The best restaurants in Vasastan
Updated 20 Aug 2020
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The Vasastan culinary scene has a lot to offer and is home to some of the best restaurants in the city. Hidden gems, venerable institutions and chic industrial-style venues as well as exciting fusion concepts are all part of Vasastan's restaurant repertoire. We have created this guide to the best restaurants in Vasastan to help you decide exactly where to go for dinner.
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FarangTulegatan 7, Vasastan
Modern culinary fusion
Farang is considered to be one of Stockholm's best Asian fusion restaurants and offers unique flavoury sensations. Exotic aromatic food is served and the menu is adapted to suit allergies and vegetarians. The sleek industrial interior has a distinct metropolitan feel and the bar is famous for its artisanal cocktails.
OljebarenTorsgatan 48 B, Vasastan
Vegetarian neighbourhood restaurant
At Oljebaren they're passionate about olive oil, hence the name. The kitchen focuses on vegetarian dishes and the food is often generously anointed with their various olive oils. The restaurant has been around for more than ten years and is still run by its founders Linda and Peter Bjurenstedt. Oljebaren is a welcoming neighbourhood restaurant which serves up southern European influences both food and atmosphere-wise.
HasselboTegnérgatan 9, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
Top quality neighbourhood restaurant
The team behind Hasselbo have previously worked with star chef Mathias Dahlgren, but this is no formal fine dining restaurant. Think laid-back neighbourhood restaurant with high culinary ambitions. The menu includes medium-sized Continental dishes and a wide selection of French wines.
Brasserie BalzacOdengatan 26, Vasastan
Paris meets NYC
Eat popular classic brasserie dishes or meet up with friends over a glass of bubbles and soak up the atmosphere. Brasserie Balzac is a Parisian restaurant on Odengatan with the feel of a big city brasserie in New York.
Bar NombreOdengatan 36, Vasastan
Progressive Spanish cuisine
This bustling Spanish restaurant steers away from the usual tapas bar concept and serves modern flavours made from the finest local ingredients. The combination of industrial decor and rustic furniture adds to the relaxed atmosphere.
SensumWallingatan 40, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
This ambitious and spontaneous neighbourhood restaurant near Norra Bantorget creates innovative small dishes from everything from 'ndjua (spicy, spreadable salami) to soured cream and pine shoots. The style is pared-down and Scandinavian, but if you're feeling un-Scandinavian and extrovert you can get chatting to your neighbours at the long communal table in the centre of the restaurant. Half the tables are reserved for drop-in diners.
Crêperie & LogiSurbrunnsgatan 39, Vasastan
Galettes from Gotland
If you've ever been to Gotland's capital, Visby, you may well have visited Crêperie & Logi, but the restaurant now has a branch in Stockholm too. Tucked away on a peaceful little backstreet, they serve filling galettes and sweet crêpes in comfy, cosy surroundings. French-style pancakes combine with Swedish flavours.
Jim & JacobSurbrunnsgatan 38, Vasastan
Ambitious neighbourhood restaurant
After their food truck burned down, the well-respected chef duo Jim Hammargren and Jacob Nermark Hjelm decided to open up a restaurant in Vasastan. The result is this warm and welcoming hole in the wall restaurant with exciting small dishes, the likes of which you've probably never tried before. Book a table or take a chance on a drop-in spot at the bar.
MelandersDalagatan 9R, Vasastan
Deli and brasserie
There are plenty of reasons to drop by Melanders; to have a glass of wine in the oyster bar after work, enjoy a long lunch or to buy seafood delicacies from the counter to cook at home. The menu includes classic fish and shellfish dishes such as fish stew and Toast Skagen, as well as meat dishes such as meatballs and black pudding.
Portal RestaurantSankt Eriksplan 1, Vasastan
Uncomplicated cuisine from award-winning chef
With the Swedish Chef of the Year 2012 at the helm, Portal quickly became a talking point when it opened in the middle of Sankt Eriksplan in 2016. The restaurant has 75 covers and the focus is on uncomplicated but well cooked modern European food. Go for a casual dinner with friends or an elegant business lunch.
Lilla EgoVästmannagatan 69, Vasastan
Lilla Ego is the fruit of chefs Tom Sjöstedt and Daniel Räms' rebellion against the strict bistro-style trend. The bare brick-walled restaurant features homemade tables, flea market finds and industrial lamps, creating a spontaneous and informal feel. The seasonal menu is updated frequently depending on supply.
Las BrasasRoslagsgatan 6, Vasastan
Grill and tapas
Las Brasas on Roslagsgatan is the perfect spot for anyone with a hankering after grilled meat and rustic tapas. Culinary and cultural influences come from South America and Spain. Take a seat among the dark green tiling and light marble and combine your meal with a glass of wine from the ambitious wine list.
TrananKarlbergsvägen 14, Vasastan
Best meatballs in the city?
Tranan is synonymous with its red-checked tablecloths and old-school interior. Guests are presented with traditional Swedish classics such as fried herring with mashed potatoes. Off the menu, Tranan supposedly serves the best meatballs in the city.
Café FacileLuntmakargatan 99, Vasastan
A charming Frenchie
Café Facile, as the name implies, is a distinctly French bisto. The chalkboard menu features steak frites, boeuf bourguignon and lobster bisque. High-quality food at a low pricing point and the environment is becoming - intimate and vibrant.
StorstadOdengatan 41, Vasastan
French bistro classics
This neighbourhood restaurant has been popular for their food, atmosphere and cocktails since the Nineties. The atmosphere is fun and friendly, from the service to the decor and food. The menu includes classic French bistro favourites such as entrecôte and fish stew, along with Swedish elements such as Toast Skagen and pannbiff meat patties with mash and lingonberries.
SvartengrensTulegatan 24, Vasastan
Organic and local
Svartengrens has embraced the meat trend and specialises in local and organic produce. The minimalist decor and sleek bar, famous for its artisanal cocktails adds to the overall experience.
KnutUpplandsgatan 17, Norrmalm/City/Vasastan
A culinary trip to the North
Knut is a tribute to the North of Sweden - land of the midnight sun. The rustic menu, features game, Norrland-style flatbread pizza and cranberry cocktails, with emphasis on local produce and ingredients.
La TonteriaRådmansgatan 73, Vasastan
La Tonteria serves typical Spanish tapas in laid-back surroundings. You'll find this modern taverna on Rådmansgatan in a peaceful area around Norrmalm. Interiors are simple and laid-back with touches of colour and on the menu you'll find everything from meat to fish and seafood, accompanied by sangria, beer and Spanish wines.
Flippin' BurgersObservatoriegatan 8, Vasastan
Mega hyped burgers
Ever since this much-hyped burger joint opened in 2012 the queues here have stretched beyond the door each evening. Simple, no-frills hamburgers are the name of the game, with an emphasis on top quality, environmentally-friendly ingredients and homemade accompaniments. Once you've managed to bag a spot inside the little diner you can sit and enjoy the atmosphere and food as long as you like.
Mellow BarBirkagatan 10, Vasastan
Bistro in Birkastan
In the heart of Birkastan, Mellow Bar serves classic French dishes such as snails, entrecote and moules. A bistro for the true francophile but also for the thirsty after-work crowd. Polynesian vibes flow in the Tiki Room bar in the basement.
Wäng IzakayaSveavägen 88, Vasastan
Eat under a sea of rice paper lanterns
If you're looking for a full-on Asian experience, Wäng Izakaya delivers when it comes to both the food and setting. Sit and eat among vibrant reds, oriental prints and under a ceiling covered in rice paper lanterns. The menu is extensive and the bar specialises in exotic cocktails.