The Top 10 Restaurants In Munich

Munich is a top ranked destination for international tourists / Pixabay
Munich is a top ranked destination for international tourists / Pixabay
Photo of Petra Power
9 February 2017

Munich is a top ranked destination for international tourists. It is the third largest city in Germany and has gained notoriety as a hub for cultural activity, financial, social, and economic innovation and recognition. Discover the colorful array of international cuisines available in Munich as we discover the 10 best restaurants the city has to offer.

© Theresa’s Grill, Restaurant and Bar

Theresa Restaurant

Bar, Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
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Theresa’s Bar, Grill and Restaurant has a delicious menu and contemporary interior. The bar has an impressive list of spirits and their cocktail menu is just as enticing. Try the White Chocolate Martini or Mon Cherie, a sweet mix of vodka, cherry liqueur and chocolate. If you’re after a meal, the menu has a number of sumptuous dishes to compliment the extensive cocktail menu. The food is diverse enough for all tastebuds, from tagliatelle with white alba truffles and parmesan truffle sauce to wild duck breast with brussels sprouts and dumplings.

Gratitude, Organic Eatery

Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian, German, $$$
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Gratitude is a vegan restaurant, which is located in the heart of Schwabing and is easily commutable via public transport. With a small but fine selection of healthy and environmentally friendly food, the portions are generous, and the price points are good. The restaurant promotes locally sourced products. Patrons have recommended the Thai red curry and the rice barley risotto. Visitors can also ‘detox’ their meal with one of the delicious smoothies on the menu. Gratitude is an alternative place to eat for both meat lovers and vegans alike.

The Grill at the Künstlerhaus

Restaurant, BBQ, Seafood, Contemporary, $$$
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The Grill at the Kunstlerhaus is recognized for its ambitious cuisine and unique ambiance. The interior of the restaurant is a unique contrast to a traditional artist house, and what gives the restaurant its contemporary flair is its room terrace that provides an amazing view. The Munich House of Artists is a culturally significant destination with its long history as a gathering place for sculptors, painters, and prominent members of Munich. Since its inauguration, the house has become a place where artists and members of the public could meet. From the grill: meat, fish and shellfish are served to its best quality. The seasonal menu is further refined by a combination of various meats and side dishes.


Restaurant, German, $$$
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Tantris' Stand at Viktualienmarkt
Tantris' Stand at Viktualienmarkt | © HellasX/WikiCommons
Vierwasser (Four Water) is one of the few restaurants situated on the river Amper in the heart of Furstenfeldbruck. With a stylish interior, the restaurant serves a cosy breakfast, inexpensive lunch, and romantic dinner. Four Water has beautifully decorated terrace sitting above the water. The cuisine is imaginative, and the kitchen serves a variety of dishes from burgers to curry and Schinitzel. With good food, courteous service and great ambiance, restaurant Four Water is a great place to visit again and again. The restaurant is always busy, especially on weekends, so make sure you book a reservation.


Tantris serves contemporary Asian fare with sophistication. Try their multi-course tasting menu, and be sure to consult the in-house sommelier to enhance each course with the perfect wine pairing. The restaurant’s décor is designed in rendition to Chinese New Year. Its rich red hues and Chinese hanging lanterns heighten this immersive experience of Asian culture and cuisine. Took a taxi to the restaurant? Have one of the restaurant’s chauffeurs drive you home in an Audi A8 to conclude this world-class dining excursion. If you prefer minimalism over such extravagance, be sure to catch Tantris at Viktualienmarkt in the city center.

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Water Lily – Birreria e Trattoria

Restaurant, Italian, German, $$$
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The Water Lily is a very cosy and romantic restaurant, with the price/performance ratio being perfectly matched, especially on their breakfast menu. The creative and flavorful fine dining experience paired with an exceptional wine list makes Water Lily an ideal authentic Italian restaurant. Furthermore, the restaurant is only a short walking distance from public transport. Its rustic, ‘Italian family’ feel makes the Water Lily perfect for family dining or for couples. It’s advisable that you book at the restaurant before visiting.

Juleps Munich

Bar, Restaurant, American, Fast Food, $$$
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Juleps Munich is an American bar and restaurant. With a huge cocktail menu and happy hour, Juleps is a great destination for late night burgers and drinks. It has a feel-good atmosphere and with various weekly deals, Juleps is an ideal place to fill your belly for a low price. Juleps is a hotspot for those looking for delicious American fast food in Munich.

Café Cord

Cafe, Restaurant, German, $$$
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The service at Café Cord is fast and friendly. With a trendy interior, the café is an ideal place to go after a stroll around the city. The cafe’s terrace is noteworthy as the perfect place to sit with a glass of wine in a beautiful setting. With good music and great ambiance, Café Cord is a great outdoor and indoor venue. Patrons recommend the fried onion salad bouquet and the mixed salad in chili mango dressing with baked salmon strips. With wallet-friendly prices and its central location, Café Cord is perfect for both lunch and dinner. The atmosphere is relatively busy and it is advisable to book in advance.


Restaurant, Bar, Japanese, $$$
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© Kreiller's Cafe, Bar and Restaurant
Koi’s menu features some great mid-priced starters, such as gyuuniku no taru taru (beef tartar). Patrons recommend the ko ebi no piri kara so-su (spicy cream rock shrimps) and the kobuta no ribs, yawaraka nikomi (glazed spare ribs). The restaurant is renowned for its well presented, aesthetically pleasing dishes, which are created through passion and creativity while exuding harmonious aromas. The delicious menu, tasteful Japanese décor and friendly staff makes Koi an ideal place for first time foodies looking for good Japanese cuisine in Munich.

Kreiller’s – Café Bar Restaurant

Bar, Restaurant, Cafe, German, Mediterranean, $$$
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Kreiller’s Café Bar Restaurant is recognized for its unique Mediterranean atmosphere and spacious palm patio. The restaurant can be reached from the U2 rail station Josephsburg. The mix of café-bar-restaurant makes Keriller worthy of multiple visits for both locals and tourists. The restaurant also has a catering service, which is convenient for large parties.