Seafood specialties coupled with Italian cuisine. The crew in this open kitchen knows what they are doing. The focus is on healthy, light Mediterranean fish dishes, with fresh vegetables and many herbs. The recipe for enjoyment is simple: seafood, great wines and a large helping of passion.
›› Pempelfort, Sternstr. 50, Tel. 49 76 99 59, www.caruso-fischrestaurant.de
This innovative concept offers more than the usual, namely a fluid transition between restaurant and fish and wine store. Even furniture is sold here. The fish counter offers fresh specialties in abundance. If you like a bit of style, you can have your seafood in the restaurant. It´s a good place for lunch, too, and there is live music in the evening.
›› Oberbilk, Emmastr. 25, Tel. 98 59 22 94, www.emmafisch.de
Behind the façade of this historical landmark, tradition and a modern ambience come into harmony. Its imposing marble and glass case displays fish, shellfish and various appetizers. The bistro lends itself to spur-of-the-moment enjoyment of oysters and champagne. The restaurant offers stylish fish dishes from the North Sea, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Mediterranean Sea as well as fresh water.
›› Altstadt, Berger Str. 3, Tel. 8 28 45 64, www.fischhaus-duesseldorf.de
Lauren´s Oyster Bar
All kinds of seafood culinary creations set the tone in this former tapas bar, but the comprehensive menu has an extensive repertoire that also includes Mediterranean classics such as Spaghetti Vongolé and fruits-of-the-sea risotto. To wash down the food, you can order a light white wine or a freshly pulled Altbier. In short: A perfect summer place with a giant terrace and a harbor atmosphere.
›› Hafen, Hammer Str. 4, Tel. 99 45 99 75, www.laurens-gastronomie.de
Oysters and seafood are right at home here, as fresh and delicious as they are in the south of France. Olive oil from France and fine herbs give them a nifty taste. The small, slightly warmed chocolate torte is poetry. Quality has its price for the wine as well.
›› Hafen, Kaistr. 17, Tel. 6 17 99 88, www.seafood1.de
Jade – vegetarische Küche
Purely vegetarian Chinese cuisine or even vegan – does that work? And how! Kim Trieu proves that in her restaurant with great ingenuity, in the form of a healthy and tasty cuisine. No high-calorie Peking duck here, but rather vitamin-rich variations of crisp vegetables, soy products, curries, chop suey dishes, and even veggie saté skewers in peanut sauce.
›› Bilk, Dürener Str. 42, Tel. 15 67 88, www.vegetarisch-jade.de
Natural, fresh, different, and certainly without the typical eco-charm. Besides a vegetarian cuisine that changes daily, there is freshly pressed juice, organic wine and organic beer, fair trade coffee and various kinds of tea. All meals are purely vegetable and are prepared fresh daily.
›› Unterbilk, Graf-Adolf-Platz 6, Tel. 8 76 33 90
›› Flingern-Nord, Hoffeldstr. 18, Tel. 68 87 40 80