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Smaka

Vasaplatsen 3, Gothenburg 411 26, Sweden
+46 31132247
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Ranked #30 of 820 Restaurants in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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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Galway, Ireland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you're in Gothenburg, and you want to try Swedish food, this is the place for you. Given the popularity of the place, and the demograph in the restaurant, I'm also guessing that Smaka is first choice with the local residents as well (always a good sign). We shared a starter which was a platter of pates and cured fish,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A lovely bar / restaurant in the city centre, easy to reach by walk or public transport, Smaka offers an intro to the local cuisine. Friendly and knowledgeable staff who speaks English, nice atmosphere and reasonable pricing is a fail safe choice for a great eating out experience . The herring platter starter I had was lovely presented and featured... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was my first time visiting Sweden so wanted to eat the national cuisine. Having trawled trip advisor, I saw 'Smaka' and was able to book a table online straight away. We arrived slightly late but this was not a problem. Upon being seated, we perused the menu and enjoyed some bread/crackers before ordering the meatballs. Speedy service, food beautifully... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to sample traditional Swedish food, and this place was highly recommended, their speciality being meatballs with lingonberries. The meatballs were very bland, and no lingonberries appeared. We mentioned this to the waiter, and the response was a shrug and a half hearted "sorry". No offer to reduce the price or a complimentary desert

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London
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Having read some good reviews we made a reservation for Saturday evening. We were given a nicely located table. The food and service were excellent. Staff were very friendly and attentive, explaining the various dishes that we had ordered. We would not hesitate to visit again if we have the opportunity. For nice traditional Swedish food & hospitality this restaurant... More

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Carlsbad, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Smaka was only a block from our hotel so we decided to give it a try. The restaurant was very crowded on a Thursday night but we got a table outside which was nice because it was still hot at 8:00PM. I had the meatballs with mashed potatoes and gravy with a small salad. My wife had the hake with... More

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EVANSTON
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great Swedish food which is just what we wanted. Great wine and beer list. Can sit outside but huge doors open from the inside so was very pleasant. A very friendly wait staff.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went for dinner and had meatballs which were very nice! They come with the usual mashed potatoes, lingonberries and pickles and also with some bread. Service was slightly slow but it was compensated by a very very kind waitress! I would recommend it, even tho I had better swedish meatballs somewhere else.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Good restaurant for outdoor dining. Well prepared traditional fare. Liked the Swedish meatballs and pork belly with artichoke.

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

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