Good value restaurants in Stockholm
Updated 5 May 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Got a desperate desire to eat out but a long time until pay day? Going out for dinner can be one of life's little highlights, especially when the restaurant is really good value for money. We guide you to the Stockholm restaurants with great concepts, delicious food, a good atmosphere or other plus points that mean you'll end the evening with a nice, positive feeling and a few notes left in your pocket. In other words, good value restaurants for a great evening out.
Österlånggatan 17Österlånggatan 17, Old Town
Dinner at modern neighbourhood restaurant
The Bockholmen group of restaurant's popular neighbourhood restaurants are always a safe bet. Both opening hours and prices are generous and the menu is full of delicious Continental dishes served in an easy-going atmosphere.
- Price guide: Main courses around 190-250 SEK
Calexico'sHornstulls Strand 4, Hornstull/Södermalm
Environmentally-friendly "Cal Mex"
The menu at Calexico's in Hornstull is influenced by "Cal Mex" cuisine, the kind of Mexican food that's served in California. Tuck into burritos, soft tacos and grilled dishes without breaking the bank. Most of the produce they use is organic.
- Price: Main courses around 180-250 SEK
Klang MarketErik Dahlbergsallén 18, Östermalm
Budget-friendly bistro concept
A modern meeting place for diners of all ages. This bistro concept serves both small dishes and main courses with everything from veggie burgers to soft tacos on the menu. Come back again and again - the prices are unusually wallet-friendly.
- Price guide: Main courses around 160 SEK
Everyday luxe from Norrland
The thoughtful Norrland concept at Knut makes the restaurant something really special. And you can enjoy the rustic dishes from Sweden's northern mountain ranges without feeling as though you've been fleeced. Great service and originality for your money. Choose between the original restaurant on Upplandsgatan and the slightly more "urban" sister restaurant in the city centre.
- Price guide: Main courses around 195-265 SEK
ArtillerietArtillerigatan 13, Östermalm
Hidden oasis in the heart of Östermalm
An elegant and relaxed Östermalm oasis in the Army Museum's impressive premises. The menu is ambitious and wallet-friendly, with small dishes and main courses for meat eaters and vegetarians, as well as those who prefer fish. The restaurant also has a selection of good, reasonable cavas to go with your meal.
- Price guide: Main courses around 195-345 SEK
À la CrêpeKatarina Bangata 42, Södermalm
Crazy about rrêpes
Crêpes are perhaps most often associated with sweet, crisp dessert pancakes. But at the local French bistro À la Crêpe you can also sate your hunger with a filling savoury galette. Choose from fillings including strips of Swedish meat, cold-smoked salmon, goat cheese and halloumi. For between 100-200 SEK you'll fill your belly and enjoy a delightfully cosy evening into the bargain.
- Price guide: Galettes around 150-225 SEK
Crêperie & LogiSurbrunnsgatan 39, Vasastan
Crêpes and galettes
Enjoy traditional buckwheat galettes with hearty toppings or sweet crêpes. Whether you fancy dinner, lunch or just an afternoon snack, you can drop by Crêperie & Logi in Vasastan for a warm welcome in relaxed surroundings.
- Price guide: Galettes around 100-130 SEK
WeidaoVasagatan 7, Norrmalm/City
The owners of this city centre restaurant have travelled right across Asia hunting for the best flavours and cooking techniques and you'll find sushi, bibimbap and ramen made using both Asian and Swedish ingredients on the menu. Most dishes are just under 200 SEK.
- Price guide: Wok & curry around 180-200 SEK
AubergineLinnégatan 38, Östermalm
Popular neighbourhood gem loved by all
This fantastic Östermalm institution has been an obvious choice of neighbourhood restaurant for locals for many years, thanks to its relaxed and lively atmosphere. Aubergine's good value, Mediterranean-influenced menu varies according to the season and includes several dishes for under two hundred kronor.
- Price guide: Main courses around 175-295 SEK
ShantiSödermalmsallén 34, Södermalm
Authentic Indian flavour trip
The Shanti family's delightful restaurant behind Medborgarplatsen on Södermalm serves authentic Indian cuisine with flavours from the different Indian regions, using partly organic ingredients. You don't need to completely empty out your piggy bank to come away from here full and satisfied.
- Price guide: Main courses around 180-220 SEK
DogfoodLuntmakargatan 63, City/Vasastan
- Price guide: Hot dogs around 110-120 SEK
Take RamenGästrikegatan 2, Vasastan
Take Ramen serves Japanese noodle soup just like on the streets on Kyoto. The soup is based on homemade stock and then filled with noodles and toppings such as vegetables, eggs and meat. Take a seat in the light, airy restaurant with minimalist, Japanese-inspired decor.
