Foodie Map of Copenhagen
Copenhagen is my favorite city in Scandinavia. In this foodie map, I have gathered all my Copenhagen favorites. Find out where to eat in Denmark’s capital! You’ll find everything from coffee shops and cocktail bars to bistros and high-end restaurants. Navigate the map easily either by scrolling through the list on the right or by clicking the points on the map. Places are listed in a geographical order.
Amass is a New Nordic restaurant by Matt Orlando – an American expat and Noma alumni. Located in an old shipyard building all the way out at the tip of Refshaleøen. The meal, however, is well worth the long journey. Don't miss out on a stroll through their herb garden, or a glass of natural wine seated around the bonfire once it's lit.
La Banchina is a tiny wine bar, café, and restaurant, located in an old boathouse with a wooden pier along the harbor at Refshaleøen. Particularly in the summertime, this is a small paradise in Copenhagen. Enjoy natural wines, organic food and simple Italian cooking by the waterside.
Noma is the most famous and acclaimed New Nordic restaurant in the world. Star chef René Redzepi and his team create some of the most innovative and groundbreaking dishes, and the front of house team is second to none.
Restaurant 108, the little sister of Noma, is a casual New Nordic eatery with an adjacent wine bar and coffee shop. Go here for original pastry with beef garum glacing for breakfast, a glass of natural wine or the amazing evening menu.
If 108 is Noma's sister restaurant, then Barr is the little brother. Teaming up with Thorsten Schmidt, René Redzepi has created a beer-focused bar and restaurant that gets its inspiration from the cuisines of all the countries in the beer-producing countries surrounding the North and Baltic Sea. Eat classic Danish meatballs (frikadeller), German-Austrian schnitzels, or Belgian waffles with Swedish vendace roe (løyromn) and an optional topping of Gotland truffle.
Kadeau in Copenhagen is the flagship of the restaurateur trio Nicolai Nørregaard, Magnus Høegh Kofoed and Rasmus Kofoed. This New Nordic fine dining restaurant showcases the ingredients of Bornholm and is one of the best places to eat in Copenhagen.
Studio is Claus Meyer's Nordic-French gourmet restaurant at the Standard. This lovely art deco building at the waterfront is host to the Danish brasserie Almanak as well as a jazz club. When Torsten Vildgaard left to re-join Noma, his former sous-chef Damian Quintana stepped up as head chef and has since given the menu a touch of his South-American heritage.
Den Vandrette is a natural wine bar and casual restaurant located near Nyhavn Harbour and Inderhavnsbroen with a view towards Christianshavn on the opposite side of the canal. The bar used to have a large selection of conventional wines (and they may still have some if you ask) until the owners, wine merchants Rosforth & Rosforth, decided to toss them all aboard in favor of organic and biodynamic, wild fermented grape juices.
SEA by Kiin Kiin
SEA by Kiin Kiin is one of the many casual eateries in the progressive Thai cuisine restaurant empire of Henrik Yde. While less prestigious than the one-Michelin-starred Kiin Kiin, this little brother still delivers at a pretty high level for such an affordable and available place. Try the tasting menu, which starts with a series of snacks, followed by some of the signature dishes from the flagship restaurant. You can also order them à la carte. Go here for lunch or dinner, and eat Michelin-food on a budget!
Format is the restaurant of Hotel SKT. Annæ, but separately run by the Formel B restaurant group. Head chef Will Smith came from his role as assistant head chef at the three-Michelin-starred restaurant Geranium, and even brought with him some more of the chefs as well as his partner and now head sommelier, Julie Marie Ekse Jenssen. Expect New Nordic at a very high level. Go for the tasting menu!
Restaurant Sankt Annæ
Restaurant Sankt Annæ is that chic and charming eatery you always imagine when you think of a Danish "smørrebrød place. Located in a quiet public square (Sankt Annæ Plads, hence the name), which ironically runs parallel to the buzzing tourist street of Nyhavn on the opposite side of the block. Whatever open-faced sandwiches you order here, be it herring, shrimps, potato, or beef tartar – you won't be disappointed.
Experience three different cuisines in one restaurant. Venezuela meets Mexico and Peru at PMY in Denmark, where the Venezuelan chef Karlos Ponte has joined forces with the Mexican chef Emilio Macías and the Peruvian chef Diego Muñoz. In the former venue of the contemporary Venezuelan restaurant Taller, you now find a more casual eatery based on popular street food in Latin-America.
Admiralgade 26 is a Nordic-Japanese restaurant and sister and neighbor to Ved Stranden 10 wine bar. Go here for a traditional Japanese breakfast, a hearty Danish lunch or enjoy the full evening menu in beautiful Scandinavian interior from the early 1900s.
Ved Stranden 10
Ved Stranden 10 is my favorite wine bar in Copenhagen. With its white-painted wooden walls interior and vintage Scandinavian furniture, the old house has a unique atmosphere. In the summer you can sit by the piers along the canal. There's always some snacks on the menu, but if you get really hungry you can walk around the corner to their restaurant Admiralgade 26.
Marchal at Hotel D'Angleterre
Marchal is a one-Michelin-starred French restaurant situated within the luxurious five-star Hotel D'Angleterre. Head chef Andreas Bagh is a talented chef who will spoil you with an overload of truffle, butter, cheese and other rich flavors, but always in a well-balanced dish.
Geist is the crazy and creative brainchild of chef Bo Bech. This is New Nordic cooking with a split personality. Weird combinations of few ingredients usually plated to look amazing in its simplicity.
Restaurant Palægade serves all the classic Danish open-faced sandwiches for lunch and a more modern Nordic-French tasting menu in the evening. A highly experienced front of house takes care of you and make sure you never run out of beer or snaps.
Restaurant AOC has two Michelin-stars in the French culinary Bible, but isn't receiving as much praise as it should be getting. Enjoy a modern and innovative New-Nordic tasting menu in a 17th-century vaulted cellar that holds all the characteristics of an old-school restaurant. The signature dish, a baked onion with caviar and elderflower sauce, is to die for.
My favorite burger joint in Copenhagen, Gasoline Grill, started out with just one location in the former F24 petrol station at Landgreven. Since then, they have even expanded with a few more locations, but for the true experience, head to the original venue which gave the place its name. The butterburger is the winner on the menu. Greasy and sinful!
Atelier September is a café in Gothersgade famous for its "avokadomad" – an open-faced sandwich with avocado on rye bread. Go here for more than that, though – don't miss the granola, the fresh grapefruit or the lemonade.
Democratic Coffee Bar
Democratic Coffee Bar is well known for their almond croissants – perfect, flaky, buttery croissants filled with a sticky, sweet, warm almond syrup. Go here for a great cup of coffee in addition to their wonderful pastries.
Schønnemann is perhaps the most well-known location in Copenhagen for Danish open-faced sandwiches. A classical smørrebrød institution with a lot of history in the walls, dating back to 1877, which is only open for lunch! Start from the top of the menu, ordering herring and fried plaice, and work your way through shrimps, salmon, hen salad, and tartar. Wash it all down with hearty amounts of beer and snaps.
Café Det Vide Hus
Café Det Vide Hus is a cozy little café in Gothersgade where they sell coffees and croissants – but you mainly want to go there for the handmade ice cream bars during the summer season. Beautifully crafted and deliciously tasting, each ice lolly represents a superhero or action star like Spiderman, Chuck Norris, or the Hulk. Don't be surprised if you find chefs René Redzepi and Torsten Vildgaard sitting by the window and enjoying one together.
The Coffee Collective Torvehallerne
Torvehallerne is Copenhagen's original food market located next to Israels Plads. The two halls and the open market space is filled with restaurants and specialty stores. After you’ve finished your tacos at Hija de Sanchez, you should enjoy a coffee at the Coffee Collective.
Hija de Sanchez Torvehallerne
Hija de Sanchez in Torvehallerne is the original location of Rosio Sanchez' taco stand. The former head of pastry at Noma has gone back to her origins and makes the most authentic tacos in town. Don't miss out on the amazing paletas, hand-made Mexican ice lollies, with flavors like avocado cream and dulce de leche, tres leches, coconut, and hibiscus.
Slurp Ramen is the new noodle star in Copenhagen. In a tiny venue at Nansensgade 90, with a hipster dog as their logo, everything is made in-house and from scratch. These guys are dedicated to making their own noodles and broths, as authentic as possible, but with locally sourced ingredients. In the summertime, the cold noodles are a must-eat!
When you crave a proper bánh mì, the Vietnamese sandwich, head down to District Tonkin at one of their two locations (both in the inner city). Invented by the Vietnamese during the French colonization, the word simply means bread, specifically referring to an extra crispy and airy version of the French baguette. Fillings vary, but a classic is seasoned pork belly, liver pâté, fresh cucumber and coriander, pickled carrots and daikon.
