Good value restaurants in Vasastan
Updated 24 Mar 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Treating yourself to a meal out on the town is an unbeatable way to add a little sparkle to your working week. Stockholm isn't generally known for its cheap restaurants but there are plenty of reasonable places to eat out in Vasastan - as long as you know where to look. We've rounded up a selection of restaurants that serve great food, in welcoming surroundings, at decent prices, so that you can indulge yourself without breaking the bank.
Good value restaurants in other parts of town:
Pings SakuraLuntmakargatan 59, City/Vasastan
At Pings Sakura you grill or cook your own dinner in hot pots at the table. This sociable way of dining is inspired by Asia, particularly Japan and Taiwan and it's great value. At lunchtime you can enjoy Asian homecooking dishes.
- Price guide: Main courses from around 199 SEK
JureskogsSveavägen 47, City/Vasastan
Fresh and enviromentally aware
Freshly-made gourmet burgers are the order of the day at Jureskogs, made from Swedish ingredients with the smallest possible environmental impact. Quality and sustainability are restaurateur Johan Jureskog's watchwords. Tuck into their short but sweet selection of hamburgers, including a couple of vegetarian options, just a short skip and a jump from Rådmansgatan metro station.
- Price guide: Burgers around 85-140 SEK
Café FacileLuntmakargatan 99, Vasastan
Warm, friendly atmosphere
The menu at this French neighbourhood bistro is regularly updated, and the dishes of the day are written up on a blackboard. You'll usually find plenty of classic French favourites such as boeuf bourguignon, steak frites and lobster bisque - all for decent prices.
- Price guide: Varies according to the ever-changing menu
The Italian CousinsOdengatan 78, Vasastan
Posh pizza slices
This Italian deli by Vasa park has a counter filled with pizza slices made from top notch, natural ingredients. Choose from various toppings and combine your pizza with a glass of natural wine or a microbrewed beer if you fancy - everything they serve is small-scale and great quality.
- Price guide: Pizza slices around 45-55 SEK
Brasserie BalzacOdengatan 26, Vasastan
Authentic French bistro
This French-inspired brasserie serves authentic, seasonal food from small-scale French suppliers, in unpretentious and lively surroundings. Slink in for a bite to eat, or just to hang out at the long zink cocktail bar all evening. The restaurant has some 140 covers, of which 20 are always reserved for drop-ins.
- Price guide: Main courses 200-300 SEK
Crêperie & LogiSurbrunnsgatan 39, Vasastan
Tuck into galettes
Crêperie & Logi started in Visby in Gotland and made a name for themselves for their French buckwheat galettes and crêpes. Their Vasastan branch is on a peaceful little backstreet and you can eat both lunch and dinner here in snug surroundings. Choose from a range of different fillings to suit vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
KnutUpplandsgatan 17, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
This Norrlandic restaurant on Upplandsgatan serves the best ingredients and flavours from Sweden's northernmost region. Rustic cuisine, made from the finest produce including plenty of game, is served with a modern twist. If you're longing to escape to the mountains and wide open spaces of the north, Knut's cooking and atmosphere will transport you there for a while.
- Price guide: Main courses around 195-305 SEK
MelandersDalagatan 9R, Vasastan
Delicacies from the deep
Buy seafood delicacies and ready meals to take home with you at this deli/brasserie or take a seat for a while in the French-inspired brasserie. Lunch and dinner are served and, while fish dishes take centre stage, you'll also find classic Swedish homecooking dishes such as meatballs on the menu. Drop by for post-work drinks on Friday evenings with different themes.
- Price guide: Evening special around 175 SEK
Take RamenGästrikegatan 2, Vasastan
Eat Japanese noodle soup just as you would on the streets of Kyoto. The soup is made of homemade stock, noodles and toppings such as vegetables, eggs and meat. Take a seat in the light, airy restaurant with authentically minimalist Japanese-style decor.
DalanisseVikingagatan 7, Vasastan
Swedish and southern European
This family-run neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of Birkastan serves Swedish homecooking as well as dishes with a slightly more continental flavour. There's something for all tastes and occasions and the prices are reasonable. Serving both lunch and dinner, the restaurant works equally well for groups of friends, family or work colleagues.
- Price guide: Main courses around 160-280 SEK
OmniHagaesplanaden 50, Vasastan
Italy meets Sweden
You'll find Omni on Torsplan, serving Swedish and Italian favourites at lunch and dinner. The emphasis here is on tasty, fast food using top-notch ingredients. The restaurant is popular among local office workers, along with other hungry guests in the mood for classic dishes.
- Price guide: Main courses around 145-255 SEK
Station Bistro & BarGävlegatan 22, Vasastan
Swedish and continental
This modern neighbourhood restaurant on Torsplan serves both southern European dishes and Swedish homecooking made from the best ingredients in season. Great for groups of friends and families alike, they aim to provide a good value restaurant experience.
- Price guide: Main courses around 155-270 SEK
PompeiOdengatan 85, Vasastan
One of the oldest Italians in the city
As one of Stockholm's oldest Italian restaurants, Pompei serves up classic Italian dishes made from scratch and served in historic surroundings. The menu includes everything from meat and fish dishes to pasta and pizza and prices are reasonable, particularly if you choose pasta or pizza.
- Price guide: Pasta dishes around 145-180 SEK
FonduebodenVanadisvägen 42, Vasastan
You'll find this cosy little Alpine-style resturant right next door to Vanadisplan. Choose from various different kinds of fondue; from classic cheese fondue to fish and shellfish fondue and even a Toblerone dessert fondue. Perfect for large groups or even dinner à deux.
- Price guide: Classic cheese fondue 275 SEK/person
Crispy PizzaUpplandsgatan 45, Vasastan
Sharing is caring
Crispy Pizza is one of the latest additions to the selection of posh pizzerias in Vasastan. They're passionate about baking pizzas from local ingredients, served in hip, vintage-style surroundings. Pizza fans, including the more discerning, come to share organic pizzas with toppings such as pulled pork and hand-peeled prawns, washed down with microbrewed beer and good wines.
- Price guide: Around 95-145 SEK
EatnamOdengatan 85, Vasastan
You'll find this Vietnamese restaurant right next to Odenplan. The owners serve fast, simple dishes just like their grandmother in southern Saigon used to cook. Spring rolls, beef stew, noodle soup and noodle salad are some of the dishes on the menu and, typically for Vietnamese cusine, they're flavoured with plenty of fresh herbs.
- Price guide: Dishes around 40-165 SEK
YucNorrtullsgatan 15, Vasastan
Mexican flavours and heat
If Mexican food is your thing, get yourself along to Yuc Mexican near Odenplan. Choose from great value Mexican and Peruvian fusion dishes such as tacos and ceviche, combined with typical Mexican drinks such as mezcal, margaritas, tequila and beer.
- Price guide: Dishes from around 70-130 SEK
Fafa'sUpplandsgatan 38, Vasastan
Finnish falafel chain
This Finnish fast food chain launched in Stockholm in 2018. You can eat exciting falafels and other Middle Eastern-inspired streetfood, made from fresh ingredients, organic wherever possible. Their pitas, sauces and gluten-free falafels are all made to Fafa's own secret recipes.
- Price guide: Around 80-110 SEK
KokyoSveavägen 105, Vasastan
Japanese and Chinese
Kokyo's menu is filled with both Japanese and Chinese dishes, with an emphasis on dumplings and gyoza. Many of the dishes are vegan or vegetarian, and they make their own tofu in-house. The restaurant also has a VIP room for 8-14 people with its own karaoke - perfect for a hen night or a spot of post-work partying.
- Price guide: Main courses around 120-175 SEK