- Price guide: Ramen around 125-135 SEK
GirettoSankt Paulsgatan 2, Södermalm
For pizza aficionados
If you're a fan of the renowned Italian restaurant Giro on Sveavägen, don't miss their slightly more budget-friendly sister restaurant Giretto on Nybrogatan. Like Giro, they serve Neapolitan posh pizzas at lunch and dinner, and the atmosphere is warm and buzzy - perfect for a sociable meal with family or friends. You order and pay for your food at the counter.
- Price guide: Pizzas around 80-130 SEK
DalanisseVikingagatan 7, Vasastan
From Sweden to southern Europe
This family-owned neighbourhood restaurant in Birkastan has something to suit all occasions and tastebuds. Expect Swedish homecooking classics and slightly more continental flavours at wallet-friendly prices - everything from Toast Skagen to meatballs, pasta and grilled meat dishes.
- Price guide: Main courses around 165-285 SEK
CirkusDjurgårdsslätten 43-45, Djurgården
This playful bistro at the historic Cirkus theatre and venue in Djurgården is influenced by the building's history, with classic dishes such as oysters, truffle popcorn and French fries on the menu. Food is served on large platters for the whole table to share. Choose between various small dishes or order one main course if you prefer.
- Price guide: Beef around 165 SEK
Café FacileLuntmakargatan 99, Vasastan
French neighbourhood bistro with reasonable prices
The aim at Café Facile in Vasastan is to serve high quality, no-frills food for low prices. The menu is French and the atmosphere is warm, welcoming and lively. Choose from true French classics such as bouillabaisse and steak frites, as well as starters and desserts.
- Price guide: Main courses around 225-275 SEK
HongkistLinnégatan 13, Östermalm
Cool, cheap and Asian
The industrial-chic restaurant Hongkist near Stureplan is a real find when you're good-value craving Asian food; they serve everything you could wish for flavour-wise. There are plenty of main course options well under 200 SEK.
- Price guide: Main courses around 135-200 SEK
Harvest HomeBondegatan 50, Södermalm
Regulars' pub with traditional Swedish home-cooking
If you're looking for an unpretentious atmosphere, an authentic local feel and homecooking classics, Harvest Home should do the trick. The menu includes Mediterranean-influenced dishes at reasonable prices, including vegetarian and vegan options.
- Price guide: Main courses around 190-260 SEK
Bun Meat Bun3 addresses
After putting Farsta on the burger map, Bun Meat Bun opened up in Söderhallarna food halls right in the centre of Medborgarplatsen. You can enjoy their famous burgers, made according to the "smash technique" (for the best possible burger surface texture), served between fluffy potato bread buns. A favourite among burger aficionados.
- Price guide: Hamburger around 90 SEK
Bun Meat Bun Söderhallarna
Bun Meat Bun Farsta
Pings SakuraLuntmakargatan 59, City/Vasastan
Asian dinner traditions
You don't need to travel all the way to Asia to experience their food culture and traditions. At Pings Sakura you can order hot-pots and cook your dinner at the table, just as you would in in Taiwan or Japan. If you'd prefer something other than hot-pot, you can choose yaki grilled dishes and a wide selection of other Asian dishes.
- Price guide: Main courses around 170-330 SEK
FonduebodenVanadisvägen 42, Vasastan
Steaming fondue pots
Cosy Fondueboden in Vasastan looks just like an alpine chalet in the mountains of Switzerland, and it has done since the Nineties. Gather your friends and family over steaming hot fondue pots and make your own meat, fish or cheese fondue at your table - plenty of food and fun for your money.
- Price guide: Fondue around 265-295 SEK
KaferangSkånegatan 81, Södermalm
Trendy and budget-friendly in Sofo
With a chic mixture of bistro, bar and café, Kaferang provides a trendy and budget-friendly choice in the middle of Sofo (the area south of Folkungagatan on Södermalm) A relatively small menu is served here with Italian-influenced starters, main courses and desserts. Open from breakfast until dinner.
- Price guide: Bowls around 140 SEK
Tip-top pizzerias8 addresses
Affordable restaurant experience
Over the past few years some ambitious pizzerias have opened, not just when it comes to the pizzas themselves but the entire experience. These restaurants may not be particularly cheap in pizzeria terms, but compared to ordinary restaurants you can have a really reasonable meal at these places.