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MANI Business Lunch

Monday – Friday
12pm – 3pm
2 courses 10,50 EUR
3 courses 14,00 EUR

15.12. – 19.12.
Carrot Soup with Mint and Crème Fraiche
Homemade Meze Mix
Pumpkin with Pomegranate Syrup and Black Sesame
Beetroot with Feta Cheese and Walnut
Green and Red Salad

Main Dish:
Dry Aged Beef Burger with Sweet Potato Fries
Minute Steak with Hummus and Salad+
Moules with Chili and Parsley
Halloumi Club-Sandwich with Grenailles Potatoes and Yoghurt
Spaghetti with spicy Paprika-Sauce and Baby Tomatoes

Homemade Sorbet / Mandarin Flan with Coconut-Cinnamon Espuma

Bon Appétit / Bete’Avon!

New culinary Chef at MANI Restaurant

We like to welcome back Octavio Oses Bravo – a native-born Argentinian who grew up in Spain – to the MANI Restaurant. He was part of the first original culinary team before he took a two year creative break to gain new inspirations and impressions. Highly motivated he returned to be our head chef, fusing his new experiences with the already creative kitchen of the Mani Restaurant.

His passion for the culinary side of life started at a very young age, spending most of his time in the kitchen. After travelling throughout the world he chose Berlin in 2010 as his new hometown, thrilled by its amazing cultural diversity. Together with his team he creates uncommon exciting new dishes, which offer the guests an unforgettable culinary experience. The concept of the open kitchen and the direct contact to the guest is what Octavio enjoys the most – be close and having the personal connection to the guest is very important to him. The casual atmosphere generated by the combination of charming service and best French-Israeli cuisine, is what the Mani Restaurant stands for. The excellent and visionary composed New Year’s Eve Menu is a perfect sample of what Octavio and his Team are capable of and could also be a great start into the New Year.

Cremeguides Berlin: Top Ten Bars in Berlin

„A must for all Gin-Lovers“: The online magazine “Cremeguides” presents a top ten list of favorite bars in Berlin. We are proud that our beloved G&T Bar, in Friedrichstr. 113, is also ranked among the top ten list. We thank Cremeguides for this lovely feature and are looking forward to your next visit! Read the full article here: Creme – Top Ten Bars in Berlin

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It’s time again: On Thursday, August 14th 2014, we will enter the second round of the party series AMANOGEDDON. Carsten Thamm-Walz aka DJ Mr. Slow will be behind the decks with special guest Fabian Drews this time. Celebrate the summer with us on our beloved rooftop!


This Thursday, July 17th 2014, we will celebrate the kickoff of a new party series at our AMANO Rooftop Bar: AMANOGEDDON. Starting at 9pm Carsten Thamm-Walz aka DJ Mr. Slow will be on the decks together with special guest Simone Anés. Born in Berlin and partner of hairdresser icon Udo Walz, startet his DJ career in clubs like UFO, E-Werk or Tresor. Meanwhile his party events belong to the hottest of town. Don’t miss this night and enjoy your sundowner in best company!
More Dates: 14. August 2014, 17. September 2014

TripAdvisor Certificate for Excellence 2014: Five awards!

Thanks to your positive valuations, the AMANO GROUP has been awarded with five “Certificates for Excellence 2014“. Among the happy winners this year are the Hotel AMANO, the Hotel MANI, the Hotel Duesseldorf Mitte, the AMANO Bar, and the MANI Restaurant. The award is granted anually to companies that receive outstanding overall attainment from TripAdvisor travellers throughout the year. In this sense we are thanking all our fantastic guests and attentive critics and we are looking forward to welcoming you again in one of our houses soon!


In wenigen Wochen ist es wieder soweit! Die FIFA Fußball Weltmeisterschaft lädt zur weltweit größten Fußballparty ein. Auch die sonst so coole Hauptstadt Deutschlands wird sich in diesem Jahr dem Fußball-Fieber nicht entziehen können und diesen Sommer unter dem Regiment der Bunten Flaggen, hupenden Autocorsos und unzähligen Public Viewing Orte stehen. Wer sein Lieblingsteam bei ihrem Kampf am Zuckerhut auf stilvolle Art begleiten möchte, sollte die AMANO GARDEN LOUNGE im Innenhof der PIZZA MARIO und der GIN & TONIC BAR in der Friedrichstraße 113 besuchen. Der idyllische und großzügig gestalte Innenhof bietet zu den WM Spielen eisgekühltes Bier, sommerliche Snacks und Ofenfrisches aus der PIZZA MARIO.

