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42 Amazing restaurants in Rotterdam

By Mathilde Simon
February 21, 2020

There are a lot of great restaurants in Rotterdam. This is both a blessing and a curse, because sometimes it can be quite difficult to choose where to go!

That’s why we’ve compiled a list with 41 amazing restaurants in Rotterdam. It includes all kinds of restaurants, whether you are in the mood for a fancy or casual dinner, Italian, fish, Asian or vegan; it’s all possible! 

 

1. Héroine

Photo by Sophia van den Hoek @un_fold_ed

Inspired by cooking styles from all over the world, they serve a variety of courses and accompanying wines at Héroine, carefully selected by their sommelier. A wonderful place if you want good food and enjoy good company.

Address

Kipstraat 12, 3011 RT Rotterdam

 

2. Dumbo

Bij Dumbo eet je vegan zoals je dat nooit eerder hebt gedaan. Ze serveren hier heerlijke gerechtjes voor het diner en hebben het menu uitgebreid met brunch gerechten. Croissants, wentelteefjes, quesadilla, tosti's... Allemaal 100% plant-based en het verschil zal je amper merken!

Dumbo shows that vegan food is anything but boring. In this super trendy restaurant they serve dishes such as mac and cheese, dumplings, saté, noodles and stew. But all without any animal products, so 100% vegan. The interior is colorful and the cocktails look the way they taste: delicious!

Are you vegan? Then you’ll definitely want to read our list with the best vegan restaurants in Rotterdam!

Address

Hoogstraat 44a, 3011 PS Rotterdam

 

3. Zalmhuis

Net buiten het centrum, aan de Maas, ligt het iconische en historische Zalmhuis. De imposante entree en het prachtige interieur van het restaurant is alleen al een bezoekje waard. Onder begeleiding van chef-kok Lars Litz serveren ze hier de meest exclusieve zalm ter wereld: de Keta zalm uit Alaska. Verder vind je op de kaart huisgerookte Schotse biologische zalm, dry aged meat, vegan gerechten, oesters en nog veel meer.

Just outside the city center, along the Maas, lies the iconic and historic Zalmhuis. To put this beautiful spot in Rotterdam back on the map, a complete renovation took place in 2020. And it shows!

The imposing entrance and the beautiful interior of the restaurant are worth a visit alone. Under the guidance of chef Lars Litz, they serve the most exclusive salmon in the world: the Keta salmon from Alaska. On the menu you will also find home-smoked Scottish organic salmon, dry aged meat, vegan dishes, oysters and much more.

Address

Schaardijk 396, 2909 LA Rotterdam

 

4. De Matroos en het Meisje

Eten wat de pot schaft - dat is hoe ze bij De Matroos en het Meisje te werk gaan. Het enige wat jij hoeft te doen is het aantal gangen doorgeven en het moment dat je aanschuift. Dus als je zin hebt in een lekkere verrassing, boek dan een tafel en geniet van hun creaties van duurzame en seizoensgebonden ingrediënten.

At De Matroos and the Girl you get what they serve that day, no need to choose! All you have to do is pass on the number of courses and the moment you wanna have dinner.

So if you fancy a nice surprise, book a table and enjoy their creations of sustainable and seasonal ingredients.

Address

Delistraat 52, 3072 ZL Rotterdam

 

5. In Den Rustwat

In Den Rustwat is een echte oase van rust. Hier kun je helemaal bij komen terwijl je geniet van hun Bib Gourmand menu. Het restaurant is gevestigd in een prachtig historische, gerestaureerde herberg in Kralingen.

In Den Rustwat is located next to Trompenburg Tuinen & Aboretum in a beautifully restored inn from 1597. The historical value of the building is clearly reflected in the restaurant, as many authentic items have been preserved.

The restaurant has a lovely garden, where you can enjoy an oasis of peace on sunny days.

Enjoy their three course Bib Gourmand menu, awarded by Michelin. This means that the three-course menu is of high quality for a reasonable price.

