ORA

4.6
226 reviews
€31 to €50
Modern European

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 226 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AngelinaK
Berlin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Außergewöhnliches Restaurant, mit toller Karte und Essen. Der Service ist sehr freundlich und lieb. Das Essen war sehr lecker. Jederzeit wieder!

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Franciszek
Berlin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Incredible food and wine. Service might be better. Though the restaurant was almost empty we were given a table in front of a toilet which doesn’t have closing doors. Eating in front of toilet bowl isn’t the experience you want to have in a restaurant like that.

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claire
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eine kleine kulinarische Perle in Berlin. Das Menü ist schlicht, aber jedes Gericht ist sehr ausgewählt. Speisen, an die man sich gerne erinnert. Und das Personal schafft eine sehr zuvorkommende, schöne Atmosphäre.

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SofiaS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We a very bad experience. The waiter asked us 3 times if we are having a 3 course menu, but we only went there for appetizers and cocktails. After the 3 time she told us in an angry voice, that if we book a table here we must take the menu.
The restaurant not crowded at all. There was plenty of space. So it was not like we took away a table from someone who might have ordered the menu.
Besides our consumption was >70€ anyways.
Very disappointed. Very poor and impolite service.
Would not recommend.

ORA
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Sofia, Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry that your experience at ORA did not match your expectations. We are always happy to receive walk in guests for drinks and bar menu. Our booking policy is that we take reservations only for the dinner menu. Please note this is listed on your confirmation email from opentable and on our website. Best Emily

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DianaK
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wspaniała restauracja, położona w lokalu po aptece. Karta krótka, jedzenie pyszne, świetny wybór win. Obsługa bardzo profesjonalna, pomimo dużego obłożenia w sobotni wieczór. Na pewno wrócimy przy okazji kolejnej wizyty w Berlinie.

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CarolinZ
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Großartige Weinkarte. Hervorragende Küche. Abwechslungsreich, saisonal. Gelungene Kombination von Geschmäckern und Texturen. Der Service ist schnell und sehr zuvorkommend. Schöner Außenbereich und drinnen mit sehr viel Ambiente. Unbedingt ausprobieren!

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ROBYN
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

ORA möchte vor allem eines sein: perfekt! Weshalb der Service unpersönlicher als beim Arzt sowohl die Aufmerksamkeitsspanne beim Bestellen als auch beim Essen bringen kaum halten kann, bleibt ein Geheimnis. Eine der Vorspeisen (gekühlte Zuchinisuppe mit Pistazien) war vortrefflich, konnte die Mittelmäßigkeit aller anderer Speisen (schlechte Konsistenz der Gnocchi eine zu ölige Schafskäsesoße, sodass das Aroma des Käses verloren geht sowie zu viele gut gemeinte Hasenüsse, die ungewürzt im Fett schwimmen) aber leider kaum ausgleichen. Der Rosé schmeckt gut, trotz Service, der verunsichert durch die Brille mit dem Millimetermaß nach der cl Marke beim Einschenken sucht. Alles halb so wild, solange die Küche wach genug gewesen wäre. Leider scheint sich Chef d’oeuvre auf dem historischen Ambiente auszuruhen.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super!!!: saisonal kreative Küche voller Aromen, perfekte Zubereitung, ungezwungene Atmosphäre, geschultes freundliches Personal- eine rundum tolle Erfahrung

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Santeria
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I came across ORA during the lockdowns in 2020: I ordered the menus of Christmas 🎄 and New Years Eve and I loved.
When the restrictions in Berlin started to be more chill I booked a table with friends and felt like a luxury after a long winter #covid.
Was priceless
Don’t hesitate! Just go
:)

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Eden
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The food does not live to the standard you would expect when paying these prices. If they want to be a fine-dining place they have to do better. The ambience and the nice design cannot compensate for a disappointment for the food.

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Johanna
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful wines, great service!

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Sweepe
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Der Service und das Ambiente sind sehr gut. Das essen war leider bis auf eine Vorspeise etwas uninspiriert.

Preisleistung hat für mich leider nicht gestimmt.

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JoshuaF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic dining experience, excellent wine list, delicious food, and lovely service. Worth every penny.