Der Himmel über Berlin: Eröffnung der AMANO Dachterrasse

Wie lange haben wir darauf gewartet? Gefühlt eine Ewigkeit! Aber endlich ist sie da: Die schöne Frühlingszeit mit ihren ersten warmen Abenden, die man nirgendwo schöner als auf der Dachterrasse des AMANO Hotels verbringen kann. Am 30. April wird das beliebteste Roof Top Berlins wieder öffnen und zum Sundowner-Drink einladen. In diesem Jahr lockt die Karte mit Gute-Laune-Cocktails wie „Danny Wilde“ – ein Mix aus Lemongrass infused 42 Below Vodka, frischen Limetten, Passionsfrucht, Honig und Cranberry. Wer es spritziger mag, sollte „Black Hugo“ probieren. Der leckere Drink hat mit seiner Komposition aus Créme de Violette, Crémant und frischen Beeren das Zeug zum Sommerdrink 2014. Wir freuen uns auf Euren Besuch!

Die AMANO Dachterrasse hat bei schönem Wetter Mo-Fr ab 16:00 Uhr und Sa-So ab 14:00 Uhr geöffnet.


Die Bauarbeiten am neuen Hotel direkt gegenüber den Berliner Hauptbahnhof laufen weiter auf Hochtouren. Für das Interior Design konnte die Architektin Nadia Kayat gewonnen werden. Im Jahre 2011 gründete Sie ihr eigenes Architekturbüro mit dem Namen Nadia Kayat Architects in Berlin.

Gemeinsam mit ihrem Team erstellte Sie ein Konzept für das gesamte Innenleben des AMANO Grand Central. Hierbei verleiht sie nicht nur allen Räumen einen Charakter, sondern übernimmt auch die Architektur, die künstlerische Leitung, die Planung der Terrassenbereiche und ist zudem federführend für die Lichtgestaltung zuständig.
Die Vision der AMANO Group wird hier mit modern-puristischen und hochwertigem Design fortgesetzt.

Mehr von Nadia Kayat und Team erfahrt ihr im nächsten Blog Artikel.

Best of Menu for Special Events

You are planning an informal celebration or dinner together with your family, friends or colleagues? The MANI Restaurant is the perfect place to either enjoy an individually composed menu or to choose from the daily culinary offers – there is something suitable for every taste!


Communication, cooperation and diversity are the main characteristics of our menu. Our food is meant to be inspiring, exciting and the plating is creative and extraordinary. Therefore, we serve all dishes in the middle of the table, family style, so guests may have a try from each item ordered and share with their family and friends, just like they do at home. This is part of the Israeli/oriental culinary culture of which we get inspired. Subject to seasonal changes.

Avocado salad . Tangerine . Tomato . Cumin
Baby Eggplant . Sweet Pepper . Buffalo Milk . Salty Almond
Beetroot served three ways . Goat Cheese . Black Cumin
Roastbeef . Hummus . Pickles
Lamb Patties . Cinnamon Tomato . Green Beans
Calamaretti . Quailegg . Harissamayonnaise
Sepia . Vanilla-Kohlrabi . Wild Broccoli . Black Current

Grill Plate „MANI-Style“. Lamb . Beef . Veal . Chicken
Sea Bass . Turnips . Tahini
Sweet Potato . Pistachio . Tahini Yoghurt . Black Cumin
Side Dishes
Saffron Rice
Veggies of the Day
Green & Red Salad

Chocolate Mousse from Jivara . Bergamotte Sorbet . Amaranth

Find out more about the Best Of Menu here.
Make your reservation now: +49(0)30 530 280 8255 or

New Chef at Mani Restaurant

MANI Restaurant is well known for its exceptional food creations. Chef Martin Schanninger has made a name for himself among gourmet food lovers thanks to his keenness to experiment. Now he is going on a culinary trip for AMANO Group and therefore has handed over his baton to Peter Fridén who proved his expertise at First Floor in the past that has been awarded with a Michelin star. Fridén and Schanninger teamed-up to create new imaginative and appealing compositions, not only for the current MANI menu but also for the weekly business lunch.

The 32-year-old native-born South Korean can already look back on many years of experience in the international gourmet cuisine – the ideal prerequisites for assuming the important position of an head chef in the trendy German metropolis. Raised in Sweden, Fridén studied at the French restaurant and catering school “Borlänge” and later worked in several star honored restaurants in Scandinavia. His passion of combining different country specific culinary influences still characterizes his cuisine today – whether with Swedish elements in connection with Asian components or now, at MANI restaurant, where Israeli flavors meet French ingredients.

