Since 1981 the Fischereihafen Restaurant is inseparably linked to the name Kowalke.
With his caring nature Rüdiger Kowalke († Feb. 2019) created an oasis of hospitality in which guests from Hamburg as well as international guests fell at home.
Within few years Rüdiger Kowalke turned the restaurant into a top address for fish lovers from all over the world.
On July 1st 1997 his son Dirk took over the business.
Since then, Dirk Kowalke is tenant and owner of the Fischereihafen Restaurant. With skill and flair he manages to combine tradition and the modern.
When he joined, the very familiar atmosphere in the restaurant was born. Not only because father and son got along very well and formed a 'dream team' that worked hand in hand for more than 20 years. Susanne Kowalke, married to Rüdiger since 1999, still looks after the welfare of the guests in her warm-hearted and loving manner. She is the good soul of the house and many admire her as the ‘most charming host in town’.
Finally Susanne’s son Benjamin Kast ('Benny') rounds the picture since he joined as Dirk’s right hand in 2011 and secured the ’Kowalke Credo‘ to always have at least one family member being present in the restaurant during the main business hours.
New chef at the Fischereihafen Restaurant
In 2018 Jens Klunker, who had started as a young chef in 1989 in the Fischereihafen Restaurant, came back and joined the team as Chef de cuisine. He steps in the footprints of this father Wolf-Dieter who was Chef de cuisine in the Fischereihafen Restaurant from 1981 til 2012, when he retired. In addition Michael Sauter in his role as vice chef supports the team with his great experience.
The recipe for success – then and now: The traid between maximum quality, warm-hearted service and an attractive price-performance ratio. Skillful hands prepare what comes from the sea and has scales, crusts or shells.
The choice of food is as versatile as the guests themselves. Business men, families, VIP’s from politics, show business or sports enjoy the delicious creations the kitchen conjures in the stylish ambience.
Service at the Fischereihafen Restaurants already starts in front of the door. The friendly car attendant welcomes the guests and takes care of parking their car, if desired.
Das Erfolgsrezept, damals wie heute: Ein Dreiklang aus höchster Qualität, herzlichem Service und einem attraktiven Preis-Leistungsverhältnis. Hier wird von kundiger Hand zubereitet, was aus den Meeren kommt und Schuppen, Krusten oder Schalen hat.
Dabei ist das Angebot der Speisen genauso vielseitig wie das Publikum. Geschäftsleute, Familien, Prominenz aus Politik, Show und Sport genießen die köstlichen Küchenkreationen in stilvollem Ambiente.
Im Fischereihafen Restaurant beginnt der Service bereits vor der Tür. Dort empfängt der freundliche Wagenmeister die Gäste und parkt auf Wunsch deren Autos.
Hier ist der Gast wirklich König, egal, ob Stammkunde oder neugieriger Erstbesucher.
Our guests are ‘king’ no matter if they visit us frequently or for the first time.
Those who want to be nearest to the river Elbe choose to dine on our beautiful balcony, if the temperature allows it. Approximately 50 guests can enjoy the grand view over harbour and in and outgoing ships.
Culinary tradition and modern style are in perfect balance at the Fischereihafen Restaurant. The menu offers classic regional dishes as the famous smoked eel filet on scrambled eggs with herbs or the center piece of turbot with Pommery mustard sauce as well as modern and exotic creations for any taste.
Exquisite Sushi and Sashimi selections are as popular as crispy Gambas on spicy glass noodle salad or peppered tuna with honey-soy sauce with mashed Wasabi. Oysters, lobster and caviar are of curse part of the permanent offer.
The business lunch is a hit itself.
From 11.30 a.m. til 3.00 p.m. a constantly changing little menu offers small prices and great taste!
The Fischereihafen Restaurant offers warm meals from 11.30 am til 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm til 10.00 pm every day, on Fridays and Saturdays til 10.30 pm (exception: December 24th – only open from 11.30 am til 3.00 pm.) Our bar is open longer, of course.