Address

Honingerdijk 96, 3062 NX Rotterdam

 

6. La Cazuela


La Cazuela is a lovely Mediterranean restaurant on the always pleasant Proveniersstraat in Rotterdam. For those who do not know this location: behind central station is a small intersection with a mix of nice restaurants.

La Cazuela’s tapas menu includes influences from Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and North Africa. It is possible to order a la carte or go for the surprise menu. You can opt for two courses of tapas for €26 and three courses for €30. The menu consists of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, but can also be completely vegetarian.

Address
Proveniersstraat 38, 3033 CK Rotterdam

 

7. Tres Rotterdam

Een etentje bij Tres is meer een ervaring te noemen dan een casual etentje en kan wel tot vier uur duren. Je zit hier niet uren op dezelfde plek

PHOTO: SOPHIA VAN DEN HOEK. INSTAGRAM: @UN_FOLD_ED

At restaurant Tres you can taste modern Dutch cuisine in an intimate setting and enjoy a playful 18-course menu. The restaurant cooperates with local small-scale farmers, fishermen and artisans, so the menu only offers dishes from the Netherlands. You can combine the dishes with an alcoholic or non-alcoholic arrangement.

A dinner at Tres is more an experience than a casual dinner and can take up to four hours. You do not spend hours in the same spot during a visit at Tres, but you are first welcomed as a guest in the luxurious lounge with small appetizers and an aperitif.

After this you can take a seat at the bar in the basement, where you can already see the chefs cooking. The evening will be closed in a second lounge where you can enjoy their special coffee or tea with mignardises.

Address

Vijf Werelddelen 75, 3071 PS Rotterdam

 

8. De Harmonie Restaurant 23

De Harmonie Restaurant 23 is een heel speciaal restaurant waar je of kunt kiezen uit de seizoensgebonden a la carte gerechten of uit het vier, vijf of 23 (!) gangen menu. Voor chef Marco Somer is de natuur een constante inspiratie bron en dat proef je terug in zijn culinaire gerechten. 

De Harmonie Restaurant 23 is a very special restaurant where you can choose from the seasonal a la carte dishes or opt for the four, five or 23 (!) course menu. For chef Marco Somer, nature is a constant source of inspiration and you can really taste that in his culinary dishes.

This restaurant is definitely perfect for a very special date. If you’re planning a dinner for a special occassion, be sure to also check out these romantic restaurants in Rotterdam.

Address

Westersingel 95, 3015 LC Rotterdam

 

9. Mood

Of course, a good sushi restaurant can’t be missing from this list. Enjoying a delicious mix of sushi, sashimi and tempura, you can have a look into the kitchen where the chefs prepare all the dishes fresh.

We are also a big fan of Mood’s interior, which looks very beautiful and trendy and completes the experience of an evening out. Be sure to end the night with one of their delicious cocktails or gin and tonics!

Need more sushi inspiration? Read our article with the best sushi restaurants in Rotterdam!

Address

Otto Reuchlinweg 999, 3072 MD Rotterdam

 

10. JAQ

De lekkere gerechten van JAQ in Rotterdam zijn gemaakt met pure, eerlijke ingrediënten en ook voor vegans en vegetariërs staat er iets op het menu. Bestel bijvoorbeeld de avocado- of halloumi sandwich, JAQ's aardpeer en peterseliewortel of de Buddha Bowl met soep of salade. Het prachtige interieur van dit Rotterdamse restaurant is al een reden voor een bezoekje. De industriële betonnen vloer wordt speels gecombineerd met comfortable fluwelen stoelen. Verder zijn er kleurrijke muurschilderingen, veel mooie gouden details en een grote spiegelwand.  

You can visit JAQ any time of the day! Whether you’re looking for a tasty lunch or dinner, the accessible menu is the same all day long. It’s designed in such a way that the table can be full of delicious dishes, either to share or to enjoy yourself.

