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“Best Markethall restaurant”
Review of Lisa Elmqvist

Lisa Elmqvist
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Ranked #17 of 3,044 Restaurants in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $70
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Seafood, European, Swedish, Scandinavian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Ostermalm
Description: From market trader to purveyor to His Majesty the King. It all began in the early 1920s. Fisherman's daughter Lisa Elmqvist traded her wares at a street market by the waterfront, and customers quickly flocked to her stall. Her fish, shellfish and cookery skills were of such a high standard that she swiftly moved up to Ostermalms Saluhall - the perfect place to allow her ability to shine through. Today, 90 years later, the fourth generation of the Elmqvist family continues her work assiduously from the same stall, gaining more and more experience and ambitions. The restaurant has recommendations in Guide Michelin for the last 10 years in a row. During the renovation of the old market hall from 1888 you will find us at the temporary market hall at Ostermalstorg. We will move back summer 2018.
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Markethall restaurant”
Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Lisa Elmqvist is year after year making the best seafood you could wish, in a very special atmosphere among all the food stands in Östermalmshallen. Toast Sagen is my favourite for lunch, the taste and quality of this classic shrimp toast is always up to par. The main courses are also suberb, but usually there is no room for them after the Toast Skagen, unless you order the small toast.

2 Thank Mikael_Helsinki
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Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best fish in town”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

If you shall eat a nice and enjoyable fish lunch, just g0 to Östermalmshallen, i recomend "Stekt salt sill" or "Aborrfile", but anything you order is absolutely fresh. Very good outstanding service. .

Visited November 2012
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Tromso, Norway
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice food, good atmosphere”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Really nice fish-restaurant in Østermalm Saluhall. The food was simple but well done, and the service was good too.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank TonyM0ntana
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Dumfries, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2012

It is as good as everyone says it is. Believe it, and go. Make a reservation if you can - we took a chance and without reservations shared a table with a couple of Stockholm natives who gave us some good tips on herring! My husband had the shrimp sandwich - a large slice of bread piled high with shrimp and other goodies - and the shrimp salad with avocado, which I was unable to finish, there was so much! There is so much to choose from - if you love seafood you have to eat here.

Visited December 2012
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263 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Incredible shellfish soup!”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

With only a one day visit in Stockholm and close to Ostermalm's Saluhallen, I was went directly there for lunch...but which restaurant to choose? I was fortunate to choose Lisa Elmqvist in the center of the hall....the clients included well dressed older Swedes, businessmen, couples and the food looked great. Well, I order the shellfish soup with saffron. It was packed with fish and probably the very best I have eaten in Sweden. (resided for seven years). Great bread, friendly staff, fast service and kind of exciting to be in the midst of a gourmet paradise while it is snowing outside. Worth trekking from wherever you are in downtown Stockholm for lunch.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank LaBernardi
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