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“Happy returning customer” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Eken Bar & Matsal

Eken Bar & Matsal
Guldgrand 8 | Hilton Stockholm Slussen Hotel, Stockholm 104 65, Sweden (Södermalm)
+46 851735336
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Ranked #253 of 1,969 restaurants in Stockholm
Price range: $81 - $81
Cuisines: Swedish
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Södermalm
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Happy returning customer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Great experience every single time, both on the bar and restaurant. Relaxing atmosphere, great service. Ask for a table overlooking the old town, the view is nice at night

Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Really great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I ate here twice in June 2012 because I was staying in the Hilton Hotel of which this is the restaurant and bar. The first time, not expecting that much from a hotel restaurant, I loped in and was met by very friendly staff who quickly seated me by the window (which is a lovely view as the sun goes down).

The menu isn't extensive and the food descriptions aren't as wordy and pretentious as many restaurants these days, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. But when the food arrived, well I was simply delighted with how it looked and how it tasted! The dining experience is really quite up-market and the meal was simply excellent. I really do recommend it and you could happily visit as a lone traveller, romantic couple or business group.

I visited again the following evening this time with eager anticipation and was not disappointed. It's worth noting that the restaurant stays open late (until 11pm) which is ideal if you arrive at the hotel late evening.

Moving from the restaurant into the adjacent bar, the atmosphere is nice and it's a great place to people-watch and have a relaxing after-dinner drink.

Highly recommend! As with everything in Stockholm though, not cheap!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Excellent service. Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Enjoyed a dinner with a good friend at the Eken Bar, located at the premises of Hilton Hotel. I was surprised over the services we received. Top knotch, our waiter Milos really made us feel like the guest on his service all felt special. The food quality is good, the price is ok, a bit on the expensive side, but not overpriced. We ended up staying all evening since we enjoyed the food and service so much. I can really say it is worth a try.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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NL/SWE/BE
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“"Great for a night in - but rather expensive (as with most hotel restaurants)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I stayed at the Hilton hotel, and being pregnant, was far to tired to go out for dinner. We decided to stay at the hotel, and give the hotel restaurant a try. It was very good, had a good menu (even offering a children's menu), but was on the pricy side.
I had meatballs with the proper trimmings, my partner had veal and my little sister who was travelling with us had a children's portion of meatballs. I loved my dish of home-made meatballs, rustic mashed potato, and what seemed to be a home-made lingonberry-sauce as well. I did taste my partner's veal, and that too was very well cooked. If it wasn't for the price, I would most likely come back. But saying that, if I ever find myself at the hotel again, and too tired to leave, I will visit them again. The service, as with the reception-staff, was very good.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Delicious birthday dinner.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We ate dinner in the Eken restaurant to celebrate a special birthday.
It was a beautiful evening and we had a lovely table by the window.
Food was delicious,we sampled the Swedish meatballs,steak,salmon and fish soup.
The kind gentleman in charge of our table was such a delightful chap.
His customer service and the way he looked after us was excellent.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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