The following restaurants are divided into three categories:
Expensive (over € 40)
Moderate ( € 25 to € 40)
Inexpensive (up to € 25)
The prices given are the average price for a three-course menu per person without drinks.
In Nagaya , the star chef Yoshizumi Nagaya celebrates Japanese cuisine, which has been awarded two Michelin stars. The European influences on Nagaya’s excellent Japanese dishes can be clearly tasted and give them an artistic touch. Classics such as sushi and traditional preparation methods such as tempura and sashimi not only have a permanent place in Nagaya’s repertoire, but are presented by him with a talent and elegance that you rarely find.
Address: Klosterstr. 42, Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0) 211 863 96 36.
La Copa – tapas restaurant
The attractive and busy tapas bar with tables outside serves an authentic taste of Spain in the middle of Düsseldorf’s old town. In addition to tapas, there are various fish dishes with langostinos, prawns and squid as well as other Spanish specialties such as paella Valencia. The ambience in the restaurant is cozy, Mediterranean and cheerful with the colorful color accents.
Address: Bergerstraße 4, 40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0) 211 323 88 58.
For many, the chic, modern and at the same time traditionally furnished fish restaurant with black and white tiles serves the best fish dishes and seafood in Düsseldorf’s old town. Numerous tables invite you to linger outdoors. The house specialties are the salmon soup and the salad with sole and prawns. The restaurant is always well attended, so you should reserve a table.
Address: Bergerstraße 3-7, 40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0) 211 854 98 64.
En De Canon
This cozy and charming historical house near the Rhine, which was built in 1680, is exactly the right place to enjoy a good wine and a traditional dish from the Baden region when the weather is fine. The winegrower Herbert Engist opened the En De Canon as a Baden wine bar at the end of 2019 after a thorough renovation.
Address: Zollstrasse 7, 40213 Düsseldorf
Gosch – The Sylt fishing trawler
The combination of excellent fresh fish and seafood from the North Sea, low prices and self-service means that this restaurant on the river bank with a view of the Rhine is always well attended. The best way to enjoy a table with a view of the Rhine – outside in summer – is dishes such as eel from the smoker, prawns from the pan or mussel soup. The quality of the wines on the menu is well above their prices. With 4500 outdoor seats, a reservation is not necessary.
Address: Untere Rheinwerft 14, 40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0) 211 15 92 72 03.
To the boat
Napoleon already visited this venerable beer house (a bust of the little general is in “his corner”), which leaves no doubt that guests in this historic restaurant in the middle of the old town can enjoy the best of Düsseldorf and Rhenish cuisine. Classics such as Himmel & Ähd, Rhenish Sauerbraten and oxtail ragout are fixed components on the menu. The dark wood of the tables, benches, chairs and wood paneling and the light yellow of the wall and ceiling color dominate the rustic interior. In summer, guests can sit on the attractive terrace.
Address: Hafenstraße 5, 40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0) 211 13 24 21.
The small Japanese restaurant Naniwa is very popular and cheap . For more than 25 years it has been proving in the city center of Düsseldorf that you don’t have to take out a loan for good Japanese food. Noodle soups, fried noodles and fried rice are served in the always full restaurant for ramen noodles. All dishes are very good, but the Gomoku Yakisoba – fried noodles with vegetables, pork belly, crabs and squid – is second to none. Because of the small dining room there are always queues in front of the door, but it’s worth the wait.
Address: Oststr. 55, 40211 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0) 211 16 17 99.