Dining Out In Aarhus, Denmark: 10 Must-Visit Restaurants

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Over the years, Aarhus has cemented its name on the culinary map, making this city a desirable destination for a taste of innovative, world class cuisine. Peppered around the city, you will find culinary hotspots to meet the varying tastes of every traveller. Dubbed the gourmet city, Aarhus holds the title of the European Region of Gastronomy for 2017 by the International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Art and Tourism. You will find exquisite restaurants, quaint cafes and bustling food markets bursting with flavour. The locals are proud of their culinary traditions and it is engraved in the culture. Take yourself on an unforgettable gastronomical journey through these 10 must-visit restaurants, unlocking the best of Denmark’s cuisine.

1. Mefisto

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Posted by Mefisto Aarhus on Tuesday, 4 June 2019

You will be welcomed with unpretentious Danish hospitality from the moment you step foot into Mefisto. Situated in the popular Latin Quarter, Mefisto offers a cosy and friendly escape from the busyness of life in the serenity of the restaurant, where guest can choose from a fine selection of brunch and a four-course menu. Mefisto captures the Old World charm of the old houses in Volden while providing modern, world-class service to guests. As a treat, during warmer seasons, guests have access to the romantic back garden.

Mefisto Cafe & Restaurant

Address: Volden 28, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: Mefisto

2. Kähler Spisesalon

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The ceramic decor, flavoursome cuisine and the delectable ambiance of Kähler Spisesalon merge to create a true gastronomic experience. You can’t leave Aarhus without tasting the world-renowned Danish speciality, smorrebrod, and Kähler Spisesalon specialises in this dish. The mellow jazz tunes sets the tone for a relaxed dining experience.

Kähler Spisesalon

Address: M. P. Bruuns Gade 33, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark

Website: Kähler Spisesalon

3. Tapas & Paella

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From the moment you step into Tapas & Paella, you will instantly think you have been transported to Spain. The restaurant has been designed to reflect the Spanish culture. The waiters are adorned in traditional Spanish attire serving Spanish delicacies like tapas, paella and more. Experience Spain in the heart of Aarhus.

Tapas & Paella

Address: 8000 c, Frederiksgade 52, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: Tapas & Paella (in Danish)

4. Restaurant Italia

Restaurant Italia, Aarhus
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Craving something Italian? Restaurant Italia is an authentic Italian restaurant serving gourmet pizza, pasta and classic desserts. Why settle for one dish when you can indulge in the breakfast or brunch buffets on Fridays and Saturdays. As one of the oldest restaurants in Aarhus, Restaurant Italia welcomes guest to Italy while holding onto the charm and hospitality experienced in Aarhus culminating in an authentic dining experience.

Restaurant Italia

Address: Åboulevarden 9, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: Restaurant Italia

5. Sota Sushi Bar

Sota Sushi Bar has established itself as the leading restaurant for travellers and locals looking to indulge in top class Asian cuisine. Sota Sushi encompasses the aesthetic simplicity of Japanese culture matched with the modern innovation of Aarhus. This is prevalent in the interior design while serving the pure taste of Japanese cuisine. Aside from Japanese cuisine, Sota Sushi Bar offers Japanese drinks like sake, Japanese beer and spirits.

Sota Sushi Bar

Address: Vestergade 48, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: Sota Sushi Bar

6. Restaurant KöD

Restaurant KöD aims to introduce guests to the finest steak from Denmark, Uruguay, and the U.S. while providing world-class service in a charming atmosphere. Couple your steak with a wide selection of sauces and sides, and be sure to wash it down with the finest selection of wines.

Restaurant KöD

Address: Åboulevarden 23, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: Restaurant KöD

7. Nordisk Spisehus

Take your taste buds on a tantalising adventure as you savor the intricate tastes of Scandinavian cuisine at the acclaimed Nordisk Spisehus. Awaken all your senses as you’re taken on a gastronomic journey of fine dining at its best. The dishes served are prepared by a team of top chefs from the National Culinary Team of Denmark. Accompany your meal with fine wine.

Nordisk Spisehus

Address: M. P. Bruuns Gade 31, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: Nordisk Spisehus

8. Café Gaya

Aarhus caters to the delicate palates and dietary requirements of all its locals and eclectic tourists. Calling all vegans and health buffs, Café Gaya offers fresh, nourishing flavours from its organic, vegetarian/vegan menu. Everything is is homemade and organic. Every Friday, the blissful sound of performing artists entertain guest and Café Gaya is a sought after venue for birthdays and special events.

Café Gaya

Address: Vestergade 43, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: Café Gaya

9. Memphis Roadhouse

Hurry on down and enjoy the Southern comfort of authentic soul food right in the middle of Aarhus. With service and an atmosphere depicting a southern American barbecue joint, guests can tuck into ribs, pulled pork, and other soul food while washing it down with a beer or ice cold margarita. Fuelled with flavour, this is a must visit.

Memphis Roadhouse

Address: Christiansgade 32, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: Memphis Roadhouse

10. Aarhus Street Food

Aarhus Street Food (evening)
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Taste the world without having to leave Aarhus’ little corner of the world at Aarhus Street Food. Aarhus Street Food is a permanent street food market that introduces locals and guest to the flavours of the world, serving up cuisine from Mexico, Vietnam, China, and more. Enjoy the company of fellow locals in authentic urban surroundings.

Aarhus Street Food

Address: Ny Banegårdsgade 46, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Website: Aarhus Street Food

Your gastronomic journey starts in Aarhus

Aarhus DK Gastronimie am Kanal Feb 04
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Whatever your taste preference, Aarhus offers a myriad of restaurant options to appease the palate of all its visitors. Get a taste of the flavours of the world at some of the most quirky and cosy settings among the atmosphere of Aarhus. Grab your fork and go on a culinary adventure in the tasty city of Aarhus.

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