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Smaka

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Pizza, European, Swedish
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Vasaplatsen 3, Gothenburg 411 26, Sweden
+46 31132247
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Meatballs

We wanted to try some traditional Swedish food and this restaurant was recommended to us. We had a really tasty meal of meatballs at a reasonable price, and the staff were friendly and helpful. We weren't keen on the desserts - they were a little pricey and not the kind of thing we're used to - not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Sam R
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Amsterdam
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Best meal we had in Goteborg, and great value for money.. even the blue walls look great in candle light :). Try the perch or even for the Swedish meat balls - the best food ever! Going for our last meal in Goteborg just to keep the taste bud happy before trip on the boat :)

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We wanted to try some traditional Swedish food and this restaurant was recommended to us. We had a really tasty meal of meatballs at a reasonable price, and the staff were friendly and helpful. We weren't keen on the desserts - they were a little pricey and not the kind of thing we're used to - not very sweet or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This place was highly recommended in the Lonely Planet guide for Gothenburg, and it really didn't disappoint! The meatballs were amazing, like nothing I have ever tasted! The service was great and the setting was perfect! I definitely plan to go back again!

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Munich, Germany
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I have read in a guide about it and so I was really curious if the food is as good as described. And it was! The service was really nice and attentively. The food was really delicious. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great classic Swedish food & nice service - we had the herring & 'löjrom' as starters then 'dovhjort' as a main so good! Still dreaming of the sauce! The meatballs are also amazing. This is one of my favorites in Gothenburg :)

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Somerset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stood at the door for 5 minutes. Waited for our order to be taken for 10 minutes. Got my beautiful starter of herring three ways relatively quickly. Than waited for our mains for 25 minutes. Which wasn't worth the wait. Potato cakes pretending to be gnocchi, bland meatballs, over salted sauce with my pike/perch, horseradish lacking on the "flap"... More 

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Göttingen, Deutschland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We ordered “Flash fried pike pearch with chanterelles, musselsauce & crushed potatoes with mussels & dill“ (ca. 200 SEK) and a beer each. First we received a large bowl with a selection of white and crispy bread and a portion of butter. When the main dish arrived (after the bread was almost gone), the portion was rather small. The taste... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Excellent service, very tasty traditional Swedish food. I've lived in Sweden for almost 2 years and this one is definitely on my top 10.

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

a good taste of swedish cooking genuine and friendly with original discoveries like two different aquavit allens and andreadsin one very fruity and another one more light and fresh just a few hundred meters from central station and clarion hotel a thousand thanks to our paper guide lonely planet that still hrlps a lot when there are so many Dvices... More 

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atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Went for the meatballs and were not disappointed. Very close to Gaga district. Easy walk from city center. Service was perfect. Wine was good. Meatball Dish comes in regular size and extra large, 6 for regular, 9 for XL. Both comes with mashed potatoes and the best gravy sauce. Pickled cucumbers and limonberries come on the side along with some... More 

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

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, European, Swedish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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