The Best Restaurants In Vasastan, Stockholm

19th Century Architecture in Vasastan | © Blondinrikard Fröberg / flickr
19th Century Architecture in Vasastan | © Blondinrikard Fröberg / flickr
Photo of Billy Poon
20 April 2017

Vasastan is Stockholm’s second most densely populated district. It is a quieter, residential area that most tourists usually bypass. However, there are some excellent restaurants here that make it worth a visit. Here’s a list of our favorites.

Vasastan, Stockholm | © I99pema/WikiCommons

Himlavalvet

Restaurant, Coffee, $$$
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Himlavalet has been described as an oasis in the heart of Stockholm. The restaurant, with a name that literally means ‘heaven’s vault’, was first established in the 1870s as a laundry house. Today it features a beautiful outdoor dining area that transports you away from the hustle and bustle of the main town. The traditional Swedish waffle and homemade cakes are not to be missed.

Gro Restaurant

Gro Restaurant prides itself on using only organic and locally produced ingredients. The restaurant is decorated in an urban, contemporary and modern style. Although the dishes are simple and the menu is short, the chef puts lots of effort into their presentation and it is clear the food here is about quality over quantity. The Fennel, lamb and black radish dish is a highlight of the menu.

Sankt Eriksgatan 67, 113 32 Stockholm, Sweden

Tennstopet

Restaurant, Beer, European, Swedish, $$$
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Tennstopet
Tennstopet | © Holger.Ellgaard/WikiCommons
Located in the heart of Vasastan, Tennstopet takes pride in using traditional Swedish cooking techniques to prepare Nordic delicacies that are hard to come by. The crow and the stockfish are dishes you’ve got to try. In addition to exquisite fare, the restaurant boasts dark wooden furniture and chandeliers, giving off a Scandinavian vibe with a luxurious touch.

Rolfs Kök

The chef at Rolfs Kök understands how simplicity can be used as a way to enhance one’s dining experience. All guests are invited to sit around the open kitchen, watching from their seats as the food is prepared right in front of their eyes. Spicy jumbo shrimps with grilled gem lettuce and zander green peas is one of the most popular options here.

Tegnérgatan 41, 111 61 Stockholm, +46 8 10 16 96

Grill

Restaurant, $$$
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As the name suggests, Grill is an expert in grilling all sorts of food. The restaurant uses five different grilling techniques to prepare dishes, and boasts nostalgic decorations and vintage furniture, which provide the perfect ambience for social gatherings. Live bands perform every Tuesday and Saturday, filling the venue with vibrant tunes whilst the bartenders create refreshing cocktails.

Andalucia

Restaurant, Spanish, Seafood, European, Vegan, Swedish, $$$
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Andalucia, Döbelnsgatan
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Andalucia serves up authentic Spanish delicacies. The restaurant’s decoration is strongly influenced by Spanish architecture, in particular the patterns used in the wall decoration and floor tiles. Chuletitas de cordero a la plancha, which is grilled lamb with potatoes, is a very popular choice. Complementing the phenomenal Spanish food, a wide variety of red wines are served, most of which are imported from Spain.

La Neta

Mexican food is very popular among the Swedes and many supermarkets have a big section dedicated to Mexican food. If you want an authentic taste of Mexico, however, you should visit La Neta. Inspired by Mexican street food, the owner of La Neta uses fresh ingredients to bring tropical South American flavors to Sweden. There are numerous options to choose from on the menu, including their signature quesadillas, which are perfect for those who like a bit of spice.

Barnhusgatan 2, 111 23, Stockholm, +46 08 411 5880

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