The Best Places for Asian Food in Stockholm
The best Asian restaurants in Stockholm, from authentic Japanese ramen noodles to spicy Sichuanese stir fries - this hotlist will cover all your needs.
In this guide, we share a handpicked selection of the top Asian restaurants in Stockholm. From the masterfully crafted sushi at Sushi Sho to the housemade Korean kimchis at Arirang and the mouth numbing Sichuanese dishes at Surfers Stockholm, we've put together a list that is all about enjoying the spicy and exotic flavors of Asian food in Stockholm.
We made sure to pick only the best spots, thanks to the recommendations from World of Mouth experts like food writer Tove Henckel, and chefs Caroline Baerten and Petter Nilsson, along with other expert contributors. So, if you're on the hunt for some great Asian food in Stockholm, you're in the right place!
Soyokafe Sushi is a budget-friendly restaurant known for its high-quality sushi and value-for-money Omakase menu. This eatery is also recognized for its creative culinary approach, such as introducing a fun take on instant noodles and a six-seat Omakase. Run by the same owner of the fine dining sushi place, Soyokaze, Soyokafe Sushi utilizes ingredients from its sister restaurant, ensuring nothing goes to waste.
If you are looking for a sushi restaurant that is great but also kind to your wallet, then head over to Soyokafe Sushi in Stockholm city. A new addition to Soyokafe is that they offer a six seat omakase and rumors say, that they soon will serve a fun take on instant noodles in the basement. Here is one of the dishes we were served in our Omakase at Soyokafe’s last month.
Viet Kitchen is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant nestled on the lower ground floor in Söderhallarna at Södermalm, known for its traditional family recipes from Hanoi, North Vietnam. The eatery is highly recommended for its beef and chicken pho, both offering a rich, natural flavor from the protein used, complemented by a standout chili sauce and pickled garlic on the side. Despite its high-quality dishes, the prices are affordable with a big bowl of pho priced at just 95SEK, making Viet Kitchen a favored choice for budget-friendly meals.
I was really happy to discover an authentic Vietnamese eatery located on lower ground floor in Söderhallarna at Södermalm, Stockholm - Viet Kitchen. The owner is from Hanoi, north of Vietnam and cooks his family recipes. I can really recommend you to try both the beef pho and the chicken pho. Both broths are absolutely delicious and has a solid, fatty, natural flavor from the chosen protein. What really makes this pho stand out is the sides of an outstanding chili sauce and pickled garlic with high acidity, which I personally love to add A LOT to my pho. The price for a big bowl of deliciousness is only 95SEK, so this little joint goes straight in to my personal favorite cheap eats in Stockholm (which, to be frank, are hard to find). They don’t have Instagram, but make sure to support this eatery and try one of their delicious pho soups!
Sushi Sho is a Michelin-starred sushi bar in Stockholm, renowned for its Tokyo-inspired omakase-only menu. The restaurant utilizes mainly Scandinavian and European ingredients, varying based on the season and produce available. With a relaxed atmosphere and intimate counter seating, guests are served directly by the chef, ensuring a memorable sushi experience.
The first 'Asian' restaurant in Sweden to receive a Michelin StarThe first 'Asian' restaurant in Sweden to receive a Michelin Star, Sushi Sho is where I run when I am in need of a solid sushi fix in Stockholm. Indeed, it throws down the best nigiri I have come across in the city thus far (although I am yet to venture to Soyokaze, which also looks great).Featuring a daily selection of sushi and small dishes, the Tokyo-inspired omakase-only menu showcases both Scandinavian and European ingredients and varies based on the season and produce available. A series of optional extras are offered upon its conclusion, taking the form of various iterations of gloriously fatty hunks of tuna belly, which are definitely worth the price of admission. Bypass them at your own peril.All white tiled walls and intimate counter seating, guests are seated at the L-shaped bar and served directly by the Chef, piece by piece. The atmosphere is relaxed and convivial. I have only ever dined here alone and never once felt out of place or intimidated by that fact. The team is friendly and inserts themselves into as much of the experience as you allow them to. This, for me, is a significant amount as it quickly became apparent that aside from expert sushi slinging they can also recommend a damn delicious sake.
Totemo Ramen offers a select menu focused on rich vegan ramen bowls, featuring handcrafted noodles and high-quality organic ingredients. This ramen eatery is an ideal spot for a nourishing lunch, with its bowls filled with perfectly cooked noodles satisfying ramen cravings. Keep in mind that the place is pretty small with limited seating, so there might be a short wait for your steaming bowl of ramen.
Ramen eatery for a nourishing lunchAn off the beaten track noodles shop where the chef serves delicious and rich vegan ramen bowls, all made of high quality produce and perfectly cooked noodles.
Restaurang Farang is a destination for Southeast Asian cuisine, drawing influences from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The dining experience is communal, with dishes arriving as they are ready, providing an assortment of flavors to explore. Signature dishes include the soft shell crab & green mango salad, sashimi with black rice vinegar dressing, and shiso leaves with smoked salmon and rainbow trout roe.
