Stockholm's hottest restaurants right now
Updated 16 May 2022
It's no secret that Stockholm is overflowing with happening restaurants and new food trends. But how to keep track of them all? To point you in the right direction, follow our guide to the hottest restaurants the city has to offer right now; from trendy foodie joints and hyped flavour concepts to innovative Michelin-starred restaurants. Or simply the really popular places everyone's talking about. The list is regularly updated to keep you in the know about the current gems that ought not to be missed.
AstoriaNybrogatan 15, Östermalm
The former Astoria cinema on Nybrogatan has been transformed into an international brasserie with an elegant, relaxed style and star chef Björn Frantzén at the reins. Open all week for lunch, dinner or drinks, with a focus on cocktails and wine.
GarbaSurbrunnsgatan 47, Vasastan
Creative gastronomic concept
One of Stockholm's most exciting culinary concepts goes by the name of Garba. After spending a short period in Nosh and Chow's former premises, they can now be found next door to L'Avventura. Garba is run by chefs Linn Söderström and Marion Ringborg, who welcome guests to a colourful, creative spot that includes a bakery and deli, as well as a wine bar and restaurant with an à la carte-meny – open from morning until evening.
FrämmatDalagatan 54, Vasastan
Kalle Nilsson, one of the founders of Punk Royale, has created Främmat with Jonas Helgesson, formerly chef at Adam/Albin. This intimate, homely restaurant, close to Tennstopet, has a buzzy, French-style atmosphere. Vintage chairs from Lyon set the tone and flavours come mainly from France, with some gastronomic influences from other countries.
La Boca DoceFredsgatan 12, City/Norrmalm
Social dining from Latin America
Well-known restaurateur Christian Hellberg opened this new restaurant in autumn 2021, with a vision of guests gathered around a table filled to bursting with food and drink and enjoying a complete experience from start to finish. With head chef Mattias Dahlström at the helm, Latin American dishes - with an emphasis on fish and shellfish - are the order of the day and the bar mixes up colourful cocktails.
Party atmosphere seven days a week
Tapas from all over the world! Welcome to Pinchos world, where almost anything can happen - or hang from the ceiling, if you look up. The digital menu (which you order via their app) includes burgers, tacos, noodle dishes, Toast Skagen and much more. Accompany your meal with one of their extravagant cocktails, wine, beer or a non-alcoholic alternative.
Pinchos Hammarby Sjöstad
LieblingTimmermansgatan 24, Södermalm
The gang behind Tjoget have turned their attentions to German gastronomy. You'll find Liebling downstairs in the same premises as sister restaurant Paradiso. Schnitzel and beer, sausages and strudel are served in cosmopolitan surroundings. Laid-back yet efficiently run, despite its slightly tucked away location in the cellar, Liebling is often packed with guests hungry and thirsty for German delicacies.
Röda HusetMalmskillnadsgatan 9, City/Norrmalm
Award-winning bartender Hampus Thunholm is behind yet another new bar concept, this time in the middle of Sergels torg. Together with the Stureplansgruppen restaurant group, he has created a cocktail bar and restaurant called Röda Huset. Sip exciting cocktails wth Swedish ingredients and eat pizza late into the evening.
Restaurant ReissSkeppsbron 12, Old Town
In the middle of Skeppsbron
This intimate restaurant is tucked away within the well-reputed Hotell Reisen and both overnight and any other hungry guests are equally welcome here. Restaurant Reiss serves up a menu with Scandinavian dishes and cocktails with international flavours in relaxed, sophisticated surroundings, right on Skeppsbron and with views over the entrance to Stockholm harbour.
FrantzénKlara Norra Kyrkogata 26, City/Norrmalm
In a class of its own
The famous fine-dining restaurant Frantzén has moved from the Old Town to a completely renovated 19th century house in the heart of the city, and the result is something completely extraordinary. The restaurant has three floors, with a dining room, terrace and a lounge in the old loft apartment - but only 23 covers. Take the lift going up and prepare yourself for a gastronomic journey in Sweden's first three Michelin-starred restaurant.
ScandwichMalmskillnadsgatan 17, City/Norrmalm
Winner of Swedish Sandwich Championships
With their "dreamily delicious sandwiches" and their extensive selection of natural wines and beers, Scandwich quickly became a firm favourite with Stockholmers. In addition to their Midsommarkransen branch there's now a Scandwich on Malmskillnadsgatan. The menu and atmosphere are the same, as are the board games.
AiraBiskopsvägen 9, Djurgården
Fine dining from Tommy Myllymäki
Although Aira doesn't actually open until March 20th, this new restaurant opening has been creating a huge buzz among Stockholm's foodies. Tommy Myllymäki, star chef and winner of countless culinary competitions, is behind the Djurgården resturant. Go all-in with a 12 course tasting menu for 2500 SEK or order good value dishes from the à la carte menu.
NoiNorrmalmstorg 2-4, City/Norrmalm
Stylish gastronomy at the Nobis
In the basement of the Nobis Hotel, where Caina restaurant used to be, you'll find this elegant concept for gourmets and lovers of luxury. With Stefano Catenacci at the gastronomic helm, Noi serves up exclusive creations using the finest seasonal ingredients in surroundings that are guaranteed to impress.
AloëSvartlösavägen 52, Älvsjö
Flavour odyssey beyond the city limits
Forget the city centre - one of Stockholm's most lauded restaurants can be found in a residential area in Älvsjö. Aloë serves a good-value tasting menu with simple but refined seasonal flavours. The two chefs, Daniel Höglander and Niclas Jönsson, behind the venture have previously worked at top restaurants such as Esperanto and Lux. A warm, gastronomic experience with influences from different continents and cultures.
OmakaUggelviksgatan 2a, Östermalm
This brewery restaurant was founded by Hedda Spendrup with the aim of creating a meeting place for everyone who enjoys good food, drinks and experiences. Exciting beers from their own brewery are served, with food that pairs perfectly to enjoy alongside.
EtoileNorra Stationsgatan 51, Vasastan
Intimate and luxurious
One-star Etoile on Norra Stationsgatan serves up a serious gastronomic experience.The restaurant is run by two experienced chefs, Jonas Lagerström and Danny Falkeman. They serve a set tasting menu consisting of modern, international seasonal food. In early 2021 the restaurant expanded to 200 square metres, although the number of seats is still just 26.
Jacqueline'sMalmskillnadsgatan 40, City/Norrmalm
A mix of Tel Aviv and Brooklyn
Tel Aviv meets Brooklyn food and decor-wise at this modern diner. Come by for lunch, brunch and dinner and choose from dishes such as chicken Waldorf, tagine and reuben sandwiches. Better still, order in several dishes to share around the table.
Ling LongRiddargatan 6, Östermalm
Named after a Chinese fashion magazine
Inside Story Hotel near Stureplan, Ling Long serves Asian flavours and innovative cocktails among a backdrop of concrete and exotic plants. They serve an extremely popular completely vegan lunch menu. The restaurant, which takes its name from a Chinese fashion magazine from the Thirties, also has a tucked-away inner courtyard that shouldn't be missed...
Boules, bar and food
Challenge each other to a game of boules and tuck into everything from moules to Pastis. Boulebar has recreated a southern French park feel, complete with boules, a bar and food, both indoor and out. Combine boules with French bistro food, brunch and bubbles and get help with your game from a resident boules geek. .
Punk RoyaleFolkungagatan 128, Södermalm
After a controversial guest appearnce at Kåken, the chef duo Jocke Almvist and Kalle Nilsson opened this rather cheeky luxury restaurant on Södermalm. The flavours are as much of a talking-point as the wildly creative presentations and the prices are relatively benevolent. Very popular.
Canta LolaGrev Turegatan 6, Östermalm
This Peruvian and Latin American streetfood restaurant on Grev Turegatan is run by Bistro Jarl restaurateur Per Nordlind and his wife Erika Goytizolo. The menu includes classic dishes such as ceviche and tiraditos. The atmosphere in the 150 square metre space is warm and convivial and the decor is the icing on the cake.
Las BrasasRoslagsgatan 6, Vasastan
New name, new concept
What used to be Le Nom on Roslagsgatan became Las Brasas in 2018, a modern restaurant influenced by South America and Spain. The owners are the same, but the concept is completely new. Eat grilled dishes and tapas in warm, stylish interiors including green-tiled walls, photographic art and quirky curios.
Coquetel SocialBirger Jarlsgatan 20, City/Östermalm
In the heart of Stureplan
If you're in the mood for cocktails, bar snacks and a great atmosphere long into the night, get down to this bar and restaurant in the middle of Stureplan, right next door to Arnold's and Spy Bar. Coquetal Social is run by the team behind Calle P and the atmosphere is both lively and elegant.
