Favourite streets in Copenhagen: Nansensgade
Nansensgade is located in the center of Copenhagen between Gyldenløvesgade and Bartholinsgade. The street is iconic for its friendly environment, and as a street where the concept of friends and neighbours melts into one. Besides good vibes, the street offers some of the city’s best places to eat. Continue reading to get Copenhagen Food’s recommendations for dining in Nansensgade.
Slurp Ramen Joint
If you’re a foodie, you’ve probably noticed the obsession with ramen that is washing over Europe and also Copenhagen. The Japanese noodle soup takes years to master, and the search for the best ramen has become an obsession in the culinary world. A good representative in the running towards becoming the best ramen in Denmark, is Slurp Ramen Joint at Nansensgade 90. The joint offers three variations of ramen, based on either salt, soya or mushrooms, along with a couple of small side dishes. The head chef of Slurp Ramen Joint is Philipp Inreiter, which to many is known for his work at the Michelin-starred restaurants NOMA and Relæ. No matter if you’re a ramen pro or not, Slurp Ramen Joint is a must try for everyone. We promise that you won’t be disappointed.
Sticks ’n Sushi
Nansensgade 59 houses one of Copenhagen’s many restaurants by the Danish sushi-chain Sticks ‘n Sushi. The restaurant in Nansensgade is the first one of its kind, and it was opened back in 1994. Since then, the chain has opened many more places in Copenhagen and has gotten known for making really good sushi. Besides the good sushi, the restaurant also offers salads, ceviche, tartare and soups, all focusing on Japanese tradition and cooking style. The branch in Nansensgade offers outdoor seating, which makes every visit a treat for both eyes and mouth, while dining amongst the street’s beautiful buildings and trees.
Café Bankeråt has been located in Nansensgade for more than 25 years, which doesn’t surprise anyone since the décor of the place is a good reason in itself to visit. Stuffed animals, mannequins, dark wood and red walls may sound like props from a horror movie, but in this case it sets the scene of an old Copenhagen favourite that makes people visit over and over again. The menu offers different types of cafe classics from all around the world. Examples are croque madame or monsieur and omelets but also modern protein bowls, tapas, chicken wings and burger.
Pizza La Fiorita
Pizza La Fiorita has existed since 1991 and is one of those places that does everything the way they have always done it. But why fix it if it’s not broke? Besides really good pizzas, the place sells pasta and specialties in true Italian style. Despite the fact that the place is decorated with a TV showing sports or Italian soap operas, Pizza La Fiorita is authentic in the absolute perfect way. If you want to enjoy your pizza outside, you should be quick to grab one of the small popular tables.
Kalaset means party in Swedish, but that is not the only thing going on in the basement café in the end of Nansensgade. Kalaset is a hip and beloved Copenhagen based café that serves homemade green and vegetarian dishes – and meat, if you’d like that. Salads, burgers, chickpea patties, pancakes, hummus, and curry are just some of the dishes from the menu. The café is a common meeting place for a broad audience of both old, young and locals, enjoying the informal mood in the narrow and colourful café. As the name implies, Kalaset isn’t any less popular when darkness falls and people start having cocktails and beers.
The wine bar Bibendum has existed since 2001 and offers shelves full of wine, which can be ordered by the bottle or the glass. Accompanying your wine, you can choose between a number of classic and elegant dishes. Examples are cod with cucumber, caviar, and beurre blanc, mushrooms with eggs and truffle, and lamb with onions, sweetbread, clams, and glasswort. Furthermore, the bar hosts wine tastings on a regular basis – and not just for those who know wine already. Bibendum is a perfect place for a night out with friends, family or your partner at the cozy spot with dark wooden tables. Lastly, the place claims to be the first wine bar that opened up in Copenhagen, and with the amount of competition in Copenhagen today, the age of the place is an accomplishment in itself.