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Bij La Pizza maken ze heerlijke pizza's uit een traditionele op hout gestoken steenoven. Bestel de klassieke Margherita, Calzone, Pizza marinara, Pizza con tonno of één van de andere vele mogelijkheden. Verder staan op het menu lekkere snacks, antipasta, en de lekkerste Italiaanse desserts.

Culinary travel guide: our favourite restaurants in Rotterdam

By Lisanne van Beurden
May 23, 2023

Looking for the nicest and most beautiful restaurants in Rotterdam? For years we have been sharing all kinds of useful tips on our website for a successful evening out for dinner in Rotterdam. And now we have listed more than 50 (!) great restaurants for you, divided into categories such as budget, occasion and type of cuisine.

Whether you want to have a romantic dinner, have a drink with friends or just enjoy a good meal, you will undoubtedly find the perfect dining spot in this list. For even more inspiration, check out our Weekends Guide.


1. Restaurants in Rotterdam for every budget


Affordable restaurants in Rotterdam

Are you looking for a fun restaurant where you can pay without breaking out in sweat? Fortunately, there are a lot of affordable restaurants in Rotterdam.

Pastas, pizzas, curries, a delicious bowl of ramen; lots of comfort food for a low price. Discover a few of our favourites below!


1. Sabor Sabor

At Sabor Sabor you can eat delicious Mexican dishes. Each dish comes from a different part of the country. Everything is also very colourful and tasty. The dishes are ideal for sharing, always fun with friends!

Every week, Sabor Sabor puts together a new three- and four-course surprise menu from the chef. That’s a fun and affordable way to taste everything!

The three-course menu costs €25.50 per person and the four-course menu costs €31. Choose from chicken, meat, fish, vegetarian or vegan.


Adrien Mildersstraat 11a, 3022 NB Rotterdam


2. Supermercado

At Supermercado you can not only drink delicious cocktails, but also eat delicious and affordable! They have tasty tacos, salads, grilled meat and much more.

We recommend the vegan Ensalada Supermercado with quinoa, pomegranate, raisin, chickpeas and mango chili dressing for the small price of €7.50 (small) or €13 (large). Tacos are €4.25 each, you have ceviche from €9.50 and of course you have to pre-order the nachos (€11.50). Or order a tasty empanada for €3.50 each.

Are you getting hungry yet?


Schiedamse Vest 91A, 3012 BG Rotterdam


3. Spaghetteria

Italian is often (although definitely not always) nice and affordable. So is Spaghetteria! You will find two locations of this restaurant in Rotterdam. One on the Pannekoekstraat and one on the Nieuwe Binnenweg.

Spaghetteria is an accessible Italian restaurant. They work with a first come first serve principle. That means you walk in and can choose an available spot. There are no tables for two at Spaghetteria, but long tables where everyone can sit.

The daily changing menu includes six different pasta dishes, made with fresh ingredients. The prices of the pastas are between €13.50 and €19.50.

Spaghetteria make their own pasta in their own laboratorio artigianale, a traditional workshop where they make different types of pasta according to the tradition of the Italian pasta guild.

Discover even more affordable restaurants in Rotterdam!


Nieuwe Binnenweg 77, 3014 GE Rotterdam

Pannekoekstraat 76, 3011 LK Rotterdam


Michelin star restaurants in Rotterdam

Do you have a little more to spend? Or rather: do you have an unlimited budget? Rotterdam currently has 12 Michelin stars, so it’s the perfect city for exclusive dining!

Below you will find three well-known restaurants that have no fewer than two stars.


4. Parkheuvel

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

In 2002, Parkheuvel was the first restaurant in the Netherlands to receive three Michelin stars. After the current chef Erik van Loo took over the restaurant in 2006, he had to prove himself worthy of the three stars and went back to one star. However, this did not prevent him from receiving two stars again in 2009.

Parkheuvel is located next to the Maas and offers a beautiful view while enjoying taste explosions and a pleasant atmosphere. The service is very professional and as soon as you enter you are warmly welcomed.


