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Das Restaurant mit der Makrele und der Fischmarkt in Hamburg​

There are many fish restaurants in Hamburg, but many roads lead to 'am kai'. From the fish market, you always follow your nose towards the sea. Since anno 1703, as they say in Hamburg, the fish market has been a place where the catch of the previous night is loudly promoted and traded early in the morning. 

The historic and world-famous traditional market of the Hanseatic city of Hamburg is no longer just a place for landing fresh fish specialties such as eel, cod, plaice, mackerel, or turbot, but a colorful and illustrious market community with different stalls and stands.

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The fish restaurant 'am kai' - a location report.

Where fish specialties come directly from the water to the fish market, famous Hamburg fish restaurants are naturally not far away. The area west of the fish market - downstream - is lined with traditional restaurants, bars, and pubs, one of which recently hoisted a lovingly designed mackerel in its logo.

The atmospheric seafood restaurant 'am kai' (previously: Au Quai) has been delighting its guests with delicious cuisine for around 20 years, along with a spectacular view of the Elbe River, the Docklands, and the passing ocean liners on their way to the open sea. If you want to head to the fish restaurant 'am kai', you simply need to continue following the ships in the direction of the North Sea.

The restaurant is not located directly at the Hamburg fish market, but at Große Elbstraße 145 - just continue leisurely along the quay wall from the fish market, passing by the modern Stilwerk, various partially rustic harbor pubs, and the warehouses.

Here, the Hamburg harbor is no longer just a backdrop, but the atmosphere is genuine, authentic, and truly 'Hamburgish'... and when you see a restaurant with a mackerel in its logo, you have arrived at 'am kai'. Here, you dine in the front row right by the Elbe, while the delicious cosmopolitan dishes and fish specialties from our chef take the helm and take you on a culinary journey.


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Restaurant of the year - am kai

This year we are the test winner of the gastro award "Genuss-Michel 2023" in the category "Fish". In addition, we are among the top 3 in the nomination "Restaurant of the Year". We are incredibly proud of this and enjoy this success!

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