No Name, Mitte

Restaurant review NoName, Berlin – first published at Gourmet Report

It’s quite a weird restaurant. It doesn’t want to have a name (NoName) and according to self-advertisement has no boundaries (no boundaries, no limits). It’s in the middle of the worst tourist corner, on Oranienburger Str., which every Berliner tends to avoid, because only tourists are there. But inside the NoName are the Berliners. It is Corona time and the restaurant is surprisingly filled to the last table.

There are reasons for this which we now understand. The main reason is Janina Atmadi, the boss of the whole thing. She created the restaurant as it is. She selects the staff and determines the style. And what she does, she does with great passion and enthusiasm, that immediately is passed to the employees and the guests. Even the toilets are made with love! Actually, the restaurant should better be called “Chez Janina” instead of NoName.

Atmadi’s team works like a clockwork. The main servers Sunny Bruchwalski, Sarah Buchbinder and Steve Hartzsch know how to please their guests. And you can tell that they love to do it and love to spoil their guests. Nothing is hectic here, everything is done with joy and passion.

The brigade with Vicenzo Broszio (centre), Konrad Most (left), Verena Voges (centre left), Joao Mendonka (centre right) and Eric Alonso (right)
From the kitchen comes michelin star quality (1), although it is (still) missing. The young chef with the Italian name comes from Berlin and studied at Borchardt and Grosz am Kudamm. After the expected fast retirement of his predecessor David Kikilus, who stayed for almost a year this time, the NoName became the first chef’s job for Vicenzo Broszio.

We had the 5-course menu in the NoName (80 € p.p.) All dishes were of consistently high quality.

Chef Broszio tends to hide his creations under chips. For the photo, I often got crazy with the chips! Only the cod cheeks were not covered.

My favorite course was the Pluma of the Iberian pig with an addiction factor sauce. (Why did I eat my bread before?)

I think the photos give a pretty good impression and yes, it tasted better than the photos look. Vicenzo Broszio composes quite intelligent and quite tasteful.

We enjoyed a very nice evening in a pleasant atmosphere and unusual surroundings and will come back 100%. But next time I would take the big menu. The small menu is quite little for a voracious person like me.

The NoName had bad luck that no stars by Michelin were awarded this year. Gault Millau awarded 15 points and Gusto even awarded 7.5 pans. If Broszio continues to cook so brilliantly, he will surely bring home a star.

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The NoName made the visit possible. But this has no effect on the above report. Had it not been good, we would not have written anything. See all pictures at Gourmet Report: