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The 2022 hot list: Copenhagen’s 27 best new restaurants, bars and cafés

The list of all-new 2022 Copenhagen restaurants, bars and cafés

Do you want to know where to eat and drink in Copenhagen, Denmark, right now? Restaurant aficionados want to know what’s new, what’s popular, and where their favourite chefs have settled — and with a slew of highly anticipated debuts, there are more places to explore than ever before. We maintain a current list of all new Copenhagen restaurants, bars, and cafés that have opened in the last year, conveniently divided down month by month so you can see exactly when they opened. Here is the complete guide to Copenhagen’s newest, best and buzziest restaurants, bars and cafés.

December

Kappo Ando Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Kappo Ando Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

14/12

Kappo Ando

Kappo Andō was a Japanese-inspired eatery in Copenhagen’s Østerbro neighbourhood. Henrik Ando Levinsen, his wife Akiko Ando Levinsen, and Mads Battefeld collaborated to bring their dream to life. Andō means ‘peaceful’ in Japanese. The restaurant’s style was a blend of a casual izakaya and a more formal kaiseki. They offered two set menus, an à la carte menu on Sundays, and served fish, vegetables and meat cooked on a yakitori grill. Kappo Andō had a fourteen-seat counter, eight regular tables and a private dining option for up to sixteen people.

Kappo Andō
Øster Farimagsgade 93
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Kappo Andō

Studio Copenhagen Denmark restaurant Carlsberg Byen

1/12

Studio

Former Michelin-star restaurant Studio, which cooks modern Scandinavian food seen through an international lens, is back – this time in a space in Carlsberg Byen. 31-year-old Christoffer Sørensen, who has helmed Studio’s gastronomic direction since 2021, will continue to do so. The floor is still managed by Jesper Nielsen (formerly The Paul and Henne Kirkeby Kro), accompanied by Jacob Lyngse.

Studio
Paulas Passage 5
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Studio

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Saji Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

1/12

Saji

With the opening of Saji, chefs Jimmy Orlando and Samuel Tobing hope to change Copenhagen’s lack of exposure to Indonesian cuisine. They both hail from Sumatra, the Indonesian island where they first met and later ran into each other again when they both began working as chefs in the same restaurants. Saji, which in Indonesian means to serve or present, is a term used to describe the delivery of flavorful ideas, kindness, and sincere hospitality.

Saji
Studiestræde 14
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Saji

November

Wild Horses Copenhagen Denmark café gallery art
Wild Horses Copenhagen Denmark café gallery art

12/11

Wild Horses

This café, which shares its light-filled space with gallery Future Club, is the brainchild of Dane Hirsinger and Sigurrós Eiðsdóttir. Delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, salads, and home-baked goods are on the menu, and Sincerely and Vote Coffee Roastery and Companio provide specialty coffee and tea, respectively.

Wild Horses
Borgbjergsvej 1
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Wild Horses

Strutto Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

11/11

Strutto

Strutto was conceived by ​​Luca Donninelli who, together with his girlfriend Cecilia Aroni, dreamed of bringing the culture of ‘piadina’ to the heart of Copenhagen. The ‘crescia sfogliata d’Urbino’ is a typical bread of Montefeltro in the northern part of the Marche, and is topped with various Italian delicacies.

Strutto
Badstuestræde 8
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Strutto

Goldfinch Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

11/11

Goldfinch

Goldfinch is the highly anticipated restaurant by chef Will King-Smith, previously head chef of Geranium and Will at the Bridge at Broens Gadekøkken. There are a variety of dumplings, noodles, and traditional Cantonese dishes on the menu at this Chinese restaurant.

Goldfinch
Kongens Nytorv 8
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Goldfinch

October

Skipper Bageri Copenhagen Denmark bakery
Skipper Bageri Copenhagen Denmark bakery

27/10

Skipper Bageri

Skipper Bageri, the newest venture of Emil and Carolina Mørkeberg from the well-loved Vesterbro bakery Brød, graces Østerbro with its humble charm. The space is simple and welcoming, offering a few seats for those who prefer to sip their coffee amidst the aroma of freshly baked bread. Their signature Skipperbrød, a hearty sourdough loaf, is a testament to the simplicity of good bread, pairing superbly with butter and cheese. A rotating selection of pastries, including cardamom doughnuts, pistachio croissants and apple-filled seasonal pastries, complement their bread selection, making Skipper Bageri a destination for both bread purists and sweet-toothed patrons.

Skipper Bageri
Østerbrogade 103
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Skipper Bageri

26/10

June

From the same team that brought you Frank, Polly, and Bistro Grimal comes June, an eatery that replaces Sol og Luna. The duo behind the restaurant, Anders Vendelbo and Anders Strier, are bringing in the former chef from Formel B, Asger Klausen, for the iteration. At June, vegetables are king.

June
Solbjergvej 8
Frederiksberg
Denmark

Film courtesy of June

Oranje Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

26/10

Oranje

On a historic boat in the Nyhavn harbour, the crew invites guests onboard for a seafood extravaganza.