In a casual atmosphere the new dishes are complemented by the charming service of restaurant manager Ralf Swinley – the new duo leads guests on a culinary journey from Tel Aviv to Paris.

Reservation MANI Restaurant: +49(0)163-6359464 or


It’s been a great 1st year with all of you at The G&T Bar!
In February 2013 we opened the doors in the back of Rocco & Sanny Bar & Grill in Friedrichstraße and started the bar, serving nothing but well-picked Gins & Tonics. The run of people coming through this door from that day on (and the main entrance in the backyard of course) just didn’t seem to ever stop!
Lovely moments with dear guests, fun behind the bar and fun having, good-drinking people all over our tiny and private, ever vibrant place! The next year starts right now, and we already like it! just released a nice reviewabout our bar, thank you!

Foto: Andreas Paasch

New Year`s Eve Dinner at MANI Restaurant


It’s about time again! Enjoy an exclusive New Year´s Eve dinner at MANI Restaurant, and celebrate the turn of the year with your loved ones, friends or family. Togetherness and diversity will be the main themes of the evening – thus, several courses of the New Year’s Eve Menu will be served family style, where dishes are being placed in the middle of the table.

At midnight guests are welcomed to move on to the AMANO Rooftop to celebrate the New Year with a glass of champagne and a stunning view of the city’s fireworks. Those who would like to swing their legs afterwards, are welcomed to join the joyful crowd at our club DEAN which is right across the street from Hotel AMANO.

Celebrate with us, and book a table on time! The New Year’s Eve Menu costs 140,00 € including one glass of champagne, VIP entry to the AMANO rooftop, and free entry to the club DEAN. For reservation or further information regarding the menu, our restaurant manager Ralf Swinley will be at your disposal via email under or under +49 163 6359464.

We are looking forward to an unforgettable New Year’s Eve with you!

18 of the Best Modern Cocktail Bars in Europe

Men’s Journal Magazine presents a top list of 18 best cocktail bars in Europe: The AMANO Bar is ranked among the hand-picked selection.
We are pleased and thankful for this amazing feature! Read the full article here.

120 After at secretsundaze – Vernissage at DEAN

In 2013 photographer Salvatore Di Gregorio took pictures of some world-famous DJs right after their performances at the legendary “secretsundaze” parties. The result is a stunning portrait project capturing the aesthetics and emotions after the performance using a medium format camera and a single 120 film roll. Salvatore di Gregorio will show his pictures at DEAN for the first time in Berlin. The exhibition will run from October 23rd to November 23rd 2014.
Tonight we will celebrate the opening from 10 pm with DJs from secretsundaze playing all night long. Drop by!

BERLIN BOHÈME Aftershow Party

Congratulations to our dear friend & photographer Oliver Rath for releasing his first book “BERLIN BOHÈME”! We’re celebrating the Aftershow Party at AMANO BAR!


Georg Ziegler, Head of B2B bei HolidayCheck: „Hoteliers and staff are working hard everyday to comfort the hotel guest’s stay. We want to reward this effort with this certificate. It’s a proof for engagement and satisfied guests.” We’re very happy about receiving the award “HolidayCheck Quality Selection 2014″ for Hotel AMANO, Hotel MANI and Hotel DÜSSELDORF MITTE. Thank you for the very good rating of our services!


How time flies: Hotel AMANO is turning five today! We thank all of our wonderful guests for those great years and raise our glasses to the next five! Cheers! Happy Birthday to us!


It’s summer time. The city is getting empty as everybody is heading to the ocean to pass summer holidays. Therefore, please note that we take this advantage in August to find new culinary creations and to ensure surprising you after summer with new culinary creations. From August 1st until August 31st, 2014 we are not offering lunch at the restaurant but are of course more than happy to welcome you from Tuesday to Friday from 7 pm. We are looking forward to introducing our summery dishes to you!
Your MANI Restaurant Team


It’s that time again and Berlin is all about fashion: As usual the Fashion Week 2014 attracts fashion lovers from all over the world and stirs up the German capital with fashion shows and after partys.
For this occasion the glamour magazine Red Carpet is offering a beauty-starlounge at the AMANO Rooftop Conference from the 7th until the 11th of July 2014. Beauty experts & star stylists Dominic Keller and Andy Werner will make you look like a million dollar. Appointments can be made via email We are looking forward to seeing you!


