12 Best Japanese Restaurants in Dusseldorf

Updated on March 14, 2024  

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Looking for the best Japanese restaurants in Dusseldorf? This city is home to Germany's largest Japanese community, and has an impressive number of authentic Japanese eateries.

Our article will show you the top 12 best Japanese restaurants in Dusseldorf that are loved equally by locals, tourists and Japanese alike! 👇

Top Japanese Restaurants in Dusseldorf

Nagaya (Michelin)

If you don't mind the eye-watering prices, Nagaya, run by head chef Yoshizumi Nagaya, is a one Michelin star restaurant.

Situated near the Japanese quarter, Nagaya puts a creative spin on Japanese haute cuisine, also known as kaiseki (a traditional multi-course Japanese meal).

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For €218, their changing nine-course tasting menu is a feast for both the eyes and taste buds.; blending European flavors like dry-aged beef with truffle jus, and Japanese classics like tuna belly nigiri.

But if you're looking for a more traditional Japanese dining experience, Yoshizumi also owns sister restaurant, Yoshi by Nagaya which has its own Michelin star too!

📍 Klosterstraße 42, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany

Naniwa Noodles & Soups

We noticed there's always a line outside Naniwa Noodles & Soups, a popular ramen spot on Oststraße that has served Düsseldorf's ramen fans for nearly 40 years. Luckily, service is quick, and waiters are friendly.

We learned that their homemade noodles use a secret family recipe that features Japanese flour. Indeed, the noodles don't taste store-bought, and have a satisfying and springy texture that melds well with the rich broth.

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You can choose between seven different broth options (at last count); we loved the miso-based broth, especially topped with generous slices of chashu (braised pork belly), spring onions and a marinated egg.

The Japanese curry ramen, however, didn't hit the mark, being a bit bland with too much curry powder taste.

📍 Oststraße 55, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany

Yabase

You can have honest-to-God good sushi without breaking the bank at Yabase, a restaurant popular with the Japanese community in Düsseldorf.

After hearing about it so much, we finally made our own reservations for dinner (the alternative is to wait outside in a long line!)

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Much like other true Japanese restaurants, seating is tight, and ambience is modern and clean, with no frills. After all, the focus should be on the beautiful platters of sushi and sashimi, featuring wonderfully fresh slices of seafood.

Do get the chyuutoro (medium fatty tuna) sushi – it literally melts in the mouth – and also the secret star on the menu, unajua warm bowl of rice topped with buttery grilled eel bursting with smokey sweetness.

📍 Klosterstraße 70, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany

Kushi-Tei of Tokyo

Long queues are a familiar sight in Immermannstraße, and it's no different for