Copenhagen Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Copenhagen

The Danes take pride in their cuisine, and Copenhagen restaurants strive for excellence. In fact, 15 eateries here have Michelin stars, including the three-starred Geranium and the two-starred Restaurant AOC. Both serve modern Scandinavian cuisine. 

If you're looking for traditional Danish food (think: large, rich meals made with meat, dairy, potatoes, mushrooms and cabbage), head to Indre By. The largest concentration of dining venues reside in Nyhavn, but traveler-approved favorites can be found throughout the neighborhood. Popular options include Restaurant Krebsegaarden and Marv & Ben. Multiple Frederiksberg restaurants, such as Grams Laekkerier and Restaurant Frederiks Have, also come highly recommended. And for ethnic dishes, try Zahida (for Pakistani), Pizzeria MaMeMi WestMarket (for Italian), Hija de Sanchez (for Mexican) or The Red Box (for Chinese).

Though Denmark's cuisine is not as world-renowned as what you'll find in other European countries like Italy and France, the country does feature a few must-try specialties. For a casual lunch, order a smørrebrød (an open-faced sandwich topped with ingredients like raw herring and hard-boiled eggs) or a pølser (a Danish-style hot dog commonly served with ketchup, mustard, fried onions and pickles). Both items are available at stands throughout Copenhagen. Other must-try items range from frikadeller (pan-fried meatballs) to aebleskiver (small, round pancakes stuffed with apples and served with marmalade) to local blue, danbo, samsø and havarti cheeses.

Find the Best Restaurants in Copenhagen

  • #1
    The Pescatarian
    #1 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 102 reviewsTripAdvisor (102)
    $$ | Danish, Seafood, European
    Amaliegade 49 On the corner of Amaliegade & Esplanaden, Copenhagen 1256 Denmark
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  • #2
    Restaurant Krebsegaarden
    #2 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1277 reviewsTripAdvisor (1277)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian, Danish, Norwegian
    Studiestraede 17, Copenhagen 1455 Denmark
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  • #3
    Grams Laekkerier
    #3 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 697 reviewsTripAdvisor (697)
    $ | Cafe, Fast Food, European, Soups, Danish
    Halmtorvet 1, Copenhagen 1700 Denmark
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  • #4
    Smagsloeget
    #4 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 209 reviewsTripAdvisor (209)
    $ | Fast Food, European, International, Danish
    Noerregade 38 Kobenhavn K, Copenhagen 1165 Denmark
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  • #5
    Madbaren Marmorkirken
    #5 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 96 reviewsTripAdvisor (96)
    $ | Pizza, European
    Store Kongensgade 77, Copenhagen 1264 Denmark
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  • #6
    The Olive Kitchen & Bar
    #6 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1972 reviewsTripAdvisor (1972)
    $ - $$ | International, European
    Noerregade 22, Copenhagen 1165 Denmark
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  • #7
    Sollerod Kro
    #7 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 323 reviewsTripAdvisor (323)
    $$ | French, Danish, International
    Soelleroedvej 35 DK-2840 Holte, Copenhagen 2840 Denmark
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  • #8
    Zahida at Kellerdirk
    #8 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 750 reviewsTripAdvisor (750)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Pakistani
    Frederiksberg Alle 102 We are located inside the historic Kellerdirk Bar and nightlcub, Copenhagen 1820 Denmark
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  • #9
    Pizzeria Mamemi & Wine Bar
    #9 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 820 reviewsTripAdvisor (820)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
    Mysundegade 28, Copenhagen 1668 Denmark
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  • #10
    Slice of San Francisco
    #10 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 670 reviewsTripAdvisor (670)
    $ | Mexican, American, Cafe
    Frederiksholms Kanal 4 Frederiksholms Kanal 4, 1220, Copenhagen 1220 Denmark
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  • #11
    Geranium
    #11 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1036 reviewsTripAdvisor (1036)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian, Danish
    Per Henrik Lings Alle 4, 8., Copenhagen Denmark
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  • #12
    Marv & Ben
    #12 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 554 reviewsTripAdvisor (554)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian, Danish
    Snaregade 4, Copenhagen 1205 Denmark
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  • #13
    Trattoria SUD
    #13 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 230 reviewsTripAdvisor (230)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Frederiksborggade 27 Close to Nørreport station and Israels Plads, Copenhagen 1360 Denmark
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  • #1
    Enomania
    #1 of 248 Places to Eat in Frederiksberg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 240 reviewsTripAdvisor (240)
    $ - $$ | Italian, European, Wine Bar
    Vesterbrogade 187, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen 1800 Denmark
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  • #15
    Banana Joe
    #15 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 399 reviewsTripAdvisor (399)
    $ | American, Fast Food
    Elmegade 18, Copenhagen 2200 Denmark
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  • #16
    Cafe Komplet
    #16 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 292 reviewsTripAdvisor (292)
    $ - $$ | Danish
    Store Kongensgade 65, Copenhagen 1264 Denmark
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  • #17
    Trattoria l’Alba
    #17 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 117 reviewsTripAdvisor (117)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, Grill, Healthy
    Holbergsgade 17 Ved Nyhavnsbroen, Copenhagen 1057 Denmark
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  • #18
    Ismageriet
    #18 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 742 reviewsTripAdvisor (742)
    $ - $$ | Danish
    Kongelundsvej 116, Copenhagen 2300 Denmark
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  • #2
    Mielcke & Hurtigkarl
    #2 of 248 Places to Eat in Frederiksberg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 239 reviewsTripAdvisor (239)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian, Danish, International, Contemporary, Fusion
    Fr.Berg Runddel 1, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen 2000 Denmark
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  • #20
    Kokkeriet
    #20 of 3,036 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 719 reviewsTripAdvisor (719)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian, Danish
    Kronprinsessegade 64, Copenhagen 1306 Denmark
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