Where to drink saké in Stockholm
Updated 13 May 2019
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Ever increasing numbers of bars and restaurants in Stockholm are turning their gaze towards the east and serving the Japanese national drink, saké. Some places even arrange themed drinks tastings. Saké is made purely from rice and water, but it's a complex brew that can range from sweet to dry. Why not drink saké Tokyo-style, matching the drink with a selection of Japanese small dishes? Follow our tips to the Stockholm spots where you can embrace Japanese culture and drink saké.
LjunggrenGötgatan 36, Södermalm
Sushi and saké
You'll find this popular meeting place with a buzzy bar scene next to the Brunogallerian shopping arcade on Götgatsbacken. It's known for its sushi but if you fancy some saké to wash it down with, you'll find four different varieties on the menu here, including some served warm. All are served in 5 cl measures.
YasuragiHamndalsvägen 6, Nacka
Saké at the spa
If you fancy totally immersing yourself in Japanese cuisine and culture you should steer a course towards this Japanese bathhouse in Saltsjö-Boo. There's an entire bar dedicated to the Japanese drink here. Let trained bartenders guide you through the world of saké and combine your drinks with Japanese snacks. You can even book a special saké tasting.
TakBrunkebergstorg 4, Norrmalm/City
Right at the top of Hotel At Six, you can drink saké with stunning views over Stockholm. The modern fine dining restaurant Tak serves Nordic/Japanese fusion dishes along with an extensive saké menu. There are numerous options, including "sparkling" and "dry" sakés.
TakoBirger Jarlsgatan 29, Norrmalm/City/Östermalm
Tako is a huge underground restaurant that oozes with Asian influences, in the dining room as well as the cocktail bar. If you fancy a little saké, just scan the drinks menu - there are several exciting cocktails that include saké in various forms.
Blue Light YokohamaÅsögatan 170, Södermalm
Small dishes and saké
Blue Light Yokohama on Åsögatan serves Japanese small dishes izakaya-style, with a wide range of saké to combine with the flavours. Try out their seasonal saké tips or let the staff guide you.
Sushi ShoUpplandsgatan 45, Vasastan
Just like in Tokyo
This tiny, traditional sushi bar was awarded a Michelin star in 2016, and as well as sushi they're also passionate about Japanese rice wine. Go all in and combine top notch sushi with various kinds of saké as you take in the Tokyo vibes.