Kantstraße 133, 10625 Berlin, Germany
Photo courtesy of Nakadia
DaoThis long-established West Berlin restaurant in Charlottenburg has been serving delicious Thai food since the 1970s. In that time the ownership has changed just once or twice, and today a woman named Meo runs it and has expanded the enterprise by opening a cooking school next door. Decorated in traditional style with Asian lamps, golden Buddhas, and antique photos, the comfortable space is the setting for an authentic spread of classic dishes such as pad thai, red and green curries, velvety lemongrass soups, and whole fish and duck dishes, all of which taste like the real deal—spicy chilies included—and eschew artificial flavorings or ingredients. The beverage list has a decent selection of herbal teas as well as spirits, cocktails, and wines.