Heuvellaan 21, 3016 GL Rotterdam


5. Restaurant Fred

Restaurant Fred werd bekroond met één Michelinster in 2010 en ontving een tweede ster in 2014. De chef baseert zijn kookstijl op de klassieke Franse keuken terwijl hij zijn eigen draai toevoegt. Een van Rotterdams beste restaurants!

Restaurant Fred was awarded one Michelin star in 2010 and received a second star in 2014. The chef, Fred Mustert, bases his cooking style on classic French cuisine while adding his own twist.

The surprising flavours, the extravagant interior and the pleasant atmosphere make Restaurant Fred a unique place in Rotterdam. In 2023, Fred moved to a new location in the plinth of the Terraced Tower on Boompjes.


Boompjes 41, 3011 XB Rotterdam


6. FG Restaurant

FG Restaurant received one Michelin star in 2010. Since 2014, the FG restaurant owns two Michelin stars.

Under the direction of the famous Masterchef François Geurds, who is known for his unique ‘flavour laboratory’, his restaurant is a real lab where he comes up with the most unique creations.

Discover even more Michelin star restaurants in Rotterdam.


Katshoek 37, 3032 AE Rotterdam


2. Restaurants in Rotterdam for every occasion


Romantic restaurants in Rotterdam

Looking for a romantic restaurant for a special date night? In Rotterdam there is something for everyone; whether you want to go for sharing not-too-expensive snacks or for a super-de-luxe culinary experience.


7. 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.

How about Matroos en het Meisje, for example? All you have to do is pass on the number of courses and the time you join, they will take care of the rest with love. Here you can be romantic together without any worries!

Book a table and be surprised by the beautiful creations of sustainable and seasonal ingredients. This way you will definitely have a wonderful romantic night out in Rotterdam.


Delistraat 52, 3072 ZL Rotterdam


8. NIKO’S resto

Bij KINO kijk je naar arthouse films, blockbusters en de klassiekers. Daarnaast hebben ze een gezellig restaurant waar je lekker kunt eten. Ideaal voor een avondje uit.

Eating out and going to the movies, but next level. KINO is a very good date place. Here you don’t just catch a movie, but enjoy a drink or dinner from early afternoon to late evening.

In terms of films, they have a very varied selection, from art house to blockbusters, from shorts to classics.

The atmosphere at KINO is always pleasant and that’s why it’s such a nice place to stick around after the movie, together with your sweetheart of course.

Take a seat at NIKO’s resto, a ‘laid back but on point’ burger restaurant with comfort food and healthy sides. The burgers, made by chef Kick Vogel, also taste really good.


Gouvernestraat 129 – 133, 3014 PM Rotterdam


9. 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 good option. You eat here at a fixed time and the dishes are completely determined for you. And not just any dishes: you will be served an eight or nine course menu with all kinds of beautiful dishes.

You can let them know if you’re a vegetarian, then they will ensure that your dishes are completely free of meat!

Look deeply into each others eyes at each other in one of these romantic restaurants in Rotterdam.


Honingerdijk 259, 3063 AM Rotterdam


Going out for dinner in Rotterdam with a large group

Looking for a restaurant for your birthday, for example? It can sometimes be difficult to find a restaurant in Rotterdam for a larger group. Below you will discover three good options!


10. Restaurant Bazar

The Bazar on the Witte de Withstraat is a popular spot in Rotterdam. The restaurant is very spacious and covers no less than three floors, including an attractive terrace. On the top floor there are long tables where larger groups can enjoy themselves.

Moreover, Bazar is affordable, without compromising the quality of the dishes. The menu features mainly Middle Eastern and North African dishes. The ideal place for breakfast, lunch or dinner with a large group!


Witte de Withstraat 16, 3012 BP Rotterdam


11. Mooie Boules

Mooie Boules is located in a characteristic metal factory in ZOHO. The factory has been completely transformed into a French village square.

Top chef Ron Blaauw (from Ron Gastrobar) and Smoke Masters serve high-quality street food, such as Indian rice cakes, spare ribs and various vegetarian options.

Not only can you go here for good food, here you mainly play a game of jeu de boules! In addition, there are more fun board games.