The dishes are made with pure, honest ingredients and there are plenty of options on the menu for vegans and vegetarians. For example, go for the avocado or halloumi sandwich, JAQ’s artichoke and parsley root or the Buddha Bowl with soup or salad.

The beautiful interior is already a reason for a visit. Their industrial concrete floor is playfully combined with comfortable velvet chairs. In addition, the restaurant has colorful wall paintings, many beautiful golden details and a large mirror wall.

Definitely a recommendation for a special occasion!

Address

Kruiskade 9, 3012 EE Rotterdam

 

11. Bazar

The Bazar on Witte de Withstraat is a true household name in Rotterdam and ideal for an evening of eating and chatting with friends, family or a date. Most dishes come from the Middle East and North Africa and you already enjoy a delicious starter around €5 and a main course around €9. Bazar is definitely one of the more affordable restaurants in Rotterdam.

Also perfect to share some dishes, such as Irfan’s starter, Sigara Böregi and a large soup.

Address

Witte de Withstraat 16, 3012 BP Rotterdam

 

12. De Hemel op Aarde

De hemel op aarde? Dat moet een tapas restaurant zijn! Hier ga je heen voor traditionele en moderne Spaanse tapas, Griekse mezzes en andere lekkere dagspecialiteiten. Denk aan empanada's, patatas bravas, gefrituurde jalapeñopepers en serranoham kroketjes. Een heerlijk, knus plekje om te borrelen en te genieten van verschillende tapas gerechtjes.

Heaven on earth? That must be a tapas restaurant! Here you go for traditional and modern Spanish tapas, Greek mezzes and other tasty daily specials. Think of empanadas, patatas bravas, fried jalapeño peppers and serrano ham croquettes. A wonderful, cozy place to have a drink and enjoy various tapas dishes.

Olivia shares her favourite tapas restaurants in Rotterdam in this article!

Address

Oostzeedijk Beneden 205A, 3061 VT Rotterdam

 

13. Restaurant De Jong

In Restaurant de Jong in Rotterdam werken ze samen met zorgvuldig gekozen boeren, vissers, slagers en leveranciers. Zo koken ze elke avond met het beste wat de natuur heeft te bieden. De gerechten hebben vooral seizoensgroenten, kruiden en bloemen in de hoofdrol. Dat zorgt voor kleurrijke, pure gerechten die echt heerlijk smaken!

Are you looking for a restaurant where they create a delicious surprise menu with local products? Then be sure to pay a visit to Restaurant De Jong. You can indicate your dietary requirements and allergies in advance and they will provide a special and colorful four, five or six-course menu.

In this restaurant they work together with carefully chosen farmers, fishermen, butchers and suppliers. This way they cook with the best that nature has to offer. The dishes mainly feature seasonal vegetables, herbs and flowers. This results in colorful, pure dishes!

Address

Raampoortstraat 38, 3032 AH Rotterdam

 

14. GaleriAAA by Mangiare

GaleriAAA by Mangiare is een bijzonder restaurant in Rotterdam Noord, waar Italiaans eten en kunst samen komen.

GaleriAAA by Mangiare is a restaurant with a very cool concept – it is a collaboration with artist collective AAAFresh123, so you can eat delicious Italian food while surrounded by all kinds of artworks.

In addition, the studio and the art gallery are connected to each other, so you can easily have a look at the art during your evening. GaleriAAA by Mangiare does not work with a fixed menu, so you are always in for a wonderful surprise!

Be sure to also check out these Italian restaurants in Rotterdam.

Address

Zaagmolenkade 124, 3035 KD Rotterdam

 

15. Wes Eettentje

Met de huisgemaakte verse gerechten bij WES Eettentje, geïnspireerd op de smaken van Tel Aviv, zit je hier als hummus-lover helemaal goed.

We love Wes! Next to their amazing interior, which is based on three Wes Anderson movies, they serve really tasty food. With their home-made dishes, inspired by the flavors of Tel Aviv, you are in the right place as a hummus lover.

