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Star Restaurants in Düsseldorf

Many discerning lovers of great food also like to peruse indicators such as recommendations. The star of restaurant guides is naturally Michelin.

Considering the size of this compact city, a surprising number of restaurants in Düsseldorf have been recognised for their quality and ambience. Yet another nod to its surprisingly cosmopolitan flavour.

Styles and flavours on the menu vary enormously. Local hero Im Schiffchen sits comfortably alongside newer additions such as Yoshi by Nagaya. The long list of further recommendations is endless.

From historic to contemporary, traditional to nordic designs or situated within a food mall. The variety of ambience waiting to be discovered is enormous too. Photo © Brasserie Stadthaus.


Im Schiffchen and its owner Jean-Claude Bourgueil started pleasing diners in 1977 and continue to do so. Located in Düsseldorf Kaiserswerth, this traditional restaurant on the market square presents a Michelin® star for its French cuisine.

The iconic institution reveals constant change and a dedicated clientele. Somewhat opulent menus are served, as are an exclusive selection of meat and seafood dishes.

Kaiserswerther Markt 9
40489 Düsseldorf
+49 211 401 050


Located along a disused quay of the former harbour, Berens am Kai in Düsseldorf offers diners a delightful setting with views across the calm waters.

A Michelin® star has been awarded to the restaurant for quality classical and modern European and regional cuisine. They serve menus as well as a wide variety of well-presented, à la carte dishes packed with fresh creativity.

Kaistrasse 16
40221 Düsseldorf
+49 211 300 6750


Le Flair in Düsseldorf reveals a puristic and minimalist design with an elegant yet cosy ambience. The restaurant’s French cuisine has been awarded a Michelin® star.

They focus on serving their clientele impressive and modern menus from fresh, seasonal ingredients. Delicate creations deliver contrasting tastes for both palate and soul.

Marc-Chagall-Strasse 108
40477 Düsseldorf
+49 211 514 556 88


Creating a unique, international cross-over cuisine in Düsseldorf, Agata’s highest quality and elegant style has rewarded them with loyal clientele. And won a star from Michelin®.

Three, four and five course menu’s tempt palates of the most discerning diners. High quality and exceptional products are prepared with creative style and refined precision.

Kirchfeldstrasse 59
40217 Düsseldorf
+49 211 200 306 16


The ambience of Restaurant Setzkasten is surprising and sitting at the bar of their open kitchen is popular. Extensive variations of haute cuisine have been rewarded with a star by the famed Michelin® guide. Daily creations can be accompanied by over a thousand wines!

They are uniquely located in the basement floor of Düsseldorf’s largest food market, popular with expats for its spacious feel as well as a wide range of international produce.

Berliner Allee 52
40212 Düsseldorf
+49 211 200 5716


Blending puristic and simplistic Japanese precision with modern European techniques and ingredients, Nagaya is hard to resist. The restaurant owner and staff have been rewarded with a Michelin® star for creating a unique experience in the heart of Düsseldorf.

This high-end Japanese restaurant focusses on extravagant menus that include sushi, sashimi or tempura to tease palates to the full. Created by an innovative and passionate approach.

Klosterstrasse 42
40211 Düsseldorf
+49 211 863 9636


Yoshi by Nagaya serves the traditional, multi-course “haute cuisine” of Kaiseki. Fresh seasonal ingredients are carefully chosen and prepared using specific skills and techniques. Dishes are thus selected to enhance flavours and tease the palate.

This sleek, high-end and Michelin® starred Japanese restaurant in Düsseldorf focusses on menus. They bring the best of Nippon to the city to create memorable culinary experiences.

Kreuzstrasse 17
40210 Düsseldorf
+49 211 860 430 60


Much about Weinhaus Tante Anna oozes tradition. The building in Düsseldorf’s Altstadt is over four centuries old, where much of the interior is also historical. Furthermore, the restaurant has been in family ownership for some 200 years and a total of seven generations.

Their menu reveals traditional German dishes created with inspired recipes using high quality fare. It includes such specialities as venison, duck and Maultaschen, a Bavarian ravioli.

Andreasstrasse 2
40213 Düsseldorf
+49 211 131 163


Expats may not be aware that Napoleon left his mark on Düsseldorf, the city has been referred to as Petit Paris and that empathy for all things French is strong. Enter Brasserie Stadthaus.

Located in an impressive historic building with magnificent ambience and  a variety of seating option, this restaurant offers high end French cuisine. The owners are passionate about dining as the quality of their delicious dishes reveals. So too the calibre of an impressive wine list.

Mühlenstrasse 31
40213 Düsseldorf
+49 211 160 928 15

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