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Mejlgade 28, Aarhus 8000, Denmark (Midtbyen)
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Ranked #5 of 275 restaurants in Aarhus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $33
Neighborhood: Midtbyen
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Neighborhood: Midtbyen
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91% Recommend
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English first
Watertown, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Love this restaurant and can't wait to go back. The place has an unpretentious air and absolutely delicious fish. Every course was perfection and the service was excellent. A peek at the kitchen showed that it was very simple - long stainless steel counters. All of the attention was lavished on the food. The restaurant itself is understated and lovely.

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Cologne, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After reading most of the other reviews and considering Pihlkjaer is the second highest rated restaurant in Aarhus, I had pretty high expectations which they failed to meet, I'm afraid. Let's start with the atmosphere. I'm not sure if this is the owners' intention, but if they tried to make the place feel like you're visiting friends or family and... More

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København, Danmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

We celebrated my birthday. Food was excellent, wine was evet better, but the waitress dotted the "i" This will be my new favorite in Aarhus.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The reviews were spot on ... Pihlkjaer is truly a gem in this wonderful city. Tucked away in a tiny courtyard in the Latin Quarter of town, the walk was all worth it. Warm and cosy interiors greeted us when we entered from the freezing cold, closely followed by the warm smile of the waitress. She was patient and explained... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Attracted to this (mainly) fish restaurant by the reviews seen, I was not disappointed. Some friends and I went for dinner in Pihlkjaer and enjoyed a great meal out, that was beautifully presented and tasted deliciously. Although the restaurant was full and the staff under some pressure, they took the time to explain the various components of the fixed starter... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Dined last week in this restaurant that is very well sought. It is recommended to book your table in advance ! Surroundings are relaxed nice and cosy. Don't let the add placement in a back-yard discourage you. The food is by card or menu of the days displayed on a green board that the waitress is showing to you at... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The restaurant is tucked away at the end of a courtyard so is easy to miss. The menu is very simple with 2 or 3 options per course. Whilst the restaurant specializes in Fish, which is cooked supremely well, there are normally a couple of meat choices for those who want's something else. The service is very attentive and friendly... More

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Lystrup, Arhus, Denmark
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This restaurant is owned by a fishmonger and focusses mainly on fish and seafood. However, meat is also on the menu to satisfy everyones taste. Each night the chef prepares a 3-course fish and meat menu and you can choose either 2 or 3 courses. Upon being seated, the waiter introduces "today's menu", which is dependent on season and the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I stumbled across this restaurant as I got drawn by the menu pointing to the end of the courtyard. I had an excellent meal. I chose the fish starter and the fish main and I must say that I was not disappointed. The level of care that went into the dished was excellent. Pudding was also a treat.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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106 reviews 106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

At Pihlkjaer you have the possibillity of choosing the fish menu or the meat menu (you can combine the menu so that you get fish for starters and meat for main course) - This keeps the prices quite low compared to other fish restaurants in the city. We like the concept of more or less letting others choose your menu,... More

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