Glyptoteket is a must-visit art museum in Copenhagen Go here to see the impressive selection of antique stone sculptures from Egypt, Rome, and Greece. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is the full name, indicating that the owner is indeed the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries. Whether you are interested in the history or not, the museum is a beautiful place to stroll around for half a day. Prolog Coffee Bar recently took over the operations of their café!
Hyggestund, which means a time for pleasure and enjoyment in Danish, is an all-day breakfast spot signed the Danish nomad brewery Mikkeller. Located in Viktoriagade, it's squeezed in-between the original Mikkeller Bar to the left and the open-faced sandwich restaurant Øl & Brød to the right. Go here for coffee and donuts in the morning, eat a stack of American pancakes for lunch, and finish with deep-fried chicken and waffles for dinner. While the menu might be straight out of an American diner, the interior is more like a Danish living room with wooden tables and stick-back chairs.
Jah Izakaya & Sake Bar
Jah Izakaya & Sake Bar is a casual Japanese-inspired gastropub and place to drink sake. Located right around the corner from Istedgade – Copenhagen's red light district – the place is decorated as an authentic eatery in Japan and offers a decent selection of drinks and small dishes to eat. Don't miss the gyozas – Japanese dumplings – or tonkatsu – breaded and deep-fried pork.
Hija de Sanchez Kødbyen
Hija de Sanchez in Kødbyen (the Meatpacking District) is the second location of Rosio Sanchez' taqueria. Located in a brick and mortar building in a vibrant part of town, this is a great summer hangout for tacos, Aguas Frescas (fresh drinks) and paletas (ice pops).
Prolog Coffee Bar
Prolog Coffee Bar is the newest (and hottest) place for specialty coffee in Copenhagen – rumored to be a favorite place of the man himself, René Redzepi, to get his daily caffeine fix and croissant.
Jagger is the pimped out McDonald's of Copenhagen. This is fast food on a budget, but with a higher quality in all elements. Currently established at five locations around town, but Istedgade is the original. Get the Oreo shake!
Chicks by Chicks
Chicks by Chicks delivers just as the name promises: chickens served by chicks! Founded by Sarah Sheikh and Mischa Jemer Price who got inspired by French rôtisseries, the restaurant uses only 100% organic free-range chickens and promotes sustainable farming. The original venue is at the corner of the public square Vesterbro Torv, but the two girls have already expanded with another location in the Tivoli Food Hall. Croquettes with lime and chili mayo is a can't miss!
Ancestrale is a natural wine bar and neighborhood restaurant in the Vesterbro area of Copenhagen. The menu is simple, and so is the cooking style. You can choose from the à la carte list, with every dish priced at DKK 95, or the full five-course meal at a very generous total of DKK 395.
Kiin Kiin Bao Bao
Kiin Kiin Bao Bao is a modern Asian tapas restaurant in the Vesterbro area of Copenhagen, but what you really want to go here for is, of course, gua bao. At Kiin Kiin Bao Bao you have to try the classic bao with braised pork, peanuts, and hoisin sauce, as well as the crispy chicken bao with chili mayo and scallions.
Restaurant Anarki is a small bistro-style restaurant in the neighborhood of Frederiksberg that was awarded a Bib Gourmand rating in the Michelin Guide in 2017. Supposedly, the name suggests that the restaurant is free of dogma, with no limitations to which genre or cuisine they get their inspiration from. This is the sister restaurant of Mêlée.
The Coffee Collective Godthåbsvej
The Coffee Collective Godthåbsvej opened in July 2012 as the third location of the high-quality Danish café chain. If you find yourself in the area of Frederiksberg craving a caffeine fix, or just a quiet place to work, this combined roastery and coffee shop in an old industrial building is the perfect spot.
Mao Bao is a permanent takeover/pop-up restaurant located in the cocktail bar Sidecar. They serve some of the best steam buns/authentic gua bao in Copenhagen, in addition to other Taiwanese snacks.
Ramen To Bíiru
Ramen To Bíiru, meaning Ramen & Beer, was one of the first ramen shops in Copenhagen when it unlocked its door in December last year. The famous nomad brewery Mikkeller has joined forces with the restaurant Bento. Together they imported the Japanese chef Takuro Otani to perfect his original recipes in a Nordic environment. Or so they want you to believe, at least ...
Rødder & Vin
Rødder & Vin is a tiny shop in Nørrebro selling natural wines and root vegetables – exactly as the name promises. Self-taught sommelier Solfinn Danielsen always has a glass of something delicious ready when curious customers come by to study his four shelves of carefully selected bottles.
