• Zur Kate Restaurant - Mesa, Arizona

      Photo by Dennis Goza
      It would be hard to find more authentic German food than at Zur Kate (German for "to the smokehouse"). That's because, in a sense, the restaurant was transported here directly from Germany. Gunther and Irene Krause opened the original Zur Kate in Hamburg, Germany and after operating it there for 16 years, they moved to Mesa and opened this Zur Kate, which they operated for many more years before selling it to a worthy successor: Horst Schlembach, who had spent 23 years working for them after immigrating penniless from Germany himself. Thus, this restaurant has a very long tradition of serving authentic German cuisine in an authentic German ambiance that includes famously friendly service and even live accordion music.

      If you go:
      Open from 4 to 9 PM. Closed on Sundays. Also closed on Mondays during the summer. Another noteworthy German restaurant, Bavarian Point, is located in the same plaza.


      4815 East Main Street #16
      Mesa, Arizona 85205 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Zur Kate
      +1 (480) 830-4244