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Restaurang Räkan

4.5 • 15 reviews
Restaurang Räkan

Legendary Restaurang Räkan has established a bit of a cult following since opening its doors in Gothenburg in the '70s. Since 2015, the seafood restaurant has also graced Stockholm with its presence. A fishpond serves as the restaurant's centrepiece, remote controlled boats serve double duty, both entertaining guests and carrying food across the pond. This nautical-inspired restaurant pays homage to Sweden's West Coast. 

Räkan, located just off Norra Bantorget, a stone throw away from the City Terminal is about as centrally located as it can get. The daily catch is brought up from the west coast and fresh seafood is served in a maritime setting. The restaurant is characterised by pond that dominates the restaurant upon which food serving boats bob about. Räkan appeals to a wide audience of friends and families, business travellers and seafood-enthusiasts. 

With emphasis on Swedish classics, the fine dining inspired menu features predominantly seafood and shellfish (Räkan means shrimp in Swedish) as well as international flavours. Apart from the obvious seafood plateau, (served with homemade bread, butter and aioli) the offering includes bouillabaisse, the occasional meat dish, a vegetarian option and a children's menu. Late night dishes such as shrimp sandwich, cheese and cold cut platters are also available. Räkan serves both lunch and dinner throughout the week, and what better way to round off the week then with oysters and a glass of bubbly come Sunday? During summer months the outdoor terrace is a welcome respite. 

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Peter B.

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Top class food and service. Recommended. Sorry, shrimp-ommenderas. :-)

Carl B.

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Wow! Vilken service! Och vilka fina skaldjur! Kvällen bonus var att få köra den radiostyrda räkbåten.

Andreas S.

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Best fish and seafood restaurant I've eaten at. Ate pot when I was there last, fantastic! :)

Fredric E.

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Fantastiskt goda skaldjur!!!

Nicklas R.

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A very nice place, good food and Nice staff. Fun features with fish pond, both for small and big kids

Marcus S.

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Var här i somras och åt lunch i en folktom restaurang. Två jobbade i servisen och vi fick knappt någon service. Utöver det serverades klart ammoniakluktande räkor, vilket brukar orsakas av bakterietillväxt på räkorna - blev inte ens erbjuden någ... Show full »

Lennart S.

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A real ones among the taverns in Central stockholm. The food was amazingly good and the service got a feel warm welcoming.

Sofie S.

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Fantastic service and clearly tastiest prawns in Stockholm! Highly recommended:)

Eric W.

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Very nice place and staff. 5 of 5 stars!

Jonathan R.

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A given stop each time the capital visitor. Excellent seafood and fish dishes, where pot is a definite favorite!

The service is top class, indoor pool with a nice feature and the restaurant offers a whole that is hard to beat. Only negative is that they do not remain in Gothenburg anymore:)

Oscar T.

Saw the previous reviews and thought we'd give this place a try. It was such a disappointment. Zero atmosphere, the seafood was not particularly good nor fresh, and the service was dire even when the restaurant only had a few tables. If you're after decent seafood, there are a host of be... Show full »

Anna-Karin B.

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Tack Räkan! Vilket ställe! Fantastisk mat, toppenservice och mysig miljö. Kommer definitivt tillbaka. Hela sällskapet på 8 pers var mer än nöjda. Extra plus för en trevlig göteborgare som älskade Stockholm!

Greta J.

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Always happy! The staff were incredibly tasty food and good drinks. Visited you an x number of times in Gothenburg and it's incredibly fun to see you grow.

An extra big thanks to the spoof of Jonathan who put a silver lining on the night! You do a really good job.

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William H.

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If you love seafood then this is the right place!
My wife ate rödtungan and she was more than pleased ... Good wines and friendly staff!

Alex T.

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Very nice atmosphere and wonderful concept with fish basin in the middle. Fish and shellfish stew, it was really really good and swept clean the plate properly! Taste of barbeque in the base with fish and seafood. It really recommended. Think also to other dishes taste great get to visit Stockholm a... Show full »