Vijverhofstraat 45, 3032 SB Rotterdam


12. 91 Spices

At 91Spices you can taste the delicious flavours of India, from the north to the south. This restaurant is the perfect place to experience traditional Indian dishes.

The interior of this restaurant is beautiful and is one of the finest Indian establishments in town.

Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner, a pleasant evening with friends or a family outing, 91Spices offers enough space for every group. With large lounge sofas and large round tables, there is also enough space for large groups.


Gelderseplein 46, 3011 WZ Rotterdam


Restaurants in Rotterdam with a garden

When the sun is shining, nothing is as nice as sitting outside. The balmy wind, the sun on your face, a glass of wine… Take a seat at one of these restaurants with a garden in Rotterdam and enjoy!


13. Knoflookrestaurant Look

Have you ever eaten at Garlic restaurant Look? Garlic is used (a lot) in every dish here! Garlic is even used in the desserts. Hello garlic ice cream!

Look has a cosy city garden where you can sit in good weather. Ideal if you need fresh air after that big load of garlic.


‘s-Gravendijkwal 140B, 3015 CC Rotterdam


14.  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.

The name says it all: at restaurant In Den Rustwat you can really relax.

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

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

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


Honingerdijk 96, 3062 NX Rotterdam


15. Calaboose

Calaboose in Kralingen is a super fun place for an evening with friends. A top choice, especially on beautiful sunny days, because of the spacious and attractive garden where you can take a seat with large groups.

In addition to your cocktail, take one of the Indonesian dishes from the menu, such as the satay or gado gado, and you are assured of a nice evening.

These Rotterdam restaurants also have a garden!


Oudedijk 273, 3061 AK Rotterdam


Rotterdam restaurants with a terrace

We stay in the summer atmosphere, because in addition to restaurants with a garden, there are more places in Rotterdam with a terrace. From breakfast shops, restaurants and cafes right in the centre to fine eateries in Rotterdam West and Noord, there are plenty of places where you can go on a sunny day.


16. Aloha

Aloha is located in a former swimming paradise. It is both a restaurant and bar, city park, coffee roaster and in this case the most important: it has a beautiful terrace.

You will find the terrace in the old outdoor swimming pool and at this beautiful location you look out over the Maas. Perfect for lunch, dinner or drinks!


Maasboulevard 102, 3063 NS Rotterdam


17. Vessel11

Het achterdek van Vessel11. Een super leuk terras om op te zitten!

If you are looking for a restaurant in a unique location, Vessel11 is definitely recommended. The restaurant is in fact a boat docked in the centre of Rotterdam.

They have a nice terrace on their deck, where you can enjoy a drink and snack on a sunny day in Rotterdam. But also on shore next to the boat they have tables where you can take a seat and enjoy the sun.

Vessel11 is also a good place to be on a rainy day. In the back of the boat you are dry because of the roof! Also read our article about covered terraces in Rotterdam for even more options in bad weather.


Wijnhaven 101, 3011 WN Rotterdam


18. Amore

A nice place to enjoy the sunny days is Amore. This is an amazing resto bar where you can share snacks and order the tastiest drinks from their extensive drink menu.

Amore has a spacious terrace, so there is often enough space for you and your friends. In addition, you are also comfortable inside on warm days, because the sides of the building are opened.

Take a seat here and order something from the menu together, such as olives, sourdough bread with salted lemon butter or artichoke hearts with burrata and pumpkin seeds. Drink it away with natural wine, Japanese sake or a special cocktail from Amore’s small cocktail menu. Life is good!

Do you already know these places with a terrace?


Tiendplein 1, 3014 BH Rotterdam


3. Rotterdam restaurants per cuisine


Great Italian restaurants in Rotterdam

In Rotterdam you will find a lot of nice Italian restaurants. Enjoy delicious fresh pastas and the most delicious stone oven pizzas. Or are you more into other Italian specialties, such as risotto, bruschetta and panzerotto? You will also find that in our city.

Getting hungry? Below we share amazing Italian restaurants in Rotterdam where you are guaranteed to enjoy a pleasant evening out.


19. Due Tonino

Het interieur van het gezellige Due Tonino. Er zitten schattige open raampjes in het restaurant en een hoop leuke Italiaanse details.