Tapperiet Brus is a brewpub by Tore & Tobias from To Øl, co-founded with the bartender Morten Bruun. Go here for To Øl and Mikkeller beers on tap or their innovative "taptails". The venue is also host to a brewery and restaurant. Enjoy the creative cooking style of head chef Christian Gadient and opt for the beer pairing menu.
Bæst is an authentic Italian pizzeria by Relæ chef Christian Puglisi. They make their own charcuterie, fresh cheeses (ricotta, mozzarella and burrata) and get sourdough delivered from the corresponding bakery next-door – Mirabelle. The pizza is a must-order, of course.
Mirabelle is an organic bakery and coffee shop that turns into a pasta restaurant for lunch and dinner. Owned by Kim Rossen and Christian Puglisi, the place supplies sourdough bread, baked goods, and pizza doughs to all their other places like Bæst, Manfreds, and Relæ. The croissants are flaky and layered pieces of crunch heaven!
Norwegian Anniken Sand and Danish Nina Victoria Berg Saroori were the first to open a liquid nitrogen ice cream shop in Scandinavia. The place is called Istid (Ice Age) and the idea came from Smitten Ice Cream in San Francisco. Stop by when you are in Jægersborggade and order the salty caramel ice cream!
Relæ is a New Nordic restaurant by Italian chef and Noma alumni Christian Puglisi. It is consistently recognised as one of the best restaurants in the world and the one that works hardest to be as close as possible to 100 % organic and sustainable.
Manfreds is the casual little sister of restaurant Relæ. They are both located on the vibrant street Jægersborggade in Nørrebro. Go here for the famous tartare or just to enjoy amazing natural wines.
Terroiristen. Read that again. Yes, the terroir-terrorist! Clearly, they care about where the wine is from and how it is made here. A natural wine bar and shop in the trendy and bustling street Jægersborggade in the area of Nørrebro. These guys prefer authentic wines, produced organically or biodynamically, from small producers, and were pioneers in that field.
The Coffee Collective Jægersborggade
Jægersborggade is the original location of the Coffee Collective – a collaboration of baristas who run four high quality coffee bars in Copenhagen. These guys have set the standard for how a Danish light roasted coffee should be made.
Møller Kaffe & Køkken
Møller Kaffe & Køkken is one of the hottest brunch places in town. This is where you go to get a small rustic wooden table filled to the rafters with colorful plates for that perfect Instagram shot. Luckily, the food is also pretty good!
Leckerbaer is a small couple-run pastry shop in the Østerbro area. Have a coffee in the café or buy their cookies, cakes and even ice cream to go. Top quality ingredients mixed with true passion and a keen eye for aesthetics, has resulted in some of the best-tasting and -looking sweets in Copenhagen (and on Instagram).
Østerberg Ice Cream
Østerberg Ice Cream is a small artisanal ice cream vendor in the area of Østerbro on the East Side of Copenhagen. Everything from the cone to the cream is homemade and created with top quality ingredients and a whole lot of passion. Enjoy exciting flavors like dragonfruit, tamarind, and jackfruit, but also classics like vanilla, chocolate, and hazelnut. This is my favorite frozen dessert shop in town!
Geranium is located in the 8th floor of Østerbro football stadium with a spectacular view of the city. In addition to holding three stars, head chef Rasmus Kofoed is one of the world's most decorated chefs and have created a mind-blowing New Nordic style of cooking.
Alchemist is the most progressive and provocative restaurant in Copenhagen, perhaps Europe. Unless you think eating bugs and brains are an everyday-activity. Don't go here if you are squeamish! You will be served cow udder, lamb's heart and brain, and even live woodlice. Yet, everything is insect-o-licious and insanely tasty ...
Veve is proof that vegetarian cuisine doesn't have to be boring or different. At this fine dining restaurant by the Kiin Kiin group, you won't even think about the fact that there are no meat, fish, or shellfish on the menu – because you never miss it. The balance in flavors and textures are spot on from start to finish.
Søllerød Kro is a one-Michelin starred fine dining restaurant that more than any other place in Copenhagen badly deserves its second star. Let Jan Restorff, one of the world's best restaurant hosts, pamper you in the restaurant, while chef Brian Mark Hansen does his magic in the kitchen. Stepping into the old inn is like entering a different era completely, but with food that has a modern appearance despite its classical setting.