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MiriamO
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We reserved to sit outside but when arrived told we had to sit inside. Being told „you can’t make reservations for outside“ Even though there were 3 empty tables outside, which stayed empty for some time.
Two girls arrived and said they had a reservation and were ushered outside. Which left us feeling rather ignored.
Food was mostly good . Lamb shoulder amazing!!! I found the fish rather tasteless but the side salad with ox tongue really nicely flavoured.
The Australian waitress was very kind but the man was a bit impatient and rude to us

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were very friendly and the old Apotheke atmosphere was the best!

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FoodInMyBelly
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ora is the place to go for a chill but fancy dinner. The wine selection is outstanding, the service excellent and the food menu is always new, innovative and tasty.

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OkayChamp
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Faire Preise und solides, überdurchschnittlich gutes Essen, aber keine Geschmacksoffenbarung. Einziges Manko und Grund für 4/5 Sternen war der sandige Mangold zum Rind.

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vipRJD1
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place.

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Steffen
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Ein wirklich sehr schöner Ort. Toller Service und auch die Weinempfehlung war spitze! Das Essen gut, der Nachtisch war eher so lala. Leider sehr laut.

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JenniferJ
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great spot! Fantastic location, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and well thought out delicious dishes. Definitely great for a date night, friends get together, special night out or a simple night tasting wines. Highly recommend checking it out.

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MarvinBln
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

This has been out 2nd time at Ora after the reopening and we are quite torn, what to think about it.

Wine and service are fantastic. The location needs no words. The 2-3 course menu would be a welcome change from the ever so fancy sharing plate concepts around Kreuzberg and Neukölln, if the food was actually as great as the wine selection. But unfortunately the food doesn’t live up to expectations.
It is not bad at all. The produce are of great quality, seasonal and local. But the dishes are mostly boring, uninspired and don’t seam to tell a cohesive story. Its wuite a mixed bag. Most dishes are we had were a little bland and really nothing I would remember a few weeks later. I am sorry to say that because I really hope that Ora can keep up the work. But the food concept needs tweaking.
Pasta was good, yet boiled in underseasoned water. The fish tatar was dry, lacking some dressing, sauce and acidity. It tasted as if one component was forgotten. The main fish dish was very bland. The crabs, unseasoned, did nothing for the plate. The vegetables under the fish, unrecognizable. Risotto was good, but sort of a safe bet. The pork was tasty but again, the plate didn’t come together. All components were good but randomly combined. Minimalistic not in a good way.

What I wonder is if you can go to Ora for a glas of wine and and a snack and feel excited. We had a 80 euro bill per person and for that money I ate better in Berlin.
The wine is outstanding tho.

ORA
Responded on 26 September 2020

Dear Marvin, Thank you so much for coming to the restaurant, we are very glad to hear you enjoyed our service and the wine. We appreciate you taking the time to give us this very constructive feedback on the food. We will make sure to pass this on to the Chefs and our kitchen team. As we are striving to improve those points and your feedback is very important to us. Thanks again, Your ORA team

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JuliaW
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Best Restaurant in Berlin ! I have been there 3 times and I can recommend ORA for everyone :)

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Gourmande
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Sehr schönes Ambiente mit der alten Apotheker-Ausstattung. Interessante, innovative Gerichte, gut zubereitet. Toller Champagner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Einfach ein rundum toller Abend. Der Service war hervorragend, super freundlich und mit den besten Empfehlungen! Das Essen sorgte gar für ein wenig Gänsehaut - SO GUT war es! Der dazu empfohlene Wein war klasse. Wir kommen bald wieder

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Melody
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with attentive staff, exquisite food and a personal touch which I haven't experienced in a long time. Thank you Ora

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really lovely experience, great service and tasteful food, beautiful decor. Highly recommend

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Watson
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

This has nothing to do with the overwhelmingly friendly service nor the really tasty food but dining outside on the pavement was quite an experience because of some police operation on oranienplatz. Next time I‘d rather eat inside the beautiful old pharmacy.

ORA
Responded on 16 August 2020

Dear Watson, Thanks a lot for coming to ORA and for taking time to write a review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our food and service so much. We are happy to book you a table inside for your next visit. See you at ORA again soon.

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Sina
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience in a beautiful setting. Very good service!

