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 Midwestern Diner
    #1 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 125 reviewsTripAdvisor (125)
    $ - $$ | American, Diner
    Gyldenloevesgade 4, Copenhagen 1369 Denmark
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  • #2
    Restaurant Krebsegaarden
    #2 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1354 reviewsTripAdvisor (1354)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian, Danish, Norwegian
    Studiestraede 17, Copenhagen 1455 Denmark
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  • #3
    Grams Laekkerier
    #3 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 755 reviewsTripAdvisor (755)
    $ | Cafe, Fast Food, European, Soups, Danish
    Halmtorvet 1, Copenhagen 1700 Denmark
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  • #4
    Smagsloeget (Vesterbro)
    #4 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 364 reviewsTripAdvisor (364)
    $ | Fast Food, Danish, International, Fusion
    Vesterbrogade 19 Kobenhavn V, Copenhagen 1620 Denmark
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  • #5
    Limone Piazza
    #5 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 106 reviewsTripAdvisor (106)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Sicilian, Southern-Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Kejsergade 2, Copenhagen 1155 Denmark
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  • #6
    Madbaren Marmorkirken
    #6 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 204 reviewsTripAdvisor (204)
    $ | Pizza, European
    Store Kongensgade 77, Copenhagen 1264 Denmark
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  • #7
    The Olive Kitchen & Bar
    #7 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2320 reviewsTripAdvisor (2320)
    $ - $$ | International, European
    Noerregade 22, Copenhagen 1165 Denmark
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  • #8
    Jurfood
    #8 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 174 reviewsTripAdvisor (174)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, European, Danish
    Oresundsvej 150D, Copenhagen 2300 Denmark
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  • #9
    Pizzeria Mamemi & Wine Bar
    #9 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1045 reviewsTripAdvisor (1045)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Mysundegade 28, Copenhagen 1668 Denmark
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  • #10
    Sollerod Kro
    #10 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 357 reviewsTripAdvisor (357)
    $$ | French, Danish, International
    Soelleroedvej 35 DK-2840 Holte, Copenhagen 2840 Denmark
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  • #11
    Slice of San Francisco
    #11 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 722 reviewsTripAdvisor (722)
    $ | Mexican, American, Cafe
    Frederiksholms Kanal 4 Frederiksholms Kanal 4, 1220, Copenhagen 1220 Denmark
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  • #12
    The Pescatarian
    #12 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 306 reviewsTripAdvisor (306)
    $$ | European, Danish, Seafood, Scandinavian
    Amaliegade 49 On the corner of Amaliegade & Esplanaden, Copenhagen 1256 Denmark
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  • #13
    Hey Darling
    #13 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 108 reviewsTripAdvisor (108)
    $ - $$ | American, European, Danish, International, Contemporary, Scandinavian
    Oster Farimagsgade 24, Copenhagen 2100 Denmark
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  • #1
    Enomania
    #1 of 276 Places to Eat in Frederiksberg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 261 reviewsTripAdvisor (261)
    $ - $$ | Italian, European, Wine Bar
    Vesterbrogade 187, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen 1800 Denmark
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  • #15
    Geranium
    #15 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1084 reviewsTripAdvisor (1084)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian, Danish
    Per Henrik Lings Alle 4, 8., Copenhagen Denmark
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  • #16
    Souls Norreport
    #16 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 174 reviewsTripAdvisor (174)
    $ - $$ | Contemporary, Healthy, Cafe, European
    Norre Farimagsgade 63, Copenhagen Denmark
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  • #17
    Zahida
    #17 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 943 reviewsTripAdvisor (943)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Pakistani
    Romersagde 20, Copenhagen 1362 Denmark
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  • #18
    Cafe Komplet
    #18 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 416 reviewsTripAdvisor (416)
    $ - $$ | Danish
    Store Kongensgade 65, Copenhagen 1264 Denmark
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  • #19
    Marv & Ben
    #19 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 725 reviewsTripAdvisor (725)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian, Danish
    Snaregade 4, Copenhagen 1205 Denmark
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  • #20
    Kokkeriet
    #20 of 3,236 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 831 reviewsTripAdvisor (831)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian, Danish
    Kronprinsessegade 64, Copenhagen 1306 Denmark
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