First Michelin Star for Japanish Chef
Yoshizumi Nagaya is the first Asian Chef in Germany who is awarded with a Michelin Star (2010) and as an Asian Origin and Japenese Fan, I was dyingly and very willingly to let my eyes (!) n tongue spoiled by their masterpiece(s) and I was very thankfull to my generous Cavalier for this fantastic venture.
After the not so long wait (Reservation is a Must!) we landed at the Best Japanese Restaurant in this country! We chose OMAKASE - the breathtaking 16 Course Menu - plus a glass of a very nice Japanese Champagne.
To be honest my tummy was somehow satisfied that I didnt have to stuff myself with a Kebab or Burger at the Fast Food Stall. No worries! After this 'adventure' I wont let those heavy but Yummy German Trad.food, Kebabs, Pizzas and Burgers down!
Anyway, I have a tiny silly (open) question: why did Nagaya go to Milan and learnt at NOBU for his further skills? I mean, japanish Restaurant n Italy? Or is that bec of the next Armani/NOBU's Branch?
Roll of Goose Liver Terrinne (Foie Gras) with red beet croquant
Steamed Scampi with Rosemary and Ginkgo Nut on a Skewer
Truffel on WAGYU Beef SASHIMI with softboiled Quail Yolk
Fried KATAFI in Scallop
Boiled Spinach OHITASHI
SASHIMI Crystal Bay Shrimp
Clear Soup with Mushroom
Lightly roasted HAMACHI Yellowtail SAHSIMI
In Wasabi butter breaded n sauted Saint Pierre
SUSHI (4 pieces from Chefs Recommendation)
Very Fresh WASABI !!!
Tomato Compote with TOSA Vinegar Jelly
Grilled French Quail Bust Fillet with TERIYAKI SANSHO Pepper Sauce
Coconut Pannacotta with Mango Sauce
& Pear Compote with Espuma of Creme Brulee
Dark Chocolate Mousse of Vairhona and Pumpkin Ice Cream
Nagaya is the first Asian Restaurant in Germany who is awarded with a Michelin Star (2010) and as an Asian Origin and Japenese Fan, I was dyingly and very willingly to let my eyes (!) n tongue spoiled by their masterpiece(s).
After the not so long wait (Reservation is a Must!) we landed at the Best Japanese Restaurant in this country!
We chose OMAKASE - the breathtaking 16 Course Menu - with very reasonable price of 98 € ( incl. tax n service) plus a glass of a very nice Japanese Champagne for 14 €
No worries! After this 'adventure' I wont let those heavy but Yummy German Trad.food, Kebabs, Pizzas and Burgers down!
Nagaya is not only the best Japanese restaurant in Dusseldorf, it's one of the best I have been to anywhere (and I lived in Tokyo for two years).
Food quality, presentation and service are both exemplary, I cannot recommend it highly enough - it's a slam-dunk 5 stars. Lunchtime set-course menu is outstanding value for the quality.
Nagaya has moved to Klosterstr. and if you like Nobu you will love this place.
The miso black cod is to die for and the chef will be more than happy to prepare you anything that is not on the menu.
The service is good and accommodating and the interior simple but not what I would call intimate (maybe more so up front).
Definately the place to go if you have a chance!
I have been going to Nagaya for 6 years every time I am in Duesseldorf. The Omakase menu is the best Japanese meal I have ever had. Creative and innovative meal that is different and memorable every time I go. Superb for high level customer meals. One of the best and most consistenly so anywhere!
Hard to give a vote:
3 for the food quality
4 for the atmosphere and the service (not perfect)
5 for the presentation of foods
so if you want to impress your girlfriend and you're not afraid to spend 100 euros each, that's a good choice.
But as for food, there are better sushi at one third of the price.
They have a wonderful Japanese (fusion)type of dishes. Not only the taste, but each dish is just like a one piece of art and it is just amazing. My boss also loves here!
Will not disappoint. Excellent sushi. Make a reservation first. Also, they have a relatively big selection of fish.
My meal at Nagaya was one of the best I've ever eaten! I was recently in Europe for 6 weeks and had the opportunity to eat at Joel Robuchon in Monte Carlo and Bouquinistes in Paris. Nagaya was certainly as good or bettter than either of them! (and they were spectacular!) And the presentation at Nagaya was like a work of art....
After the crab amuse bouche I had tuna tartare topped with Russian caviar in a soy "pool", followed by a wagyu beef sushi roll with truffles and then honey-miso black cod with baby vegetables. For dessert I had cookie crumble topped with fresh, house made lime sorbet with rasperry foam. The maitre'd recommended a fabulous Pinot Noir that complimented the meal perfectly.
The dining experience was magnificent. The white glove (yes, white glove!) service was impeccable. My lunch lasted over two hours and I enjoyed every minute and every morsel. I highly recommend Nagaya when you are in Germany!
i was once here last year and i really enjoyed it. so, i came back again this year with a big expectation. i almost asked the cook why he still does not have a star. but i was too shy at first. i ordered the big menu. and as the food started, i was not so enthusiasted anymore. i did not like enjoy the ideas and the combinations of the cook. after the menu, i understood why the restaurant still did not have a star. also, the preparation of the dishes were not that perfect. the fish could have been cut better etc etc.... pity.
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