Being a tru­ly cos­mopoli­tan city, Ham­burg offers its guests a huge choice of restau­rants with all kinds of cui­sine. It can be ful­ly inter­na­tion­al cui­sine, gourmet French cui­sine, Ital­ian pizze­rias, high-end sushi or Mex­i­can tacos. Ham­burg has 11 Miche­lin starred restau­rants, which puts it on par with Berlin. What­ev­er the size of the bud­get, or pref­er­ences, you can actu­al­ly be sure that you will not go hun­gry in Ham­burg. Ham­burg restau­rants in this list are grouped into three eval­u­a­tion cat­e­gories: Expen­sive (more than 50€), Mod­er­ate (25€ — 50€), Cheap (under 25€). These are Ham­burg prices in restau­rants for a three-course meal.

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Tafelhaus restaurant

Tafel­haus belongs to the cat­e­go­ry of expen­sive restau­rants, fre­quent­ed by celebri­ties and gourmets from all over the world. Renowned chef Chris­t­ian Rak has enjoyed a well-deserved rep­u­ta­tion as one of the best chefs in Ger­many for sev­er­al decades, head­ing the Tafel­haus restau­rant over­look­ing the har­bour, since 2004. Guests are served Mediter­ranean cui­sine with a sub­tle infu­sion of Asia, and favorites here are veal steak with avo­ca­do mousse, or apple cur­ry soup. The com­pre­hen­sive wine cel­lar holds an excep­tion­al selec­tion of wines for the city’s elite, but reser­va­tions must be made in advance.

Le Canard

With local chef Ali Günger­müs proud­ly wear­ing a Miche­lin star on his lapel, Ham­burg’s upscale restau­rant Le Canard has an excel­lent rep­u­ta­tion that has spread far beyond the city lim­its. Even sim­ple recipes in his exe­cu­tion have a bril­liant twist. Here you can try fresh local shell­fish served with a sweet quince dessert or cham­pagne soup. The decor of the restau­rant is light and mod­ern, and the decked ter­race offers great views of the har­bour. It is espe­cial­ly pop­u­lar in sum­mer, but reser­va­tions are avail­able all year round. This Ham­burg restau­rant is clas­si­fied as expen­sive.

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Landhaus Scherrer

Many of the best restau­rants in Ham­burg have a ten­den­cy to ignore the Ger­man gas­tro­nom­ic her­itage. But this does not apply to the Land­haus Scher­rer restau­rant, locat­ed in a beau­ti­ful 1827 man­sion (a for­mer brew­ery) on the banks of the Elbe Riv­er. Chefs with a well-deserved rep­u­ta­tion pre­pare tra­di­tion­al region­al dish­es here, com­ple­ment­ing them with all sorts of inter­na­tion­al fea­tures. The ser­vice is impec­ca­ble, as is the wine list (with over 600 vari­eties). A spe­cial north­ern Ger­man dish here is the Vier­lan­der duck. Address: Elbchaussee 130, Ham­burg, Ger­many. Phone: (040) 8830 70030.

Da Paolino

Da Paoli­no is a mod­er­ate­ly priced restau­rant. Many restau­rants in Ham­burg enjoy riv­er and sea views, but few are actu­al­ly on the water. Da Paoli­no is one such restau­rant, based on the pier of Lake Ulster, at its south­ern end. The friend­ly Ital­ian eatery has its own South­ern Euro­pean menu. This is Ital­ian gourmet cui­sine at afford­able prices, with an empha­sis on Ital­ian cold cuts and pas­ta dish­es. The high­ly fre­quent­ed restau­rant gets even busier dur­ing the sum­mer months when you can dine alfres­co on the pier. Address: Alsterufer 2, Ham­burg, Ger­many. Phone: (040) 4135 5655.

Restaurant Fischereihafen

This restau­rant has been oper­at­ing in Ham­burg for almost 40 years and is con­sid­ered one of the best seafood tast­ing places in the city. Mod­est­ly squeezed into a space between two fish mar­ket ware­hous­es, this is a clas­sic exam­ple of a restau­rant for the in-the-know. The inte­ri­or space is divid­ed into a restau­rant and a sep­a­rate oys­ter bar. All seafood is bought at a dai­ly local auc­tion, so only the fresh­est prod­ucts from the North Sea are used. Address: Grosse Elb­strasse 143, Ham­burg, Ger­many. Phone: (040) 381 816.

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Nil Restaurant

A favorite among cre­ative Ham­burg and con­nois­seurs of an uncon­ven­tion­al loca­tion. The for­mer old shoe store has retained much of the orig­i­nal 1950s decor, hav­ing been con­vert­ed into a restau­rant. This estab­lish­ment has its own aes­thet­ic and culi­nary style, with food of the high­est stan­dard from a skilled team of chefs. The prices in the restau­rant are extreme­ly rea­son­able for such an exquis­ite menu. Address: Neuer Pfer­de­markt 5, Ham­burg, Ger­many. Phone: (040) 439 7823.

Restaurant Abendmahl

There are also cheap­er estab­lish­ments in our list of restau­rants in Ham­burg. This small restau­rant next to the Reeper­bahn attracts a young clien­tele who then go on to con­quer the local bars and clubs. The atmos­phere here is always live­ly, the menu is small but con­stant­ly chang­ing. It focus­es main­ly on French, Ital­ian and Ger­man dish­es, as well as cock­tails of its own inven­tion. After a good din­ner at the Abendmahl, you will be in a great mood and full of ener­gy to par­ty all night long. Address: Hein-Kol­lisch-Platz 6, Ham­burg, Ger­many. Phone: (040) 312 758.

Hummer Pedersen

This fish restau­rant is a har­bor­side fish ware­house found­ed in 1879. It still sup­plies lob­ster and shell­fish to many of Ham­burg’s best restau­rants. How­ev­er, in 2003 they opened their own restau­rant where you can enjoy the same deli­cious fresh seafood at a much more rea­son­able price. Some locals come here dai­ly, and the lob­ster sal­ad with pota­to pan­cakes is a well-deserved favorite on the menu. Address: Grosse Elb­strasse 152, Ham­burg, Ger­many. Phone: (040) 5229 9390.

Suryel Restaurant

In a coun­try where cui­sine some­times resem­bles adver­tise­ments from sausage man­u­fac­tur­ers, Suryel is a real veg­e­tar­i­an haven, or a par­adise for veg­e­tar­i­ans in Ham­burg. A wide range of sim­ple, sea­son­al sal­ads and pas­ta dish­es are avail­able as a light snack, as well as many deli­cious tofu dish­es as a main menu. Most of them will cost you less than 10€. This small restau­rant is good not only for your health, but also for your wal­let. Address: Thaden­strasse 1, Ham­burg, Ger­many. Phone: (040) 439 8422.

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