European meets Japanese at this Michelin-starred Düsseldorf legend. The restaurant’s namesake, Yoshizumi Nagaya, studied at the Toshiro Kandagawa in Osaka, the top spot to learn how to cook traditional Japanese cuisine. Nagaya and his wife opened their doors in 2003 and the restaurant has since gained a reputation for what some call the best Japanese kitchen in Germany. Located in Düsseldorf’s Japanese district, Nagaya’s minimalist, low-lit interior keeps the creatively plated courses in the spotlight. From sushi to kobe beef and a foie gras terrine roll with octopus tempura, these small plates go a long way. Open for both lunch and dinner, it’s a spot that’s as good for a business lunch as it is for a special date. With a 12-course tasting menu coming in at 170 euros, it’s not cheap, but Nagaya is a must-eat in Düsseldorf.
|Opening hours:||Tuesday-Saturday 12–2PM, 7–10PM Sunday and Monday Closed|