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Smaka

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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3 Vasaplatsen, Gothenburg 411 26, Sweden
+46 31 13 22 47
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Oxford
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147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best food we had in Goteburg. Service was superb, food was great and really good value for Sweden, Elk was superb, meat balls the same.

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NY
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That was a positively outstanding meal. köttbulle with longen berries, pickles, and fresh made breads!!! All I have to say is wow... Surely never had something quite like that before (and Americans do it all wrong).

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived in Gothenburg today, so I was eager to try something very traditional from the country and city. After browsing on TripAdvisor I came across this restaurant. From the beginning the waitresses were very welcoming and informative about the menu, recommending me a local larger. My heart was already set on having kötbullar, (Swedish meatballs) upon arrival. This was... More 

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Maidstone
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to go here and we're not disappointed. The meatballs are so good and the service and atmosphere really friendly. Definitely recommend

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Thank Fiona A
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

You go here to have traditional Swedish dishes like meat balls and it's pretty good but you can certainly find better in Göteborg. What makes this a hit is coming with friends new to Sweden to have food and (plenty) of beer in middle of the town and then go bar-hopping.

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Thank Mats B
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

I got there after receiving a recommendation from a friend. The location is great / we did not have to spend to much time to search for it. The meatballs and the salmon is good.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

We were able to make a booking at the very last minute. The food was fantastic, from the starter to the dessert. It was one of the best restaurants I went to in Gothenburg. The beef Elk was a particular highlight.

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Thank DanAdventure
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited here as we were looking for some traditional Swedish food. Glad we did as it was delicious. The portions are a little on the small side but they seem to fill you up. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They describe all the elements of the meal that you have ordered when they bring it out to your... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

I booked a table for 6 people on Saturday night and received a written confirmation via email. When we arrived, the staff did not find our reservation and did not offer any apologies. They offered us a table with bar stools which were inappropriate for people at 70+ of our group. This was very frustrating.

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Thank MarieMercury
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Small is a great place for traditional Swedish food and drinks. I had pike fillet with potatoes and dill sauce and my partner had meatballs and gradsås - both very delicious. They have a great range of aquavit too. It's expensive but then so is everything else in Sweden. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Vasaplatsen, Gothenburg 411 26, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  West Coast  >  Vastra Gotaland County  >  Gothenburg
  • Phone Number: +46 31 13 22 47

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