For example, choose some bread with delicious spreads (hummus!), fries with garlic sauce, falafel balls and a tasty WES croquette. All perfect for sharing. Are you with a large group? Then choose a 2 or 3-course dinner and be surprised by the chef.

Address

Benthuizerstraat 94a, 3035 CR Rotterdam

 

16. La Salute

Een gezellig Italiaans restaurant in Hillegersberg: La Salute. Typisch Italiaans interieur en heerlijke Italiaanse specialiteiten!

This atmospheric Italian family restaurant is well known in Rotterdam, especially in Hillegersberg. According to Sicilian specialties, you eat delicious pastas and pizzas here, while the owner Libero turns every evening into a party with his guests.

Address

Bergse Dorpsstraat 65, 3054 GB Rotterdam

 

17. TIWYA

TIWYA stands for This Is What You Are. Here you eat authentic Indonesian dishes in a restaurant, bar and club in one!

At TIWYA, the chefs prepare delicious shared dining dishes. Expect a menu full of colourful dishes made with seasonal products and sensational spices.

There is something for everyone, from fresh fish and meat to vegan options. Be sure to order an exotic (virgin) cocktail!

Address
Kruiskade 15, 3012 EE Rotterdam

 

18. Parkheuvel

Met maar liefst twee sterren is Parkheuvel een van de restaurants in Rotterdam waar je écht heengaat voor een unieke beleving.

With no less than two stars, Parkheuvel is one of the restaurants in Rotterdam where you really get a unique experience. Led by chef Erik van Loo, it is a wonderful restaurant next to the Maas with not only a beautiful view, but also dishes that you have probably never tasted before.

Curious for similar restaurants? Read our article about the Michelin star restaurants in Rotterdam here!

Address

Heuvellaan 21, 3016 GL Rotterdam

 

19. Langoest

Ook visrestaurants mogen natuurlijk niet ontbreken in deze lijst, want die heeft Rotterdam genoeg. Elke dag serveren ze hun kreeft, oesters, octopus, zalm en nog veel meer super vers. Met een prachtig interieur en uitzicht over de Maas, is dit een goede locatie voor een avondje dineren.

Seafood restaurants also definitely can’t be missing from this list, as Rotterdam has plenty of them. Every day they serve their lobster, oysters, octopus, salmon super fresh. With a beautiful interior and a view over the Maas, this is a perfect location for a nice evening dinner.

Are you a seafood lover looking for similar restaurants? Then check our article with amazing seafood restaurants in Rotterdam!

Address

Boompjes 667, 3011 XZ Rotterdam

 

20. PizzaBar di Vicini


Have you already heard of Pizzabar Di Vicina in Kralingen? With their delicious oven-fresh pizzas and great atmosphere, it’s a pizza party every day!

You can find pizza chef Ayad Ezzarouali in the kitchen between 16:00 and 20:30, to provide everyone with thin, crispy, fluffy, gluten-free or veggie/vegan pizzas from the plate. Everything is possible! You can already order a Pizza Margherita for €10 and a Pizza Formaggi for €15.

Also make sure to try the homemade lasagna, which will cost you €15. Definitely not expensive and very tasty!

Address
Lusthofstraat 2A, 3062 WN Rotterdam

 

21. In de Keuken van Floris

Met een vast 8 of 9-gangenmenu, bereid in de open keuken, geniet je bij In de keuken van Floris van heerlijke voorgeselecteerde gerechten. Voor alle vegetariërs is er naast het ‘normale’ menu, ook een vegetarische versie.

If you like to be surprised, In de Keuken van Floris is a great option. You dine at a fixed time and the (8 or 9-course) dishes are already picked out by the chef. If you’re a vegetarian, you can let them know in advance so they can make sure your dishes are completely free of meat!

Address

Honingerdijk 259, 3063 AM Rotterdam

 

22. Garde du Nord

Gare du Nord is zeker een bezoek waard! Dit restaurant is een 100% veganistische bio bistro gevestigd in een treincoupé. Het eten hier is allemaal natuurlijk, super gezond en bovendien duurzaam gekweekt. Een uniek concept in Rotterdam!

