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The decor at the Kleine Chinese on Tal isn't much to look at, as it consists of very basic furniture with a shop-style counter. However, once you sit down and begin to eat, you forget all of that. Not far from the main square, Marienplatz, this restaurant is a great find if you've been running around the center of Munich for a few hours. Suitable for both vegetarians and meat lovers, wholesome and generous portions of both spicy and mild dishes are served quickly. This gives you the energy to continue on with your exploration of Munich without having used up too much precious time, which is convenient if you're just in the city briefly.
Donisl has been a communal beer hall since the beginning of 14th century! A trip to Donisl will probably involve a festive atmosphere, a fair bit of singing and the noise of beer mugs clashing against each other. The unique beers served here are as old as time itself. Prepare for unexpected tastes and exciting aromas that you would never have experience otherwise. This beer-haven also serves traditional German fare, which is laden with influences from the streets of Munich. For a healthy dose of revelry as well as a hearty meal soaked in German culture, Donisl is the place to rush to.
Although many people don't know it, Nuremberg's grilled sausages also feature in Bavarian cuisine. This atmospheric restaurant with old vaulted rooms (renovated in 1994), prepares the Franconian sausages in a traditional manner. The sausages are grilled on an open wooded fire and are served accompanied by cabbage and fresh horseradish. No doubts that the beer here is excellent, and is freshly poured into your glass from a wooden barrel on-site! Other Bavarian specialties here include freshly baked pretzels and Franconian wines. Hot meals are available until 9.30p.
Gasthaus Isarthor is like an archaic tavern and is one of the remaining places that serve Augustiner beer from wooden kegs only which is tapped daily. You won't get a better beer than this. The traditional Bavarian food is too good to resist and the menu changes everyday. Gasthaus Isarthor is an unassuming place with great food and beer. Don't be surprised if you come across an antler or a wild boar peering through the thickets or find any famous face relishing the delicacies. Bring cash as they don't accept credit cards.
Der Pschorr is an upscale restaurant and beer garden that offers a sumptuous meal boasting local specialties and an exquisite range of local beer. Besides that, the eatery also serves as an event venue. It is home to private gatherings, banquets and other events. The venue wins over patrons with its state of the art facilities and cozy ambiance. Check the website to know more.
My Indigo is a small chain of restaurants serving mainly Asian food. Catering to both vegetarians and carnivores, you can enjoy a tasty meal served instantly, knowing there are some positive nutrients in your dish! Curries come with either cous cous or rice (or both), and the portions are perfect for lunch or a light early dinner. A range of soft drinks, coffee, plus the winter warmer chai latte are on the beverage board. This branch is really handy for shoppers too, as it's located in a newly refurbished shopping center right next to the main high street of Munich.
Backpackers, students, and bargain hunters know that eating out doesn't have to cost a fortune - and it doesn't need to involve a burger bar! Pasta e Basta is a very small chain of Italian restaurants in Munich. The one on Frauenhoferstrasse is spacious and light with simple but modern decor. The staff is friendly and efficient, and the menu includes all the regular Italian dishes of lasagne, penne al arrabiata, and cannelloni as well as a classic tiramisu or profiteroles for dessert. Except for desserts, portion sizes tend to be rather small, but the more-than-fair prices would prevent even the most frugal from complaining - this place really is cheap and cheerful! -Caroline Evans
Situated close to the university, Café Puck is a popular hangout for students during the day, mainly because of its tasty salads, sandwiches and hot meals. The cafe also serves breakfast until 6p. Later in the evening, a new group of punters - tidy and well-dressed thanks to the bouncers - come to chat, drink and flirt. After midnight the place really starts to kick. This place is not quite as whimsical as Shakespeare's Puck, but more straightforward fun.
Located in the neighborhood of Maxvorstadt, Alter Simpl has been one of the most loved places since 1905. This rustic bar is usually one of the favorite spots for artists, painters, singers, musicians and readers to spend time and catch up over beer and unique cocktails. The delicious Italian and Bavarian cuisines are great in the lively atmosphere. Call ahead for more information.
This cozy bistro on Hans-Sachs-Strasse is quite a neighborhood favorite. Make your way here for breakfast or dinner and you'll have a range of options to choose from the traditional German and Bavarian fare. You could choose to sit indoors or head outside to bask in the sun while enjoying tasty treats that they serve up and tippling on an Augustiner beer. All in all Gaststatte Faun is a casual eatery to sit back and relax minus the airs.