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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Café
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“10 min walk: The first thing one notices about Knuth, even before walking in, is that the restaurant’s atmosphere seems to ooze out through the windows and light up the whole street with lively chatter and happy customers. After walking in, it is clear that this is a neighbourhood favourite where locals come to read one of the many magazines and newspapers that are offered while enjoying a hearty cake with coffee served in a huge bowl. Another great thing about Knuth is that the kitchen stays open during the day, and the selection of daily plates always pleases due to their variety.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“A good place to go to after cinema, to have a nice pizza and wine. They also have an amazing brunch buffet on sundays.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
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“Dieses peruanische Tapasrestaurant begeistert durch seine farbenfrohe Atmosphäre, Essen und toller Bedienung.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“A tiny french café, but try the croissants with almonds, you will die for them! If it is overcrowded, take them away!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“3 min walk: The restaurant is small, cosy and traditional - the oldest wine bar of Hamburg withe live music. The tables are close together and the place has an authentic 19th century feel (in a good way). I can recommand the big cheese plate with a bottle of wine. The wine list is really excellent. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“In the charming neighborhood of Ottensen you will find one of the most delicate places. Excellent veggie meals. Book a table!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“5 min walk: What a romantic place. Tapas, a bottle of wine and the regularly appearing guitar players, I do not need more! Good with a nice accompaniment and the evening is perfect.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best burgers in Hamburg! They have great fries with Rosemary and sea salt. They also have great sweet potato fries. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“10 min walk: Scusa? The chicken-shaped wine carafes alone are not enough for you to come to Ottensen’s most authentic Italian restaurant? Ok, well good thing the food they serve, the service they give, and the romantic atmosphere once you step inside will convince you. Their menu is classic italian food with a twist: for example their Scalopini Al Wodka or al Pepperoncino are some up-to-date versions of the typical Scalopini al Limone (however when I asked where this one was the waiter did not hesitate for a second before telling me they will make it specially for me). They also serve some exciting pizza combinations, for example salami and artichokes.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“weil es nicht viele vegane Restaurants in Hamburg gibt, dieses ist ca. in 10 Minuten zu Fuß zu erreichen.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Nice asian crossover restaurant. From thai to sushi! everything is fresh cooked and really good cost-performance ratio. normally it is full, but wait a minute, it's worth.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
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“best bread in the area, they use biologic and high quality raw materials and they use to give the bread time over night... it tastes like 30 years ago.. like an old tradition bakery, like in the childhood.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Not really a restaurant, more a bistro, you can chose from 4-6 pizza slices as big as you want - they sell it by weight. Very, very yummy! Mon-Fri 12pm-11:30pm, Sat 5pm-11:30pm”
  • 10 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Bok: quick&fresh asian food. Tasty meals around 7 Euro. Very close to Altona Station. Self-service. Green Papaya: 5min.from Altona Station. Good choice, meals are served. Vietnamese kitchen, also nice sushi. Shikara: my favourite Indian Restaurant in Ottensen. Very tasty meals.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Eines der netten kleinen Cafés in der Ottenser Hauptstraße. Angenehme Athmosphäre.”
  • 3 locals recommend