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Vasaplatsen 3, Gothenburg 411 26, Sweden
+46 31132247
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Ranked #29 of 846 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
Rome, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW 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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451 reviews 451 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 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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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Galway, Ireland
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119 reviews 119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Address: Vasaplatsen 3, Gothenburg 411 26, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 31132247
Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  West Coast  >  Vastra Gotaland County  >  Gothenburg

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