In this vegan restaurant you eat in a (stationary) train compartment! It is a 100% vegan bio bistro and the food here is organic, super healthy and also sustainably grown. The train is located in the middle of the city, but you won’t notice it, because the area is very green and quiet!

Address

Anthoniestraat 2, 3032 CP Rotterdam

 

23. Gusto

Another great place for Italian food. At Gusto they try to work with as many organic products as possible and prepare their pizzas with fresh ingredients. On the menu you will find pizzas, pastas, antipasti and many different types of mozzarella! They also have vegetarian options and they have gluten-free bread and pasta.

For even more pizza inspiration we’e written an article with amazing hotspots for pizza in Rotterdam!

Address

Schiedamse Vest 40, 3011 BA Rotterdam

 

24. UMAMI

Een unieke hotspot vanwege haar verrassende keuken. Bij UMAMI – ook wel de naam van de vijfde basissmaak naast zoet, zuur, zout en bitter – dineer je volgens het social dining principe en gaat het echt om de beleving, volledig volgens de Chinese cultuur.

UMAMI – also known as the fifth basic flavor in addition to sweet, sour, salty and bitter – means ‘delicious taste’ in Japanese. The dishes are therefore always a surprise and well matched. According to their social dining principle, you share the food and it is really about the experience, entirely according to Chinese culture.

A great option would also be the Health Pairing, in which the ingredients of the served drinks not only enhance the flavors of the dishes, but also give your health a boost. The chosen tea or mocktails have all kinds of health benefits, entirely in accordance with the health philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

A very special experience if you want to become acquainted with Chinese cuisine and enjoy Asian fusion!

Address

Binnenrotte 140, 3011 HC Rotterdam

 

25. Zeezout

Het interieur bij Zeezout is ook noemenswaardig. Het eerste waar mijn blik op viel was de prachtige vis aan de muur.

At Zeezout, which is considered to be perhaps the best fish restaurant in Rotterdam, you eat local food. They cook with products such as beer from the Cape Brewers, Rotterdam Tomasu soy sauce, yogurt from Luwia, 010 Vodka and Rotterdam mustard. All directly from our own city!

The perfect place to celebrate something special with a 3, 4, 5 or 6-course menu (with or without wine pairing).

Address

Westerkade 11, 3016 CL Rotterdam

 

26. Ter Marsch & Co

There are a lot of burger restaurants in Rotterdam, but at Ter Marsch & Co you don’t just eat a burger … You eat an award winning burger! The ‘Gojira’, a Korean burger served on Asian steambuns with a meat patty of dry aged rib eye and Japanese Wagyu, topped with sweet sour mini cucumber, minibokchoi, bulgogi pulled pork and roasted pork belly, yuzu manuka honey, gochujang sauce and nori cassave chips. Wow, well that’s (quite literally) a mouth full!

For the vegetarians out there, Ter Marsch & Co also offers a great veggie burger. The ‘Natural Happiness: 100% plant, 0% cow patty’ comes with beetroot, Looye honey tomato, lemon mustard sauce, cucumber, Remekerkaas and hazelnut buckwheat crumble.

Address

Witte de Withstraat 70, 3012 BS Rotterdam 39

 

27. Osteria Liz

With a monthly changing menu, guests can choose from eight different dishes such as pizza, pasta, risotto, fish, vegetarian and meat dishes. Also perfect to share together while enjoying a nice glass of wine. You will find Osteria Liz in the Liskwartier and is the ideal place for a cozy date, for example!

Address

Berkelselaan 2A, 3037 PE Rotterdam

 

28. De Kleine Ondeugd

De gerechten bij de Kleine Ondeugd zijn wisselend en altijd weer een verrassing. Je kunt kiezen uit een drie of viergangen-menu met pittige hapjes, Thaise soep, Thaise desserts en andere specialiteiten. Heerlijk!

