Time to eat out? We've created guides to all Stockholm's best restaurants, divided up into the city's different areas. We also have guides to the city's hottest restaurants, as well as guides to restaurants that are particularly luxurious and those that have that indefinable wow-factor. Click on the links below to find the best restaurants in Stockholm, wherever you may be.
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The very best restaurants in Stockholm
- Hantverket – Culinary craftsmanship
- Lilla Ego – Endlessly popular anti-bistro
- Tak – Japanese gastronomy on the 13th floor
- AG – Meat experts
- Las Brasas – Tapas and grilled food
- Punk Royale – What happens at PR stays at PR
- Miss Voon – Asia meets Scandinavia
- Voisine – French neighbourhood restaurant with a passion for wine
- Fotografiska – A focus on green ingredients
- Främmat – Creative and French
- Grodan – Stockholm institution
- Skeppsbron 10 – Seasonal tasting menus
- Tako – Underground elegance
- Kasai – Japanese fusion
- Astoria – Dine in French style
- Woodstockholm – Constant change
- L'Avventura – Italian romance
- La Boca – Like a warm embrace
- DoMa – Own-grown
- Brasserie Balzac – Delightful brasserie
- Farang – Sophisticated Asian
- The Social – A social spot all day long
- Animo – Cutting-edge chef duo
- Chez Jolie – At Jolie's house
- Omaka – Own-brewed beer
- Nostrano – Two authentic Italians
- Paraden – Friendly neighbourhood restaurant
- Lokal Izakaya – Inspired by Japan's pub culture
- Sturehof, Riche & Teatergrillen – Restaurant institution since 1887
- Bleck – European park life
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- Flippin' Burgers – Burger trailblazers
- Shanti – NYC-inspired Indian
- Ta'ameya – Falafel made to an original recipe
- Scandwich – Next-level sandwiches
- Sin Ramen – A trip to Tokyo
- M.O.A.S – Meat on a Stick – Luxury kebabs
- Le Kebab – A new generation of kebabs
- Cucina Povera – Italian peasant food
- Bitza – Middle Eastern flirtation
- Take Ramen – Inspiration from Kyoto
- Meno Male – Neapolitan pizza favourite
- Eatnam – Grandma's recipes from Saigon
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- Frantzén – Three stars
- Adam/Albin – Much lauded chef duo
- Essence – Surprising flavours
- Nana – Elegant tasting menu
- Operakällaren – Decor as spectacular as the food
- Aira – By Tommy Myllymäki
- Aloë – Unexpected surroundings
- Wedholms Fisk
- Ekstedt – Fire brings out the flavours
- Symbios – Modern European cooking
- Nour – Asian influences
- Etoile – Creative French-Asian concept
- Sushi Sho – Michelin-starred sushi
- Bord – To the table
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The very best restaurants in Stockholm
Hantverk means craftsmanship in Swedish and that's exactly what you'll experience here - a love of craftsmanship, in particular as related to food and drink. The skilled and knowledgeable chefs take pride in creating food with no shortcuts and the restaurant's decor also reflects its love of precision and crafts.
Endlessly popular anti-bistro
It's basically impossible to book a table here, but those who have managed it say it's great. Seriously though, Lilla Ego has a reputation as being one of Stockholm's very best restaurants. Tom Sjöstedt and Daniel Räms run the show here, in their own very unique style.
Japanese gastronomy on the 13th floor
TAK consists of several different sections, but up on the 13th floor it's all about playful modern gastronomy, where Nordic ingredients meet Japanese techniques and flavours. Tuck into fish dishes, vegetarian dishes, fusion desserts and a large selection of sake at both lunch and dinner.
One of Sweden's best meat restaurants is spelled AG and can be found in Kungsholmen, in industrial premises on Kronobergsgatan. The well-stocked meat refrigerator in the entrance speaks volumes about the restaurant's concept, which is based around dry-aged top quality meat, southern European starters and various seasonal main courses. AG's tapas bar, right next to the dining room, is a relaxed meeting place where you can stay for a while and enjoy some snacks before dinner.
