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Kanalen Restaurant

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French, European, Pub, Danish
As featured in Taste Copenhagen
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2 Wilders Plads, Copenhagen 1403, Denmark
3295 1330
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good food, but expensive

Came here with friends, one of whom is Danish. They had been once before and were eager for us to try it. The setting is great, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, on the banks of the canal. The dining room is modern and comfortable. We chose the set menu (scallops with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
NAJB
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Suffolk
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Ate here in April and had a brilliant meal with excellent service: one of the best meals I have enjoyed in Copenhagen,. Things have gone seriously wrong since then. It was very sad, then, to return last week to find squabbling kitchen staff, a new chef, food quality vastly diminished. A new waitress was trying her best but without support... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were looking forward to our reservation at Kanalen, but it turned out to be disappointing. It was, however, memorable, not for the food, but for the somewhat comical service. Our table was outside and view of the boats lovely, but every 15 minutes sailors from docked boats (not the yachts) would clambour ashore and amble by just a few... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went for dinner on a balmy August night. We hade the three course set meal, though one guest requested a change to the starter. I first visited Kanalen 25 years ago, and through that period they have charted their own course of food based on traditional Danish ingredients kept up to date. All food was first class, the wine list... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to me by a colleague who had attended a business dinner there recently. It did not disappoint. The restaurant is set in a lovely location on the bank of a canal where you can watch swans with their young in the evening light and boat owners return with their provisions for an evening sail. The room... More 

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Suffolk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Came here with friends, one of whom is Danish. They had been once before and were eager for us to try it. The setting is great, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, on the banks of the canal. The dining room is modern and comfortable. We chose the set menu (scallops with avocado mousse, followed by... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We got lost on our walk in Copenhagen, mainly because there was a bridge on a tourist map that was actually only half-built. While taking an alternative route we accidentally came across this cozy restaurant by the canal. It is shaped like canal boat with nice wooden furniture. Michelin Guide sign by the door told that they have done something... More 

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I was taken here by a local colleague and really enjoyed it. The setting is just a few streets down from the hustle and bustle, and you can still fee the city vibe, but is actually nice and relaxed overlooking the canal. We needed a couple of dishes each from the lunch menu plus the breads and a dessert to... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The concierge at our hotel recommended Kanalen and got us a reservation - it was an incredible dining experience. The service was good and the food amazing. Kanalen is located on a canal and is small and intimate. This is a special occasion place and was romantic. The menu is Danish with a modern twist. Our server told us to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Concierge at hotel recommended this restaurant for dinner. Located right next to a canal, romantic setting both inside or outside. Service was quick, always with a smile. Food. Well, food was absolutely out of this world. Incredibly well prepared and presented. Flavors were amazing. This has been one of the best meals I have had in my entire life, definitely... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The restaurant is on the side of a canal surrounded by houseboats, which gave us a lovely view, and we absolutely loved our meal at Kanalen! We'd found the restaurant on a list of unusual locations to eat in Copenhagen, and were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and attentive, without being over the top, and brought us extra small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Wilders Plads, Copenhagen 1403, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen
  • Phone Number: 3295 1330

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European, Pub, Danish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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