Are you crazy about authentic Italian food? Then Due Tonino is the restaurant for you. As soon as you step in here you imagine yourself in Italy and you will immediately be warmly welcomed by the staff.

The menu offers a wide choice of antipastes, pastas, pizzas, but also meat and fish dishes. Combine the delicious dishes with a delicious wine from an Italian region.

Did you know that Due Tonino has been around since 1991? This is reflected in the professionalism of the service and the high quality of the dishes.


Goudsesingel 67, 3031 EE Rotterdam


20. La Pizza

Bij La Pizza maken ze heerlijke pizza's uit een traditionele op hout gestoken steenoven. Bestel de klassieke Margherita, Calzone, Pizza marinara, Pizza con tonno of één van de andere vele mogelijkheden. Verder staan op het menu lekkere snacks, antipasta, en de lekkerste Italiaanse desserts.

At La Pizza they make delicious pizzas from a traditional wood-fired brick oven. Order the classic Margherita, Calzone, Pizza marinara, Pizza con tonno or one of the many other options. The menu also includes tasty snacks, antipasta, and the most delicious Italian desserts.

La Pizza has a branch in the centre, in Rotterdam Noord near Bentinckplein and in the Foodhallen on the Wilhelminakade.


Scheepstimmermanslaan 21, 3061 BE Rotterdam

Bentinckplein 1-3, 3039 KL Rotterdam


21. Old Scuola

De heerlijke pizza van Old Scuola!

Old Scuola has a nice spot in Het Industriegebouw in the centre of Rotterdam and a location in Rotterdam West. As a real pizza lover you’re in the right place here, because that’s their specialty!

Here they prepare a Fior di latte mozzarella, buffalo mozzarella and burrata according to their own recipe. All super fresh ingredients come from Dutch water buffaloes and cows.

In addition to pizzas, they also serve snacks to share, such as a sea food platter, vegetable platter or delicious bruschettas. Their natural wine is also worth trying. You can also take your favorite bottle home with you!

Discover even more great places for a pizza in Rotterdam.


Achterklooster 1, 3011 RA Rotterdam

Abraham Tuschinskistraat 58, 3015 GG Rotterdam


Spanish tapas restaurants in Rotterdam


22. Bar Berta

Photo by Sophia van den Hoek – Studio Unfolded.

The open kitchen is the focal point of the bustling Spanish bar and restaurant Bar Berta. You can see the chefs hard at work from most tables and from the bar that wraps around the kitchen; frying, baking and assembling your tapas.

The dishes are freshly made and focus on only a few key ingredients. Choose from fried fish or duck foie gras, artichoke omelette, roasted octopus, eggplant chips, Manchego cheese and more.

Meanwhile, the hosts are happy to help you choose the perfect wine or vermouth pairing.


Calandstraat 6b, 3016 CB Rotterdam


23. Destino

Bij Destino in Rotterdam Noord eet je heerlijke tapas volgens de Spaanse keuken.

Photo by Sophia van den Hoek – Studio Unfolded.

The Spanish tapas restaurant Destino in Rotterdam Noord serves a refined tapas menu, which changes regularly depending on the seasons and the daily market offerings.

Enjoyed what you ate? The chef is happy to share the recipe – except for the secret recipes for their croquette and cheesecake!

Our blogger Olivia loves the intimate atmosphere and delicate dishes at Destino, especially the marinated anchovies, calamari a la plancha, jamon and cheese tapas and the wine list.

Read her article about tapas restaurants in Rotterdam


Zaagmolenkade 37/38, 3035 KA Rotterdam


24. Lokanta Proeflokaal

In Kralingen you will find Lokanta Proeflokaal. The charming interior full of colour makes it a wonderful Spanish tapas restaurant to spend a pleasant evening with friends and family.

Enjoy both authentic Spanish tapas and modern Mediterranean dishes, plus seasonal dishes, bread, cheese and ham, and a handful of pintxos.


Waterloostraat 148A, 3062 TW Rotterdam


Great Chinese restaurants in Rotterdam

Rotterdam has a lively Chinese community which manifests itself in many restaurants where you can eat the most delicious Chinese dishes. From small and large meals for one person to shared dining, from a chic experience to a takeaway restaurant. You’re in the right place in Rotterdam!

