Food & Drink

Try These: The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Copenhagen in 2023

If there’s one thing we can say for sure about Copenhagen, it’s that there will always be great places to eat and drink. Hot spots come and go, but Copenhagen’s food scene is (hopefully) forever. Or at least, for a good long time.

Much of the news this year has revolved around the upcoming evolution of Noma from fine dining New Nordic restaurant to Noma Projects, pop-ups, and e-commerce. Amass’s closure, along with this change for Noma, is a sign that the winds of change are here. So what’s new in Copenhagen? Luckily, a lot. While there are certainly new fine dining spots, there are also a plethora of more casual places that are internationally-inspired. We love to see it!

Here are the best new bars, restaurants, and cafes to try in Copenhagen this year:

New Restaurants in Copenhagen

New Casual Dining and Takeaway in Copenhagen

New Bars in Copenhagen

New Restaurants in Copenhagen

List Marker: Number 1Villette

Martin Ho and Jesper Emil Norrie, owners of beloved Nørrebro spots Pompette and Poulette, are opening Villette, a fresh, seasonal eatery with American chef Marissa Lippert. Will there be natural wine? Of course!

The restaurant opens on 1st February for reservations. If Pompette and Poulette are anything to go by, Villette’s local cult status is secured.




Fælledvej 12
2200 København

Opening Hours:
Only open from 1st February



List Marker: Number 2Goldfinch

An absolute gem of a restaurant serving fresh, tasty Chinese dishes in a family-style menu. The food is ethically-sourced and the interior is a delight, taking inspiration from the classic film “In the Mood for Love.”

Hot tip: you don’t need a reservation for their cocktail bar, which is at the front of the restaurant, and they also serve their full menu there! Ideal if you feel like a meal on your own or with one other person.




Kongens Nytorv 8, st tv
(in the backyard behind Esmee)
1050 Copenhagen K

Opening Hours:
Sun – Weds 5:30 pm – midnight
Thurs 5:30 pm – 1:00 am
Fri & Sat 5:30 pm – 2:00 am


List Marker: Number 3STUD!O

STUD!O finds its third iteration, after its run at The Standard (RIP), then as a pop-up, with head chef Christoffer Sørensen still at the helm.



Located in a totally renovated, sleek space in Carlsberg Byen, STUD!O focuses on seasonal, New Nordic-style tasting menus with excellent wine pairings.

The flavors are fresh and assured; this is definitely fine dining in the most Copenhagen sense of the word. Sørensen is actually trained in chocolate, so don’t miss the chocolates at the end of the meal: what a treat!




Paulas Passage 5
Carlsberg Byen
1799 Copenhagen V

Opening Hours:
Mon & Tues Closed
Weds – Sat 6:00 pm – midnight



List Marker: Number 4JUJU

Opened at the end of July 2022, JUJU is the little sister restaurant to Koan. A casual Korean eatery, JUJU is the brainchild of chef Kristian Baumann, formerly of noma and 108. The menu is a swirl of delicious comfort food, including fried chicken, mandoo noodles, and sesame rice.




Øster Farimagsgade 8
2100 Copenhagen Ø

Opening Hours:
Every day 12:00 – 3:00 pm (lunch), 5:30 – 10:00 pm (dinner)


List Marker: Number 5June

From the team behind Polly, Frank, and Bistro Grimal comes June, a restaurant with a four or nine serving menu, plus an extensive wine and cocktail list. The food is seasonal, fresh, with a focus on local ingredients and interesting flavor combinations that straddle between Nordic and Japanese influence.




Solbjergvej 8
2000 Frederiksberg

Opening Hours:
Sun & Mon Closed
Tues – Sat 5:30 pm – midnight



List Marker: Number 6Ticket

Located in a barn in the strange-but-charming in-between area of BaneGaarden, Ticket offers the chance at a new culinary destination every month. First up: Lima, Peru! February will showcase Mumbai, India. Check in on their website to see their current “location,” then buy your ticket!




Otto Busses Vej 45a
2450 København

Opening Hours:
Sun – Tues Closed
Weds – Sat 5:00 – 11.00 pm


List Marker: Number 7SAJI

This is an exciting one – SAJI is an Indonesian restaurant with a rotating menu of traditional, gorgeously-prepared dishes. Owners Samuel and Jimmy are both from Sumatera, and met at culinary school over a decade ago. They were surprised to meet each other again in Copenhagen, and this restaurant is the fulfilment of a major shared goal.

“Saji” means to present or serve, and the emphasis here is on food as a way of welcoming guests.




Studiestræde 14
1455 Copenhagen K

Opening Hours:
Sun & Mon Closed
Tues – Sat 12:00- 3:00 pm (lunch and takeaway), 5:00 – 10:00 pm (dinner)


List Marker: Number 8Gaijin

Gaijin means “outsider” in Japanese, and the idea behind this informal Japanese-inspired eatery is to draw on that otherness in order to experiment with flavors and methods. Hot tip: sit at the counter (it seats up to six people) for the chef’s seasonal menu and a really personal experience. If you reserve a table, you can order either the menu or a la carte dishes.




Ravnsborggade 19
2200 Copenhagen N

Opening Hours:
Sun – Tues Closed
Weds, Fr & Sat 17.00 – 00.00
Thursday 17.00 – 01.00



New Casual Dining and Takeaway in Copenhagen

List Marker: Number 1Diamond Slice

After a successful pop-up in bagel shop Depanneur, NYC-inspired Diamond Slice has opened their own shop on Blågårds Plads, Nørrebro. You can eat-in or take away their enormous slices with great toppings like hot honey or whipped ricotta. Is this truly NYC-style pizza? No – in the grand tradition of Copenhagen restaurants, it’s international inspiration with a Copenhagen twist. Not to mention that they close at a reasonable hour, which automatically takes them out of the running for an authentic New York slice.