Brasserie BalzacOdengatan 26, Vasastan
French bistro of the best sort
The highly experienced team behind French-inspired Brasserie Balzac have experience from restaurants including Boqueria, Kommendören, Bistroteket and Mäster Anders. Authentic, seasonal dishes from small-scale French producers are served in unpretentious, friendly surroundings. The drinks menu impresses, as does the eye-catching zinc cocktail bar.
Sin RamenJakobsbergsgatan 23, City/Norrmalm
Return trip to Tokyo
Walking into Sin Ramen is like entering a restaurant in Tokyo. Slurp ramen made from homemade noodles or sip sake in the bar. All their ingredients are carefully selected to create the perfect flavour experience, whether you choose ramen, bao or gyoza - all served in colourful surroundings with moody lighting and graffitied walls. Don't miss the arcade game by the entrance.
Lilla EgoVästmannagatan 69, Vasastan
Much-lauded dining experience that's worth waiting for
Swedish Chef of the Year winners Tom Sjöstedt's and Daniel Räms' unpretentious restaurant is universally adored by both the press and guests. Roughly framed by exposed brick, simple chairs and industrial lamps, the menu consisting of pure, Swedish flavours is scribbled up on the walls. Getting a table here is an achievement in itself, but all good things come to those who wait...
Totemo RamenSankt Eriksgatan 70, Vasastan
Steaming hot ramen
This little ramen bar is a stone's throw from Sankt Eriksbron and is a popular watering hole for hungry Stockholmers craving Totemo's homemade noodles. Take a seat around the bar counter to eat lunch; come early to get a seat or be prepared to grab your food to go.
LYKKEVasaplan 7, City/Norrmalm
MisshumasshuSmålandsgatan 10, City/Norrmalm
Japanese from Adam and Albin
The award-winning chef duo Adam Dahlberg and Albin Wessman created a huge buzz with their restaurant Adam/Albin. You can now visit their Tokyo-influenced concept Misshumasshu in the historic Birger Jarlspassagen shopping arcade too. Count on finding everything from noodles to whiskey and sake on the mishmash menu.
NaboTegnérgatan 34, City/Vasastan
Right next to Tegnérlunden Park you'll find Nabo, a Nordic neighbourhood restaurant that has raised the area's gastronomic game. The menu includes both modern and slightly more traditional dishes made from sustainable ingredients, while the bar serves grown-up cocktails with unexpected flavourings.
Ciccio'sNybrogatan 21, Östermalm
Little Italy in Östermalm
This Östermalm restaurant is inspired by Little Italy in New York, serving American/Italian cuisine and with a passion for food, drink and good company. Forget trendy concept restaurants, think timeless meeting place for pleasure seekers who enjoy the good things in life.
FotografiskaStora Tullhuset Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Södermalm
Prize-winning, vegetarian food at popular museum
Right at the top of this popular museum, the prize-winning restaurant has become a story unto itself. The star chef Paul Svensson is in the kitchen, the focus is on the green and organic - and it's food you really don't want to miss. The view over Stockholm harbour can also be admired through the restaurant's panorama windows.
Coco & CarmenBanérgatan 7, Östermalm
From the Punk Royale team
The crew behind the decadent fine dining restaurant Punk Royale have opened their third Stockholm restaurant in Östermalm. In August 2019 they took over Coco & Carmen, one of the upmarket area's oldest restaurants and they'll continue to run it in a similar spirit before gradually evolving it into an international neighbourhood restaurant.
WoodstockholmMosebacke torg 9, Södermalm
Far from Woodstock
Woodstockholm on Mosebacke Torg ticks all the hot boxes right now. The owners previously ran a pop-up restaurant in a garage in Svedmyra and they now serve a sustainable mix of gastronomic dishes, natural wines and micro-brewed beer surrounded by blonde wood interiors designed by Lars Stensö. Yep, they also run a design agency/furniture manufacturers. Madly stylish, according to a unanimous group of restaurant goers.
DoMaNybrogatan 48, Östermalm
Neighbourhood restaurant with a homely feel
Chef Dorotea Malmegård runs DoMa together with her partner Viktor Lejon. What began as a creative project, with a restaurant in their home and catering, has turned into a full-blown restaurant. DoMa feel like a living room, a place where you can hang out as often and easily as you do at home. The kitchen produces everything from truffle toast and oysters to reindeer tartare and ravioli.