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Azuki Exclusive Asian restaurant in the historic Palais an der Oper

Wednesday, April 27 2022
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Opening Times

Daily: noon - 11:00pm

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Azuki
Maximilianstrasse 2a | Hofgraben 9,Palais an der Oper
80539 Munich-Altstadt
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+49 89 413 275 60
.www.azukimunich.com

Time-honoured buildings are always places of encounter and culture. The elegant Palais an der Oper at the heart of Munich is no exception, especially as it has recently become home to one of the city's most exclusive Asian restaurants.

The family-run restaurant Azuki shares its prime location in the 18th-century aristocratic palace with luxury shops such as the Maison Louis Vuitton and the long-established jeweller Bucherer - which naturally raises expectations in advance.

Since the end of 2019, the restaurant opposite the Bavarian National Theatre has been offering contemporary Asian food, i.e. Japanese-Vietnamese delicacies. As expected, the quality is outstanding, as is the taste.

What you should know, however, is this: The starters at Azuki are quite generously portioned. The four mini bowls - prawns with chilli flakes and walnuts, beef fillet dumplings, maki rolls and fried scallops - we ordered are served on large plates or in large bowls. Therefore, the principle of "sharing is caring" is the best way to dine, even more so because the extensive menu has so many tempting things to offer. 

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So we voluntarily postpone the delicious-sounding main courses such as caramelised chicken, tuna steak or a piece of grilled Japanese Wagyu beef until our next visit and try a dessert instead. A fantastic choice! The coconut ice cream served decoratively in a bowl is not to be missed. It tastes so refreshing and pleasantly sweet that you think the nut has just fallen from a palm tree.

This association is not surprising, as the interior of the Azuki exudes a pleasant Far Eastern flair. You walk along a small gravel path towards the reception desk at the entrance, framed by palm trees. The rest of the interior by designer Caroline Rauh also scores with Asian elements in the form of ceiling-high room dividers in noble gold and opulent wallpaper as well as natural materials such as oak and stone.

Matching the style of the modern ambience and the exclusive fusion kitchen: a private dining area in in form of a pagoda - visible and upscale - in the middle of the room. In fine weather, on the other hand, we recommend a seat under the Florentine arcades built by Leo von Klenze in 1825, with a view of the bustling Maximilianstraße.

The fact that the visit to Azuki was a complete success is not least due to the attentive, extremely friendly service - from the warm towel as a welcome to the high-speed service and professional advice on food and drinks. Azuki is a place of upscale urbanity that fuses Italian splendour with Asian fine dining - compliments!

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