A la carte
During the holiday season, most restaurants have a set menu. It is easier since the staff is smaller than the norm. After a few nights without getting to make a decision, it gets annoying.
We had reservations at San Nicci. The place was pretty much empty except for a few tables. The dinner was fixed. Heavy food, either 3, 4 or 5 courses. Your choice of that only. No other options. We all looked at each other and left. I think I would have rather had a sausage at the ice skating rink before sitting down for another heavy duty meal where they make the decisions for you.
We walked back to the hotel and regrouped. Shiro i Shiro had tables open so we went over. Sushi. The restaurant was also pretty empty. I think most people stay home on the 26th for dinner. We had drinks earlier with a woman from Berlin and she said the city is not any less busy than normal...which btw is not that busy but the restaurants were empty last night.
Shiro i Shiro had really good sushi. Very trendy and mostly white enamel. A large communal table down the middle so you can watch the chefs prepare the food and then another small area where there are tables. It was a nice break from the German food. Who would have thought that you could get an excellent piece of hamachi in the middle of Berlin.