Food review: Rogacki, Berlin

Rogacki Berlin

Rogacki delicatessen

Made famous outwith Berlin by Anthony Bourdain, Rogacki (pronounced Ro-gatz-ki) is a deli located in Charlottenburg in what was once West Berlin.

Rogacki Berlin Deli

The former stable is home to a wealth of food with counters filled with cheese, cured and fresh meats,cured and smoked fish, sausages, salads,  bread and poultry. Rogacki has been in operation since 1924, originally in the Wedding district (yes, that is a real area in Berlin!) but has been at this location since 1935.

Rogacki Berlin Deli

Glasgow food travel blog Berlin RogackiOnce you pass the outer shop you will enter the temple of food.

Rogacki Berlin Deli

Don’t make the mistake we did and order at the huge ‘school dinner’-style queue at the left hand side.  If you want a decidedly average meal then please do.  We made that mistake…..

Rogacki Berlin Deli

Rogacki Berlin Deli

It’s homely food, but you’ll be doubting Mr Bourdain’s tastebuds and may make a few exclamations while eating this!

Rogacki Berlin Deli

Instead, aim for the very middle. There is a square of seats surrounding Chefs cooking fish, watched by guests quaffing wine.  Seemingly the smoked fish and eel plate with potato rösti or the pan-fried plaice with fried potatoes are what yo have. Washed down with a glass or two of Riesling.

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+ A Berlin institution

– Stay in the middle, don’t go left!


Rogacki, 45/46 Wilmersdorfer Str, Berlin


Open Monday to Wednesday 9 am to 6 pm

Thursday 9 am to 7 pm

Friday 8 am to 7 pm

Saturday 8 am  to 4 pm


U Bahn Bismarkstrasse – U2 and U7






I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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