Below you will discover a few nice places for delicious Chinese food.


25. Shanghai Papa

Shanghai Papa is a hip Chinese restaurant. Here you eat Chinese dishes, sometimes with a twist.

There is a vegetarian/vegan menu especially for people like me who don’t eat meat. So everyone is welcome! They also serve Chinese drinks, such as tea and cocktails.

In addition to dining at Shanghai Papa, you can also enjoy a special high tea here. Their Yum Cha high tea contains a Bao of your choice per person, five dim sums, four sweets and four different types of Chinese tea. The sweets are made by their pastry chef with ingredients such as ginger, green tea and sesame.

Discover even more places for a high tea in Rotterdam.


Botersloot 24-28, 3011 HG Rotterdam


26. Restaurant Chung

Foto door Olivia de Beukelaer.

Restaurant Chung is located in the heart of the city, but is still a bit hidden. Chung stands on its own small island. If you walk across the Meent you can spot this gem, at the bridge at Scotch & Soda. The restaurant is run by chef Chung Wai Liu – a born and raised Rotterdammer of Asian descent.

In the evening, this restaurant is a beautiful light point on the water. Here you eat dishes with class, an Asian basis with a European twist.

Also read Olivia’s review about Chung.


Noordmolenwerf 171, 3011 DC Rotterdam


27. China Town Dim Sum

The well-known dim sum restaurant of Rotterdam is located on the corner of Westersingel and Kruiskade (the China Town area): China Town Dim Sum Rotterdam. The iconic facade in black and red looks stylish and gives the windows a mysterious vibe.

In addition to authentic dim sum, you can also eat other Chinese dishes here, such as Peking duck and salted pork with choi sam.

Discover even more Chinese restaurants in Rotterdam.


Westersingel 1A, 3014 GM Rotterdam


Great Japanese restaurants in Rotterdam

Do you also love Japanese food? Sushi, ramen, authentic Japanese dishes, you name it. You will find it all in Rotterdam! Below we tip three excellent Japanese restaurants.


28. SHIN Japanese Tapasbar & Matcha Café

SHIN is a modern, cosy Japanese tapas bar and matcha café in Rotterdam. You come here for Japanese cocktails and whiskeys and various delicious Japanese dishes, just like you can at the typical laidback izakaya bars in Japan.

Entrepreneurs Tony and Nanako, owners of Ajisan and SHIN, show that Japanese cuisine is much more than just sushi and ramen. SHIN’s menu therefore includes all their favourite Japanese dishes and drinks that they miss from their homeland.


Rodezand 23B-25, 3011 AM Rotterdam


29. Japanese Cuisine Yama

If you are not in a hurry, you can put yourself on the waiting list of Japanese Cuisine Yama. It then takes a month before they have a spot for you. This is because the restaurant is very popular and they only have room for 12 people per night.

YAMA is seen by many as the best sushi restaurant in Rotterdam. Here the food is prepared with the quality and technique of traditional Japanese cuisine. They also serve other Japanese specialties including wagyu.

You can actually only choose from the ‘Chef’s choice Omakase’ with the fixed price of €185. In addition, order wine, Japanese beer, Japanese or Western tea, coffee or choose a sake arrangement with a matching sake with each course.


Eendrachtsweg 31A, 3012 LC Rotterdam


30. Japanese Curry House Kiiro

Nice and fast, nice and easy, but above all tasty. At Japanese Curry House Kiiro you eat exactly what the name of the restaurant gives away: curry. Katsu curry to be exact.

This restaurant does not disappoint, you can eat a large plate with rice, curry and (vegan) chicken for next to nothing.

Kiiro has three locations in Rotterdam: the Wijnhaven, Markthal and Foodhallen!


Dominee Jan Scharpstraat 98, 3011 PA Rotterdam

Posthoornstraat 524, 3011 WD Rotterdam

Wilheminakade 58, 3072 AR Rotterdam


Best sushi restaurants in Rotterdam

Looking for a good sushi restaurant in Rotterdam? This Japanese specialty has been extremely popular in Rotterdam for years and our city is now – fortunately – full of sushi restaurants.


