Six new gastro openings that will take you on a trip around the world


Six new gastro openings that will take you on a trip around the world

Eat around the world: from Greek to Japanese to the all-unifying Fusion Kitchen.

True, there has been less travel recently. But that does not mean that you have to remain culinary in your own country. On the contrary! In Düsseldorf, the international gastronomic scene can boast some exciting newcomers.


There is great enthusiasm among friends of Japanese cuisine: Master chef Yoshizumi Nagaya has opened a third restaurant in Düsseldorf. Nagaya is one of the best in his field in Germany, and his restaurants Nagaya and Yoshi by Nagaya have both been awarded a Michelin star. The new Roku on Schwerinstraße is a joint project with winemaker Hideki Asano - which is also reflected in the epithet "Japanese Dining & Wine." The culinary focus is on Far Eastern bistro cuisine. Sushi, tempura, ramen & co. as well as various fish and meat dishes are accompanied by selected wines.

The Kitchen Dusseldorf

The Mediterranean is located on Tußmannstraße. During the months of the lockdown, a former bakery was transformed into The Kitchen Düsseldorf with a lot of heart and soul. Now chef Axel Herrenbrück, whom insiders already know from his time at Brasserie Hülsmann and Oktopussy, conjures up his legendary herb-crusted turbot here. Scallops au gratin with spinach and saddle of veal truffle dream are further highlights of the fixed menu.

Les Halles / La Piscine 

For almost a decade and a half, Les Halles was one of Düsseldorf's attractions when it came to parties and gastronomy. But in 2014, the old freight station in Pempelfort had to make way for new buildings: The end for the 'Hallen'. 20 years after its first opening, the cult location is now experiencing a rebirth on the left bank of the Rhine - on the Böhler site in the Heerdt district. Here, on the former steelworks site, the industrial ambience of the 1920s is complemented by a round-the-clock culinary offering - morning, noon and night - with a focus on fusion cuisine. When the day draws to a close, cocktails and long drinks are also served.   

Taverna Eleon

"Eleon" is the ancient Greek term for the olive tree. And it is under this tree that people come together at the new Taverna Eleon, at least metaphorically. The makers of the restaurant on Kaiserswerther Straße want to create a Mediterranean sense of community with their culinary concept. Meze, wine and a good time - that's what a successful evening at Eleon looks like. Wines from Greek vintners, who enjoy a good reputation among wine fans, are served. The kitchen offers traditional Greek dishes with a modern twist. The classic sequence of dishes is passé here - at Meze, many small dishes are served and shared brotherly and sisterly. 


A liaison straight out of a picture book. Laki Parashos, who was the manager of Basil's on Haroldstrasse for twelve years, is teaming up with cult baker Josef Hinkel: Laki's in the Kö district on Breite Strasse has given Düsseldorf a new temple of pleasure. Düsseldorf bread specialties are served for breakfast from 11 a.m., while exquisite Asian cuisine is served for lunch and dinner. Laki's is open until 1 am. When the last guest has finished his drink, baker Hinkel's alarm clock will soon be ringing again.

The Paradise Now

Ever had a paradisiacal meal? Not?! Then off to the Düsseldorf harbor! None other than Walid El Sheikh, who has already made his mark in Düsseldorf with Sir Walter, Boston and Elephant Bar, is behind the new gastro project at Hammer Straße 7. Together with Moritz von Schrötter and Charles Bals, the stylish restaurateur has developed a triad of restaurant, bar and club. High ceilings, light colors, natural materials and large palm trees are the ingredients for the exceptionally beautiful restaurant. Coast 2 Coast is the motto of the kitchen, which not only awakens culinary longings, but can also fulfill them with kitchen director Josch Guder, the former head chef of Bar Olio.

Cover image: Photo by Louis Hansel on Unsplash

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