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Smaka

Vasaplatsen 3, Gothenburg 411 26, Sweden
+46 31132247
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Ranked #21 of 799 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Leiden, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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

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Ontario
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I was recommended by the hotel to visit this place as I was looking for a good Swedish meal not in the regular path. It was very very good. The staff were very friendly and the good was amazing. It was a little pricey but worth it to me.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The menu is available in English and Swedish, a great help for me. Shared the platter for 2 as a starter with my wife and this was a three tier plate (cake tray like) that hada a wide variety of meat (including Reindeer and Moose) and fish - including Roe. Deliciuous. Had to follow up with meatballs and mashed potato.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went here for a traditional meal and were not disappointed! Food very tasty and excellent prices. The staff were very friendly and the restaurant had a great atmosphere. It is also close to bars to continue your night. Make sure you eat here during your stay!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had one of the best meals of our entire two week holiday in Sweden. It is a relaxed restaurant and the high standard of cooking came as a pleasant surprise. Excellent value too!

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Providence, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We made an online reservation and got great service. We enjoyed Swedish caviar, several herring preparations, salads and meat dishes. Price was fair, but not really cheap.

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London
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94 reviews 94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We have just eaten here, arriving early at around 5.30pm and it was nearly empty. The waitress said that this weekend had been quiet unlike the previous weekend. She was friendly an helpful throughout our meal, explaining our dishes as she brought them out. My wife ordered a carpaccio of beet as a veggie starter and I had a selection... More

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UK/Antigua
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is not the easiest review to write as we had such a mixed experience at Smaka. We'd made the choice based on TA and other reviews, and I particularly wanted to have Swedish food for our last night in the city, which also happened to be my wedding anniversary. We walked over earlier in the day and made a... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We went on our last evening in Gothenburg and wanted to choose wisely, which we did using 'trip advisor' and booked via the site with English translation. The directions were correct from our hotel though the timings were not, unless we had sprinted. Anyway, it was a friendly, cosy restaurant and was concerned about the tables very close together but... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Definitely eat here for some traditional Swedish meals. The staff are friendly and helpful. Cosy restaurant.

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