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“Great meatballs” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smak

Smak
Ranked #32 of 2,999 Restaurants in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Swedish, Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Norrmalm
Description: Smak på Restaurangen is located in Stockholm city centre, just a stone's throw from Hötorget. The concept is all about flavours, where you are given three choices - three, five or seven small dishes in which the influential flavor gives its name to the dish. You simply make your order by circling your choice on the menu. The same goes for wines and other beverages, which are also available in smaller tasting glasses, all to give you the possibility to try as many flavours as you wish. Smak på Restaurangen is part of the famous Group F12.
Reigate, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great meatballs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

An easy walk outside of the city centre, this is well worth a visit for sampling some local swedish dishes.

Portions are very large but you can choose between a small and large portion of the meatballs and small is more than enough.

All the food was of a high standard and there was also a good winelist.

  • Visited September 2012
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Marbella, Spain
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not our thing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

This restaurant is an interesting experience and if you like the nouvelle cuisine with many courses and little portions it is the place for you, ours it was unfortunately not. Interesting that you choose by taste, nothing to say against that but still the food was not as exciting and memorable as it should have been. The place was packed and rather noisy and with the tables like in a Bistro, very close together, we found it hard to conduct a conversation besides since it was very busy, the service also was a bit slow. We left hungry and would have loved to have some of the wonderful Swedsich bread with our meal but they did not accept any side orders for bread. Go for dinner if you had a good lunch somethere else, it is, as I said, an experience.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Caplawerne
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Geneva, Switzerland
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114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“The best culinary experience in Stockholm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Warm athmosphere, very creative menu, every dish unique and delicious, very friendly staff (participating in jokes :-). Pricey but definitely made a great impression, recommend to visit.

Visited September 2012
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Thank janpopovic
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Aarhus, Denmark
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interesting concept, and exceptional food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

Was there yesterday evening, and it was quite an experience! The special thing about this place, is that you choose tastes, rather than dishes, and you get to try at least a few, so it will be a culinaric experience for everybody! There are 15 mains, and 5 desserts, so there are plenty to choose from.

We went for the 5 dishes menu, and I went for the dishes:
#2 "Wasabi" (raw salmon, sushi style, with wasabi and apple)
#7 "Coriander" (an avocado square, with lobster and cod)
#13 "Parmesan" (a green micro-risotto with lamb meat)
#15 "Garlic" (sirloin steak, specially pickled tomatoes)
and the "Liquorice" (chocolate cake with liquorice touch, with ice cream and plum) for dessert.

Just before hitting dessert, we actually loved the food so much, that we upgraded to the 7 dish menu instead (only 100 SEK more, landing at 600 each), I added:
#11 "Ginger" (a chinese like soup, with dumplings from pigs cheek)
and #12 "Sesame" (crispy duck with pink grape) , pushing the dessert back for half an hour :)

The food was exceptional, all dishes being very delicious. I would recommend going for the 5 dishes (since they're not that large) for most people, or otherwise consider to upgrade to 7 for the hungry folks - either way, your tastebuds will have a feast!

Service was also very good - the servers were very friendly, and we only had short breaks in between the courses.

Looking forward to my next visit in Stockholm - definitely worth a revisit!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank abeJAY
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Norway
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Different and superb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

The concept is different, and interesting for food lovers. You choose the flavours you like and get wines matched. Wonderful place! Recently renovated, and it is very stylish at the same time cozy. Just missed the old tablet to write the menu choice on...for those of you who's been before.
One of my absolute favourites!

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1 Thank TravelNorway
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