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Hamburg's best international restaurants

Restaurants that celebrate Hamburg's diversity in dining 

The city of Hamburg is superbly talented in the art of cuisine; with creating excellent dishes from its own culture, as well as delivering tasteful, original and authentic foreign dishes. Go around the table, and around the world, with our pick of the six best international eateries in Hamburg. 

East Restaurant

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The catchword at East Restaurant is ‘crossover.’ This holds true not only with regard to culinary aspects but also in terms of design: a rough red brick structure in dialogue with modern, surreal-looking furnishings. Together with the indirect, dim lighting, this creates a pleasant, intimate setting. The fare that is served in this unusual atmosphere, namely Asian-European fusion cuisine, is just as extraordinary. Deliciously balanced spice combinations and finely nuanced tastes will delight your palate. www.east-hamburg.de

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Atlantic Restaurant

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The Atlantic Restaurant, with its aura of Hanseatic respectability, invites you to discover its interesting bill of fare featuring off-beat taste compositions. A stunning view of the Outer Alster Lake is part of the deal. Lobster soup or steak tartare? Atlantic’s chef-de-cuisine, Thomas Wilken, weaves his magic into fresh and sophisticated maritime dishes and a variety of seasonal highlights. The excellent wines served here make the dining pleasure complete. Closed on Sundays. www.kempinski.com

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raw like sushi

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raw like sushi has been serving guests classic sushi since 1997. On a monthly basis, special maki rolls composed of exotic ingredients make their debut here. Several hot dishes are also available. A colour scheme dominated by nuances of red, an ornate chandelier and candles create an inviting, feel-good ambiance where guests are happy to linger. Have we piqued your interest in making your own sushi? Cooking classes that introduce you to the high art of sushi-making take place here at regular intervals. raw-like-sushi.de

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Apples Restaurant & Bar

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A perfect start for a day in Hamburg can be had at an Apple’s Brunch in the Hyatt. It goes without saying that fresh-caught fish from the North Sea will feature on the menu as well as cheese specialities from Switzerland, fresh baked bread, nuts and fruit... or do you have a sweet tooth? How about a warm, homemade fruit crumble? You can choose from a wide range of dishes and the menu is reinvented on a monthly basis. The spatial concept at Apples Restaurant is also noteworthy; its mainspring is a large show kitchen equipped with a traditional wood-burning stove and a lava grill. Moreover, it's in the line of view from every table in the dining room. A private dining area is available for family festivities or exclusive functions. www.hamburg.park.hyatt.com

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Bistro am Fleet

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Bordering the lovely Alsterfleet water channel is the elegant Steigenberger Hotel and its popular Gourmet-Bistro am Fleet. It beckons visitors with its light-flooded winter garden, especially as the days get colder. Alfred Schreiber’s creative Eurasian fare fits perfectly with the bistro’s Mediterranean-like atmosphere. The lavish menu selection covers soups, tapas and pasta as well as grilled meat and fish. For a genuine treat, don’t forget to try one of the exotic deserts! www.steigenberger.com

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Located with the luxury hotel Sofitel Hamburg, Ticino Restaurant’s airy, modern ambience perfectly matches the fare that is served there. Chef-de-cuisine Volker Reich favours contemporary, international gourmet cuisine at his establishment. The compositions of his congenial creates work beautifully thanks to high-grade, locally-sourced ingredients and Reich’s expert hand with spices and seasonings. We recommend indulging in the mini-crêpes mit gewürz-orangenfilets, karameleiscrème. An altogether exclusive wine list rounds out the restaurant’s signature mix. www.sofitel.com

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1 East Restaurant
2 Atlantic Restaurant
3 raw like sushi
4 Apples Restaurant & Bar
5 Bistro am Fleet
6 Ticino