12 Best Michelin Star Restaurants in Cologne, Germany

Updated on March 14, 2024  


Are you looking for the best places to dine in Cologne? With no less than 12 or so Michelin star restaurants in Cologne and 4 Bib Gourmand restaurants, we know how daunting it is to search through countless reviews and recommendations.

Drawing from our own experiences, along with suggestions from local foodies, we've compiled this ultimate guide to the best Michelin restaurants in Cologne! 👇

Top Michelin Star Restaurants in Cologne

maiBeck - Modern Cuisine

- 1 Michelin Star

If we had to sum up maiBeck, we'd say it's "great food at reasonable prices".

This bistro was opened by Tobias Becker and Jan Cornelius Maier, and offers a four-course blind prix-fixe menu that changes seasonally. [1]


The food is a blend of local flavors and European bistro - think dishes like salmon with pumpkin or Italian malfatti with sheep's cheese.

Their food is super fresh and creative, and they make a point to use locally-sourced ingredients, which is a big plus. Each course is like a little masterpiece.

P.S. In the summer, the best seats are on the terrace, with amazing views of the Rhine.

📍Am Frankenturm 5, 50667 Köln, Germany

taku - Asian

- 1 Michelin Star

You can easily find Taku right across from the Cologne Cathedral, within Excelsior Hotel Ernst.

Chef Mirko Gaul serves up modern and carefully crafted dishes that lead you on a delicious exploration of new flavors. [2]


Our recommendation? Go for the seven-course "tasting" menu. Each course is packed with intriguing ingredients, resulting in elegant dishes like tataki with dashi and ponzu-flavored wagyu beef.

But don't mistake Taku as just another Asian restaurant serving Asian cuisine! It's really a highly innovative gourmet restaurant with Asian flavors designed to surprise and delight.

📍Trankgasse 5, 50667 Köln, Germany