Sushi restaurant Kuchi’s style of cuisine and minimalist décor inevitably draws a cool cosmopolitan Berliner crowd, but it’s the quality of ingredients that compels many to return. Offering an authentic menu, the dishes are even good by Japanese standards. If your idea of East Asian cooking extends no further than a California roll or a bento box then think again; along with fish the maki rolls are also rolled with yakitori chicken skins. Seats at the bar can be cramped, but are ideal for the lone diner or those after a quick bite. Bigger parties are seated at one of several stone tables and a downstairs tatami room is available for private hire. If noodle soups are your thing you should also consider next door, aptly named ‘Next to Kuchi’, which does the best ramen in town. Both places offer take-away options but if you’re dining in why not grab an expertly made cocktail afterwards at the neighbouring Greenwich Bar. Kuchi has a sister branch on Kantstraße in Charlottenburg.