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Vasaplatsen 3, Gothenburg 411 26, Sweden
+46 31132247
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely food but let down by minor things

First went here in 2014 after reading about the place in a Lonely Planet guide so figured it must be good. Booked it online using the website and on arrival, they had no record of our booking but nothing was any trouble as they squeezed us in and we had a lovely evening. Fast forward 12 months... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Guernsey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Guernsey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

First went here in 2014 after reading about the place in a Lonely Planet guide so figured it must be good. Booked it online using the website and on arrival, they had no record of our booking but nothing was any trouble as they squeezed us in and we had a lovely evening. Fast forward 12 months and this time... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Really lovely food and a perfect atmosphere. Wanted a catch up with family and this was the perfect place to do that over good food and drink. Would recommend!

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Santo Andre, SP
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Very nice tipical swedish restaurant. In my opinion this is the best option in Gothenburg. Customer attention is above the average for Gothenburg and food is very nice. Köttbullar is great here. If you like to have meatballs in Ikea, you will love the original ones.

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Rome, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Only negative aspect is a slightly high price, which nevertheless is more than balanced by the excellent quality. Waiters and personnel are nice and friendly, they serve you right away with a bowl of crackers and an exquisite soft bread along a small cup of creamy butter. The appetizers are highly diversified, so are the desserts. In the section meat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Great food and with a Swedish menu so not the usual standard fare. Good service and helpful with menu choices. Reasonably priced for Gothenburg.

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London, United Kingdom
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406 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Arrived at this restaurant sharp at 5pm to find people were already coming in for dinner. It’s a cross between a neighborhood diner and a pub. The waiters were very welcoming and generally made sure we were well looked after. I mentioned we were in a rush and had to be done in 1 hour which they said they would... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Dinner for two with drinks was only 400krs and the food & service was excellent. Its right on the tramline so easy to find and there is a decent bar too. When we return to the city we will certainly go back. The meatball and chicken ceasar salad were great! Best meal we ate during our visit. Staff v friendly... More 

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Zottegem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Friendly waiters, perfect English, nice dishes (try the Smorgasbord selection) and a nice not too fancy setting. Excellent value for the budget.

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Manningtree Essex
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This place was so good we went back for a second time! Really nice décor and there is a bar next to the dining area if you want a drink after you leave your dining table. Very friendly staff. Meatballs with Lingonberry sauce is a great dish. The shared smorgasbord for a starter gives you a mini selection of meats,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Had a delightful dinner at Smaka while visiting Gothenburg. The restaurant was quaint and comfortable, kind of like eating at your favorite neighborhood establishment. The swedish herring tray with cheese and bread crisps and the shrimp crepes were wonderful appetizers. The meatball entree was served with lingonberries and pickled cucumbers as condiments and the whole effect was very tasty. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vasaplatsen 3, Gothenburg 411 26, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  West Coast  >  Vastra Gotaland County  >  Gothenburg
  • Phone Number: +46 31132247

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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