Summer has arrived and MANI chef Peter Fridén and restaurant manager Ralf Swinley created a snack & aperitivo menu in order to offer their guests something special between lunch and dinner. For the small hunger the MANI team is serving you light & hearty snacks like i.g. the Burger Delight with cinnamon-tomato or the sweet potato with tahini-yoghurt, and salty lemon from now on. No matter whether as accompaniment or as an appetite-stimulant, there’s is something refreshing for everybody in the aperitivo menu. Come by and enjoy this great summer on our MANI terrace. 

Find out more about the APERITIVO & SNACKS menu here.
Make your reservation now: +49(0)30 530 280 8255 or


31 Grad und es wird noch heißer! Lust zu diesem Anlass das Wochenende schon heute einzuleiten? Wir haben die perfekte Location für kühle Drinks, funky DJ Tunes und Sonne satt. Das Team des DEAN mixt ab sofort unter freiem Himmel und verlegt den Club jeden Donnerstag bei gutem Wetter in den Innenhof des Rocco & Sanny in der Friedrichstrasse 113. Ab 19.00 Uhr geht es bereits los, um keine Sonnenstrahlen zu verpassen und sich gemütlich auf die Party einzustimmen. DJ VIJAY CHATTERJEE sorgt ab 22.00 Uhr für den Großstadtsound, während das Team um Barchef Tino Hiller sommerlich, kreative Drinks mixt. Ob Sicilian Mule mit 42 Below Vodka, Averna, Zitrone und Ginger Beer, oder Berlin Blossom mit DEAN Diamond Gin, Holunderblüte und Apfel; die richtige Erfrischung ist garantiert. Für den kleinen Hunger zwischendurch, oder auch für eine gute Grundlage, ist ebenfalls gesorgt: Unser Punk-Italiener Pizza Mario wartet mit unterschiedlichsten Variationen des Kultgerichtes auf. Lasst euch dieses Highlight nicht entgehen!


Adequate to the summerly temperatures, Chef Peter Fridén came up with something new and very special for his guests – the symbiosis between sweet and sour leaves nothing to be desired. Famous for combining different spicery he remains faithful to his style using various ingredients to create culinary memories: Pure delight!

All ingredients at a glance:

Yoghurt-Panna Cotta with yoghurt-lemon-ice cream
Preserved lemons and seller juice
Sellery & fennel preserved in lemons
Chamomile-ginger crisp and dill

Small tip: You better come by soon and convince yourself of this fabulous new creation!

Make your reservation now: +49(0)30 530 280 8255 or

Negroni the Gin & Tonic Bar Style

After 50 days and nights being stored in the depths of an old Calvados barrel, our NEGRONI has made its way back up to daylight and finally inside your glasses. Subtle apple aromas tango with bitterness, red vermouth and Tanqueray Export – finished with spiceness of oak wood. Come around!

The AMANO Grand Central – Opening in spring 2015

In the spring of 2015, the AMANO Group will open another location in Berlin, directly across the Berlin Central Station: The AMANO Grand Central.

With 250 Rooms, light-flooded conference rooms, a fitness centre with a view of the government district, a bistro, a lushly planted rooftop terrace with a Skybar – it will become the largest hotel that the group has built to date in Berlin.

The befriended photographer Oliver Rath paid a visit at the construction site, and took images for us that take you behind the scenes. Stay tuned – we’ll keep you updated!

DEAN DIAMOND FINEST DRY – on the trail of legends!

DEAN Barchef Tino Hiller and his crew are always on the hunt for new, exclusive spirits and liquors and testing new drinks and cocktail variations.
The DEAN FINEST DRY Gin is a self creation of a very special kind.
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin is stored in aged Sherry barrels, adding a gentle and lightly wooden touch to this classic.
It’s a traditional process, going back in history to England’s Queen Mum and one of her favourite Gins – the BOOTH’S FINEST DRY.

The special DEAN DIAMOND FINEST DRY Gin is also available at the GIN & TONIC BAR in Friedrichstraße, presented by Barchef Stjepan Sedlar and his crew.
Ask the guys for the best Tonic going with it.


Hey All-Time-Lovers & Friends,

what would a GIN be without a TONIC?
It’s Valentine’s Day, and we would like to celebrate with you the couple of the century – the Gin & Tonic. A true love.
No matter if you are broken hearted, on a hunt, or just wild at heart – come ‘n join us for fun, cold drinks and telling moments.
Music by DJ ANDYLOOP from Barcelona.

Stop hiding and start seeking. Find your GIN to your TONIC!

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