Are you looking for a great seafood restaurant in Rotterdam? Then definitely check out the places below. As a port city we can never get enough of the delicacies from the sea.
In this post you can find all sorts of seafood restaurants in Rotterdam, expect a lot of sushi, sashimi, oysters and fruits de mer. There is something for every seafood lover in Rotterdam! Bon appetite!
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.
Schaardijk 396, 2909 LA Rotterdam
Zeezout in Rotterdam specialises in fish and shellfish and is considered to be the best seafood restaurant of our city. What makes Zeezout extra special is that the Chef and owner Patrick ‘t Hart uses products from Rotterdam in almost every dish. Everything they serve at Zeezout is a real piece of art and makes this restaurant the perfect place for a special occassion.
You can read more about Zeezout in Lisanne’s review.
Westerkade 11, 3016 CL Rotterdam
3. Mood Rotterdam
At Mood you can expect good food with fresh ingredients, from oysters and fruits de mer to bouillabaisse and sweetbread.
And make sure to taste Eveline’s award-winning (World Championship of Chinese Cuisine 2016) dessert ‘Garden Delight’, which is a heavenly combo of hazelnut mousse and praline, raspberries and white chocolate ice cream.
Are you craving sushi after reading about Mood? Be sure to also check out Mathilde’s article with 10 Great sushi restaurants in Rotterdam!
Otto Reuchlinweg 999, 3072 MD Rotterdam
4. Viskantine aan de Cool
The Viskantine is the ideal hotspot for fish lovers! From June to September you can visit this spot and relax in a lounge chair or beanbag and watch the passing boats. Feet in the sand and the setting sun on your face, that’s the good life.
The menu features all kinds of delicious fresh seafood, such as sea bream, fresh salmon from the Mibrasa oven, or a selection of shellfish and crustaceans.
Willem Buytewechstraat 45, 3024 BK Rotterdam
5. Ono Japanese Dining
Another great 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 Olivia tells you more about her experience at this restaurant.
Antoine Platekade 1005, 3072 ME Rotterdam
Fruit de mer, lobster, oysters, octopus, Langoest has about anything from the sea. Each and every day they will serve super fresh fish.
Their perfect location at the Boompjes with a view on the Maas and their amazing interior, makes Langoest the perfect location for any occasion.
Boompjes 667, 3011 XZ Rotterdam
7. The Fish Market
At the Fish Market in Rotterdam they exclusively use fresh ingredients and sustainable fish to make delicious sandwiches, fish and chips and fruits de mer. This seafood bar serves their high quality products in a very relaxed, casual setting.
Binnenrotte 105 – 111, 3011 HB Rotterdam
8. A La Plancha
A La Plancha is only open during the Summer season and during sunny days. So, it’s definitely a good place to go on a sultry summer day. Here you can get Fruit de Mer, lots of fresh fish that are caught that same day and delicious cocktails and wines.
What makes A La Plancha extra special is the location: on one side of the terrace you look out on the Erasmus Bridge and from the other side you can see the Willemsbrug.
Are you in Rotterdam for the summer? Be sure to check out these terraces in Rotterdam!
Maaskade 74, 3071 NC Rotterdam
9. Aqua Asia Club
Dinner with a view! Aqua Asia Club is located in De Rotterdam building and therefore has a fantastic view over the Maas river.
How about a Red Dragon Roll, made with crispy shrimp and butter-tender Wagyu Rib-Eye, while you look at an illuminated Erasmus bridge? As a vegetarian you can eat your heart out here as well, as Aqua Asia Club has a wide selection of vegetarian dishes on the menu.
All in all, a super trendy place with delicious sushi.
Holland Amerikakade 106, 3072 MC Rotterdam
I hope this article has given you a lot of inspiration for your visit in Rotterdam. Is there a seafood restaurant in Rotterdam that we should definitely include but isn’t in the list yet? Let us know in the comments below!
Have you found the perfect seafood restaurant in this article that you want to visit? Always check the address and opening times via the website of the hotspot, as this may have changed between the moment we have written it and the moment you are reading this. Enjoy!
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