I discovered Gayaya Berlin some time ago with a friend. I have good memories. When another friend organized a meeting with two other friends, she asked me for a tip. So I suggested the Gayaya.
The style of Gayaya Berlin
Gayaya offers pan-Asian cuisine, or what they call Asian cross-over cuisine. The dishes are all vegan. This light cuisine is ideal for both lunch and dinner.
There is a branch in Mitte and one in Prenzlauer Berg. We met at the restaurant in Berlin Mitte at Reinhardtstrasse 11. It’s just around the corner from Friedrichstraße next to the Friedrichstadtpalast. The restaurant is not very big. If I remember correctly there is only room for 6 or 7 tables. In the warm season there are also a few tables outside. I found the table for two on the far left on the mini terrace particularly cute. There you sit next to each other – tête à tête, so to speak – and there are lots of plants in front of you.
The furniture is made of wood. The lighting is very subtle. Long tubular lamps hang above the tables, directing their light to the dining area. The walls are also kept in natural tones and Asian decorative objects complete the Asia feeling of the Gayaya Berlin.
The soothing ambience is supported by meditative sounds. Here you can escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. No matter whether during the lunch break or after a hard day at work or while exploring Berlin.
What is there to eat at Gayaya Berlin?
As already mentioned, the Gayaya offers dishes from different Asian countries. Everything is freshly cooked and you can taste that. Therefore, the menu is correspondingly short. All dishes are prepared according to the 5-element kitchen.
By not using animal products, all dishes are light and easily digestible. The Gayaya is also ideal for a business lunch. The very polite and reserved Asian staff cater to all requests. Almost all dishes can be prepared gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free. Incompatibilities are gladly taken into account.
What did we eat?
Two of us opted for the Pad Thai. A classic of Thai cuisine that usually consists mainly of flat rice noodles and is made with egg. In Gayaya Berlin there are much more fresh vegetables. You can’t see the noodles at first glance, as you can see in the third picture. The Mekong noodles on picture 1 are visually very similar to Pad Thai. In the middle you can see the curry, which was easily recognizable served with red rice.
Everything was tasty and made with love. On request you can of course have your food a little bit more spicy.
The drinks are also a crossover of Asia. From mango lassi to jasmine tea to ginger lemonade, there are many typical Asian drinks at the start. Incidentally, the former is also vegan and everything can be served sugar-free on request.
In addition, you will also find classic soft drinks such as water, cola and juices. Alcoholic drinks are limited to beer and French red and white wine.
I can recommend Gayaya Berlin on Reinhardtstraße in Mitte to all lovers of light Asian cuisine. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Everything is freshly prepared and still comes to the table without a long wait. Incidentally, the Gayaya does not use animal products and all dishes are available gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free.
As the restaurant is quite small, it is best to make a reservation. For a romantic tête-à-tête I can highly recommend the small table on the mini terrace with lots of greenery.
Gayaya Berlin – Info
Address: Reinhardtstraße 11, 10117 Berlin (near Friedrichstadt-Palast)