shima aji (striped jack), otoro (bluefin fatty tuna belly), chu toro (medium fatty bluefin tuna belly), madai (red seabream), ika (squid), maguro (bluefin tuna back) sahimi plate with wasabi

Matsumi – Most Exquisite Japanese Dining in Hamburg

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Matsumi is not just my all time favourite Japanese restaurant, it is certainly among the best restaurants on any scale for Japanese dining in Germany, Europe and even the world. For decades it serves as the pillar for excellence and provides about the most authentic experience I could imagine. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the restaurant remained closed for …

chu toro (medium fatty tuna belly), otoro (fatty tuna belly), hotategai (scallop), hamachi (yellowtail), saba (mackerel), suzuki (sea bass), ebi (shrimp) nigiri, ikura (salmon roe) and maguro (tuna back) tartare gunkan (battleship sushi) and maguro (tuna back) maki (roll)

Yabase – Traditional Sushi in Düsseldorf, Germany

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Yabase is a traditional Japanese restaurant in Düsseldorf. It is small place, serving Japanese cuisine for more than 30 years. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting reduced capacity of the restaurant, I was able to obtain seats for a quick dinner without reservation. The waiting time was moderate and even though the restaurants closes quite early, it still worked …

ise-ebi (lobster)

Jap One – Fine Japanese Dining in Chiaia, Napoli

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Jap One is one of few outstanding Japanese restaurant in Napoli. In its new location on Via Calabritto, the restaurant serves to upscale clientele in the posh neighbourhood of Chiaia. Even on weekdays, reservations might be ignorer despite the fact that they have extended seating ares in the basement of the restaurant.

tamago (egg omelet), maguro (tuna back) maki (roll), hotategai (scallop), unagi (freshwater eel), ebi (shrimp) nigiri, sake (salmon) gunkan (battleship sushi) with ikura (salmon roe), hamachi (yellowtail), sake (salmon), otoro (fatty tuna belly), chu-toro (medium fatty tuna belly) nigiri plate

Kushi-Tei of Tokyo – Japanese Classics in Düsseldorf, Germany

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Kushi-Tei of Tokyo ranks among the classic Japanese restaurants in Düsseldorf and is located in the Japanese quarter on the Immermannstraße. With recent closure of Kikaku, one of Düsseldorfs finest traditional Japanese restaurant, Kushi-Tei is among the shrinking outstanding options to choose from. The restaurant has simple but authentic interior design and provided a friendly atmosphere to both Japanese as well …

sake (salmon), maguro (tuna back), hamachi (yellowtail) sashimi, zuke chu toro (seared medium fatty tuna belly), maguro (tuna back), unagi (freshwater eel), sake yaki (grilled salmon), suzuki (sea bass), hotategai (scallop), hamachi (yellowtail), ebi (shrimp), saba (mackerel) nigiri, ikura (salmon roe) gunkan (battleship sushi) and tamago (egg omelet) plate

Yabase – Simple Authentic Japanese Cuisine in Düsseldorf

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Yabase is a Japanese restaurant in the Japanese quarter of Düsseldorf. It is small place, serving authentic, Japanese cuisine for more than 30 years. Together with a friend I went to Yabase for a nice dinner, even though the experience was a bit tainted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the instalments of glass shields between all tables to adopt the …

karuma ebi (Japanese imperial prawn), hamachi (yellowtail), toro (fatty tuna belly), aji (mackerel), hotategai (scallop), chu toro (medium fatty tuna belly) nigiri plate

Kushi-Tei of Tokyo – Authentic Japanese Delights in Düsseldorf, Germany

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Kushi-Tei of Tokyo is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Düsseldorf. With recent closure of various restaurants as an outcome of the COVID-19 such as Kikaku, one of Düsseldorfs finest traditional Japanese restaurant, Kushi Tei now ranks a quickly shrinking list of outstanding options for traditional Japanese dining. Even though the restaurants interior is rather simplistic, it provided an authentic …

california roll, sake (Scottish salmon), maguro (lean tuna back), hamachi (Japanese yellowtail) sashimi, hamachi (Japanese yellowtail), chu toro (medium fatty tuna belly), tai (sea bream), aji (mackerel), sake (Scottish salmon) nigiri, spicy tuna roll, house roll

Nagaya – Japanese Sophistication in Düsseldorf, Germany

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Nagaya is an infamous Japanese restaurant for upscale fine dining operated and hosted by Yoshizumi Nagaya. In a modern and chic setting the artisan chef serves traditional sushi, sashimi, tempura & co in hard to match quality and variety with a European touch. The restaurant is one MICHELIN star restaurant and the only German sushi restaurant with this honour. The …