Pulling inspiration from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia, Farang offers a modern take on the hot-salty-sour-bitter-and-sweet tastes of South-East Asia in a vibrant, upbeat setting. Having grown up with the likes of the now-closed Longrain in Sydney (from where I believe the initial concept for Farang was actually born), the flavours on hand and style of dining are nothing new to this jaded restaurant-goer. That said, our visit provided a very welcome break from the norm in Stockholm and gifted me with a reminder of home. You can take the girl out of Sydney but you can't take the Sydney out of the girl...or something like that.Dining is communal and dishes arrive as and when they are ready, meaning there is generally an exciting variety of things to pick over on the table. The a la carte menu is split between snacks, a selection of lighter dishes titled 'fresh', a series of heavier 'warm' dishes and finally dessert. Their signature soft shell crab & green mango salad stood out from the pack but the sashimi with black rice vinegar dressing and the shiso leaves with smoked salmon and rainbow trout roe were also great. As was the crispy braised pork, even if nothing special. The one true miss for me was the grilled rib-eye 'satay', which saw a perfectly fine, well-cooked slab of beef smothered with a cloying blanket of sauce and coconut cream, which made little sense on my plate or palate.All in all, a high energy dining experience that makes for a super fun and usually tasty night out. Longrain turned the Sydney dining scene on its head all those years ago with its high-end take on Thai food, aromatic cocktails and buzzing atmosphere. Farang stands out from the crowd in Stockholm and if it can bring those same vibes, then...long live Farang!
Tak is a restaurant that combines Pan Asian and Nordic cuisines, offering dishes like yuzu kosho mayo shrimp salad with dill on toast and glazed pork belly with fennel and Jerusalem artichoke chips. Located on the 14th floor, it provides stunning 360-degree views. The menu highlights include a beef tartare with black garlic oil and toasted hazelnuts.
Pan Asian meets Nordic on a Stockholm rooftop.Located on the 14 th floor of a building that offers 360 views of Stockholm TAK - meaning roof - is a pan asian meets nordic establishment. Think yuzu kosho mayo shrimp salad with dill on a buttery toast or silky glazed pork belly with fennel and jerusalem artichoke chips/cream and pickled pear. Perhaps the highlight was the beef tartare with black garlic oil and toasted hazelnuts.
Surfers Stockholm offers a vibrant dining experience with a focus on Chinese cuisine. The menu is aromatic and delicious, featuring flavors from various regions of China, including Sichuan, and is served in a way that encourages guests to order multiple dishes and enjoy them together. With a seasoned chef at the helm, Surfers Stockholm is a great spot to discover China's culinary heritage through essential cooking techniques such as steaming and stir-frying.
The new menu is aromatic and delicious with flavors around China - Gānbēi! Nothing better than a proper Chinese feast served with multiple shots of Baijiu. A great spot to discover the Chinese cuisine in Stockholm is at Surfers. Make sure to pay them a visit and don’t forget to order lots of Chinese liquor with your meal...
Arirang is a family-run establishment, known for its authentic Korean cuisine, and holds the distinction of being the oldest Korean restaurant in Sweden. The menu, although slightly condensed post-pandemic, consistently features classics like bibimbap, bulgogi, and kimchi jjigae, along with a beloved oxtail soup known as gorigomtang. In addition to dine-in and take-away services, Arirang also operates a deli shop offering Korean delicacies, ready-made meals, and various other items.
Authentic Korean food The oldest Korean restaurant in Sweden run by two sister, Byung-Hi and Byung-Soon Lim, their mother, Boo Mee Ja Lim, and aunt, Im Kee Sun. Authentic homemade korean food. After the pandemic the menu is a bit shorter but they always have bibimbap, bulgogi and kimchi jjigae on the menu. I also love their gorigomtang, oxtail soup. Arirang opened in 1975.
MISSHUMASSHU is a downtown restaurant offering a fusion of Japanese, Nordic, and Chinese flavors, with a special focus on ramen and small Japanese-inspired dishes. The menu features a range of dishes from ramen topped with tender pork belly, coriander, and vegetables in a black garlic broth to small plates like the kale salad with parmesan, raisins, and pine nuts. Whether you're after a quick, delicious meal, a cold drink, or simply want to enjoy the music, MISSHUMASSHU offers a casual and comfortable atmosphere for all.
The food served in this old shopping arcade is a mishmash of flavours: Japanese, Nordic, Chinese etc. One of the Adam/Albin restaurants, Misshumasshu is a great pick for a quick and delicious meal or drink smack in the middle of Stockholm. The ramen is topped with tender pork belly, coriander and vegetables in a well balanced black garlic broth. A side salad of kale with parmesan, raisins and pine nuts is simply delicious. The evening menu steps up the game with hamachi, quail and squid in the main courses. And some folks come here just for the cold drinks and the music.
"Xi'an-köket" is a family-run Chinese restaurant, known for its genuine homecoming dishes. This cozy neighborhood spot in Hägersten is particularly loved for its wonton soup, fried dumplings, handmade noodles, and duck in pancakes. Don't forget to try their homemade chili oil from Xian to add a flavorful kick to your meal.
One of our favorite cheap eats in Stockholm that happens to be located in our neighborhood in Hägersten. It’s genuine Chinese homecoming, we have tried alot of dishes on their menu and these are our favorites; wonton soup, the fried dumplings and their handmade noodles, and the duck in pancakes. Make sure to ask for their homemade chili oil from Xian, the roasted chili flavors will pump up everything is else to the next level.
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