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The Best Restaurants In Vasastan, Stockholm

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Updated: 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.
Himlavalvet
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.
Drottninggatan 120 113 60 Stockholm, +46 8-31 40 41
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
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.
Dalagatan 50, 113 24 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8 32 25 18
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
Tranan
Established in 1929, Tranan is one of the oldest restaurants in Vasastan. It is a traditional meeting place and is well-known among the residents of Stockholm. Hearty fare makes up most of the menu, and a particular treat is the fried herring with potatoes, a dish that has been on the menu for eight decades.
Karlbergsvägen 14, 113 27 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8 52 728 10
Exterior of Tranan Odenplan AB © SoroshTavakoli/Flickr
Wasahof
Wasahof is inspired by the bistro culture of France. The chefs here are experts in preparing seafood dishes, specialising in various types of fresh oysters. One must-try menu item is the Edulis, a type of local Swedish oyster that is rarely found elsewhere.
Dalagatan 46, 113 24 Stockholm, Sweden, +46 8 32 34 40
Grill
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.
Drottninggatan 89 113 60 Stockholm, +46 8 314 5 30
Andalucia
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.
Döbelnsgatan 79, Box 19072,104 32 Stockholm, +46 8 15 66 60
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