31. Aqua Asia

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!

For example, do you know Aqua Asia Club? This restaurant is located on the second floor of the De Rotterdam building and therefore has a fantastic view over the Maas. Here you can enjoy a Red Dragon Roll, crispy shrimp and butter-tender Wagyu Rib-Eye, while overlooking an illuminated Erasmus Bridge.


Holland Amerikakade 106, 3072 MC Rotterdam


32. 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!

Just like Aqua Asia Club, Ono Japenese Dining is located in this cool part of Rotterdam: De Kop van Zuid. However, Ono Japenese Dining faces the other side of the city, namely towards the Rijnhaven.

The interior is super sleek and modern and the 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.


Antoine Platekade 1005, 3072 ME Rotterdam


33. Mori Sushi Bar

In de Foodhallen staat de kleurrijke Mori Sushi kraam. Hier bestel je de lekkerste sushi en dumplings!

Mori Sushi Bar is located in the Foodhallen. A food stand that cannot be missed because of the colourful floral decoration!

At Mori Sushi Bar they serve delicious haute couture sushi and sashimi, dumplings and poké bowls. Choose a sushi platter to share, so good!

Discover even more sushi restaurants in Rotterdam.


Wilhelminakade 58, 3072 AR Rotterdam


Best ramen bars in Rotterdam

Are you craving for a bowl of Japanese ramen? A return trip to Japan is not necessary, because luckily there are a number of places in Rotterdam that have mastered this dish quite well.

Do you already know the ramen bars below?


34. Tensai Ramen

For example, Tensai Ramen is a favourite of many. What sets Tensai Ramen apart from the other ramen bars in Rotterdam is that the noodles are homemade, right in the restaurant. And you really taste that. The noodles have a good texture and delicious taste.


Schiedamsedijk 1, 3011 EB Rotterdam


35. Takumi

There are several Takumi branches in Rotterdam. One of the locations is in the Markthal, right in the centre of Rotterdam. At this location they also serve yakisoba for ramen. This is a stir fried dish with wheat flour noodles.


West-Kruiskade 9B, 3014 AJ Rotterdam

Aert van Nesstraat 22, 3012 CA Rotterdam

Grotemarkt 178, 3011 PA Rotterdam

William Boothlaan 7A, 3012 VG Rotterdam


36. Ajisan

Ajisan Authentic Tokyo Ramen can be found on the Coolsingel. A nice restaurant with a great interior. For example, the mural by Rotterdam artist duo Telmo Miel is the first thing you see when you walk in.

But what makes Ajisan really unique is that they prepare healthy Mukacho ramen here, so they do not use any added flavourings. The ramen of Ajisan are made as healthy as possible with only natural ingredients.

In addition, the staff is very warm and they show that everyone is welcome at Ajisan, whether you eat halal meat or no meat at all. Tell the staff what your dietary requirements are and they will prepare something delicious for you!

Are you already familiar with these ramen bars in Rotterdam?


Coolsingel 123, 3012 AG Rotterdam


Korean restaurants in Rotterdam

Korean food culture, which celebrates the joy of camaraderie and togetherness, is one of the most popular in the world. It is therefore no surprise that Rotterdam also has many Korean restaurants. Discover fun Korean spots below!


37. Soju Bar

In this lively and energetic bar, you can choose from a variety of fried chicken and other Korean specialties, such as the delicious vegetarian bibimbap. Would you like a dessert? Then choose Bingsu, which is Korean shaved ice.

But most importantly, if you visit Soju, you must of course try the Soju drink! This is a traditional Korean alcoholic drink usually made from rice grains, wheat or barley. In its most basic form it is clear and colourless, but it can also have different flavours; peach, grape, strawberry and pineapple are among the most popular.


Witte de Withstraat 51a, 3012 BM Rotterdam


38. Man Nam

You are in the right place at this fun Korean restaurant on the Goudsesingel. The spacious restaurant offers a variety of traditional Korean dishes to share, from Korean Fried Chicken and Bingsu to Korean BBQ and many more.

