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Pigen og somanden

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indre By (Inner City)
European, Scandinavian, Danish, Seafood
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Nyhavn 37, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
+45 33 15 70 76
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Went there with my wife on the 5th. Great food and great service at what I thought was a reasonable price. My wife had the plaice which she thought was excellent and I had the mussels. I left one or two because they were not fully opened, but that was my choice. Had one large beer and a very nice... More 

Thank Per D
Vincennes, France
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

This restaurant is located in Nyhavn where you can see the canal and boats, but I have to say that the menu was not very attractive. Almost everything was fried and light mails were scarce.

Thank SofiaBaptista
Oslo, Norway
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Nice place to have an outdoor lunch and watch the crowds passing by. Old house with service mainly outside (at least in the summer season). Typical Danish menu.

Thank Ole U
Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Verry good mussels, and nice staff. Friendly atmosfere. Good coffee aswell. Would eat there again when in Copenhagen.

Thank Birgitte1983
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Crackin' Burger overlooking the canal on Nyhavn. This place wasn't cheap, however when you consider its position along Nyhavn, watching boats, musicians nearby and the sun shining...it's well worth it! There are loads if restaurants on Nyhavn and it was hard getting a seat and picking one of them...we luckily found Pigen Og Somanden at the right time. Good beers,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We ate at this place near our hotel (Admiral) in Nyhaven. We had arrived that day and were craving something simple. We saw fish and chips on the menu here (a favorite dish from northern California) and we went inside to eat. It's a charming restaurant and nice setting, but very slow service, and I ordered a mussels dish. The... More 

Thank pnjaban
Antwerp, Belgium
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Super good fish and chips - a dish that is so often made (very) badly. A good choice on this strip of tourist restaurants that look exactly the same from the outside.

Thank xraylab
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

If you arrive ot Nyhavn it is really difficult to chose where to eat. The place is so lovely and the food on all table looks tasty. We found place at Pigen. I ordered Fish and Chips, and it was amazing.

Thank Marianna0312
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Loved this restaurant, as its located in the Nyhavn area of the city. Nestled amongst all the other restaurants on the strip, food is good, but its mainly about the area and being able to eat outside.

Thank Deep_Selvarajan
Copenhagen, Denmark
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

'Pigen og Sømanden' was a very good choice to sit down and have a cool Danish draught beer in cosy surroundings outside in 'Nyhavn'. The food we ordered was the most delicious cured salmon (so soft and tasty), a slice of smoked leg of lamb and a handful of cooked shrimps. Everything was served swiftly by very friendly, observant and... More 

Thank Asger P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian, Danish, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nyhavn 37, Copenhagen 1051, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: +45 33 15 70 76
The menu in Pigen og somanden offers a selection of simple dishes inspired by the Danish and French cuisines - with a special focus on seafood. The chefs take great pride in using the very best of the seasonal produce.

The decor in Pigen og somanden has many maritime details telling a tale of a time when Nyhavn was a bustling port and the center of Copenhagen's ship traffic. In the spring and summer months guests can enjoy the lively Nyhavn atmosphere on the restaurant's terrace.Pigen og somanden used to be Cafe Texas, where guests were encouraged to hand over their six shooter when entering the bar. Pigen og somanden is especially known for housing the internationally renowned tattoo artist Tato-Jack - who had his heyday in the 1950's and 1960's. Since 2007 the historic building has housed the restaurant Nyhavn 37.

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Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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