Everyone who knows us knows how much we love to test restaurants. On our Travel Munich Blog we always have new tips for you. But now a dear follower has asked us if we would like to name our favourite restaurants here in Munich. Et voilà, today I present you the restaurants of my choice. Of course this list will soon be completed with photos and some more info will follow, but for now I have this little list for you. We would be happy if you share your culinary experiences in Munich with us, because we are always hungry for new restaurants! PS: That's certainly not all of them, but all of them that came to my mind in a few hours...... more to come !!!!
BEST OF ASIAN FOOD
1. Matsuhisa im Mandarin Oriental Hotel | JAPAN
Neuturmstraße 1, 80331 Munich
Incredibly good shashimi, but at a high price. The little Nobu sister is definitely not for the small purse, but on marble tables a Bento box with champagne you can treat yourself to on your birthday or a special occasion. By the way, the Mandarin Oriental has a beautiful roof terrace with a great view over Munich, where you can enjoy a drink or two.
2. An thu | VIETNAM
Kurfürstenstraße 31, 80801 Munich
The classic one of the Vietnamese restaurants in Munich and among Vietnamese lovers also called "Best Vietnamese of Munich". We love the summer roles to roll by ourselves. As a starter a Pho Bo or the soft shell crabs, yummy! Solid price-performance ratio and always a good idea for an evening for two or for your first date! Reservation recommended!
3. Cochinchina | VIETNAM
Kaiserstraße 28, 80801 Munich
An thus "sister" in Bogenhausen offers the same card as An thu in Schwabing. Beautiful interior and also a good lunch location, of course also for a business lunch. For celebrations there is a separeé. The price-performance ratio is absolutely solid, just like in An thu.
4. Izakaya | JAPAN FUSION
Landsberger Str. 68, 80339 Munich
Hotel, party, red room, bar, loud music, all these words can be heard about the Izakaya. The Roomers Hotel on Landsberger Straße is definitely a special location for a high priced restaurant. An absolute must go for the trendy people in Munich at the weekend, because here you will always find one or the other "Bussi-Bussi" people. Joking aside, Izakaya has really unbelievably good dishes and merges European (especially French) with Japanese cuisine. By the way, some celebrities celebrate their birthdays here in the Red Room behind the bar. As expected, the interior is perfect for the owner's plans and of course there's also a lot of drinking (our favourite: sake, best if you can't read a word on the label ;D).
5. Shoya | JAPAN
Frauenstraße 18, 80469 Munich
Tuna Don & Salmon Don, our lunch at the Shoya is often called. The little Japanese guy at the corner of Platzl (by the way, for once no Schuhbeck shop) offers a great lunch and the Miso soup is according to my boyfriend the best in town. Honest and simple interior complement each other here with classically good Japanese cuisine. The price-performance ratio is adapted and good.
6. Enter the dragon | VIETNAM FUSION
Lenbachpl. 1, 80333 Munich
Street Food Shop, Karaoke Bar, Restaurant & Club. The operators have set themselves a huge project here and only recently the shop has opened. So we tried our way through almost the whole menu and found it very tasty. So try the Pomelo salad & the soft shell crabs with sauces for dipping. For dessert you should share the Hong Kong waffle (the sesame ice cream in it tastes super good). Great shop for large groups, families or parties. The interior with some design classics is really something to be proud of, because we get a real Vietnam feeling in it.
7. Bami House | VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD
Türkenstrasse 21, 80799 Munich
We simply like the interior: the small colourful plastic chairs, the colourfully painted wood & the polas on the wall. The street food gives us a little student feeling, because right in Maxvorstadt this is the main clientele of the Bami House. If you meet there be careful, because there are two bamis in Maxvorstadt in Schellingstraße and in Türkenstraße.
BEST OF ORIENTAL FOOD
1. Beirut Beirut | LIBANESE
Valleystraße 28, 81371 Munich
The Beirut Beirut is rather a snack stall with beer benches in front of the door, but to be honest who makes such good Lebanese cuisine needs absolutely no good interior. The Falafel is gigantic and Hummus as well as the Baba Ganoush (with smoked aroma) is incredibly tasty. So this place is an insider tip in Sendling & the "journey" with the subway there is absolutely worth it! Oh yes, the turmeric cake is also delicious!
2. Sababa | SHAWARMA
Westenriederstraße 9, 80331 Munich
Known as the city's best falafel, the snack bar at Viktualienmarkt is a real hot tip for Munich's city centre. The owner has told us that he even lets the bread fly in shock-frozen from Israel (we don't believe him, but we forgive anyone who makes such good food, haha!).