ORA
Responded on 16 August 2020

Thank you very much for your kind review, Sina! Se you again soon. The ORA Team

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BartR
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The former pharmacy environment gives a special character to the ambiance. The staff is friendly and helpful, interested in your wishes.

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vipLukeM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food and great wine. The veal starter was excellent and nduja on the monkfish main very very nice.
A lovely friendly team - I can imagine in normal times this place would be buzzing.
Expected a little more from the bar - look wise, it looked a little bare/ unstocked as though they were still setting up for the evening but the Negroni was 10/10!

Would definitely go back

ORA
Responded on 16 August 2020

Dear Luke, Thank you for sharing your comments and thoughts. We are happy to hear that you enjoy our Negroni as much as we do! Until your next visit at ORA

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MartinC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Very nice rooms and great decorations. We had a nice table and was quickly served. First two starters were lovely, Pork Rillettes and Burrata and the wine suggestion was also very good.
When we had finished the starters we had also finished the first bottle of wine but our waiter wasnt around so we could order a second. We managed to get hold of a colleague and asked for the winelist about the same time as the maincourse was served. I now couldnt get hold of any waiters because the place was busy so by the time we had the second bottle of wine two of us had already finished our maincourse.. That was really not okay.
My third dish was Comté - the taste of the cheese was very nice but the serving itself was not very good.
The dessert, Strawberry and Elderflower with Eton mess was a bit boring.

It looked like there were to little staff for the amount of guests which was a shame, because the staff was very friendly and with very few adjustments all the dishes would have been very nice but now we had 2 out of 4 dishes which was not worth the Money + the wine came after we finished our main course..

I might come back and try it Again.
Best regards
Martin Clément

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HOLLY
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food
Delicious drinks
And great ambiance
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ORA
Responded on 16 August 2020

Thanks Holly, Thanks for an overall delicious review. Can't wait to welcome you back at ORA

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berlin
7 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sehr lecker spannende Weinkarte und witzige Location.
Auf jedenfall einen Versuch wert!

ORA
Responded on 16 August 2020

Vielen Dank für deine Review, wir freuen uns bereits euch wieder bei uns zu begrüßen!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ORA fills that void of restaurants in Berlin that have all 3: amazing food (for a very fair price!), lovely staff (big shoutout to Charlie and Christian!) and a great atmosphere. Absolute must try and hopefully one to last for a long time!

ORA
Responded on 16 August 2020

We are loving your feedback and are glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us! We also passed on your shoutout to Charlie and Christian - thank you. See you at ORA again soon

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AlexandraR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bistro Idee in Perfektion. Tolles Essen, tolle Menschen, tolle Weine. Hingehen!

ORA
Responded on 16 August 2020

Liebe Alexandra, Vielen Dank für deine tolle review. Wir freuen uns, dass ihr so eine schöne Zeit bei uns hattet. Bis zum nächsten Mal

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RachaelT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, delicious drinks, beautiful location.

ORA
Responded on 16 August 2020

Dear Rachael, Thank you for your wonderful comments, we hope to welcome you at ORA agin soon!

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Cherolyn
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Ora has a great interior in the old pharmacy and the food is really good, however, wine is overpriced and for the atmosphere and prices, you'd expect cloth napkins rather than paper napkins. They probably still need to get the hang of it, but overall decent experience.

ORA
Responded on 26 June 2020

Dear Cherolyn, Thanks a lot for coming to ORA and for taking time to write a review. Unfortunately since the pandemic, many of the linen companies were closed and not offering restaurant services, so we had to open with high quality thick paper napkins instead. We will be back to linen napkins very soon. We hope to see you at ORA again soon.

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LiseH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the atmosphere here! Old farmacy now a restaurant but a lot of interior intact. Full restaurant so the waitress was busy but still friendly and helpful. We had a 5 course set menu and it was so tasty, and we were all satisfied. Organic wine to go with it. Good value👍

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ClausD
Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Herausragend war die freundliche und natürlich charmante Servicekraft

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JoFc
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Love Ora and wanted to go again before they close, the ambience and location is unparalleled but the service left a lot to be desired. Order was taken wrong so didn’t get the food we wanted (ordered four courses and only got two) and by the time we asked what was going on the kitchen had been closed.

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ORA is rated 4.6 stars by 226 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.