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American Diner

Experience 

BREAKFAST SERVED ALL-DAy

 

Why did we Call our Restaurant "Nalu Diner"?

 

When we were try­ing to think up a name for the diner, James remem­bered this great break­fast place in Hon­olulu, where he’d spent some time grow­ing up in the ‘80s. It’s called “Eggs and Things”. At first we just wanted to copy the name from them, but then decided not to, because maybe peo­ple who don’t like eggs would be turned off, and because our place serves lunch and din­ner, too. And because we don’t know if our cus­tomers in Berlin would get why we think that name is so great. Also, we thought it was kind of lame to steal another business’s name. 

But that got us to think­ing about Hawaii and the idea to give the diner a Hawai­ian name. We soon found an online dic­tio­nary that trans­lates Eng­lish to Hawai­ian and Hawai­ian to Eng­lish, and started play­ing around with some dif­fer­ent names. “Nalu” was the first one that sounded right, and means “surf”, as in a wave that’s break­ing. But we really just decided on the name because of how it sounds and because it’s easy to say in Ger­man, as well as in Eng­lish or Hawaiian.

Once we’d set­tled on the name we stopped think­ing about it alto­gether, and only later found out that it’s also the name of a fruity ener­gizer drink pro­duced by the Coca Cola cor­po­ra­tion for the Bel­gian market. 

— Oliver and James, owners

 

LOCATION

Dunckerstraße 80a

10437 Berlin

 

HOURS

We-Fr 10–21
Sa-Su 09-21

RESERVATIONS

030-897 586 33 or book online

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naludiner@gmail.com

Reservations

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