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You tried Swedish meatballs at Ikea and you loved them? Well, let me tell you: there is much more than just meatballs in Sweden! Stockholm has one of the highest numbers of restaurants per capita in Europe and covers pretty much every type of cuisine you could ever think of. The vast number of restaurants in the city can make it tricky for first-time visitors to find the places you shouldn't miss. Follow this guide to get the ultimate culinary experience without spending a fortune!

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14 Places

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14 Places

Lao Wai

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Il Caffe Drottninggatan

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Tradition Sodermalm

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Ramen Kimama

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Backerei Tyska Bageri

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Cafe Vurma

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Beijing8 Hornstull

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Operakallarens Bakficka

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Ho's Kina

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Latino Deli

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Primo Ciao Ciao

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Vigarda

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La Neta

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Restaurang Voltaire

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Johannes F's City Tips

  • It is very common to just have the complimentary tap water when you eat out.
  • Most restaurants offer lunch specials which are much cheaper than the food on the evening menu.
  • Stockholm isn't the cheapest place to eat out, but usually the quality of food you get is very high.
  • Tipping isn't compulsory in Sweden. However, if the service is good, you should consider leaving something.
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    Lao Wai
    Restaurants (Chinese, Asian, Fusion)
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    Johannes F Says:

    If you are looking for vegetarian heaven, you might want to visit Lao Wai. The restaurant is completely meat free and specializes in Sichuan and Taiwanese cuisine. None of their dishes contain dairy products or eggs, and are all freshly prepared in the restaurant. Lao Wai has become very popular, even among non-vegetarians and can be quite busy in the evening. Come here for delicious fresh Chinese food and homemade desserts!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Book a table if you plan to come for dinner!
    • You don't need to be a vegetarian to love this place. Give it a try even if you like meat!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #97 of 2,786 restaurants in Stockholm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow wow & wow! 08/06/2018
    • Love this place. Do not be put off if you eat meat ! 26/03/2018
    • Lao Wai
    Address:
    Luntmakargatan 74
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 673 78 00
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    11:00 - 14:00
    Tue - Sat
    17:30 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Il Caffe Drottninggatan
    Restaurants (Cafe)
    Johannes F Says:

    For a cup of real Italian coffee, go to Il Caffe on Drottninggatan! This coffee shop is so Italian, it almost feels like being on holiday. Come here to enjoy really great espresso and nice little Italian cakes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • It's not the cheapest coffee in Stockholm, but it may be the best!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #642 of 2,786 restaurants in Stockholm
    • Morning stop off... 16/09/2018
    • Best coffee in Stockholm 11/10/2017
    • Il Caffe Drottninggatan
    Address:
    85 Drottninggatan
    Stockholm 111 60
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 70 653 47 02
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    08:00 - 20:00
    Sat - Sun
    09:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Tradition Sodermalm
    Restaurants (European, Swedish)
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    Johannes F Says:

    If you have ever wondered if there is more than just meatballs to Swedish cuisine, try Tradition on Södermalm! As the name implies, this restaurant offers pretty much all traditional Swedish foods, such as kroppkakor, beef Rydberg and of course meatballs. There is no better way to experience traditional Swedish food!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Check out their lunch deals if you are on a budget.
    • Book a table if you want to come here for dinner.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Recommended for traditional Swedish cuisine. 20/01/2015
    • New favorit restaurant in Stockholm... 03/11/2014
    • Tradition Sodermalm
    Address:
    5 Tjaerhovsgatan
    Stockholm 116 21
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 120 591 92
    Price range:
    US$11 - US$28
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    17:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Ramen Kimama
    Restaurants (Japanese, Asian, Soups)
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    Johannes F Says:

    Ramen Kimama is a Japanese restaurant on the edge of Stockholm's city center. They offer all kinds of Japanese food, but specialize in noodle soups. The restaurant is cozy and beautifully decorated, and is a great place to have dinner with your friends.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the traditional ramen! I eat them almost every time I come here.
    • Book a table if you want come for dinner.
    • This place is quite cheap for what you get.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #409 of 2,786 restaurants in Stockholm
    • Not as good as in japn 29/12/2017
    • Delicious ramen 05/10/2017
    • Ramen Kimama
    Address:
    Birger Jarlsgatan 93
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 15 55 39
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$15
    Hours:
    Sun
    17:00 - 21:00
    Mon - Fri
    11:30 - 14:30
    Mon - Sat
    17:00 - 21:30
    Other:
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    Backerei Tyska Bageri
    Restaurants (German, Cafe)
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    Johannes F Says:

    Bäckerei is a bakery specializing in both Swedish and German bread, cakes and other sweet temptations. It is run by a very nice German man who has managed to bring together poppy seed pretzels and cinnamon buns. This is a great place to grab a coffee and a sandwich to go or to sit and have breakfast!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the German poppy seed cake! It's divine!
    • Even though it's a German bakery, their Swedish cinnamon buns are just amazing.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Truly German bread! 09/02/2016
    • You can have your cake and eat it, too 04/02/2016
    • Backerei Tyska Bageri
    Address:
    73 Drottninggatan
    Stockholm 111 36
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 72 247 66 85
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    07:00 - 18:00
    Sat - Sun
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Cafe Vurma
    Restaurants (Cafe)
    Johannes F Says:

    Vurma café in Hornstull is very popular among the younger inhabitants of Stockholm. They offer delicious coffee, cinnamon buns and Swedish carrot cake and have now become a Sunday tradition for many of the locals. Come here with your friends or family to see where the locals hang out to discuss life and love.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Come for breakfast on a Sunday morning to see quintessential Stockholmers in action!
    • Try the carrot cake!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #491 of 2,786 restaurants in Stockholm
    • Nice atmosphere and great cakes 30/07/2018
    • Try all the sandwiches! 22/06/2018
    • Cafe Vurma
    Address:
    Bergsunds Strand 31
    Hornstull
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 669 09 60
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Beijing8 Hornstull
    Restaurants (Asian, Chinese)
    Johannes F Says:

    Beijing8 is a dim sum chain from Stockholm. It's a great place for a quick lunch or early dinner during the week. They offer all kinds of dumplings which they prepare freshly at the restaurant. Each meal comes with delicious green tea!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Unfortunately they are only open during the week.
    • You can even buy Beijing8 dumplings and green tea at the local supermarkets now!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,044 of 2,786 restaurants in Stockholm
    • Very nice brunch 18/03/2018
    • Try hard neighbourhood & average dumplings 30/10/2017
    • Beijing8 Hornstull
    Address:
    26 Hornsbruksgatan
    Stockholm 117 34
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 668 33 66
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    07:30 - 21:00
    Sat
    11:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Operakallarens Bakficka
    Restaurants (European, Swedish, Scandinavian)
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    Johannes F Says:

    When in Sweden, you should eat meatballs at least once! Stockholmers say you get the best meatballs at Operakällaren, the restaurant belonging to the opera house. This place is rather expensive, but the good thing is, there is also Operakällarens Bakficka, which is the less fancy and cheaper version of Operakällaren. They share the same kitchen, so you will still get the same food, only in a less formal environment.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Try the meatballs!
    • This place can be quite crowded, so prepare to wait for a table.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #79 of 2,786 restaurants in Stockholm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting menu 06/09/2018
    • A must 04/09/2018
    • Operakallarens Bakficka
    Address:
    Jakobs Torg 10
    Stockholm 111 52
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 676 58 09
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 - 17:00
    Mon - Fri
    11:30 - 23:00
    Sat
    12:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Ho's Kina
    Restaurants (Chinese, Asian)
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    Johannes F Says:

    Ho's is a Chinese family restaurant located at Hornstull metro station. This is an actual restaurant, rather than a take out, and a great location to have dinner with your friends or family. Ho's is very popular among the Hornstull locals and you will see that it can be tricky to get a table in the evening if you don't book in advance. The food and service are great and reasonably priced for Stockholm.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Try the dry-fried chicken! It's the best!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #535 of 2,786 restaurants in Stockholm
    • Avoid the dim sum brunch - a la carte looks promising 14/09/2018
    • Great fresh taste 18/07/2018
    • Ho's Kina
    Address:
    151 Hornsgatan
    Stockholm 117 34
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 84 44 20
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$3
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:30 - 22:30
    Mon - Fri
    17:00 - 23:00
    Sat
    12:30 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Latino Deli
    Restaurants
    Johannes F Says:

    Sweden, and Stockholm in particular, has a very large Latin American community, which is why you will hear quite a lot of Spanish in Stockholm and see Latin American products in supermarkets. Latino Deli is run by a very nice woman from Peru, who offers traditional Latin American dishes, such as ají de gallina, in a relaxed and cozy restaurant. Latin American dishes and traditions have become an integral part of modern Sweden, which is why you shouldn't miss this place if you want to experience the real Stockholm.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • My favorite dish here is the ají de gallina. It's súper rico!
    • Have a home made lemonade with your food! So tasty!
    • If you crave something sweet, get the tres leches pudding. You won't regret it!
    • This place is cheaper during the week, especially when you come for lunch.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Latino Deli
    Address:
    Gotg. 67
    Stockholm 116 21
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 70 566 23 45
    Other:
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    Primo Ciao Ciao
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European)
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    Johannes F Says:

    Primo Ciao Ciao is an Italian restaurant chain in Stockholm. The Sjövikstorget branch is the nicest one in my opinion and should be on your list, if you are up for real Italian food — not just pizza.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Come during summer and sit outside. The restaurant is right by the water in a very nice, new residential area right outside the city center.
    • Book a table! Even though it's not in the city center, this place is very popular.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2,569 of 2,786 restaurants in Stockholm
    • Exceeding expectations! 03/08/2018
    • Not too bad 08/10/2017
    • Primo Ciao Ciao
    Address:
    4 Sjoevikstorget
    Liljeholmen
    Stockholm 117 60
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 645 43 30
    Other:
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    Vigarda
    Restaurants (American, Fast food)
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    Johannes F Says:

    Very good homemade burgers at a decent price. That is what you get at Vigårda! Located inside the new food court K25, this is one of the best burger places you can find in Stockholm.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • There are plenty of other options at K25 in case you don't feel like burgers.
    • Very delicious coleslaw!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #280 of 2,786 restaurants in Stockholm
    • The most dreadful food and service 24/08/2018
    • A Good Hamburger in the center of Stockholm 12/08/2018
    • Vigarda
    Address:
    13 Norrlandsgatan
    Stockholm
    Stockholm 111 43
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 505 244 65
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 19:00
    Mon - Tue
    11:00 - 21:00
    Wed - Sat
    11:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    La Neta
    Restaurants (Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Central American)
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    Johannes F Says:

    This slightly hidden Mexican taqueria is located just off Drottningsgatan, between Hötorget and Rådmansgatan. The place is so genuine, you can even order in Spanish. They serve traditional Mexican street food at a very decent prices and in a relaxed environment.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Try the quesadillas. Everybody loves them!
    • Don't be too shy to order in Spanish!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #127 of 2,786 restaurants in Stockholm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great tacos and competitive prices 02/09/2018
    • Authentic mexican 01/09/2018
    • La Neta
    Address:
    2 Barnhusgatan
    Stockholm 111 23
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 411 58 80
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 - 16:00
    Mon - Fri
    11:00 - 21:00
    Sat
    12:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Restaurang Voltaire
    Restaurants
    Johannes F Says:

    Voltaire is a nature-loving restaurant that specializes in organic and raw food. It's located on the lower ground floor of PUB department store and not necessarily easy to find if you don't know where it is. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Stockholm and definitely worth a visit.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Great options for vegetarians!
    • Try the corn burgers! They are the best!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,778 of 2,786 restaurants in Stockholm
    • Amazingly delicious healthy food! 31/03/2015
    • Healthy raw food 01/07/2014
    • Restaurang Voltaire
    Address:
    13 - 15 Hoetorget
    Stockholm 111 57
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 789 19 30
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 17:00
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 - 19:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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