Panama

4.5
381 reviews
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PANAMA is a place of deceleration. It aims to inspire to see the world with your heart, to open your eyes, and to discover paradise right here, right now. In the urban environment of Berlin.
We‘re trying to achieve a balance between the antagonism of closeness and distance, elements of near and far determine our aesthetics and culinary concept. Kitchen & Bar are combining familiar ingredients with exotic accents & surprises, both embracing influence from other countries and cultures to create new flavours & contemporary richness. At a space that feels like home.
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Berlin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

War nett, der Service etwas too much!

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Kann man machen, muss man aber nicht. Das Essen ist okay, aber keine Überraschung. Bei dem preislichen Niveau erwartet man zurecht etwas mehr. Die Bedienung ist professionell. Warum es aber gefühlt sechs verschiedenen Kellner pro Tisch braucht, bleibt ein Rätsel.

Einmal reicht, es gibt deutlich spannendere Lokale in der Stadt.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, with a unique design and atmosphere. Been here a couple of times already, and always exciting because the menu varies according to season. It is recommended to have at least two dishes per person, as size is not so big so it is great for date as you can share. Many vegetarian options, and good seasonal cocktails. The service is top notch, and staff is very good at recommendations. Extensive wine list. One of my favorites each time I go to Berlin.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice decor - great mix of very good food and casual atmosphere. + Fantastic wine list!!

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JR
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very much worth it! The restaurant was recommended by a friend. Excellent food and a wonderful dining experience. Service was very casual but still professional! I will come back.

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Frankfurt Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super Service, super Essen, tolle Location! Gerne wieder!

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Das Essen war ausgesprochen lecker und auch kreativ - aber bei Weitem für die Mini-Portiönchen viel zu teuer. Wer keinen Hunger hat und trotzdem viel Geld ausgeben möchte, kann hierher gehen.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food but even more impressive is the wine pairings done by Sommelier Nick. Highly recommend for the most excellent dining experience in Berlin!

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alles in allem Top. Sehr feindliches Personal mit spitzen Empfehlungen für Aperitif, Wein,... hier merkt man wirklich das alte was von ihrem Werk verstehen.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Sehr leckere Speisen, top Essen-Qualität.

Preisen aber nicht so lecker leider.

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1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Das Essen steht in keinem Preisleistungsvethältniss. Die eine Speise war versalzen währen die andere zu Fad war.
Es gab so gut wie keine Vegetarischen Gerichte. 70€ inkl Getränke und man ist nicht satt .....

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KP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Charming place with friendly staff. The decoration might be a bit overly trendy; the hyped chandelier for example struck me as somewhat cheap. The menu is limited and its categories are a tad precious, but the food is very solid, if not inventive. My pulled lamb shoulder arrived lukewarm, but was still rather delicious. Panama might not deserve all the accolades it raked in, but it is a fine dining choice all the same.

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c
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Für Gaumen und Auge eine Reise welche alle Sinne betört.
Ein wunderbaren Abend mit sehr aufmerksamen Personal und einem Somelier, der die Lust auf den Wein weckt vor dem ersten Schluck.
Handwerk der Küche auf hohem Niveau.
Ein entspannter und alles anregende Abend. Dank

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L
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wir waren seeehr zufrieden mit dem Essen und den Getränken sowie dem Service (Dennis, Danke). Super auch die Teller in der Mitte (war mit der Grund ins Panama zu gehen), so bringt das Essen noch mehr Freude und Vielfalt.
Einziges Manko: zu wenige vegetarische Essen.

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food but ambiance should be refined a bit, it seems a bit too casual and without character.
Downstairs the room temperature is quite cold, my partner felt uncomfortable.

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IC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff were knowledgeable and passionate about the food and the menu. We especially loved the tomato carpaccio. They offered a wine pairing with the dishes we selected, which was excellent. My only critique is that the first dish arrived before our aperitif and the second arrived just after the drinks, so it would have been preferable to space the courses as we felt a little rushed.

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G
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We liked the sort of tapas formule but when there are so little choices to make with this very small card and with this price level, everything served should be perfect. That was not the case.
For example the lamb was very salty so we did send it back. Of course it was not charged.
The winelist was beautiful but the glasses were filled on a minimum level.

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing new place in Berlin. Outstanding service and food

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Berlin
18 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Es war wieder großartig! Danke für die kurzfristige Sitzplatz -Änderung. Ich hatte angegeben dass wir einen Geburtstag feiern, ich hatte gedacht dass man dann eventuell eine Kleinigkeit für das Geburtstagskind organisiert hat, so wie in anderen vielen sehr guten Restaurants, ist aber nicht schlimm wir waren mit allem sehr zufrieden! Bis zum nächsten Mal 😍

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E
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant! They’re a bit stingy when it comes to pouring the wine, and the meat portion was really a joke for the price you pay thinking this is a sharing concept. It’s litterally 4 slices :/
But all over I love this place, the menu is creative, delicious and service and ambience wonderful!

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SH
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Interesting menu and tasty well prepared dishes. The oyster mushrooms were the stand out of the meal. Knowledgable and friendly waitress. Sommelier had some questionable suggestions, but we were put right by our waitress and ended up with a fantastic Austrian white.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a nice place but the portions were ridiculously small and over-priced in particular the micro-tacos and all the meat dishes were just stupidly small.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service.

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U
Munich
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ein großes Vergnügen! Gute Kreationen, die das Eigentliche nicht überdecken. Super Team und Küchenchefin.

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L
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Feines, spezielles Essen. Ein Kellner, der sich auskennt. Romantisches Ambiente. Tartar lieber sein lassen, damit der Nachklang auch romantisch bleibt.

