We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


$$ - $$$European, ,
Vasaplatsen 3, Gothenburg 411 26, Sweden
+46 31 13 22 47
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (245)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“meatballs” (121 reviews)
“herring” (26 reviews)
“venison” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vasaplatsen 3, Gothenburg 411 26, Sweden
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (591)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 316 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for the meatballs and lingonberries and was not disappointed. They were the best lingonberries and meatballs that I had on a 3-week tour and I tried the meatballs several different places. I also enjoyed the herring tray with an aquavit from an...More

Thank Jeff S
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Although Gothenburg seems to abound in fantastic and very popular Burger Places (which I would also recommend) for a true taste of Sweden this is the place! We had the Smorgasbord to share to start and that was brilliant. My business partner had the meatballs...More

1  Thank JohnH29_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner here with my wife on a Saturday evening. We started with a glass of cava. We were unanimous in the choice of the dessert and mains. Both of us had Butter-fried Asparagus for starters and Flank Steak for the mains. My dessert...More

Thank noxo123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here because it was recommended by a local friend. I was not disappointed! I had the meatballs which were served with lingon berry sauce (which I loved) and mash potato (equally as lush). The whole meal was really yummy. The portion size was...More

Thank HellyWelly93
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We actually went to this place after a recommendation but when we walked in no one even looked us, the staff passed by basically just ignoring us so after about 2 mins I approached one of the guys if we can get a table and...More

Thank Natalia H
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I was very plesantly surprised just how good the Smaka is.. great location on Vasaplatsen. Very kind young staff - explained the menu- including the famous meatballs which I took and can confirm they are pretty good. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Well presented and quality dishes...More

Thank PGRBrussels
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We went here to try the infamous Kottbullar meatballs and they were absolutely great! We had them in many other places around Sweden and this is was the best we got... Service was not great unfortunately, as we did make a reservation and asked to...More

Thank Michel V
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We popped in for an early meal (around 18.30 on a Wednesday), and although it wasn't busy inside, quite a few tables were reserved so it may be best to book. We both had the meatballs. For the second time on our trip having meatballs,...More

Thank Willowsinoz
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

A nice place to eat at the terrasse on a busy street. The noise fr9m the cars/motorcycle can be loud sometimes. The food was good. Swedish meatballs with Lingonberries sauce and mashed potatoes, a traditional meal was really good. The tomato and onion salad also....More

1  Thank LoveTravel803178
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Very tasty food, we had the meatballs and the gnocchi and would give the food 5*, but a little expensive and the inside a little run down

Thank XxMeeMeexX
Nearby HotelsSee all 64 hotels in Gothenburg
Hotel Poseidon
252 reviews
.04 miles away
Hotel Excelsior Gbg
2 reviews
.10 miles away
Hotel Vasa
173 reviews
.14 miles away
Hotel Bellora
1,923 reviews
.22 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Restaurang Vi Viet
266 reviews
.14 miles away
Happy M Kitchen
74 reviews
.12 miles away
Enoteca del Signore
105 reviews
.02 miles away
Nearby Attractions
302 reviews
.21 miles away
Tourist Information Centre
23 reviews
.30 miles away
Vasa Church
33 reviews
.26 miles away
Haga kyrka
21 reviews
.31 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
August 27, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from LEV2012 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - you should write them. They are very service oriented.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vasaplatsen 3, Gothenburg 411 26, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  West Coast  >  Vastra Gotaland County  >  Gothenburg
  • Phone Number: +46 31 13 22 47
  • E-mail
Traditional Swedish food in the heart of Gothenburg. Enjoy delicious Swedish cuisine or come and have a drink. Established 1994.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing