Düsseldorf Foodguide Part 1 – Japanese Food

My fellow foodies & foodlovers!

As you may know – I’m living in Düsseldorf in Germany for about 6 years now and since then I discovered a few of my favorite japanese food places here! So I thought I’d share some of them, in case you ever come to Düsseldorf and want to eat something really good.

#1 Eat Tokyo

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that Eat Tokyo is my absolute go-to in Düsseldorf and I’m coming here almost every week (yeah, no exaggeration!). The menu is huge and you have a lot of options to choose from – e.g. Ramen, Bento, Sushi, Curry and also Shabu Shabu. But I mainly come here for the Bento!

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Unagi Bento Box

My favorite is the Unagi Bento Box – it comes with a salad, salmon maki, tofu and rice with egg and eel and also a miso soup. It costs around 12€, which is a more than fair price to me!

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Sushi Boat

If you want to have it a bit more pricey and over-the-top, get a sushi boat for around 50€. 3-4 persons can easily eat from it though. Also the sushi is really awesome and you’ll get a nice variety of different sushi.

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Sashimi Bento Box

Eat Tokyo is located in three spots in Düsseldorf, but I always go to the one nearby the main station. T’he restaurant at the Immermannstrasse is closed on Wednesdays. Also, you can’t book a table in advance (at least on the weekends), so sometimes you have to wait in line to get inside.

My tipp: Eat Tokyo got so popular that they’re also having take-away food at the Rewe supermarket nearby! So if you only want a little bit of sushi, an onigiri or any other snack, take a look around here: Tains Asia Supermarket (Rewe).

Adress:

  • Nordstraße 28, 40477 Düsseldorf
  • Immermannstraße 40, 40210 Düsseldorf (nearby the mainstation)
  • Düsseldorfer Str. 20A, 40667 Meerbusch
  • Immermannstraße 50-52, 40210 Düsseldorf (Tains Supermarket/Rewe for snacks and take away made by Eat Tokyo)

 

#2 Naniwa

Have you ever tried Ramen? Yes? – go check out Naniwa, you won’t get disappointed. No? go there as well, you’ll love it and never want to try something else.

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Naniwa is known for Ramen (noodle soup). Its menu is overseeable and the prices are affordable. You’ll get Ramen for about 8-12€, depending which type and size you choose. You can’t book a table here as well, so get prepared for some waiting in line outside! The longest time I’ve waited to get seated was about 40 minutes. You can often see the waiting line from far away already.

My tipp: Come here during the weekdays, then it won’t be that crowded. Naniwa is closed on Monday and Thursday! Also: if you take a look on the opposite side of the street, you’ll find “Naniwa Sushi & More”, where you can grab sushi instead.

Adress: 

  • Oststrasse 55, 40211 Düsseldorf
  • Klosterstraße 68A, 40211 Düsseldorf (Naniwa “Sushi & More”)

 

#3 Yaki-The-Emon

Do you ever wanted to experience the typical Izakaya feeling but didn’t have the possibility to go to Japan? Then check out Yaki-The-Emon!

As soon as you go inside, you’ll feel like being teleported straight to Japan. The decor, the service and the all-in-all vibe is very japanese. I really like to come here to eat Okonomiyaki, mostly because I don’t know any other restaurant in Düsseldorf, where you can get that! It’s a bit more on the pricey side, but on the other hand you can easily hang out here all night and have great food & drinks with your friends.

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Okonomiyaki at Yaki-The-Emon

My tipp: You can book tables here, so do so! Especially on the weekends it can get hard to get a table (also because the groups are sometimes staying the whole evening), so better call there beforehand (don’t get suprised when they will answer the phone in japanese, as soon as they notice that you’re german, you can also speak German or English with them). The restaurant is closed on Sundays.

Adress: 

  • Klosterstr. 72, 40211 Düsseldorf

 

#4 Tonkatsu Gonta (Relax Cafe)

Time for dessert! If you’re wondering now – “‘Tonkatsu’ that doesn’t really sound like a place for dessert” – I prove you wrong! The Tonkatsu Gonta used to be a cafe, where I hang out a lot with my friends, but it was closed and opened again as a tonkatsu restaurant. Luckily the precious desserts and also matcha latte stayed on the menu.

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I like to come here for the ice cream bowl, which is filled with Dorayaki, Matcha Ice cream and Mochi – it costs 8,80€, but you can easily share it with two people. I also love the matcha honey toast! Super yummy!

My tipp: Grab a friend and share dessert – it’s more than enough for two people! You can also get nice drinks here actually, so if you’re coming here in the evening, maybe try an Oolong Hai or Ramune Hai – you won’t get disappointed. They also have Whiskey Matcha Latte on the menu, which is quite special. Tonkatsu Gonta is closed on wednesdays.

Adress:

  • Immermannstraße 30, 40210 Düsseldorf

 

Are you hungry now like me? What’s your favorite japanese dish? Let me know in the comments

 

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