Copenhagen’s Top Restaurants for an Unforgettable Dinner Experience

Updated on 12 Aug 2023

Hello there, it’s Lizzy! I’m your best chum when it comes to exploring all things Copenhagen. This city, with its charming palaces, picturesque Tivoli Gardens, and inviting bike trails, is truly a treat to explore. And when you’re done being a tourist for the day, what better way to refuel than with a delectable dinner?

Definitely, don’t overlook Copenhagen’s food scene. The city is brimming with restaurants that will give you an unforgettable dining experience, no matter the occasion. This isn’t just about a romantic date night; whether you’re dining solo, catching up with friends, or breaking bread with business associates, there’s a place for you here.

Is it a rustic setting that you fancy? Or perhaps a vibrant wine bar, or a restaurant with an elaborate tasting menu? Whatever you crave for, Copenhagen has you covered. So, let’s delve into this guide and find the best restaurants for dinner in Copenhagen. Bon appétit!

Your Handy Guide to the City’s Best Dinner Spots

Here I am with more culinary adventures from Copenhagen. Here’s a curated list of top-notch dinner spots that range from European to Asian to Latin cuisines. There’s something for every palate, whether you’re in the mood for a cozy solo meal, a friendly catch-up, or even a business dinner. Let’s take a gastronomic journey!

1. Llama

Llama Copenhagen
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Housed at Lille Kongensgade 14, this restaurant is a Latin American delight hidden in the heart of Copenhagen. With its vibrant tiles, and an ambience tinged with the warm glow of candlelight, it serves Argentinian food made from recipes passed down generations. Traditional Scandi classics also make an appearance on the menu. Plus, their selection of wines and cocktails is impressive. Be prepared for a mid-range bill and an extraordinary culinary experience.

Price Range: $$- $$$

2. Il Buco

Il Buco Copenhagen
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If you’re a fan of Italian food, then Il Buco, at Njalsgade 19C, is a must-visit. Gastronomy is fused with sustainability, with this place known for its locally sourced ingredients and handmade pasta. Don’t miss out on their variety of pastries that could make a sweet end to your dinner or a delicious start to your day. Prices here are moderate, and every Kroner is worth the experience.

Price Range: $$- $$$

3. Salon 39

Salon 39 Copenhagen
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Looking for a touch of French cuisine? Salon 39, situated at Vodroffsvej 39, offers a 3-course dinner, complemented by your choice of wines or cocktails. For a small restaurant, this one is mighty, offering everything from crème brûlée to moules frites. Opt for outdoor seating if you prefer a bit more space and privacy. It’s an upper-midrange spot, perfect for a special night out.

Price Range: $$

4. Kong Hans Kælder

Kong Hans Kælder
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Experience the taste of the past in the heart of Copenhagen at Kong Hans Kælder. Located at Vingårdstræde 6, it offers a fine-dining experience with a candlelit ambiance and an excellent wine list. Its high-end services come with a high-end bill, but it’s a delight worth every Kroner.

Price Range: $$$

5. Khun Juk Oriental

Khun Juk Oriental Copenhagen
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If you’re in the mood for Thai food, then Khun Juk Oriental at Store Kongensgade 9 is the place to be. Locals and tourists find this place a favorite, what with its comfortable seating, authentic Thai cuisine, and cozy atmosphere. With a range of appetizers, sharing options, and an extensive menu that caters to dietary needs, it offers great value for its moderate price range.

Price Range: $$$

6. Gaarden & Gaden

Gaarden & Gaden Copenhagen
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At Nørrebrogade 88, you’ll find Gaarden & Gaden, a quaint spot offering a curated 5-course dining experience in a cozy, whimsically lit setting. Don’t forget to explore their extensive list of craft beers and coffee while enjoying their top-notch service. It’s an upper-midrange restaurant that offers a laid-back dining experience.

Price Range: $$

7. Restaurant Krebsegaarden

Restaurant Krebsegaarden Copenhagen
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Looking for a uniquely artistic dining experience? Restaurant Krebsegaarden, at Studiestræde 17, serves delicious food inspired by the art exhibits in their gallery. An exciting blend of culture and cuisine that will make you want to return. It’s a high-end restaurant that offers a memorable experience.

Price Range: $$$

8. Geranium

Geranium Copenhagen
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A must-visit for gourmet enthusiasts, Geranium, located at Per Henrik Lings Allé 4, is the first Danish restaurant to receive three Michelin stars. Chef Rasmus Kofoed’s innovative dishes reflect the Danish landscape and culture, making it a dining experience like no other. Be ready for a bill that matches the high-end dining and unparalleled service.

Price Range: $$$

There you have it! A flavorful tour of Copenhagen that will have you relishing a wide variety of culinary experiences. Remember to make a reservation, especially for the high-end spots. 

Wrapping Up Our Culinary Journey

As we reach the end of our culinary journey, I’m reminded of the wide variety of dining experiences Copenhagen has to offer. Our taste buds definitely had a worthwhile experience, in the same way as we did, from relishing Latin American flavors, Scandinavian classics and traditional Thai delights to Italian smacks.

But this is just for starters, friends- because Copenhagen is a city that offers plenty of flavors to savor, with every restaurant possessing its own unique charm. There’s a rightful spot for everyone here, whether you’re craving for the freshest ingredients at Gaarden & Gaden, an authentic atmosphere in Khun Juk Oriental or the comfy nooks in Kong Hans Kælder

My culinary adventures are truly one-of-kind, etched in the bins of my gastronomic pleasure owing to the dishes I’ve tasted during my visits to these restaurants. As I set foot on each of them, I delight in its story. Every bite takes me to an exploration. I am eager for you to create your own delectable memories. 

Until our next adventure, foodies and fellow globe-trotters! Keep exploring and remember to savor every bite. Copenhagen is waiting, forks and all.

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