Tapas and grilled food
This charming green-tiled spot on Roslagsgatan serves tapas and rustic grilled dishes alongside selected wines. South American and Spanish influences make their presence felt on the menu and in the interiors. It's best to book a table but if you're feeling spontaneous you can always take a chance on grabbing a seat at the bar.
What happens at PR stays at PR
There are just about as many urban legends about evenings at Punk Royale as there are grains of sand in the Sahara. What's true and what's not is hard to know - because just about anything can happen here. Dishes that are as unexpected as they are luxurious and decadent are served in more courses than you can keep count of, according to them, while the world outside starts to feel like a distant memory…
Asia meets Scandinavia
Miss Voon combines flavours and influences from all over Asia with Scandinavian elements and interiors. The menu consists of a selection of medium-sized dishes which are intended to be combined and shared with the table, Asian style. Don't miss the cocktail bar and their signature lobster tacos. If you're finding it hard to decide they also offer omakase, a tasting menu with the chef's own choice of seven dishes.
French neighbourhood restaurant with a passion for wine
Beatrice Becher and Jonas Sandberg, owners of celebrated wine bar Folii also run Voisine, right next door. The aim here is to create the city's most inviting neighbourhood restaurant, with inspiration from both France and Sweden. The seasons and the chefs' creativity steer the menu, which changes regularly, as does the wine list has has received plaudits from Star Wine List.
A focus on green ingredients
Enjoy the view as well as the food at Fotografiska which, as well as photographic exhibitions, also houses a restaurant where green and seasonal food, made from seasonal ingredients, are the order of the day. Locally produced vegetables take centre stage but meat, fish, chicken or shellfish are often available as accompaniments.
Creative and French
Chefs are cooking up a storm in extremely intimate premises in a basement on Dalagatan. It can get delightfully busy and cosy down here, and great food takes centre stage. The menu changes constantly, but the emphasis in on classic French cuisine, created in an innovative kitchen with no rules.
This classic Stockholm restaurant has been serving up French dishes, traditional Swedish favourites and drinks in buzzy surroundings for almost forty decades. The dining room oozes historic vibes, with crystal chandeliers, stucco work and paintings. A few years ago the Grodan on Grev Turegatan was joined by Grodan at the Royal Opera House.
Seasonal tasting menus
The chefs at Skeppsbron 10 are not afraid to try out exciting cooking techniques, creating innovative, playful menus based on seasonal ingredients. Interiors are sophisticated and elegant yet playful, with large mirrors and furniture in rich colours.
Hidden away behind an anonymous door on Birger Jarlsgatan you'll find this underground restaurant, oozing Alice in Wonderland vibes. The elegant concept is Asian and serves up fabulous cocktails as well as fusion dishes with influences from Japan and Korea.
Kasai lives for food, drinks, music and beautiful surroundings - and they want to share these with everyone. Inspiration comes from other similar restaurants in major cities such as London, New York and Dubai, where diners meet over food and drink in wonderfully buzzy surroundings. Food consists of everything from sushi and sashimi to grilled dishes and other creative interpretations of, for example, baos, rolls, skewers, fresh fish and vegetables.
Dine in French style
The interiors alone here are spectacular - add in staff who don't miss a trick and a menu that'll satisfy almost all tastes and you have Astoria; star chef Björn Frantzén's more relaxed yet elegant concept. Housed in former cinema building in Östermalm, there are several bars and a menu oozing French influences.
Woodstockholm's concept involves them changing theme, menu and decor around once every three months, so if you hear they're serving up something particularly tasty it's a good idea to grab a table as soon as possible. Or not, because whatever the theme the food is bound to be as delicious as always. Enjoy food and drinks in warm, playful and stylish surroundings.
L'Avventura takes the Italian restaurant to the next level. The aim here is to capture the essence of Italy, in spectacular surroundings with round tables, red velvet furniture, paintings by Nils Asplund and impressively high ceilings. Have a cocktail in one of the bars before or after your meal if you can't get enough of the eye candy.
Like a warm embrace
La Boca Doce aims to be a warm embrace on the Stockholm restaurant scene. They want to create a place where you can meet up with friends, family or colleagues, with an emphasis on socialising over good food and wine. The menu includes flavours from both South America and the Mediterranean, for example grilled meat.
In a former printworks on Nybrogatan, Dorotea Malmegård and Viktor Lejon have opened up a full-scale restaurant and bar over two floors. Despite the ambitious menu the atmosphere is still relaxed, with European small dishes for sharing around the table and exciting wines. Downstairs there's a bar with an 'at home' feel, DJs and wine room. Much of what they serve in the restaurant they grow themselves in the archipelago.
First impressions of Balzac are extremely promising. During the summer months a sprawling outdoor dining area complete with oyster cart draws in the crowds, while on cooler days you can get cosy inside, surrounded by red leather sofas, large mirrors and tiled floors. It's easy to feel you've been transported to New York or Paris, and the menu with its classic French dishes sends you straight to Le Marais.
Farang serves up a sophisticated Asian concept, where the emphasis is on Southeast Asia's complex flavour world. The menu consists of organic and locally produced ingredients, along with herbs and vegetables, and aromatic small dishes are brought to the table almost seamlessly. There's plenty to suit vegetarian and meat-lovers alike.
Cutting-edge chef duo
Chef duo Daniel Haynes and Anders Karlsson got to know each other during their years on the Swedish national chef team, where they realised they share the same philosophy around food and cooking. At their ambitious neighbourhood restaurant, Animo, they aim to blur the lines between kitchen, bar and dining room and ensure all their guests feel right at home.
At Jolie's house
Chez Jolie, which became one of Stockholm's most talked-about restaurants straight after opening, serves their own interpretations of French classics. The name means “at Jolie's house” and the restaurant aims to capture the essence of both rustic French food and luxurious big city bistros.
Omaka manages to achieve the great feat of being both a city brewery and stylish restaurant. Everything feels well thought-out, from the beer, which is often brewed specifically to go with the food and the pared-back, playful interiors, to every little component of the food.
Two authentic Italians
If you don't just want to eat Italian, you actually want to be sensorially transported to Italy for a while, Nostrano could be just the place for you. The family-owned restaurant is at two locations, on Timmermansgatan and in Östermalm, but whichever one you choose the team behind the restaurant aims to to spread warm, welcoming vibes. The menu is full of Italian flavours, in the form of pasta (of course), as well as fish, meat or vegetarian main courses, with several antipasti dishes to choose from, such as burrata and tartare.
Friendly neighbourhood restaurant
The Bockholmen restaurant group is all about restaurants with generous opening hours, a relaxed atmosphere and good food and drink - and Paraden is no exception. The old cinema it's housed in no longer shows films, instead they serve up European dishes at lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. The concept draws in both locals and guests from further afield who come to experience a dose of Östermalm charm.
Inspired by Japan's pub culture
”Food is like love, better when shared” is the motto at Lokal Izakaya, which serves their own take on no-frills Asian fusion. Enjoy a sharing dinner or a few post-work cocktails and snacks and if you come at the weekend you can count on serious party vibes when the restaurant joins forces with Lemon Bar next door for dancing, DJs and pop hits.
Restaurant institution since 1887
Sturehof is a classic restaurant destination and meeting place, and has been since 1887. And that's hardly surprising as they're open every day, all year round, with no exceptions. The brasserie focuses on Swedish influences and own-produced ingredients, as well as art and culture.
European park life
You may have spotted sun-worshipping Stockholmers flocking to the outdoor dining area in Lilla Blecktornspark in the summer, a cold beer firmly in their sights. Bleck is the big draw here, in both winter and summer. They serve small and medium-sized dishes inspired by Europe and other parts of the world, as well as both classic and more “funky" wines in the bar.
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When the burger trend first hit Stockholm, Flippin was quick to jump onboard. They've now been serving burgers for more than ten years and the hype is still real. Perhaps mainly due to the care and craftsmanship that's behind every little part of the burger - from organic, small-scale meat suppliers to organic burger buns from Magnus Johansson's bakery.
