Danish seafood is some of the best in Europe, with an exciting blend of Nordic cuisine with other European influences. So, naturally we set out to discover the best seafood restaurants in Copenhagen. One of the biggest attractions is the great food scene here, as along with their local Scandinavian cuisine, they continue to push modern cooking to new levels.
From traditional tourists spots that are actually the real deal to tucked away little neighbourhood gems with the freshest fish, this is one city that seafood lovers will be very happy in.
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Easily one of – if not the best – seafood restaurants in Copenhagen, Iluka is relatively new but already making waves. Australian chef-owner Beau Clugston formerly worked for Noma chef and co-founder René Redzepi, so you know the standard is gonna be high.
Expect fresh cold water seafood, such as oysters and the standout dish of sea urchin from the Faroe Islands, served raw, in the shell with buttery sourdough on the side.
Don’t miss out on this bustling restaurant in the Meatpacking district, which keeps things simple and sources the absolute best of the best oysters from France and Limfjord.
Wild fish caught from small boats in the afternoon lands in their restaurant the following morning. Freshness personified. Plus, in the summer months you can eat outside in the loveliest evening sun.
Musling Bistro is all about fresh and sustainable fish, and their seafood platter is outstanding. Piled high with Lobster, French oysters, Cooked brown crab claws from the North Sea, shrimps from the cold North Ceviche of fish from the North Sea and marinated blue mussels – heaven on a plate.
One of the oldest and most beautiful restaurants in Copenhagen, Krogs Fiskerestaurant has been a local landmark since 1910. It still cooks up some of the best fresh fish in town – served in unique surroundings.
The menu focuses on sustainable fish from the Nordic waters, so get ready to feast on Norway lobster, scallops, brill and fried palate eel.
Expect plenty of shellfish dishes and lots of oysters on big platters with crushed ice at this French-style bistro. The menu is filled with fish and seafood cooked simply and healthily as they do in the Mediterranean, using fish from local waters. Their scallop tartare with horseradish and dill is a must-order, as is their droolworthy range of caviar with blinis.
When it comes to seafood restaurants in Copenhagen, Hooked is up there with the very best. It’s a go-to spot for a seriously good lobster roll, fish burgers, poke bowls, fish and chips, and delicious cocktails. It’s perfect for when you want incredible seafood in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.
As the name suggests, this place is a hotspot for both oysters and grilled seafood. There’s several kinds of oysters and clams, lobster, squid and more to choose from, and you can choose to eat sea goodies deep fried or cooked a la plancha, on a scorching iron pan, as you do it in Spain. Be sure to order one of their signature cocktails to wash it all down with.