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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.

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  • #1
    Maple Casual Dining
    #1 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 233 reviewsTripadvisor (233)
    $ - $$ | International, European
    Vesterbrogade 24, Copenhagen 1620 Denmark
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  • #2
    Keyser Social
    #2 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 118 reviewsTripadvisor (118)
    $$ | Asian, Japanese, Thai
    Frederiksborggade 20d, Copenhagen 1360 Denmark
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  • #3
    Restaurant Krebsegaarden
    #3 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1317 reviewsTripadvisor (1317)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian, Danish, Norwegian
    Studiestraede 17, Copenhagen 1455 Denmark
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  • #4
    Grams Laekkerier
    #4 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 768 reviewsTripadvisor (768)
    $ | Cafe, Fast Food, European, Healthy, Soups, Danish
    Halmtorvet 1, Copenhagen 1700 Denmark
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  • #5
    ARK by Souls
    #5 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 275 reviewsTripadvisor (275)
    $ - $$ | Contemporary, Healthy, European
    Norre Farimagsgade 63, Copenhagen Denmark
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  • #6
    Smagsloeget (Vesterbro)
    #6 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 454 reviewsTripadvisor (454)
    $ | Fast Food, Danish, International, Fusion
    Vesterbrogade 19 Kobenhavn V, Copenhagen 1620 Denmark
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  • #7
    Madbaren Marmorkirken
    #7 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 247 reviewsTripadvisor (247)
    $ | Pizza, European
    Store Kongensgade 77, Copenhagen 1264 Denmark
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  • #8
    The Olive Kitchen & Bar
    #8 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2410 reviewsTripadvisor (2410)
    $ - $$ | International, European
    Noerregade 22, Copenhagen 1165 Denmark
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  • #9
    The Midwestern Diner
    #9 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 202 reviewsTripadvisor (202)
    $ - $$ | American, Diner
    Gyldenloevesgade 4, Copenhagen 1369 Denmark
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  • #10
    Kokkeriet
    #10 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 930 reviewsTripadvisor (930)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian, Danish
    Kronprinsessegade 64, Copenhagen 1306 Denmark
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  • #11
    The Shrimp
    #11 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 151 reviewsTripadvisor (151)
    $ - $$ | International, Seafood
    Sankt Annae Plads 20, Copenhagen 1250 Denmark
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  • #12
    Soelleroed Kro
    #12 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 344 reviewsTripadvisor (344)
    $$ | Danish, French, International
    Soelleroedvej 35, Copenhagen 2840 Denmark
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  • #13
    Pizzeria Mamemi & Wine Bar
    #13 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1079 reviewsTripadvisor (1079)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian
    Mysundegade 28, Copenhagen 1668 Denmark
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  • #14
    Alchemist
    #14 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 100 reviewsTripadvisor (100)
    $$ | International, Contemporary, European, Danish
    Refshalevej 173c, Copenhagen 1432 Denmark
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  • #15
    Zahida
    #15 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1143 reviewsTripadvisor (1143)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Pakistani
    Romersagde 20, Copenhagen 1362 Denmark
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  • #16
    Punk Royale
    #16 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 126 reviewsTripadvisor (126)
    $$ | European, Scandinavian
    Dronningens Tvaergade 10, Copenhagen 1302 Denmark
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  • #17
    Slice of San Francisco
    #17 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 734 reviewsTripadvisor (734)
    $ | Mexican, American, Cafe
    Frederiksholms Kanal 4 Frederiksholms Kanal 4, 1220, Copenhagen 1220 Denmark
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  • #18
    The Pescatarian
    #18 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 354 reviewsTripadvisor (354)
    $$ | European, Danish, Seafood, Scandinavian
    Amaliegade 49 On the corner of Amaliegade & Esplanaden, Copenhagen 1256 Denmark
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  • #19
    Limone Piazza
    #19 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 148 reviewsTripadvisor (148)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    Kejsergade 2, Copenhagen 1155 Denmark
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  • #20
    Jurfood
    #20 of 2,805 Places to Eat in Copenhagen
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 260 reviewsTripadvisor (260)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, European, Danish
    Oresundsvej 150D, Copenhagen 2300 Denmark
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