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Under Kastanjen

#108 of 2,487 Restaurants in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Cafe, Soups, Swedish, Scandinavian, Gluten Free, European
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Kindstugatan/Sjalagardsgatan, Stockholm, Sweden
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Charleston, South Carolina
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first Fika stop (but not the last) while visiting Stockholm It is a little removed from the main touristy areas but easy to find. We had coffee and cinnamon buns and a very good berry cake and enjoyed everything. There is a small area outside to eat and several rooms inside but no air conditioning (not unsusal... More 

Thank romintheworld
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Stockholm via a cruise and only had a short amount of time for our tour. The tour guide ( the most colorful guide in Stockholm ) recommend the restaurant for traditional food. We had the Swedish meatballs with lingon berries and potatoes. It was fantastic! The gravy was rich but the berries added a nice bite to... More 

Thank Kljones7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a less crowded experience than on one of Gamla Stan's main streets, go to Under Kastanjen. The food may not be the very best you've ever tried, but it is ok and the environment is really nice. We ate at the veranda outside in the evening hours

Thank Familia L
Bluffton, South Carolina
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While walking through Old Town, we wanted a traditional Swedish dish. My sister and I ordered two dishes and shared. The Swedish meatball plate with lingon berries was delicious and so was the lunch of the day - pork loin filled with plums. The potatoes had a delicious gravy and the bread was wonderful. Cute interior. Nice atmosphere. Good price.

Thank Lisa G
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress pretty much ignore the visitors in the peak hour. The lady selecting the place for you first offers you a seat and then asks to change the table because your order is not expensive enough to take that table :(

Thank Anton G
Nyköping, Södermanlands Län, Sweden
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderfully located under the chestnut tree, this restaurant i well worth a visit. The atmosphere is something special but if you really want to enjoy, sit down inside, since the porch part of the restaurang is a little bit to crowded for my taste. If the staff would remove one table, it will be just fine. The food was ok!... More 

Thank Michael P
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this small (12 table) cute cafe slightly off the beaten path near the royal palace in the Gamla Stan neighborhood of Stockholm. Choose between tasty sandwiches, soups, pastries, Swedish meatballs or the entrée of the day (braised short ribs our day). A small selection of beer and wine are available. Order at the counter and then find a... More 

1 Thank Zotemail
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I really like the idea of preparing everything from scratch. And being gluten sensitive I really appreciate the availability of proper gluten free food and 'fika'. The owner is celiac, so staff should be updated on cross-contamination hazards. (despite this, the girl behind the counter seemed puzzled when I asked for 'clean' butter for my bread. hopefully a single occasion?... More 

Thank abrakadabra2015
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We have found this cosy nice restaurant by chance. A nice surprise no doubt. We've had traditional dishes, all of them being very good. The only backdaw is the amount of food: we have left being still hungry.

Thank onb_globetrotter
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Excellent food at reasonable prices, not a tourist trap. Good helpful service and English spoken. Nice to sit out the front on the boardwalk.

Thank Westlake_3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Soups, Swedish, Scandinavian, Gluten Free, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kindstugatan/Sjalagardsgatan, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Stockholm County  >  Stockholm>  > Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
  • Neighborhood: Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
  • Phone Number: 08215004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen

Neighborhood Profile
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.