Östermalm’s best restaurants

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Östermalm has a very large selection of restaurants. Many of the guests live in the district, but there are also many visitors who are in Stockholm for business or pleasure, which has given the area great diversity and restaurants in all price ranges. Östermalm is known for its beautiful streets, exclusive shops, and magnificent buildings, but there are also many high-class restaurants that you shouldn’t miss.
Last updated: February 7, 2024

Your guide to Östermalm’s best restaurants


Whether you are a picky connoisseur or just want to have a good dinner, there’s a restaurant in Östermalm for you. It houses some of Stockholm’s most classic restaurants and award-winning star restaurants. And they have the excellent company of genuine neighborhood restaurants and ‘small holes in the wall.’ In short, there’s something for everyone.

To help you find the right restaurant for you in Stockholm’s most exclusive district, we have selected created a guide to Östermalm’s best restaurants – that’s also some of Stockholm’s best restaurants. Welcome to a culinary journey!

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Restaurang Cypern

Have a fine Mediterranean dinner at Restaurang Cypern
For a high-class restaurant experience and a delicious Mediterranean-themed dinner, visit Restaurang Cypern on Valhallavägen. Here, you can enjoy deliciously well-prepared food from the Cypriot cuisine that is mainly inspired by the Greek food culture but has influences from other countries around the Mediterranean as well. Take a seat in the beautiful and atmospheric dining room with white tablecloths and crystal chandeliers on the ceiling and enjoy your meal.

The menu offers a wide range of Mediterranean favorites. Starters include classics like tzatziki, halloumi, saganaki, and spanakopita (spring rolls with spinach). Plus, the popular signature dish Greek Salad Fusion. Main dishes include beef patties, rack of lamb, scampi, sea bass, and a vegan tomato-based stew. Restaurang Cypern also serves fantastic Greek street food, and if you want to go really fancy, choose the tasting menu where you can try a wide range of delicious meze.

The drinks menu is of the same high standard as the food, and the solid wine list doesn’t disappoint anyone. Overall, a complete restaurant experience, so aim for Restaurang Cypern the next time you’re in the mood for a hospitable and flavorful culinary journey to the Mediterranean in Stockholm.

Valhallavägen 50

Sturehof

Sturehof Stockholm
Photo: © Sturehof

It isn’t possible to talk about good restaurants in Östermalm without mentioning Sturehof. It’s a classic institution in Stockholm in the middle of Stureplan. You come here to have a beer or drink at the bar, eat home cooking, celebrate something with beautiful seafood plateaus, or just mingle and look for celebrities. The food and atmosphere are unique, and it’s hard to find something like this in Stockholm or the rest of Sweden.

Stureplan 2

Kasai

Kasai - restaurant Östermalm
Food, drinks, service, and entertainment – everything is top-notch at Kasai

How about enjoying delicious Japanese cuisine in a luxurious yet lively environment where anything can happen? Then you should visit Kasai on Linnégatan, a Japanese fusion restaurant, and cocktail bar. Since 2016 they’ve offered Stockholmers and visitors a limitless experience in everything from food and drink to service and entertainment. Choose the elegant dining room in the restaurant’s atmospheric Dinner Club or book their Chambre séparée, where your party can sit in private. Regardless of your choice, you as a guest are always at the center.

The menu offers high-class Japanese food prepared from quality ingredients. If you love sushi, you will definitely get your fill. Besides the traditional Japanese favorite dish, you can also find sashimi, maki, nigiri, and gunkan. If you’re in the mood for something else from Japanese cuisine, Kasai offers izakaya, robata (grilled dishes), and omakase (the chef’s favorites), both with meat, fish, and vegetarian. The drinks menu maintains the same high level and offers wine, beer, non-alcoholic, and sake. Plus a large selection of magical cocktails with exciting flavors.

Kasai is perfect for both lunch, brunch, dinner, after work, and parties. And no matter when you come, it’ll be a visit to remember at one of Östermalm’s best restaurants.

Linnégatan 18

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Canta Lola

Enjoy delicious Peruvian food at cozy Canta Lola on Grev Turegatan
If you’re craving delicious Peruvian food in Östermalm, visit Canta Lola, a Latin American restaurant run by an experienced restaurateur couple. Sit down in the spacious and cozy dining room and enjoy a fabulous dining experience in everything from food to environment. The service-minded staff ensures you and your party are comfortable in every way, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get a seat next to the open kitchen to watch the talented chefs at work.

The varied menu at this South American oasis includes everything from three-course meals to snacks, all carefully prepared with quality, locally produced quality ingredients. If you want to go big, choose the tasting menu with South American treats like ceviche, empanada, tacos, and gyozas. And all Stockholm taco lovers should book a table at Canta Lola on Tuesdays when they have special prices on their famous tacos.

This restaurant gem also delivers on the drinks side. The bar serves a wide range of tasty cocktails if you want a drink before or after dinner, and the wine list is excellent. So, if you’re looking for an after-work in Östermalm, Canta Lola won’t disappoint.

Grev Turegatan 6

Restaurang Oxenstiernan

Kasai - restaurant Östermalm

The harmonious dining room, filled with Swedish design at Restaurant Oxenstiernan

In a lush and slightly hidden courtyard, a stone’s throw from Storgatan, you’ll find one of Östermalm’s (and Stockholm’s) true restaurant gems, Restaurang Oxenstiernan. A green oasis in the middle of the city. The restaurant is located in Oxenstiernska Malmgården, a magnificent and listed building from the 18th century that has been transformed into an inspiring meeting place for sustainable food and drink, design, and quality craftsmanship. In short, guests are offered the best Sweden has to offer – in everything from carrots to porcelain. Proof that they have succeeded with their ambitions is that they have been awarded a green Michelin star.

The menu focuses on Swedish food craftsmanship in the kitchen, where classic flavors and creative flair meet under the guidance of renowned chef Elvira Lindqvist. The result is delightful. The menu is constantly changing, so every time you eat lunch or dinner here, you can enjoy new and exciting dishes. But no matter what’s on the menu, it’s all about local, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients. And Oxenstiernan is not the place for a quick meal – instead, you get an experience for all the senses. In summer, there is also a fantastic outdoor terrace with sunshine all day, where you can enjoy food and drink under the trees. The kitchen moves outdoors for open-fire barbecues and stone oven pizzas.

Oxenstiernan is run by silversmith Sebastian Schildt (his workshop is next door to the restaurant), and his passion for genuine craftsmanship and quality is evident in everything from the food to the decor. The beautiful dining room is decorated with new unique designs made in Sweden by Swedish designers. In other words, every item has a story – many of them are for sale. You can buy everything from glasses and plates to vases and cloth napkins. The restaurant also has a chambre séparée, and you can rent the entire space for weddings, private parties, and events.

Storgatan 35B

Copine

Enjoy a pleasant dinner in a welcoming and stylish atmosphere at Copine
Copine is a friendly neighborhood restaurant that is mainly French but flirts wildly with the food culture of all of southern Europe and the Mediterranean. The name means girlfriend in French, and here you’re treated to well-prepared food in a welcoming and stylish atmosphere where it’s easy to feel comfortable. Behind the concept is the experienced restaurateur duo Jim & Jacob, who run several other restaurants in Stockholm.

The menu includes ambitious and delicious snacks (the cornbread is a guest favorite), starters, main courses, desserts, and cheeses. The food is complemented by an extensive wine list and other good drinks. And speaking of drinks, Copine also has a cozy, lively bar that’s well worth a visit.

This Östermalm girlfriend also offers customized wine tastings along with your dinner – perfect if your party wants to combine a delicious meal with a fun and educational experience. And if you wish to book a chambre séparée in Östermalm for a private dinner, Copine has great resources. There are three different rooms for 9-20 people.

Kommendörsgatan 23

Coup d’Etat

Coup d’Etat Stockholm
Visit Stockholm’s best Persian dinner club Coup d’Etat

If you’re in the mood for world-class Persian food, head to Coup d’Etat on Engelbrektsgatan. It’s Stockholm’s best Persian dinner club (a combination of restaurant, bar, and lounge) that combines the best of Persian cuisine and mixes it with influences from France above all. The well-known restaurateur Erik Videgård is responsible for the food concept, and they describe it as a food coup, a revolt in Persian gastronomy. The concept is undoubtedly a success among the guests. Most evenings are fully booked.

The menu is all about sharing, and there’s something for all tastes. Guest favorites include Manticore Tartare (tartare of beef tenderloin with flowering herbs and quail egg yolk), herb omelet with trout roe or sturgeon caviar, and of course all the Persian grill dishes. And besides great food, Coup d’Etat is also known for its fantastic cocktails, extensive wine list, and excellent selection of champagne. The interior design of the spacious room is of the same high standard, combining traditional Persian carpets, patterns, and colors with modern designer furniture, graffiti art, and neon. In short, Persia goes punk.

Engelbrektsgatan 37

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Kasten

The French bistro and wine bar Kasten serves delicious food and fine wine

Kasten is a French bistro and wine bar next to the Oscar Church, a stone’s throw from Djurgården Bridge. The name comes from the legendary wine man Kasten Hoff, who ran one of Stockholm’s first inns in the 17th century. The bistro is run by the experienced restaurateur couple Jim & Jacob, and here you can eat both lunch and dinner in the form of well-prepared, modern, and rustic food focusing on the raw ingredients. You can enjoy your meal either in the pleasant dining room, in the wine bar, or one of the bistro’s two chambre separés (for 6-26 people).

Given the proud traditions of the bistro’s name, Kasten naturally has high ambitions on the wine side. The well-stocked and changing wine list has plenty for those who like noble grape drinks. The restaurant serves high-class wines of classic style, while the wine bar, Vinstocken, offers natural wines and more modern wines. So whether you want a cozy evening with a glass of wine or enjoy a delicious meal with friends or family, Kasten is a safe bet.

Fredrikshovsgatan 4

La Boca Doce

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Enjoy a great atmosphere and delicious Latin American food at La Boca Doce

La Boca Doce is a Latin American restaurant near Östermalm. Here you’re invited to a lively dining room with a fantastic vibe and stylish interior, plus the colorful and bubbly cocktail bar Toucan, inspired by the rainforest. The concept can be described as a Nuevo Latino Steakhouse where quality, warmth, and craftsmanship are essential keywords. The idea is to be a warm embrace in Stockholm’s nightlife, and they’ve done a great job. You get to experience an irresistible combination of food, music, and excitement, and you’ll feel right at home in the friendly atmosphere. Stop by on a regular Tuesday or book a table on a Saturday and have a lovely evening with your family, friends, or colleagues.

The food at La Boca Doce is, of course, inspired by Latin cuisine and focuses mainly on grilled dishes. Meat, fish, and seafood dominate the menu, and there’s a wide range of dishes in different sizes that you share with your party. Lobster, scallops, halibut, croquetas, Iberico, lamb roast beef, and tacos are just a few of the delicacies. If you want an even more luxurious experience, you should go for the restaurant’s chef’s table. The drinks menu is of the same high class – and don’t forget to try a delicious drink from the exciting cocktail menu.

Fredsgatan 12

Vau de Ville

Vau de Ville Östermalm
Vau de Ville at Norrmalmstorg has one of Stockholm’s best outdoor terraces

In the heart of Stockholm, in the middle of the square Norrmalmstorg, you’ll find the stylish and cozy restaurant Vau de Ville. With one of the best locations in the city, this French brasserie has become a big favorite with Stockholmers and tourists who enjoy tasty food, delicious drinks, a festive atmosphere, and people-watching. The major highlight is the large outdoor terrace, which is open all year round thanks to its glazing. Perfect for a drink with good friends.

The restaurant serves both lunch and dinner, and the menu is dominated by French cuisine, but you can also enjoy Swedish home cooking. Start your meal with oysters, charcuterie board, fried squid, or lobster soup. Continue with hot dishes such as Moules Frites, beef tartare, steak minute, or entrecôte, and finish in style with one of the delicious desserts. In addition to a first-class restaurant experience, Vau de Ville also offers clubs and a popular after-work.

Norrmalmstorg 6

Vassa Eggen

Vassa Eggen Stockholm
Vassa Eggen’s bar is the place to be if you want great cocktails and a high vibe

If you like grilled food, especially meat, you’ll love Vassa Eggen, located by Stureplan. This high-class steakhouse serves plenty of grilled dishes – meat like tomahawk, zabuton, and pigling, as well as grilled seafood like sooty sea bass and Cajun-style grilled shrimp. If you’re in the mood for something other than barbecue, traditional home-cooked food is also on the menu. Feast on classics like veal patty à la Wallenberg, venison meatballs, black pudding, and fish gratin – after dining here, you’re guaranteed to be full and happy.

In addition to delicious food, Vassa Eggen has much more to offer. For example, a very nice bar that’s something between a cocktail bar and a club. It’s perfect for hanging out with a delicious cocktail in hand and a more relaxed alternative to the Stureplan clubs. Whether you’re looking for an after-work drink with colleagues or a full night out with friends, you won’t be disappointed. Plus, Vassa Eggen has one of Stockholm’s newest live stages where you can check out exciting artists and bands (no entry fee and no list). Good food, a stylish venue with a New York vibe, and a vibrant atmosphere – what more could you ask for?

Birger Jarlsgatan 29

PA&Co

If any restaurant can compete with Sturehof’s icon status, it’s PA&Co. This classic establishment dates back to the mid-80s. In 2006, a new group of restaurateurs took over and created the restaurant as we know it today. Lovely, intimate, loud atmosphere full of fantastic restaurant noise, excellent food and drink, and a place to be seen. You’ll find it on the hilltop of Riddargatan, and when you enter through the doors, you immediately understand why PA & Co is one of Östermalm’s absolute best restaurants.