Whether it’s just the two of you or a large group of friends, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a delicious dinner together. The atmosphere in the restaurant is inviting, making you feel right at home.


Goudsesingel 39A, 3031 ED Rotterdam


39. Seoul Sista

Je kan nu Korean Barbecue uitproberen in Rotterdam. Je kan hier met een ingebouwde grill je eigen groente en vlees grillen. Ideaal voor de Rotterdammers die van vlees houden.

Visit one of the SEOUL SISTA’s, they have a location at the Witte de Withstraat and at the Weena in Rotterdam, and enjoy Korean BBQ. A nice way of dining, because you prepare the food yourself at the table.

But that’s not the only thing you can do here. There is a floor full of karaoke rooms where it is possible to sing your heart out!


Weena 296, 3012 NJ Rotterdam


Vietnamese restaurants in Rotterdam

Craving Vietnamese? In Rotterdam you have a few nice options. From pho to spring rolls and ban mhi, Vietnamese cuisine offers plenty of goodies! Below we share some of our favourite Vietnamese restaurants in Rotterdam.


40. Little V

Little V is a popular business in the heart of the city centre. Not only do you eat very well here, it is also fantastically decorated. The plants, lights and wooden gazebos make the restaurant very atmospheric and give you the feeling that you are in Vietnam.

On the menu you choose all kinds of typical Vietnamese dishes. Think of one-pot dishes such as Bún, but also fish, meat and vegetable dishes to share, such as vegetarian coconut curry with vegetables, prawns & scallops in coconut curry and grilled chicken chops with lemongrass. Or let yourself be surprised and go for a two, three or four course surprise menu.

Finally, we recommend to taste one of their very tasty (virgin) cocktails or ice teas!


Grotekerkplein 109, 3011 GC Rotterdam


41. Deli Tasty

This cute little place on the Meent has friendly staff and the tastiest dishes. The atmosphere is very natural, with lots of wood, perfect for when you drink from your fresh coconut. They crack that coconut open for you when the water has run out, then you can spoon out the flesh.

You can also enjoy their delicious pho and other Vietnamese dishes here.


Meent 40, 3011 JL Rotterdam


42. Pho – Vietnamese restaurant & Noodle bar

The name says it all, here you eat the famous dish pho. That is a special kind of broth characteristic of Vietnamese noodle soup.

In addition to soups, you can eat fresh rice sheet spring rolls here. The ingredients at Pho are always fresh and the food is affordable, which makes it a great spot to enjoy Vietnamese!


West-Kruiskade 1A, 3014 AJ Rotterdam


Thai restaurants in Rotterdam


43. Soi3

SOI3 is a nice Thai restaurant on the West-Kruiskade. The restaurant has a modern, colourful 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 choice of tasty, affordable Thai dishes. These are served in plastic plates and bowls. For example the popular Keang gill waan (Thai green curry) or the Phad Thai!


West-Kruiskade 63A, 3014 AM Rotterdam


44. 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!

De Kleine Ondeugd has been hidden in Kralingen for years. Here you can choose a two-course menu for €27.50, a three-course menu for €29.50 or a four-course menu for €34.50.

The dishes are changing and always a surprise. Think of spicy snacks, Thai soup, Thai desserts and other specialties. A cozy restaurant, ideal for lovers of Thai cuisine!

TIP: Try the butterfly pea blossom tea, if they have it on offer during your visit. This tea changes from blue to purple when you squeeze lemon juice into it and is also very healthy!


Oostzeedijk 348, 3063 CD Rotterdam


45. My Thai Son

At My Thai Son you can enjoy authentic Thai dishes. In this restaurant they always work with fresh ingredients and herbs. There are also plenty of vegetarian options!

My Thai Son is located on Mariniersweg, in the heart of the city centre. Choose something from the extensive menu, such as the Tom Yam Tjee (a Thai soup with oyster mushrooms, lime and coriander), Phad Cha tofu (stir-fried vegetables in fresh Thai herbs) or a fresh Thai curry.


