Seafood Restaurants in Copenhagen

Believe it or not, Copenhagen is not rich in seafood restaurants: In fact, up until a couple of years ago, the expensive and exclusive fish restaurant Krogs on Gammel Strand was the only such eatery in the city. Quite why Copenhagen, surrounded as it is by water, does not have a greater tradition of seafood restaurants has long been debated: Despite their seafaring past, it seems Danes are not crazy about fish.

Change is afoot however. In the last few years, a number of restaurants combining freshly caught seafood with high culinary standards have appeared on Copenhagen's restaurant scene. In 2008, Kødbyens Fiskebar and Acquamarina opened; the former an informal, canteen-style setting in the former meat-packing district that has managed to find itself with a Michelin-recommendation Bib Gourmand, the latter an extension of the gourmet Italian Era Ora empire and the city's only Italian seafood restaurant. Then in late 2010, French bistro Pastis opened a sister restaurant, Pastis Fishmarket, inspired by the lively fish halls of Paris and Nice.

Traditionally, Nyhavn has always been a good place to find seafood. Organic restaurant Cap Horn always has at least one fish course on the menu, while Nyhavns Færgekro is known for its 'herring table' of open sandwiches. Also on Nyhavn, Restaurant Havfruen is the nearest Copenhagen gets to an oyster bar.

Kødbyens Fiskebar

Flæsketorvet 100

Trendy fish restaurant... read more

Pastis Fishmarket

Hovedvagtsgade 2

Parisian fish bistro... read more

Krogs Fiskerestaurant

Gammel Strand 38

Copenhagen's oldest fish restaurant... read more

Acquamarina

Borgergade 17

Italian fish restaurant... read more

Havfruen

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Nyhavn 39

Eating with the mermaid... read more

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Cap Horn

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Nyhavn 21

Organic cuisine and a harbor view... read more

Nyhavns Faergekro

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Nyhavn 5

Herring buffet... read more

Sticks'n' Sushi

Nansensgade 59

Original branch of trendy sushi chain... read more

VIVA

Langebro Kaj 570

Classy restaurant on a boat in Copenhagen harbor...
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Green Sushi

Grønnegade 28

Eco-friendly, colorful sushi... read more
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