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Left feeling like we hadn't actually eaten anything despite ordering a lot of food? Service not overly friendly and staff seemed like they didn't want to be there. Katz Orange 10x better.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super schönes Lokal, leckeres Essen zum teilen mit Freundinnen in wunderschönem Ambiente!

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JM
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is lovely from food to people to ambiance. We had a great time and were so well taken care of. It could boarder pretentious because the quality is so good but the staff keeps it grounded.

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EB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!! The service was really great and the wine menu was very extensive. Would love to dine here again on return to Berlin.

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Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ein super Platz, besonders im Sommer im Hof, aber auch drinnen eine ausgezeichnete Atmosphäre! Super freundliche, hilfsbereite Bedienung, und köstliches, kreatives Essen.

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AE
Berlin
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I suppose I go to Panama once every six months (every time they update the menu for the changing seasons) and I really think this was the best of my five or six visits. Just about everything was superb. The mains were a little bit less good than everything else so I'd probably suggest focusing on the smaller dishes but that shouldn't be taken as a criticism. Panama is significantly better than every Berlin restaurant I've been to and it really puts its sister restaurant, Katz Orange to shame. No complaints, only praise. Please Panama, keep it up, because this was much better than my last visit.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Wir gehen immer gerne ins Panama. Das Essen ist jedes mal fantastisch und die Servicekräfte ausserordentlich zuvorkommend und freundlich. Leider war bei diesem Besuch die Dame am Empfang recht arrogant, was das Erlebnis etwas trübte.

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IF
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food is well prepared, and original. Nevertheless some dishes still miss some BOUMS.
Highlights: Tartar, Forelle, Soup, and the desserts ( taste them all)

The service is really AMAZING- they can be really proud about the people working there.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Wir waren kurz nach der Eröffnung da und von der kreativen Karte damals begeistert. Auch diesmal war das Essen gut, aber es fehlte der Sinn für das Besondere. Gezupfte Lammschulter mit grünen Bohnen? Lecker, aber auch ein wenig bieder. Für den Kräutersaitling mit Spinat gilt dasselbe. Leider herrschte auch ein ziemliches Kommen und Gehen, da es oben eine Gruppenveranstaltung gab. Wer bei solchen Anlässen die Platz an der Tür bekommt (den man vielleicht gar nicht anbieten sollte) erlebt keinen schönen Abend. Wir wurden auf unseren Wunsch hin von der netten Bedienung umgesetzt. Sowieso ist der ganze Service sehr aufmerksam und nett.

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NB
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

super nice restaurant, far too loud upstairs...definitely affected our allover experience.

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OP
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ein gemütlicher Restaurant mit wundervollem Essen! Besonders sind Tatar und Lamm sehr lecker. Die Preise sind nicht teuerer als sonst, aber es lohnt sich auf jeden Fall!!!

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Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Zum zweiten mal wieder sehr zufrieden. Sehr nettes Team!!!

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Einfach wow!

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Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

In general we had a very nice evening and enjoyed our dinner very much. If I’d have to make comments it would be the following:

Attentive service rather at the beginning but not constant until the end although very friendly. We got our dishes before the wine which was a little irritating and disappointing. Food was excellent. We had 2 different main courses whereat the lamb and steak was of different portions and the first one rather more and filling than the steak ... at least our assumption.
I had the ceviche as a starter which I liked very much but if you are not as “exotic” in trying out, someone could have been disappointed.
The service explained the concept at the beginning how they are serving their courses but maybe it wouldn’t be too bad to also focus on explaining their cuisine a bit more. People don’t really know what to expect which is absolutely fine but then again guiding them through would be appreciated.

All in all a place to recommend and for sure a place we will return too. So definitely worth the excellent food.

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J
Cologne Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wir hatten einen sehr schönen Abend im Panama, bei ausgezeichnetem Wein und sehr geschmackvollen Speisen.
Der Service und die Gänge sind dank Mise en Place weitgehend vorbereitet und könnten ein weniger langsamer aus der Küche kommen, um dem Gast etwas Platz auf dem Tisch zu lassen und das Gefühl einer Menüabfolge zu vermitteln. Ein Hinweis auf eine kurze Pause unsererseits wurde vom Service ohne Probleme akzeptiert.
Das Ambiente ist neumodisch stimmungsvoll und der Gast fühlt sich dank Garderobenmarken und viel Personal gut aufgehoben.
Das Tatar vom Hohenloher Rind war äußerst frisch und dank beigefügter Saucen ein würziger Auftakt auf einer unspektakulären Weissbrotstulle. Die Pico de Gallo Tacos (2 Stück) hatten einen authentisch mittelamerikanischen Touch, der dem Namen Bar-Kleinigkeit gerecht wurde. Die Panama Empanadas mit Pulled Pork Füllung harmonieren sehr gut mit dem Sesam Ponzu und stellten mit dem Tatar die positivste Überraschung der Vorspeisen dar. Das Ceviche von Wolfsbarsch hätte einen Tick origineller sein können.

Nach unserer Pause ging es weiter mit dem hervorragenden gereiften deutschen Rumpsteak. Der gegrillte Salat war leider wässriger Romana Salat, was dank der vorzüglichen Bleu d'Auvergne verzeihbar war. Das Erbsensüppchen war stimmig und stellte mit dem Rumpsteak den Höhepunkt in der zweiten Runde dar. Der Kokos-Aubergine fehlte das gewisse etwas und enttäuschte.

Zum Glück gab es abschließend noch Rhabarber Burrata und Sauerampfer, sodass wir mit ausgezeichneten hausgemachten Cocktails und einem ausgezeichneten Chenin Blanc von der Domäne Patrick Baudouin (Anjou Blanc Effusion 2015) einen sehr versöhnlichen Abend hatten und gut gesättigt den Weg in das Nachtleben antreten konnten.

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