One of my more unexpected discoveries in Berlin is Kid Creole, a self-proclaimed Cajun restaurant in the Friedrichshagen suburb of Berlin. I ran across it on Google maps as I planned a walk from the the Köpenick S station to the Friedrichshagen S station that included the Spreetunnel Friedrichshagen, a 1927 pedestrian tunnel that goes under the Spree river. I love Cajun food, so my friend and I tried to time things so we could be there for dinner.
The restaurant is super cozy. There is a nice outdoor dining area, and the interior is decorated nicely. The menu includes a number of Cajun/Creole staples. Some Southern US favorites (ribs!) are also on the menu, along with... Chicken New York style???
I had the jambalaya, which was a healthier version of the New Orleans classic and pretty tasty. It was a Creole (red) jambalaya, as opposed to a Cajun (brown) jambalaya. My friend the vegetarian had the curry vegetables with yellow rice. It was a very tasty dish, too.
I mentioned to the server that I was a big fan of Cajun food. The owner/chef came out toward the end of the meal and said, "So, how close are we?" I told him it was a healthier version of the real thing. He seemed satisfied. And I would definitely recommend the place to someone who will be in Berlin for a while.