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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank Jamesderby83
Gothenburg, Sweden
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Thank Emily G
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best restaurant I've ever been to. Worth going back to Gothenburg just to experience Smaka again. Its difficult to describe how delicious the food was...The swedish meatballs were simply amazing! Very highly recommended!

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Thank FoodConnoisseur06
Greater London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smaka is mainly known for its meatballs and that was the reason why we chose to go there for dinner. The restaurant is split between a bar and a small dining area, the decor is unimposing, simple and rustic, in the style of a cosy pub. The meatballs do not disappoint and come with all of the trimmings such as... More 

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Thank Will W
Izmir, Turkey
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, kind service and perfect tastes. Breads, butters and sides served as starter is one thing i like here, if you are in this part of town, dont miss Smaka!

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Thank Dosocum
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

So glad we chose to go here for dinner. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and describe the dishes to you when delivered to the table. Nothing was too much for them. The charcuterie platter had a great mix of different meats, the bread and crackers with whipped butter was an excellent start to our meal. I went for the traditional... More 

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Geneva
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I came here around 20 years ago to try some typical Swedish food, and I remember it was lovely. We were surprised to find that the restaurant is still there, and just as lovely as the first time we visited, and just as busy! It is definitively a good place if you are interested in some typical Swedish food, their... More 

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Thank GEKristina
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a Monday night without a reservation. The service was excellent and very speedy with drinks. The food was delicious, we all had the meatballs.

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Thank Caroline R

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
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?