preference.

The restaurant has a vibrant setting and is situated in a cosy corner of Hanover. It offers home delivery services which means you can dig into some scrumptious Italian antipasti in the comfort of your living room.

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