21 Best Restaurants In Dusseldorf (Where to Eat)

Updated on February 23, 2024  

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Compared to other cosmopolitan cities, the food scene in Düsseldorf stand outs for its unique blend of German fare and international flavors from Japanese fusion to Turkish döner kebab.

In this guide, we'll cut to the chase and share our top favorites — the very best restaurants in Düsseldorf. Read about them now! 👇

Best Local Food in Dusseldorf

Rubens

"Half Northern German, half Austrian" - that's how Rubens describes their Alpine-style cuisine.

This Michelin Guide restaurant on Kaiserstraß, is small and rustic yet elegant, perfect for special occasions calling for something a little different. [1]

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Though the prices were a bit high, every dish we tried was skillfully made and bursting with flavor.

The traditional Wiener Schnitzel (pan-fried veal cutlet) stood out — crispy, well-seasoned, and comparable to the ones we had in Vienna. They also offer an excellent list of Austrian wines.

Service is superb as well. We felt pampered all the way.

📍 Kaiserstraße 5, 40479 Düsseldorf, Germany

Brewery im Füchschen

For traditional German style food, I recommend heading to one of the German brewpubs in the Old Town. One of them is Füchschen on Ratinger Strasse. [2]

Notorious for their cheeky ads featuring foxes (a callback to "Füchschen" which means "foxy") this brewpub has gained cult-status in Düsseldorf.

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Despite its homely and no-frills appearance, you can always count on Füchschen to serve classic German fare done to perfection. The fact that lots of locals come here is a sure sign your taste buds are in for a treat.

Their Schweinshaxe (slow-roasted pork knuckles) are legendary for being the crispiest and most tender around. The traditional Rheinischer Sauerbraten is also a regional dish worth a try. 

Make sure to complete your meal with their signature Altbier brew, the Füchschen Alt.

📍Ratinger Str. 28, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany

Best International Cuisine In Dusseldorf

Bob & Mary: Best Burger Joint

Bob and Mary are actually Dennis and Agnes, and their 18-month quest around the globe for the best burger inspired them to create the best burgers. Well, that's the story, at least. [3]

Unlike many burger places that use frozen patties, Bob & Mary makes their thick, juicy patties fresh every day. They are crafted from 100% German pasture-raised beef, mostly roast beef.

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Patties are then fried using a special "smash" method, making them crispy outside and super juicy inside. Then, they put them on tasty, handmade brioche buns.

At Bob & Mary, burgers are kept simple — just juicy patties with good sauce on a delicious bun. Their sweet potato fries also hit the spot!

📍 Berger Str. 35, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany

Nagaya: Best Sushi/Japanese Restaurant

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 meal). It's an absolute must for anyone looking for the best Japanese food in Düsseldorf. [4]