This Thai restaurant has been hiding in Kralingen for years. The dishes are varied and always a surprise. You can choose from a three or four-course menu with spicy snacks, Thai soup, Thai desserts and other specialties. A cozy restaurant, ideal for lovers of Thai cuisine!

Address

Oostzeedijk 348, 3063 CD Rotterdam

 

29. FG Food Labs

Rotterdam telt 9 Michelin-sterrenrestaurants. Elk jaar worden de felbegeerde sterren van de Michelin-gids toegekend aan de beste restaurants van Nederland. Een Michelinster krijgen is een enorme prestatie voor een restaurant en bewijst dat het een plek is met buitengewoon eten en geweldige service. Hieronder delen we alle restaurants die momenteel een of meer sterren hebben.

The second Michelin restaurant in this list is FG Food Labs. It’s the restaurant of chef François Geurds, where he experiments with ingredients until perfection is achieved. The nice thing about this restaurant is that they are very flexible with regard to the dress code. Whether you are wearing your sneakers or stilettos, it doesn’t matter. This is purely about good food.

Address

Katshoek 41, 3032 AE Rotterdam

 

30. Ono Japanese Dining

Eigenlijk kennen wij maar weinig mensen die niet van sushi houden. Deze Japanse specialiteit is de laatste jaren enorm in populariteit gegroeid en ondertussen zit onze stad - gelukkig - vol met sushi restaurants. Hieronder delen we een lijst met onze top picks sushi restaurants in Rotterdam. Om er zeker van te zijn dat je de lekkerste sushi in Rotterdam hebt geproefd, is onze tip dan ook om overal een keer langs te gaan ;). Enjoy!

Another nice sushi restaurant that you really should try! While overlooking the Rijnhaven, you are sitting in a sleek and modern restaurant where (sushi) dishes are true works of art.

Be sure to check out this review of Ono Japanese Dining in which we tell you more about our experience of this restaurant.

Address

Antoine Platekade 1005, 3072 ME Rotterdam

 

31. HMB

Misschien ben je al bekend met Rolph's Deli op de Kop van Zuid, waar je heerlijke pancakes en andere ontbijt- en lunchgerechten kan eten. Maar wist je dat eigenaar Rolph ook nog een ander restaurant had? Gevestigd in De Rotterdam vind je HMB, waar zijn hun "signature" gerechten serveren met een prachtig uitzicht op de Maas en de Erasmusbrug.

You may already be familiar with Rolph’s Deli at the Kop van Zuid, where you can eat delicious pancakes and other breakfast and lunch dishes. But did you know that owner Rolph also has another restaurant? Located in De Rotterdam you will find HMB, where they serve their signature dishes with a beautiful view overlooking the Maas and the Erasmus Bridge.

Address

Holland Amerikakade 104, 3072 MC Rotterdam

 

32. Euskadi

Bij Euskadi serveren ze authentieke ingrediënten uit Baskenland, een Spaanse regio waar liefde voor eten diep geworteld is in hun cultuur. De Baskische koks zijn niet bang om te experimenteren, dus bij Euskadi kun je unieke gerechten van hoge kwaliteit verwachten. Je zult geen beroemde pintxos vinden op het menu van Euskadi, maar heerlijke vlees- en visgerechten gemaakt met speciale ingrediënten uit Baskenland.

At Euskadi they serve authentic ingredients from the Basque Country, a Spanish region where love of food is deeply rooted in their culture. The Basque chefs are not afraid to experiment, so at Euskadi you can expect unique, high-quality dishes. You will not find famous pintxos on the Euskadi menu, but delicious meat and fish dishes made with special ingredients from the Basque Country.

Address

Westewagenstraat 56, 3011 AT Rotterdam

 

33. BIRD

Leuke feestjes én betaalbaar eten: we love restaurant BIRD. Hier serveren ze naast hun heerlijke houtoven pizza's ook genoeg andere gerechten. Maar wat wij aanraden is om je te laten verrassen door de Chef's Table. Voor €33,50 krijg je een selectie van verschillende kleine gerechten krijgt om te delen van de chef. Ideaal als je graag verschillende dingen proeft!

