Food & Drink

Six Michelin Star Restaurants to Know in Stockholm

Michelin star restaurants in Sweden aren’t hard to come by, and Stockholm is the city with the higest concentration of them. Awarded on a scale of one to three every year by the Guide Michelin, Michelin stars represent excellent food, service, and consistency.

While there is only one three-star restaurant in Stockholm (Frantzén), there are two two-star spots and seven one-star restaurants, for a city total of ten. There are 13 Michelin star restaurants, with either one or two stars, spotted around the rest of Sweden.

While many of the celebrated restaurants in Stockholm focus on New Nordic cuisine, there are other kitchens on offer, including sushi at Sushi Sho and wood-fired meats at Ekstedt. If you’re looking for an unforgettable dining experience in Sweden’s captial, those places with a Michelin star (or two or three) are a good place to start.

These are the Michelin star restaurants to know in Stockholm:

List Marker: Number 1Frantzén

The only restaurant in Stockholm – and even in Sweden – with three Michelin stars, Frantzén has cemented its reputation as one of the most innovative, beautiful, and delicious New Nordic restaurants in Scandinavia. Led by head chef Björn Frantzén, the kitchen produces dishes from local and seasonal ingredients with an artistic and often humorous twist.

Their fixed menu is 3.500 SEK so…not exactly your typical night out. But if you are looking for a meal that is as much a work of art as it is sustenance, you really can’t go wrong with Frantzén.


Klara Norra Kyrkogata 26
111 22 Stockholm

Opening Hours:
Sun – Tues Closed
Weds – Sat Lunch from 12:30 – 1:45 pm, Dinner from 7:00 pm



List Marker: Number 2Aloë

Sure, it’s slightly out of the city, but a trip to Aloë is always worth it thanks to the festive, engaging atmosphere and joyfully created menu. Calling their style “contemporary, romantic gastronomy,” Aloe gets creative with their international, eclectic menu. The mignardises are legendary; bite sized desserts that you’ll be thinking about for days afterwards.




Svartlösavägen 52
125 33 Älvsjö

Opening Hours:
Sun – Tues Closed
Weds – Sat 6:30 pm – 1:00 am



List Marker: Number 3AIRA

Located near Royal Djurgården, AIRA sets the scene with their stunning water-view terrace, where you can enjoy a drink made with herbs from their own garden or just take in the view. The food is Nordic contemporary – seasonal and fresh – with thoughtful wine pairings, or non-alcoholic drink pairings. For immaculate dishes served in a crisp, elegant setting, AIRA is a top choice.




Biskopsvägen 9
115 21 Stockholm

Opening Hours:
Sun – Tues Closed
Weds – Sat for lunch and dinner


List Marker: Number 4Ekstedt

Opened by renown Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt, this restaurant is a little different than your typical gourmet fare. Instead of delicate plates of painstakingly plated food, you get ingredients cooked over an open flame. That doesn’t make the food any less refined or tasty; the result is a rustic take on the New Nordic tradition.

Ekstedt offers a small menu (four courses) and a full menu (6 courses), both of which explore different fire cooking techniques including smoking, blackening, and wood-firing, among others.

Expert tip: if you’re a cook under 25 years old, you can write to the restaurant to receive 50% off their six course menu price Tuesday – Thursday. How lovely!


Humlegårdsgatan 17
114 46 Stockholm

Opening Hours:
Sun & Mon Closed
Tues – Thurs from 6:00 pm
Fri from 5:00 pm
Sat from 4:00 pm



List Marker: Number 5Sushi SHO

Specializing in Edomae sushi, Sushi SHO has quickly become a favorite purveyor of Japanese flavors and techniques in Stockholm. Edomae is a type of sushi that originated in Tokyo in the 17th century, and has its roots in quickly-made street food, sold in booths on the street. The dishes historically focused on one flavor profile, though that has changed over the centuries.

Sushi SHO takes the Edomae tradition and adds in Nordic ingredients and flavors. The resulting fusion menu is made up of only Omakase and Tsumami: small dishes and nigiri sushi. There are 12 seats at the bar with an additional four on a sofa to the side, and guests are all served at the same time by the chef. It’s an incredibly intimate and unforgettable experience.

Sushi SHO

Upplandsgatan 45
113 28 Stockholm

Opening Hours:
Sun & Mon Closed
Tues – Fri 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 – 11:00 pm



List Marker: Number 6Nour

Head chef Sayan Isaksson brings together Swedish and Japanese flavors for a celebrated and subtle menu. It is possible to do five and eight course menus, either with or without wine pairings (or non-alcoholic pairings). The setting is just as gorgeous as the food: in an old townhouse, on the first floor above a bar. The restaurant has a discreet atmosphere and makes patrons feel in-the-know.




Townhouse Nosh and Chow, Floor 3
Norrlandsgatan 24
111 43 Stockholm

Opening Hours:
Sun – Tues Closed
Weds – Sat: from 5:30 pm




Sweden’s 2023 Michelin Star Stockholm Winners

3 Michelin Stars

– Frantzén

2 Michelin Stars

– Aira
– Alöe

1 Michelin Star

– Operakällaren
– Sushi Sho
– Noor
– Adam/Albin
– Ekstedt

Sweden’s 2023 Michelin Star Winners Outside of Stockholm

2 Michelin Stars

– Vollmers in Malmö

1 Michelin Star

– ANG in Tvååker
– Knystaforsen in Rydöbruk
– PM & Vänner in Växjö
– Signum in Mölnlycke
– SK Mat & Människor in Göteborg
– Upper House in Göteborg
– Project in Göteborg
– 28+ in Göteborg
– Koka in Göteborg
– Bhoga in Göteborg




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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.