Riddargatan 8

Adam/Albin

Adam/Albin Stockholm
The dining room at Adam/Albin – Photo: Adam/Albin

The duo Adam and Albin have taken their place on Stockholm’s restaurant map and consolidated it over the years. Among their four restaurants, it’s Adam/Albin that showcases their original style and noblest cuisine. The menu has its origins in Nordic cuisine and is described as a gastronomic dining experience where they redefine the otherwise exclusive meal with a passion for exceptional ingredients. In other words, their fine dining restaurant is well worth a visit to Rådmansgatan.

Rådmansgatan 16

Stockholms Glass- & Pastahus

Stockholms Glass- & Pastahus
Stockholms Glass- & Pastahus serves up some of the city’s best Italian food

At Tessinparken, a stone’s throw from the mall Fältöversten, you’ll find the restaurant gem Stockholms Glass- & Pastahus. Here on Valhallavägen, they’ve served tasty food from the Italian kitchen since the mid-1980s. And this family-owned and guest-friendly restaurant was actually one of the city’s pasta pioneers when they started to offer the Italian favorite that’s now a natural part of Swedish food culture. The guests have appreciated their concept over the years, and today the restaurant has many regulars.

The menu includes a wide range of Italian delicacies prepared from scratch with love and top-quality ingredients. How about a classic Carbonara, a fresh Linguine Scampi, or a delicious Risotto Funghi? Or why not a tasty pizza with your favorite toppings? No matter what you choose, you’re guaranteed to be full and happy. Stockholm Glass- & Pastahus is open from morning to evening, so you can have breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There’s also a fresh deli for those who want to buy goodies to take home. And don’t miss out on their amazing ice cream before you leave (or order their famous cakes and pastries for your next party).

Valhallavägen 155

Nybrogatan 38

Nybrogatan 38 could be called the neighborhood restaurant of the neighborhood restaurants in Östermalm. Located at the same address as the name reveals, this favorite always offers a great atmosphere, perfect service, and a very nice selection on the menus. Here you can enjoy several popular classics, and it’s a lot of regulars in both the dining room and the bar. The menu is French-inspired with fun elements from other parts of Europe, and the same goes for the wine list. Here you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and takeaway.

Nybrogatan 38

Halv Grek plus Turk

Halv Grek plus Turk has been located in the somewhat hidden street corner of Jungfrugatan / Tyskbagargatan since 1996. And the ingenious name reveals the type of food served here – the best from the eastern Mediterranean region. The fact that this gem has delighted Östermalm for so many years shows that the restaurant always delivers good food and a fun atmosphere. A different and wonderful addition to the more traditional restaurants in the same area. It’s a great choice for both small and large parties, and they also offer a Chambre separée.

Jungfrugatan 33

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Italiano Ristorante

No list of Östermalm’s best restaurants is worth the name without a real ‘Italian.’ This classic has been in the game since the late ’80s. Italiano was started by Angelo Ottobre and is still run by the same family. Here they want to share their passion for Italian food and offer a part of ‘the real Italy.’ The food at this Italian restaurant is traditional, and the recipes come from none other than the founder’s mother. The wine list also shows what Italy can do with many wines from the country’s different regions.

Nybrogatan 12

Villa Dagmar

It’s hard not to like restaurants located inside trendy boutique hotels, especially when it’s as beautifully and eclectically decorated as Villa Dagmar. Daniel Höglander and Niclas Jönsson, both acclaimed and innovative chefs, are in charge. The restaurant invests in combining gastronomy, heart, and high ambitions with warm and personal service. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night cocktails are served in this international atmosphere with keywords such as The real New Nordic and Mediterranean fusion

Nybrogatan 25–27

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Brasserie Astoria

Astoria is one of Östermalm’s latest additions and perhaps one of the most anticipated. Directed by none other than Björn Frantzén, Sweden’s only three-star chef, this brasserie has opened in the old Astoria cinema on the restaurant-dense Nybrogatan. However, Astoria does not have the same ambitions as the award-winning sister restaurant; instead, it’s a luxurious brasserie with a beautiful cocktail bar.

But with that said, you might want to bring a big wallet when you visit. Here you are offered an elegant and welcoming atmosphere, and a large and generous à la carte menu is available for both lunch and dinner. Extra plus goes to the large bar area, the wine bar, and the small intimate dining room where only drop-in guests are welcome.

Nybrogatan 15

Find your favorite among Östermalm’s best restaurants


There you have our guide to Östermalm’s best restaurants. We hope you’ll find something you like, whether you’re too tired to cook on a Tuesday night, out on a date with your partner, or celebrate something big with good friends. Stockholm has a fantastic selection of good restaurants, and Östermalm definitely has some of the best ones. Bon appetit!

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