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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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  • 80
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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 2
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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 came here for the meatballs and weren't disappointed. Really great and amazing sauce. They did a kids portion (half) for our 6 and 5 year old. Nice atmosphere. Not cheap but no where in Sweden is!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We came here for the meatballs and weren't disappointed. Really great and amazing sauce. They did a kids portion (half) for our 6 and 5 year old. Nice atmosphere. Not cheap but no where in Sweden is!

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Really good restaurant, offering a modern take on traditional Swedish cuisine. The Beetroot Carpaccio was excellent, as was the Cured Beef. My partner's fillet of Venison was succulent and rich, almost as good as my Sautéed Perch. We drank an unusual Spanish red, recommended by the helpful Waiter, which went well with both dishes. Good ambience too. Recommended.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Excellent for Swedish specialties. Nice relaxing informal atmosphere. Highly recommended. I had the selection of different herring preparations and a fish pie with some good chardonnay. All the guys here were very friendly as well.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Nice but small outdoor area so may be pushed to get a table in nice weather. However indoors also attractive. Helpful staff for drinks and assisting choose dishes. We found the food most suitable for sharing and a great chance to try some different but traditional Swedish food. Seemed popular with locals after work. Highly recommend for both the food... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great Swedish menu to choose from, though a bit overpriced for the quality. So not great, not bad at all. But I don't see myself back there soon.

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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Egham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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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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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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