Oranje
Nyhavn 65a
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Oranje

Juli Pizzeria Copenhagen Denmark

9/10

Juli Pizzeria

Juli Pizzeria
Nørrebrogade 200
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Juli Pizzeria

September

Psyche Café Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

15/9

Psyche Café – permanently closed

Letting food be the medicine is the ethos of Psyche Café, located in the former space of Relæ. Chef Mati Pichci’s French omelette has quickly become a hit.

Psyche Café
Jægersborggade 41
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Psyche Café

Et Cetera Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Et Cetera Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

10/9

Et Cetera

This canteen and wine shop serves up Korean-influences dishes such as ‘korekko’ morning buns, Korean pancakes filled with kimchi and vesterhavs and barsø cheese and whipped yoghurt with black sesame seed granola.

Et Cetera
Haraldsgade 3
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Et Cetera

3/9

Diamond Slice

Bite into a slice of the Big Apple in the heart of Copenhagen at Diamond Slice. This hot pizza joint, brought to life by culinary maestros Jan Kopacz, Kristopher Schram and Alex Dadzis, is shaking things up on Blågårds Plads in Nørrebro. Here, New York-style pizza gets a Danish twist, all served from a takeaway window alongside outdoor seating. Don’t miss their showstopper Hot Honey slice, a mouthwatering concoction of four cheeses, double garlic, double cream and a drizzle of hot honey. At Diamond Slice, they’re proving that a slice of pizza can be a whole lot more than just a quick bite.

Diamond Slice
Blågårds Plads
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Diamond Slice

Josephine Copenhagen Denmark wine bar
Josephine Copenhagen Denmark wine bar

1/9

Josephine

A treasure trove of the grape’s craft, Josephine shines on Frankrigsgade in Copenhagen’s Amager. With an enchanting light pink interior, this wine shop and bar is a creation of Léa Caluori, Pablo Saccomano, and Alex Giannakis, formerly of Pompette. Here, a wine lover’s fantasy is satiated with an extensive range of organic, biodynamic, and natural wines, each carefully selected from small, heart-driven European producers. From the quintessentially classic to the daringly wild, Josephine uncorks a journey through Europe’s vineyards, all conveniently accessible at shelf price plus a modest surcharge.

Josephine
Frankrigsgade 15
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Josephine

August

Haidan Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Haidan Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

24/8

Hâidan – permanently closed

At hotel The Audo, Hâidan is the hotel’s in-house dining concept. Chef Gabriele Rizzo is a Michelin-trained chef who has brought together Chinese and Scandinavian culinary traditions through the use of seafood in this restaurant. There is a wide variety of innovative tasting menus to choose from, with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients, presented in a style characteristic of the New Nordic style.

Hâidan
Århusgade 130
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Kim Matthiesen and Hâidan

Donda Deli Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Donda Deli Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

18/8

Donda Deli

Donda Deli
Dybbølsgade 52
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Donda Deli

July

Juju Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

25/7

Juju

Juju
Øster farimagsgade 8
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Juju

6/7

Auren’s Deli

Auren’s Deli
Godthåbsvej 35
Frederiksberg
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Auren’s Deli

June

Janice Copenhagen Denmark wine bar restaurant

8/6

Janice

Janice
Vesterbrogade 122
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Janice

Hip Hop Copenhagen Denmark coffee bar

4/6

Hip Hop

Hip Hop
Frederiksberg Allé 41
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Hip Hop

Ripotot Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Ripotot Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

1/6

Ripotot

Ripotot
Store Kongensgade 56
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Ripotot

May

15/5

Pauli

Pauli
Borgbjergsvej 13
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Pauli

Rascal Copenhagen Denmark natural wine bar
Rascal Copenhagen Denmark wine bar

14/5

Rascal

Drenched in local charm, Rascal sits pretty on HC Ørsteds Vej in Frederiksberg, a brainchild of Adam Sveggaard and Alexandra Thempler. More than just a neighbourhood bar, Rascal is a natural wine aficionado’s paradise, stocking a plethora of wines, including those intriguingly on tap. Driven by a passion for natural and loca’, they champion Copenhagen’s brews alongside their extensive vino selection. But it isn’t all about the drink; the snacks are worth a mention too. Savour olives, charcuterie, cheese, and toast that perfectly complement the sips.

Rascal
HC Ørsteds Vej 38
Frederiksberg
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Rascal

Restaurant Mark Copenhagen Denmark

9/5

Restaurant Mark

Restaurant Mark
Axeltorv 3
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Restaurant Mark

Lamar Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

9/5

Lamar

Lamar
Gammel Kongevej 27
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Lamar

April

Bistro RK Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

4/4

Bistro RK

Bistro RK
Nørrebrogade 160
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Bistro RK

March

Levi Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

31/3

Restaurant Levi

Restaurant Levi is a culinary destination that pays homage to the late Italian grappa master Romano Levi. The restaurant is a daring and lively space that immerses guests in a sensory adventure that goes beyond the plate. The decor, by Johannes Torpe Studios, is a reflection of Romano’s passion and attention to detail, with natural materials like wood, textile, and reused stone creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that is both grounding and stimulating. The opposing elements used throughout the space, such as grounding natural materials with bold and chaotic ones, creates a sense of tension and anticipation that adds to the overall sensory experience.

Levi
Ny Østergade 24
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Levi

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