You may know BIRD from all the fun parties that take place there every weekend, but BIRD is also a restaurant where you can dine. Our favorite is the wood oven pizza, but they also serve dishes from Asian, South American, Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine.

An absolute must is the Tasting Tuesday, in which you can try the chef’s 5-course surprise menu every Tuesday for € 25 (instead of € 33.50).

Address

26/28, Raampoortstraat 24, 3032 AH Rotterdam

 

34. Rozey

Op zoek naar een fijn vegan restaurant in Rotterdam? Onze favoriete vegan/vega hotspot is toch zeker wel Rozey. Dit is het allereerste restaurant in Nederland waar je een hele avond onbeperkt vega en vegan kunt dineren voor een vaste prijs. Doordeweeks kun je voor €32,50 alles bestellen wat je maar wilt; dit geldt voor het eten én drinken. In het weekend kost het €37,50. En denk maar niet dat de kwaliteit eronder lijdt! Het interieur van Rozey is elegant en minimalistisch.

Rozey is also one of our favorites and should certainly not be missing from this list! With their delicious unlimited vegetarian and vegan dishes, you can even have the biggest meat eaters to enjoy their dinner. You eat here for € 32.50 (€ 37.50 during the weekend) all-you-can-eat, including drinks! A truly unique food concept, because Rozey is the first restaurant in the Netherlands where this is possible.

The menu is varied and is full of different dishes, all without meat or animal products. Think of vegetarian burgers and fries, but also less well-known dishes such as beet carpaccio, watermelon steak, seaweed bitterballs, pulled jack fruit and Kentucky fried cauliflower.

Check out more unique hotspots in Rotterdam!

Address

Wijnhaven 85, 3011 WK Rotterdam

 

35. KUA Tacobar

For a tasty Mexican bite you have to go to KUA, where they serve authentic and delicious Mexican dishes. Think of tacos, enhiladas, antojitos and… tequila! The interior is also entirely Mexican and therefore a super nice place for an evening with friends or family.

Craving for more Mexican food? Check our article with good Mexican restaurants in Rotterdam!

Address

Hoogstraat 28A, 3011 PP Rotterdam

 

36. Harbour Club

In het Park naast de Euromast staat een honderd jaar oude villa, met daarin de Harbour Club gevestigd. Een prachtige locatie en een restaurant bekend onder menig Rotterdammer. De Harbour Club heeft een paar "signature dishes", zoals de Zeebaars ceviche en Dry Aged Tomahawk steak. Daarnaast ben je hier als sushi liefhebber ook op het juiste adres, om nog maar te zwijgen over de toetjes...

In Het Park next to the Euromast is a hundred-year-old villa where the Harbour Club is located. A beautiful location and a restaurant known by many people in Rotterdam. The Harbour Club has a few signature dishes, such as the Sea bass ceviche and Dry Aged Tomahawk steak. In addition, as a sushi lover you are at the right place. Not to mention the desserts …

Address

Kievitslaan 25, 3016 CG Rotterdam

 

37. Soi3

De lekkere Keang kieuw waan (Thaise groene curry) en de Pad Thai bij Soi3 Rotterdam.

Soi3 is a great Thai restaurant on the West-Kruiskade. The casual restaurant has a modern, colorful interior and there is always a pleasant atmosphere. In the summer you can also sit outside at one of the pink folding tables.

On the menu of Soi3 you will find a wide selection of tasty, affordable dishes. These are served in plastic plates and bowls.

Don’t know what to choose? Then get the delicious fish fish cakes as a starter and order the delicious Keang kieuw waan (Thai green curry) or the Pad Thai as main course (classic Thai dishes!).

