Dortmund restaurants range from local German fare to international cuisine from almost every corner of the globe.
Westphalian cuisine — and Dortmund’s — is well-known for its strong international flair, and less known for its own unique dishes (as Berlin with currywurst or Bavaria with weißwurst.) There is a wide variety of international foods that you will find here. However, be sure to try one traditional Westphalian dish, the Pfefferpotthast, a stew of pepper beef and onions.
Pfefferkorn (Hoher Wall 38)
This Dortmund restaurant is a popular landmark in the city’s restaurant scene. For over twenty-five years, Pfefferkorn has been serving up delicious Argentinean beef fillet, venison, black-tiger prawns and other delectable meals. The ambiance is an added bonus, with its antique Venetian decor. A meal at Pfefferkorn could be one of your most memorable Dortmund experiences.
La Toscana (Ostwall 33)
This Italian restaurant-cum-beer-garden is another great choice for a memorable dinner. Freshly made pasta, pizza, fish and meat dishes are all featured on their large menu. La Toscana’s Mediterranean lifestyle right in the middle of Dortmund’s busy center will make you come back time and again.
Taj Mahal (Kampstraße 82)
Even though you’re in Germany, you might not be in the mood for sausage and beer. The Taj Mahal is a great alternative to the more traditional German or Italian cuisine you’ll find everywhere. Crystal chandeliers, mahogany tables and murals accompany your tasty meal of chicken tandoori and mint tea. (Have I ever told you that I love Indian cuisine?)
“Road Stop” Dortmund (Hohensyburgstraße 169)
If you’re craving American fast food but want more than a Big Mac, then make a stop at the Road Stop. All those American staple food items — hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, steak, french fries and ribs — are on the menu here.
Un Poquito Loco (Saarlandstraße 45)
As its name suggests, this Dortmund restaurant’s menu is just a little bit crazy. There’s different varieties of shrimp, rabbit and plenty of vegetarian dishes on offer here. But be warned before trying the house sangria… They say that the owner likes to add more than just fruit juice and wine to this Spanish favorite. ;-)