Guide to the city: Here are the best restaurants in Aalborg

By: Michael Qureshi

Are you looking for something to eat in Aalborg? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of great restaurants in the city that cater to all tastes.

While Aalborg can’t boast of having secured a Michelin-star yet, we are quite certain that it’s only a matter of time.

Take a look at our guide that features all of the best restaurants in Aalborg.

(The order of the list is random)

Price level 

**** Expensive

*** High End

** Middle 

* Cheap

Restaurant Tabu

Restaurant Tabu is currently the best gourmet-restaurant in Aalborg. While it has yet to receive a Michelin-star, it was highlighted in the Michelin-guide as a good place to eat.

Michael “Miv” Pedersen is the man behind the restaurant, and he’s known as one of the best chefs in the whole Northern region of Denmark.

Tabu delivers a gourmet experience that will satisfy even the pickiest gastro-tourist. If you’re already a local in Aalborg, this is the place to go if you’re celebrating a special occasion.

We recommend trying the whole gourmet tour that consists of 12-14 courses and a fantastic wine-menu.

****

Restaurant Tabu
Vesterå 5
9000 Aalborg

Mortens Kro

Mortens Kro is located in the middle of Aalborg.

If you were to translate the name of the restaurant to English, it wouldn’t sound like it belongs on the list of gourmet restaurants but “Mortens Inn” is not your average gastropub or inn.

It is in fact one of Aalborg’s best restaurants – a position they’ve maintained for more than 20 years.

The restaurant has an exclusive look and often during weekends, there’s a DJ to spice up the late-night dinners and afterparty.

Come here for a night out with great food, wine, and champagne.

****

Mortens Kro
Mølleå 2-6
9000 Aalborg

Restaurant Fusion

Located at the harborfront, Restaurant Fusion has not only a superb view but also superb food.

Fusion is one of the more experienced restaurants in town that manages to maintain a high level as well as compete with many of the strong newcomers.

Vinh Q. Du is the chef and owner, and he knows exactly how to combine the Asian and Nordic taste.

The restaurant is very trendy and known for offering a very special Omakase Dinner consisting of 20 courses and a wine-menu.

****

Restaurant Fusion
Strandvejen 4
9000 Aalborg

Struktur 

Located on Vesterå, one of Aalborg’s main restaurant streets, Struktur manages to balance its fine dining concept with a low-key atmosphere. This attracts a wide group of people from businessmen to couples on a date and young people, all looking for good food and cocktails.

Their menu has a lot of variety, and you can also enjoy both breakfast and lunch in the restaurant. The head chef is Dennis Juhl who used to run the famous Ruths Hotel Gourmet in Skagen. He also owns Textur, which is another great choice for dining.

***

Restaurant Struktur
Vesterå 4
9000 Aalborg

Restaurant Applaus

Named Denmark’s cheapest gourmet experience by the magazine Euroman, Applaus was one of the first-movers on the social dining trend in Aalborg, serving 10 sharable courses at an affordable price.

For less than 400 kr, you get the full gourmet experience, both food-wise and atmosphere-wise in the inviting restaurant.

The owner and chef Mads Hyllested is a prominent figure in the field of gastronomy, having also worked at many Copenhagen restaurants.

Now he’s pushing for a change in the dining scene in Aalborg with Applaus as well as the sister-restaurant DejaVu (another brilliant option) and SMAEK that focuses on great taste at low prices.

**

Restaurant Applaus
Ved Stranden 9a
9000 Aalborg

La Locanda

Settle in for an authentic Italian meal at La Locanda.

Stepping into the restaurant, you might feel like you’ve teleported to Rome; everyone in the kitchen speaks Italian and the dishes are as Italian as they get.

The owner, Carlo Liberati, moved to Aalborg over 25 years ago and has played a big part in developing Aalborg’s Italian food culture.

His risotto is worth every penny, and the pasta is just excellent.

While his newly opened restaurant TraPo (which lies next door) is the kind of place where you can do walk-ins, La Locando is more fine dining.

***

La Locanda
C.W. Obels Plads 3
9000 Aalborg

Alimentum 

This small gourmet place opened in January 2019 and has grown into one of the best dining experiences in Aalborg. The national newspaper Berlingske even awarded them four big stars this August.

Many of their special vegetables are grown at a farm just outside Aalborg, and you will find the local touch present in everything they do.

If you’re looking for a local dining experience, the pleasant Alimentum is definitely a good choice.

***

Restaurant Alimentum
Løkkegade 23
9000 Aalborg

Rositas Bistro

After visiting Rositas Bistro, one of our food critics was quick to share his excitement: “The rumors are true – Rosita’s is truly a very special experience.”

The concept is French Bistro and that is exactly what you’re served when you step into the small restaurant.

The waiters are just as international as the food, and if you’re looking to impress your date, this is the place to eat.

If you’re looking to eat at Rositas, you need to book a table well ahead of time; the restaurant is extremely popular and almost always full.

**

Rositas Bistro
Borgergade 20
9000 Aalborg

Restaurant Nam

New Nordic food meets Asian.

Nam has developed into one of the hottest restaurants in Aalborg due to its delicious food concept and trendy interior. 

The name Nam means “Yummy” in English but it’s also the name of owner Kim Jeppesen’s father who fled to Denmark from Vietnam.

Kim Jeppesen and his partner Anne Menendez play a big part in the evolution of the food scene in Aalborg. They also own Restaurant Menendez – a Latin American restaurant – as well as SMAEK.

Nam is social dining where you share a variety of courses with the rest of the table, and you never leave disappointed.

Restaurant Nam
Vesterbro 76
9000 Aalborg

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