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Mejlgade 28, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
86 18 23 30
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy place with lovely food

I ate here with some colleagues recently for a work dinner and it was a lovely meal. The wait staff were friendly and courteous. Pihlkjaer also made a delicious meal for one of the people in our group who is vegan. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Laura L
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English first
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here with some colleagues recently for a work dinner and it was a lovely meal. The wait staff were friendly and courteous. Pihlkjaer also made a delicious meal for one of the people in our group who is vegan. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

Thank Laura L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I had a lovely three course fish meal here last Friday night, complete with some delicious white wine. The restaurant is incredibly cosy and had lovely, unusual decor. The service was brilliant, as only English speaking the staff were great at explaining everything on the menu to us, and when the food came they explained again. All in all a... More 

Thank overteaandcake
Level Contributor
34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have been there with job collegues. Place is elegant and coozy. Waiters are nice even if their english is not at the level to explain the menu. The choice on menu is very limited. But food is so good that doesn t matter. Good choice of worldwide wine. So a place that you cannot miss in aahrus

Thank simone z
Aarhus, Denmark
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This lovely restaurant is highly recommendably. Especially their fish menu can only be recommended. The restaurant is located in center of the town, always good atmosphere and good, relaxed, treatment from the staff. 2 persons having a nice glass of bubbles, then starter and main course, with a good Chardonnay for only 920 kroner .... 3 visits within 14 months... More 

Thank jan o
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

A fantastic meal this evening in Pihlkjaer. Faultless food, service, atmosphere and price. The team waiting on at the tables had an excellent knowledge of the food as it was being served. I'm advised that the menu changes regularly and I can confirm the choices are limited only do not let this out you off in any way. The choices... More 

Thank Paul T
Struer, Denmark
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141 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Table decoration made from gigantic erect gurkins looking like gigant phalloses on every table, make people compare :'mine is bigger than yours', is that really what you want? All menus and the whole website in Danish only: embarrassing to be so blatantly xenophobic. Food was ok, pretentious trying-to-hard-to-be-French-but-not-succeeding. Taste ok, but very small portions. You have a choice of meat... More 

3 Thank Jens L
Watertown, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

Thank natalie s
Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Oliver W
København, Danmark
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank Haaning
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

Thank MarkandFaye

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mejlgade 28, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Jutland  >  East Jutland  >  Aarhus>  > Midtbyen
  • Neighborhood: Midtbyen
  • Phone Number: 86 18 23 30

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 26


Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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