We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Bland German food served in a lively little place.”

Zur Kate German Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 936 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German, European, Central European
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Mesa, Arizona
Level Contributor
269 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Bland German food served in a lively little place.”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We enjoy going here for the occasional German live music and some of the daily specials. The service is a little slow but is very friendly. The atmosphere is traditional German. Some of the tables are family style, which is common in Germany and Austria. They have mostly private booths and tables, though. The biggest problem is that, though authentic, the food lacks a lot of flavor. What flavor it has is not bad (although I can't recommend the sausages). The weinerschnitzel varieties are generally good as are some of the specials. The desserts are ho-hum. It is still our go-to local German restaurant...until we find a better one.

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank DreamSeeker94
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

111 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    59
    28
    16
    4
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent German Meals”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

We just happened to stop at this tiny German cafe by accident. We checked the menu outside and decided to give it a try. The interior reminded us of some of the small cafes we ate at when we visited Germany. The staff was friendly and helpful and service was excellent. We tried a couple variations of wiener schnitzel. I had the spaetzle with mine and DH had mashed potatoes. We also had the red cabbage. The food was delicious. There are lots of choices on the menu included various types of sausage and entrees. We were brought fresh bread and butter while we waited on our meals. There is a good choice of wines and beer to accompany the meals. The apple strudel looked delicious and next time I will be sure to leave room for dessert. They have nightly specials and on weekends there is entertainment and food specials. We look forward to visiting this restaurant again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Snowflake25
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
phoenix, arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always the best,.super great German food ”
Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

We go there a lot and bring new friends with us because the food is excellent the people are friendly and the prices are perfect! my husband is a German from Munich Germany and he loves it too! check it out for yourself you will see. you will also get to meet the original accordion player .he's there every night they're open. Roll out the barrels will have a barrel of fun!!!!

Helpful?
Thank cokebottle1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mesa
Level Contributor
59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Authentic German!!!”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Don't let the outside, strip mall location fool you. This place has been here serving great German food for years with an authentic interior atmosphere. I only wish some of their nitely specials were available all the time, or that they had a "sampler plate". Can't wait to go back & try another dish.

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Dan P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sun Lakes, Arizona
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bad, bad, bad”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

ABSOLUTELY AWFUL EXPERIENCE! My plate of sauerbraten came out with a hunk of meat from the end of the roast that was so tough I could barely get a fork into it. Who ever heard of a restaurant that doesn't offer soup, salad or a vegetable? This is no way treat a "guest"!

  • Visited August 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Judith F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Zur Kate German Restaurant also viewed

 
Mesa, Central Arizona
Mesa, Central Arizona
 

Been to Zur Kate German Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing