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“Wonderful wonderful Noma!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Noma - CLOSED

Noma
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Danish
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Christianshavn
London
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Wonderful wonderful Noma!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

A group of 14 of us travelled to Noma to have dinner in the ‘staff room’, which is exactly what it is when it is not being used as a private dining room – it had a white board on the wall listing the great and the good of gastronomy that had been invited to an event run by Noma.
I am not sure that I am qualified to say if it is the best restaurant in the world or not but it was definitely one of the best dining experiences I have had (which could not be said of El Cellar de Can Roca, which is supposedly number two). The whole evening (about five hours) was full of fresh tasting, inventive food served with humour and not one ounce of pretentiousness. A restaurant that refers to it main course of pork as ‘piggy’ is number one in my book! The teetotallers in the group were given interesting juice combinations to go with the different course of the tasting menu and those of us who had wine had no trace of a hangover the next morning, which we put down to the wine being biodynamic.
We were taken into the preparation kitchen where at midnight chefs were painstakingly working on the miniscule details that Noma’s food demands.
We have been lucky enough to get a Noma table at Claridge’s in a few weeks and are really looking forward to.

  • Visited March 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Dubai
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52 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“No 1.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

We flew from Dubai to experience Noma.
It was really worth it. Willing to fly again for another dinner.
Everything at Noma is no.1 The team, the food, the 7 juices, the presentation, creativity, flavor, taste, simplicity etc... I can go on and on.
Noma will remain No. 1 for many years to come.
Special thanks to Kim who took care of us at our table.
Price should be doubled.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank ZeeF44
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boca raton, florida
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138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Live shrimp in your mouth!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

it was the most incredible experience I have had in a restaurant...20 courses...the most interesting mixes of food. In a million years I never would have thought of eating these items.
For example - Reindeer Moss - this the the food that Reindeer in the Tundra feed on....Live shrimps...they crawl out of their containers..so you must eat them quickly!! Onions and strawberries...sounds awful...but all so delicious and amazing!! The service and presentation...great..If you can get a reservation...(and I mean IF) do it..It is worth the experience and its something you'll always remember.and I can say so because I have eaten in many fine restaurants around the world!!!

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank beauoli
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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“An true culinary experience... 4.5 stars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

It is so difficult to rate Noma as it was such a different experience. We went for dinner ... It is so all encompassing with all of the different courses (17 incl amuse bouche), that we as a table didn't really chat about anything else! So it's a place to come and watch, not have a relaxing dinner with friends.

The good parts:
The ambience and the service, the waiters were really lovely and we felt the whole thing was relaxed and fun! Certainly wasn't stuffy like some people have said. We also really liked that a couple of the chefs came out and showed us an upcoming course etc.
The creativity of the food, the shock value for some items and the beauty of it all.
The freshness and lightness of the food. Its so nice to have well cooked food which isnt overloaded with butter or cream! Some of the food was incrediblely delicious, some less so but all refreshing.

The weaker bits:
The food itself - as above whilst always interesting less tasty at times.
The lack of rich sauces, creams, chocolate - loved the fact that it all tasted so refreshing but by dessert we were ready to ramp it up and cucumber flavours didn't do the trick.
The price... at 250£ a head was it worth it? As a novelty yes, but we wouldn't do it again. It's tricky though as they have more staff than customers so you are essentially paying for a personal chef! And we were there for 5 hrs.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank sheldita
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Philadelphia, PA
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing Lunch at the NO 1 restaurant in the world!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

Having lunch at Noma was an amazing experience. The staff were so friendly and the food was nothing short of INCREDIBLE. Both beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. A truly memorable afternoon!!! I was apprehensive because it was the No 1 restaurant in the world, but the staff and Rene Redzepi were so kind and explained what each of the 22 courses were.. and we had a tour of the kitchen. A wonderful day for us!!

Visited June 2012
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