Harbor city Copenhagen has recently witnessed a surge of new fish restaurants as Denmark’s relationship with the sea and its catch becomes renewed in its kitchen. Those looking for fish restaurants in Copenhagen will find both gourmet bids, contemporary sushi bars and modern takes on the fish and chip shop and harbor grill, with something in all price ranges.
Copenhagen's catch includes upmarket restaurants like Krogs on Gammel Strand - a place that has been synonomous with fish for decades - and floating restaurant Viva moored next to Langebro Bridge, with its Danish-French set menus. It also includes more casual dining spots like Toldboden, not far from the Langelinie dock, and Michelin-recommended Kodbyens Fiskebar, where a laidback atmosphere certainly doesn't mean skimping on quality ingredients.
Copenhagen has too many sushi bars to count on both hands, but the latest in the pack is Alex Sushi, an Oslo establishment with Norwegian specialties as well as Japanese. Those craving a simple helping of fish'n'chips on the other hand should check out Kodbyens Deli - eat in or take out.
Not surprisingly, a good portion of our selection is found on harbor street Nyhavn. Nyhavns Faergekro is known for its herring table, while Cap Horn has an excellent fish selection and a focus on organic ingredients. For oysters, Havfruen is the place - or check out the recent competition, lively Oysters & Grill in Norrebro.