As the third largest city in Denmark, Odense has a lot to offer when it comes to attractions, with landmarks like the Funen Villiage or the Hans Christian Anderson House. To make the trip more fun (and delicious), here is a list of the best restaurants to visit to get a taste of the culture and the local produce.
Located in Funen Village (a living village and museum), this restaurant is situated in a building from the 1800s. It overlooks the village meadow and exudes the scent of firewood from its chimneys, creating a romantic atmosphere. Guests are served by passionate, knowledgeable staff, and the menu includes items such as fried herring, soft boiled eggs, fresh bread and locally brewed beer.
Address & phone number: Sejerskovvej 20b, 5260 Odense S, Denmark +45 66 13 28 26
Mmoks is a gourmet restaurant specializing in traditional Nordic food. Each dish is appetizer-sized and meant to be shared with the group, which allows guests to try multiple different dishes to get a taste of the culture. The menu features items such as fried fish skin and calf-meat tartare, as well as an extensive wine list and delicious cocktails.
Address & phone number: Kongensgade 65, 5000 Odense c, Denmark +45 28 26 29 23
Situated in a building constructed in 1771 which is right across from the Hans Christian Anderson House, Under Lindetræet is a wonderful place to grab a late lunch or early dinner after visiting the museum and before visiting the beautiful Funen Village. The staff are hospitable and quick to offer assistance, the tables are beautifully laid out, and they provide fresh bread every day.
Address & phone number: Ramsherred 2, 5000 Odense C, Denmark +45 66 12 92 86
Den Gamle Kro
Den Gamle Kro
This building, constructed in 1683 and with a gorgeous half-timbered ceiling, now houses Den Gamle Kro, a French inspired Danish restaurant. The menu is seasonal and features the freshest ingredients on their fixed price and a la carte menus, which includes items such as smoked salmon, herring, roast beef and wiener schnitzel.
Address & phone number: Overgade 23, 5000 Odense, Denmark +45 66 12 14 33
Kok & Vin
Restaurant, French, European, $$$
Kok & Vin
Kok & Vin is not a classic restaurant, they offer new combinations of traditional food that have been proven to entice the appetite and palate of visitors. The menu features entrees such as pork belly, bass tartare, and salmon gravlax; all of the ingredients are fresh and in season.
Address & phone number: St. Gråbrødrestræde 19, 5000 Odense, Denmark +45 31 69 01 06
Restaurant, Vietnamese, Asian, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, $$$
Sieu is a mixed Asian restaurant with cuisine from Japan, China, Thailand and Vietnam, and is located in the heart of Odense. The restaurant is modern and stylish with simple furnishings, which works to emphasize the taste of the food rather than the surroundings. The staff is accommodating and very helpful with drink pairings, so that every meal is complete.
Address & phone number: Østre Stationsvej 40, 5000 Odense C, Denmark +45 66 12 88 89
Restaurant, European, Danish, French, $$$
With big windows, French decor, and romantic candlelight, No. 61 is a cozy place to visit for an evening meal. The menu is new each month, offering something different to returning guests and seasonal items for visitors. Guests have a choice between a la carte or fixed price. The wine list is extensive, and offers several Danish and French wines.
Address & phone number: Kongensgade 61, 5000 Odense C, Denmark +45 61 69 10 35
Restaurant, European, Danish, $$$
Restaurant Nordatlanten has a spacious and modern design and a stunning view of the port. The cozy, gourmet restaurants offers traditional Scandinavian fare and is an ideal location for business lunches or large group meetings. The menu offers items such as smoked halibut, pickled cod and lamb.
Address & phone number: Nordatlantisk Promenade, 5000 Odense C, Denmark +45 22 39 76 00
Druen & Bønnen
Restaurant, European, French, $$$
Druen & Bønnen
This restaurant has a bright, vibrant, white interior which is perfect for lifting anyone’s spirits. Druen and Bønnen, which is Danish for Grape and Bean, is known for their wine and coffee selections. The restaurant has a seasonal menu, and includes items such as mussels and veal.
Address & phone number: Vestergade 15, 5000 Odense C, Denmark +45 66 11 18 13
Restaurant, Danish, French, European
Pasfall is a modern restaurant featuring several traditional Danish dishes as well as international cuisine. The menu offers items like oysters, duck leg confit, beef mignon, Iberico ham and fried herring, so there is definitely something here for everyone to love.
Address & phone number: Brandts Passage 31, 5000 Odense C, Denmark +45 23 27 00 00