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“Excellent food, generous portions and friendly service”

Gaststaette Bei Oma Kleinmann
Ranked #7 of 2,373 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$22
Cuisines: German, European, Central European
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Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Cash Only, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent food, generous portions and friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

I was thoroughly impressed by this place. The schnitzel was bigger than my head (and I have quite the big head), and the taste was very enjoyable as well. This place proves that both quality and quantity can co-exist. I would fly back from Canada to Germany to have this again, and the staff members were very friendly (and good looking as well). Two thumbs up!

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English first
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Truly, the biggest schnitzel in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

Place looked a little rundown, but once you wen inside ... completely different story. The staff was more than welcoming. The food was absolutely phenomenal and perhaps, the biggest schnitzel I have seen, ever. The waiter was attentive, helpful and expedient. We got shots on the house at the end of the meal - awesome! Overall, a great dining experience.

Would recommend to anyone visiting Koeln.

  • Visited March 2014
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Norwich
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not too be missed while in Cologne”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Don't be fooled by the graffitied exterior of this bar restaurant which is in a slightly less salubrious part of Cologne. Once inside, if you can get a table, the welcome is excellent and the food incredible.

The schnitzel is beautifully done and probably the biggest anywhere in the city. You won't get better for the price, which starts at €12.50 for a plain one with fried potatoes and salad up to €15.50 for the same with various sauces.

The venue is fairly small but popular with all age groups. While we were there there were assorted workmen still in their overalls, family parties and groups of students from the nearby university.

I will definitely be returning.

  • Visited March 2014
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Birmingham, Uk
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Seriously good food - very welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Not the easiest place to find.... but don't give in and make sure you give this place a go. We didn;t book and turned up at 8pm, after 30min at the bar and couple of beers we got a seat for the two of us. As mentioned previously, the portions are huge. But the quality is superb, and the taste is superb.

If you are in cologne then come to here, it is popular for a reason. Reasonably price also which makes is all the better!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Köln, Deutschland
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“best and biggest schnitzel in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

you can't go to "Oma Kleinmann" with just a little appetite for traditional German food: you have to be really really hungry!!! or you'll end up with a "doggy bag": the legendary schnitzel at this beautiful old restaurant don't fit on the plate. they are toooo big for any plate! and, guess what: they even taste yummy. very, very yummy!

  • Visited February 2014
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