For most locals, Turkish restaurants in Berlin extend no further than the doner kebab (which was actually invented in the city). Hoping to redress the balance and prove that there’s more to Turkish cuisine than the ubiquitous elephant’s foot, Defne serves classic Anatolian dishes using authentic ingredients from the local Turkish market. A far cry from the Imbiss kiosks so prevalent in Kreuzberg, this sit-down restaurant offers more comfortable surroundings. The bare stone walls and tiled flooring lean toward more Mediterranean climes, while outdoor tables afford wonderful views of the river. On Fridays and Saturdays seasonal fresh fish is served, cooked by a traditional method over hot charcoal stones. Another speciality is künefe, a sweet cheese dish glazed with honey. Fresh and simply delicious.