3. Spice Bazaar | ORIENTAL
Marstallpl. 3, 80539 Munich
From Turkish, Lebanese to Israeli cuisine, the Spice Bazaar has a colourful selection of dishes. Although the ceviche doesn't really fit the concept, we find it really delicious & just like sitting out there. I advise you to order only starters, they are really delicious, unfortunately we missed the main courses. The large square is also great for children, because it's not directly on the street like many pubs in Munich. The price-performance level is moderate.
4. Neni | ISRAEL
Bahnhofpl. 1, 80335 Munich
As we know from Berlin, the Neni moved in here together with the 25hours Hotel in Munich. Directly at the main station contrasts collide. While we sit in the café at noon - we love the interior! - we look out of the window and see drunks, ticks and homeless people. Apart from that the food is really good, the price-performance ratio is partly moderated. Here you can have a great birthday party or a tasty meal before going on to the club.
BEST OF GREEK FOOD
1. Taverna Melina Merkouri
Maistraße 26, 80337 Munich open Mo-Sun 5pm - 1am
The new Mollos has really tasty dishes. We love the starters and the farmer's salad. By the way, the starters come on small plates, which is really fun, because you can just try them out. Those who like to drink can take the subway and get off directly at Goetheplatz. In summer you should book urgently, because the places outside are very popular! White interior meets blue flowered crockery & Mykonos flair. The price-performance ratio is also great. Ingenious for large groups or birthday parties.
Herzogstraße 90, 80796 Munich
Greek family flair meets authentic Greek cuisine. The Elia offers very good dishes with a good price-performance ratio. We often go there spontaneously, because the Elia is not a "trend" Greek and therefore not so super full of the usual suspicious Greeks. The interior is not particularly chic, but that is not necessary either. We often come here with the kids, they like it there very much.
Agnesstraße 8, 80801 Munich
One of the "Party"-Greeks (we call them "the Cavos"-Greekos), but in a quiet location and therefore the Family-Greeks in the party row. Here you should also reserve if you want to sit outside. The interior is similar to Melina Merkouri's and reminds of a beach holiday in Greece. Also here the small appetizers come on plates, wonderful to share. Children also feel at home here and are welcome. My boyfriend can highly recommend the lemon chicken to you, he loves it there.
4. Kreta Grill
Nordendstraße 60, 80801 Munich
Absolutely popular in Maxvorstadt is the Crete Grill. Directly at the Nordendstraße you can watch the tram outside and enjoy the Munich cosiness. The food is authentic and very good. Please make sure you make a reservation, as the Greek is slightly smaller than the ones mentioned above and therefore quickly booked out. An absolutely good place for a girls evening for two or three!
BEST OF VEGGIE / VEGAN
Türkenstraße 55, 80799 Munich
Simple interior in the middle of Türkenstraße in Maxvorstadt is our favorite vegan of the city, the Grattitude. Innovative dishes, absolutely yummy with a clear conscience. Make a reservation!
Löwengrube 10, 80333 Munich
The Kismet could also be in the list of Oriental Food, because here you get vegetarian & vegan Tajine. The pomegranate drink with cinnamon is really delicious. You should reserve a table in the back room, where you pass the kitchen. The bar in the upper part of the restaurant has great drinks and is great for pre-drinking
BEST OF MEAT
1. Ruffs Burger
Rindermarkt 6, 80331 Munich
Spelt rolls, regional meat, we just like it and sometimes treat ourselves to a burger or two here. The truffle fries are also super delicious. There are Ruffs in the Occamstraße as well as in the Türkenstraße.
2. Zum goldenen Kalb
Utzschneiderstraße 1, 80469 Munich
Directly at the Viktualienmarkt you will find one of THE city's steak shops, the "Goldene Kalb." If you like steak, you should eat here.
3. Theresa Grill
Theresienstraße 29, 80333 Munich
Very popular in Maxvorstadt, the Theresa also has a very nice bar! Good meat, good wine at modern prices. In the courtyard you also sit very nicely!
4. The Grill
Lenbachpl. 8, 80333 Munich
Velvet furniture and elegant flair can be found on the 1st floor of the Künstlerhaus: The Grill. Of course you can eat wonderful steak here. The atmosphere is a bit older than in the Theresa Grill, so we like to go there with the family (and of course we are invited directly, haha!).
5. Spatenhaus at the Opera House
Residenzstraße 12, 80333 Munich
A Munich original and definitely belongs on our list: The Spatenhaus. Here you can also sit outside with the view of the "Maxi" (Maximilianstraße) and the opera house. The prices are moderate. the duck is really good.
We would like to give you a culinary understanding of our home city Munich. Great little cafés, great lunch places and restaurant hotspots. Everything but boring & unhealthy. Yummy!