Shanti has several branches around town, and the various restaurants all have slightly different concepts, but at Shanti Soft Corner authentic Indian food with a dose of New York inspiration is the name of the game. The curved locale in Södermalmsallén provides an intimate feel and draws in everyone from colleagues to groups of friends and couples on cinema and dinner dates.
Falafel made to an original recipe
The kind of falafel they make at Ta'ameya is called just that - ta'ameya – and it's said to be the original. The falafel is made from fava beans rather than chickpeas, which is usual in Cairo and Alexandria. Everything is made from scratch, from their own-baked pita bread to the spices that are ground and roasted on site. Enjoy a glass of natural wine with your meal.
The trend for high-end sandwiches took hold in Stockholm a few years ago and since then it has blossomed at various spots around the city. One of them is Scandwich, where it's all about top-notch sandwiches, natural wines, board games and nice vibes. All their sandwiches are made from scratch, to sandwich fanatic brothers Oskar, Johan and Viktor's own recipes.
A trip to Tokyo
Take a trip to Tokyo, on Jakobergsgatan. Down a flight of stairs, you'll find Sin Ramen, where you can slurp ramen with homemade noodles or meet up in the bar for a little sake or a cocktail. All their ingredients are carefully selected to create the perfect ramen soup, from the broth and noodles to every topping and protein. The restaurant is run by four friends with a passion for food and travel, who spent numerous hours experimenting to create the flavours on the menu.
M.O.A.S is run by Jiray Seropian, a passionate streetfood enthusiast who has travelled far and wide in the hunt for the perfect kebab. Forget everything you think you know about kebabs - because the kebabs here are on a whole new level. With carefully selected fillings and perfectly paired flavours, “Jirre” may just have created the perfect kebab.
A new generation of kebabs
Organic and green, top-quality ingredients and unexpected flavours - doesn't exactly sound like the average kebab, does it? And it's not, it's a kebab Le Kebab-style. The menu is 80% green and consists of top quality, carefully selected ingredients, everything is made from scratch, and the bread is always freshly-baked daily. Choose between a kebab in a pita, on a plate, in a bowl, over rice or in a wrap.
Italian peasant food
La cucina povera - Italian peasant food - is based on dishes made with simple but good quality ingredients. It's served here in the form of no-frills Southern Italian classics, such as ragu made from slow-cooked Swedish beef and pizza served direct from the Neapolitan pizza oven. The premises is small and pared-back but welcoming and they're open from breakfast until late dinner time.
Middle Eastern flirtation
Bitza is perhaps best known for their pizzas, or bitzas, which are made with a classic Arabian dough, with flavours from countries including Palestine and Lebanon. But they also have a menu full of medium-sized dishes ideal for sharing with the table, in true Middle Eastern style. Choose from well-known classics such as muhammara, shakshuka and tabbouleh, as well as innovative fusion dishes.
Inspiration from Kyoto
Stepping into Take Ramen is like entering a little ramen bar somewhere in Japan. From the stylish, largely wooden, interiors to the soups made in the traditional way. Ingredients are largely Swedish, but inspiration comes from the streets of Kyoto.
Neapolitan pizza favourite
If you're in the mood for Neapolitan pizza, Meno Male is the place to go. They've received an award from the Italian Chamber of Commerce, certifying that they've fulfilled twelve pages of requirements for Neapolitan pizzas. All their key ingredients are sourced in Italy and the pizzas are baked in an Italian wood-fired oven for 90 seconds for the ultimate flavour and crisp base.
Grandma's recipes from Saigon
Eatnam is a real budget favourite, making fast dishes from southern Saigon. Noodles, soups, sandwiches and vegetable and meat spring rolls are on the menu for both lunch and dinner. At lunchtime they also serve a Vietnamese dish of the day at a slightly lower lunch price.
