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Mejlgade 28, Aarhus 8000, Denmark (Midtbyen)
86 18 23 30
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Ranked #19 of 290 Restaurants in Aarhus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $28
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Neighborhood: Midtbyen
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English first
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

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Struer, Denmark
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Berlin, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 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 

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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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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Additional Information about Pihlkjaer

Address: Mejlgade 28, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
Phone Number: 86 18 23 30
Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Jutland  >  East Jutland  >  Aarhus>  > Midtbyen
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 28

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