Address

West-Kruiskade 63A, 3014 AM Rotterdam

 

38. Takumi Düsseldorf

Takumi in Rotterdam is an excellent spot for delicious ramen! If you're looking for a great ramen bar when it's sunny, Takumi is a great spot because they have a nice terrace. If you're looking for comfort food during colder, rainy days, Takumi is also a great pick because of their great interior!

Japanese ramen is the ultimate comfort food and is perfect for a rainy day in Rotterdam.

If you want to eat ramen at a restaurant with a great ambiance, then Takumi on the West-Kruiskade is a great option. Usually the restaurant is fully packed. The restaurant is filled with lantern lamps and other decorations, which gives it a great vibe.

But let’s talk food! The menu of Takumi is extensive, with over 15 types of ramen. There are a few vegetarian ramen options too, such as the Veggie Miso Ramen and the Spicy Veggie Tan Tan Ramen. I personally recommend the latter!

Check out more ramen bars in Rotterdam!

Address

West-Kruiskade 9B, 3014 AJ Rotterdam

 

39. Supermercado

Nachos, empanadas, mini taco's, burrito bowl, zoete aardappel friet... Klinkt dit als een droom? Dat is het dus niet! Dit, en nog meer, kan je allemaal eten bij de Mexicaan Supermercado. In dit artikel kun je nog meer leuke Mexicaanse restaurants in Rotterdam vinden!

At Supermercado they don’t only serve delicious cocktails, but also delicious and affordable food! They have great tacos, salads, meat from the grill and much more.

A must is the vegan Ensalada Supermercado with quinoa, pomegranate, raisin, chickpeas and mango chili dressing. Are you already hungry?

Address

Schiedamse Vest 91A, 3012 BG Rotterdam

 

40. The Harvest

Wil jij een lekkere warme huisgemaakte maaltijd, zonder 'm zelf te maken? Breng dan een bezoek aan The Harvest, één van onze favoriete gezonde hotspots in Rotterdam en tevens erg betaalbaar. Hier gebruiken ze lokale en seizoensgebonden producten waarmee ze een heerlijk bordje voor je samenstellen.

Do you want a nice warm home-made meal, without having to cook it yourself? Then definitely visit The Harvest, one of our favorite healthy hotspots in Rotterdam. Here they use local and seasonal products with which they put together a delicious plate of food.

It works as follows: first you choose the basis of the dish, then two dishes from the greengrocer and finally you can choose a vegetarian dish or a piece of meat. There are also ready-made bowls to choose from. Depending on your choice, you pay between €9 and €14. And believe us: you’ll feel SO full afterwards.

Address

Proveniersstraat 36a, 3033 CK Rotterdam

 

41. Destino

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Another great tapas restaurant is Destino in Rotterdam Noord. Here they serve up a more sophisticated and therefore pricier tapas menu, which changes regularly according to the seasons and daily market offerings.

Address

Zaagmolenkade 37/38, 3035 KA Rotterdam

 

42. Old Scuola

Old Scuola sits on a nice spot in the Industrial Building in the center of Rotterdam. As a real pizza lover, you’re at the right place here, because it’s their specialty! At Old Scuola they prepare the Fior di latte mozzarella, buffalo mozzarella and burrata according to their own recipe. The fresh ingredients come from Dutch water buffalo and cows.

Next to pizza’s, they also serve dishes to share, such as a sea food platter, vegetable platter or delicious bruschettas. Their nature wine is also worth a mention. You can even take your favourite bottle home!

Address

Achterklooster 1, 3011 RA Rotterdam

 

A pretty big list, but all great options for an evening dinner! How many of these restaurants in Rotterdam can you check off your list? 

 

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2 replies on “42 Amazing restaurants in Rotterdam”

  • I want it all. Every PLAte looks like a work of art. Great options too. If I ever make it to Rotterdam I’ll have to look a few of these up

  • Roxanne and I are planning on visiting Rotterdam again when we are back in the Netherlands. There are so many great photo spots and restaurants we have never been to. Thank you for this list, will definitely use it when we go!

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