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Where to start? Frantzén isn't just Stockholm's and Sweden's only restaurant with three Michelin stars, it has also been named the best restaurant in the world by the French restaurant guide, La Liste. The experience begins on the street outside, where you ring the doorbell to be let in to the lift up to the restaurant and lounge. Once inside, you're treated to a complete experience in several stages - from bubbles in front of the fire to small dishes from the open kitchen and coffee on the balcony.
Much lauded chef duo
Adam and Albin are two well-known names on the Stockholm restaurant scene, not least thanks to their eponymous restaurant. Adam Dahlberg and Albin Wessman run the show here and their cooking, which puts Scandinavian flavours and top quality ingredients in the spotlight, was awarded a star in the Michelin guide in 2022. The tasting menu is constantly changing, offering exclusive ingredients and unexpected flavours and the wine cellar is full of bottles from both classic and slightly more obscure regions. If you want to watch your food being cooked from the front row, book the chef's table.
A total of 16 guests per sitting can enjoy the exclusive eight-course taste experience at Stefan Taylor's exclusive restaurant, Essence. The tasting menu, which varies as often as daily, is served directly by the chefs at the large counter dining table. The restaurant, handily located next to Kristineberg underground station, has an atmosphere of relaxed elegance, with interiors in muted tones of green and grey and plenty of wood.
Elegant tasting menu
Elegance and luxury are the watchwords at Nana, in everything from the decor and service to the choice of ingredients and drinks. Head chef Jonas Bokedal cooks up tasting menus according to the kaiseki concept, serving them at the chef's table in sittings of nine guests. Expect a taste experience unlike any other with ingredients such as truffles, caviar, lobster and wagyu beef.
Decor as spectacular as the food
Operakällaren isn't only famous for its excellent food, it's also well-known for having one of the most beautiful dining rooms in Stockholm. Gilded panels, wall murals and chandeliers ooze old-money luxury, and the surroundings provide an ideal backdrop to the international haute cuisine menu, which, naturally, uses only the very best ingredients.
By Tommy Myllymäki
Aira is star chef Tommy Myllymäki's masterpiece. Beautifully situated next to the water, with huge windows and views over the water, the focus here is on Nordic ingredients and traditional cooking, with flavours from all over the world. Aira has two stars in the Michelin guide.
Slightly unexpectedly, you'll find Aloë in a suburban neighbourhood in Älvsjö, just south of Stockholm. Niclas Jönsson and Daniel Höglander hold the reins, serving tasting menus with ingredients and influences from all over the world. Aloë has been rewarded with a star in the Michelin guide.
Fire brings out the flavours
Ekstedt is a well-known name on the restaurant scene, so it's no secret whose restaurant this is. Niklas Ekstedt's restaurant has been awarded a star in the Michelin guide, thanks to the menu which revolves around fire: wood-fired ovens and open flames bring out smoky flavours and caramelisation.
Modern European cooking
Henrik Wittgren and Simon Eriksson are behind the helm in the kitchen at Skånegatan 80, just a stone's throw from Nytorget. They make modern European food with carefully selected ingredients, always seasonal, and their skills earned them a mention in the 2022 Michelin guide.
You'll find one Michelin-starred Nour in a townhouse in the city centre, but despite its bustling location the restaurant is extremely discreet. Nordic and Asian flavours come together here to form an elegant experience that will convince even the most sceptical of diners.
Creative French-Asian concept
Somewhere on the border of Solna, around the office blocks of Norrtull, you'll find Etoile. Chef duo Jonas Lagerström and Danny Falkeman experiment around Etoile's French-Asian concept and their cooking has been recognised with a Green Michelin star, as well as a Michelin star.
Sushi Sho is a very rare beast - a sushi restaurant that's been awarded a Michelin star. It's the only one of its kind in Stockholm in any case. They serve sushi the traditional way, but using largely Scandinavian and European ingredients.
To the table
When Michelin-starred restaurant Agrikultur moved out of their premises at the end of 2022/beginning of 2023, Joel Aronsson moved in. At Restaurang Bord he bases his gastronomy around well chosen ingredients and wines served in a seasonal à la carte and a four-course Saturday lunch menu.
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