Influences from across Asia combine at this Mitte diner, which inhabits starkly minimal, wood-panelled interiors.
Danish studio Mentze Ottenstein designed the space, which uses tableware and red leather furniture reminiscent of classic American diners.
They’re set against a more refined backdrop of statement lighting and travertine flooring, with some further anachronistic tension introduced by the decorative plaster moulding overhead.
Founders Thu Thuy Pham and Thao Westphal turned to Hong Kong’s cha chaan teng cafes – which blended Asian and Western culinary tradition – for inspiration for Dashi, which similarly mixes flavours.
Japanese interpretations of western dishes are given a Vietnamese spin, while French fries arrived sprinkled with Szechuan chilli flakes and ready to dip in Kewpie mayo.
Invalidenstraße 112, 10115 Berlin