 Mariniersweg 74A, 3011 NS Rotterdam


Best burger restaurants in Rotterdam

Beef, chicken, salmon, vegetarian, vegan… There are plenty of options when it comes to a tasty burger. In Rotterdam you will find a lot of nice burger places. Discover a few cool places below!


46. Ter Marsch & Co

Always wanted to taste an award-winning burger? At Ter Marsch & Co they serve the winner of the best burger (and fries!) in the Netherlands in 2020 and the best Burger Benelux of 2021, in the ‘Meat Based’ category with the Mexican-inspired The Holy Moly burger.

The winning burger of the first prize is the ‘Gojira’, a Korean burger on Asian steam bun, patty of dry Aged Rib Eye and Japanese Wagyu, sweet and sour cucumber, mini bok choy, bulgogi pulled pork, roasted pork belly, red onion, yuzu manuka honey, gochujang sauce and nori cassava chips. Wow, that’s (literally) a mouth full!


Witte de Withstraat 70, 3012 BS Rotterdam


47. Diego’s Burgers

Diego’s is a favourite place for many to score a burger. At Diego’s they serve all kinds of hamburger creations; from the Bugles Burger with a mighty cheese sauce to the vegan Beyond Burger.

Order your favourite burger with a portion of delicious fries and maybe even a glass of champagne? Nothing is too crazy at Diego’s.

Posthumalaan 3, 3072 AG Rotterdam


48. Burger Club

Op zoek naar de beste burger restaurants in Rotterdam? De Burger Club verdiend ook zeker een plekje in dit lijstje. In 2016 en 2017 kon je hier volgens de Metro de 'Beste Burger van Rotterdam' eten. Op het menu van de Burger Club vind je allerlei soorten hamburgers, zoals de Burger Club Special (winnaar Best Burger R'dam 2017), 4 kazen, Rossini Burger, Classic Burger, Juicy Jack en nog veel meer. Ze serveren ook de Dutch Weed Burger, die 100% plantaardig is.

At the Burger Club on the Nieuwe Binnenweg you can enjoy award-winning burgers. After the start in 2014, Burger Club quickly became a well-known name in the area – especially after winning the award for the Best Burger in Rotterdam in 2016 & 2017!

Burger Club is an atmospheric restaurant, where you can enjoy Gin-tonics, special beers and wines in addition to burgers.

You can also score delicious burgers at these Rotterdam restaurants.


Nieuwe Binnenweg 139A, 3014 GJ Rotterdam


Vegan restaurants in Rotterdam

Vegan food is better for the environment, the animals and our health. So we’re glad that there are many vegan-friendly restaurants in Rotterdam. And even as a non-vegan you are in the right place!

The restaurants below are super accessible to everyone, with delicious (often healthy) dishes.


49. 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 a vegan/vegetarian restaurant in the Wijnhaven. This is the very first restaurant in the Netherlands where you can dine unlimited vegetarian and vegan all evening for a fixed price.

The menu at Rozey is extensive and versatile. There is a choice of more than 50 dishes, all made with delicious sauces, fresh vegetables and meat substitutes.

How it works? At Rozey you pay a fixed price for food and drinks. It is clearly indicated if you pay extra for something. You order two dishes per person per round. You write the numbers of these on the order card. Side dishes, such as fries or bread, are not included and can be ordered extra. All dishes are ideal for sharing!


Wijnhaven 85, 3011 WK Rotterdam


50. Restaurant Rotonde

Restaurant Rotonde is a progressive restaurant with a vegetarian menu, where seven of the ten dishes are vegan. The dishes are made from local vegetables and plants and they cook everything on a wood fire.

Something to drink? They also serve delicious natural wines.


Goudsesingel 230, 3011KE Rotterdam


51. Vegan Pizza Bar

Whether you are vegan or not, you should try the pizzas from the Vegan Pizza Bar! Here they have made the most delicious creations with all fresh, vegetable ingredients. The cheese is made according to its own recipe, and of course completely vegan.

Do you already know these vegan restaurants in Rotterdam?


Goudsesingel 73, 3031 EE Rotterdam


Those were our favourite restaurants in Rotterdam! Do you a favourite restaurant in Rotterdam, but you don’t see it listed in this article? Let us know in the comments below.

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