Copenhagen Travel Guide

Denmark  
Credit

Courtesy of MissPassionPhotography/iStock / Getty Images

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
    Maple Casual Dining
    #1 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 114 reviewsTripAdvisor (114)
    $ - $$ | International, European
    Vesterbrogade 24, Copenhagen 1620 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #2
    Restaurant Krebsegaarden
    #2 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1373 reviewsTripAdvisor (1373)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian, Danish, Norwegian
    Studiestraede 17, Copenhagen 1455 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #3
    Grams Laekkerier
    #3 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 765 reviewsTripAdvisor (765)
    $ | Cafe, Fast Food, European, Soups, Danish
    Halmtorvet 1, Copenhagen 1700 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #4
    The Midwestern Diner
    #4 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 165 reviewsTripAdvisor (165)
    $ - $$ | American, Diner
    Gyldenloevesgade 4, Copenhagen 1369 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #5
    Smagsloeget (Vesterbro)
    #5 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 410 reviewsTripAdvisor (410)
    $ | Fast Food, Danish, International, Fusion
    Vesterbrogade 19 Kobenhavn V, Copenhagen 1620 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #6
    Madbaren Marmorkirken
    #6 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 222 reviewsTripAdvisor (222)
    $ | Pizza, European
    Store Kongensgade 77, Copenhagen 1264 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #7
    Limone Piazza
    #7 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 121 reviewsTripAdvisor (121)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    Kejsergade 2, Copenhagen 1155 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #8
    The Olive Kitchen & Bar
    #8 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2370 reviewsTripAdvisor (2370)
    $ - $$ | International, European
    Noerregade 22, Copenhagen 1165 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #9
    Sollerod Kro
    #9 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 362 reviewsTripAdvisor (362)
    $$ | French, Danish, International
    Soelleroedvej 35 DK-2840 Holte, Copenhagen 2840 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #10
    Pizzeria Mamemi & Wine Bar
    #10 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1092 reviewsTripAdvisor (1092)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Mysundegade 28, Copenhagen 1668 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #11
    Slice of San Francisco
    #11 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 728 reviewsTripAdvisor (728)
    $ | Mexican, American, Cafe
    Frederiksholms Kanal 4 Frederiksholms Kanal 4, 1220, Copenhagen 1220 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #12
    The Pescatarian
    #12 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 330 reviewsTripAdvisor (330)
    $$ | European, Danish, Seafood, Scandinavian
    Amaliegade 49 On the corner of Amaliegade & Esplanaden, Copenhagen 1256 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #13
    Jurfood
    #13 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 203 reviewsTripAdvisor (203)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, European, Danish
    Oresundsvej 150D, Copenhagen 2300 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #14
    Cafe Komplet
    #14 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 445 reviewsTripAdvisor (445)
    $ - $$ | Danish, Seafood, International
    Store Kongensgade 65, Copenhagen 1264 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #1
    Enomania
    #1 of 243 Places to Eat in Frederiksberg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 269 reviewsTripAdvisor (269)
    $ - $$ | Italian, European, Wine Bar
    Vesterbrogade 187, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen 1800 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #16
    Souls Norreport
    #16 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 196 reviewsTripAdvisor (196)
    $ - $$ | Contemporary, Healthy, European
    Norre Farimagsgade 63, Copenhagen Denmark
    Read More »
  • #17
    Kokkeriet
    #17 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 868 reviewsTripAdvisor (868)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian, Danish
    Kronprinsessegade 64, Copenhagen 1306 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #18
    Marv & Ben
    #18 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 749 reviewsTripAdvisor (749)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian, Danish
    Snaregade 4, Copenhagen 1205 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #19
    Hey Darling
    #19 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 118 reviewsTripAdvisor (118)
    $ - $$ | American, European, Danish, International, Contemporary
    Oster Farimagsgade 24, Copenhagen 2100 Denmark
    Read More »
  • #20
    Geranium
    #20 of 2,810 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1092 reviewsTripAdvisor (1092)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian, Danish
    Per Henrik Lings Alle 4, 8., Copenhagen Denmark
    Read More »

Explore More of Copenhagen

If you make a purchase from our site, we may earn a commission. This does not affect the quality or independence of our editorial content.

Recommended

14 Top Jigsaw Puzzles, Games and Books to Keep Travelers Entertained

Even though you're stuck at home, you can still indulge your wanderlust with these activities.

15 Top Cookbooks to Buy

Travel to far-flung destinations and enjoy international food without leaving home.

The 12 Best Language-Learning Apps, Programs and Online Courses

Now is the perfect time to learn a new skill.

The 13 Best Sedona Tours

Get lost in the magic of Sedona's red rocks on these top adventures.

What is an Ecolodge? 21 Top Eco Resorts and Eco Hotels Around the World

Luxury meets environmental welfare at these top-notch ecolodges.

The 12 Best Puerto Rico Tours

Experience island living at its best on one of these guided trips.

I Went On a Cruise During the Coronavirus Pandemic. This Is What Happened.

Coronavirus concerns, itinerary changes and uncertainty lead to an unusual vacation.

5 Travel-Themed Activities to Do at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Use these suggestions to fill the travel void amid the pandemic.

Cancel For Any Reason Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know

If you are rescheduling a vacation or booking a future trip, consider purchasing an insurance policy with the CFAR benefit.

The 21 Best Costa Rica Tours

Dive into this natural paradise on these exceptional excursions.