But the pizza is really tasty and the slices are big (two slices are enough for a full meal). Throw on some pepper flakes, fold ’em up, and enjoy!


Diamond Slice

Blågårdsgade 27
2200 Copenhagen N

Opening Hours:
Mon & Weds Closed
Tues & Thus 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Fri & Sat 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 4:00 pm


List Marker: Number 2Et Cetera Canteen & Wine Shop

This casual eatery serves Korean-inspired dishes, including Korean pancakes, breakfast bap, and korokke buns!



There are some other breakfast, snack, and lunch goodies such as a selection of baked goods, and a wine bottle shop with a great selection. A wonderful spot for a delicious and unpretentious meal or bite during the day.


Et Cetera

Haraldsgade 3
2200 Copenhagen N

Opening Hours:
Sun – Tues Closed
Weds & Thurs 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (Kitchen closes at 4:00 pm, wine shop is open until 6:00 pm)
Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm



List Marker: Number 2Donda Eatery & Deli

Little sister to Donda on Christianshavn, Donda Eatery & Deli presents a Latin American-inspired restaurant and deli with hard-to-find Latin American ingredients (think: dried chilies, salsa, marinades). The menu is served family-style, and the vibe is elegant but not stuffy.



Donda Deli

Dybbølsgade 52
1721 Copenhagen V

Opening Hours:
Sun – Tues Closed
Weds – Sat 5:00 pm – midnight
Opening Soon


List Marker: Number 4Wild Horses

There are never enough really good casual eateries, right? Wild Horses comes along in this grand tradition, and we’re pleased to see them in Sydhavn, making for a great neighborhood spot.



From Dane Hirsinger, Wild Horses serves grilled cheese (finally!!), salads, and delicious coffee.


Wild Horses

Borgbjergsvej 1
2450 Copenhagen SV

Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tues – Fri 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sat & Sun 9:00 am – 5:00 pm



List Marker: Number 5Beyla

Another new spot in Carlsberg Byen – the neighborhood is really popping these days – Beyla (formerly called Souls) is a vegan cafe that’s part of the ARK Collection, which boasts ARK and Bistro Lupa, all vegan restaurants that elevate and refine what’s possible with plant-based eating and drinking.




Købkes Plads 34
1760 Copenhagen V

Opening Hours:
Weds 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Thurs – Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (lunch), 5:00 – 10:00 pm (dinner)
Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (lunch), 5:00 – 9:00 pm (dinner)


List Marker: Number 6Yeerro

Former chef at beloved seafood restaurant Iluka Martin Steininger has opened a takeaway Greek gyro shop. It’s a short menu: pork gyros, veggie gyros, and fries. On weekends, you can try a rotating menu of speciality gyros. What’s not to like?




Gothersgade 7
1123 Copenhagen K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri & Sat 11:00 am – late night
Sun 12:00 – 8:00 pm


List Marker: Number 7Juli Pizzeria

Does Nørrebro need another casual pizzeria? Juli makes the case for yes! Inventive and delicious toppings, soft crust, and tasty crust dips make Juli a spot worth trying.



There are a few seats if you feel like a quick meal, but it’s really a takeaway joint. Be warned: these pizzas are a little bit smaller than the usual personal pizza in Copenhagen, so we recommend ordering a few and sharing (although one is certainly a fair sized meal as well).



Juli Pizzeria

Nørrebrogade 200
2200 Copenhagen N

Opening Hours:
Sun – Thurs 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Fri & Sat 12:00 – 11:00 pm



New Bars in Copenhagen

List Marker: Number 1Botti

A wine bar and shop from some of the city’s top food and wine minds (Bo Bratlann, Nicolaj Koster, and Stefan Jensen) with a focus on Nebbiolo and Piemonte regions? Yes please! The food consists of small plates of seasonal and organic produce, but it’s really about the wine here. Bottles are available for purchase.



Gl. Kongevej 107
1850 Frederiksberg

Opening Hours:
Mon & Tues Closed
Weds – Sat 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


List Marker: Number 2Hybrid Bar & Coffee

This cosy coffeehouse and bar is the ideal day-to-night place. Great tunes, a local vibe, and a chance to chat with the owners whilst sipping your drink. There’s Coffee Collective coffee (i.e. the best of the best) during the day, then great beer and cocktails in the evening. What’s not to like?!



Hybrid Bar & Coffee

Vendersgade 22
1363 København K

Opening Hours:
Sun – Tues Closed
Weds – Sat 12:00 pm – midnight



List Marker: Number 2Bar Poldo

If you’re a fan of the casual, cosy style of a Spanish bar – good drinks, good bites, lots of people enjoying themselves in a small space – you’ll love Bar Poldo. Even though it’s in a very central, busy, and quite touristy area, it’s a tiny little jewel box of a place that really has a local feel. There’s very limited seating, including bar seating (recommended!). Enjoy small plates of food like arancini and oysters, as well as natural wines and cocktails. This is a great after work/before dinner type of spot for a quick, enjoyable drink.



Bar Poldo

Lille Kongensgade 6
1074 København K

Opening Hours:
Sun & Mon Closed
Tues & Weds 4:00 – 11:00 pm
Thurs 4:00 pm – midnight
Fri 4:00 pm – 2:00 am
Saturday 2:00 pm – 2:00 am

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

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