• Koka

The Young Nordic Star

Koka – the new Nordic gastronomy

Gothenburg, Sweden: Before my first visit to Koka I knew this restaurant had the ambition to be the leader in modern, west Swedish gastronomy. The food is based on the finest local ingredients and now I understand they have made it. In 2014 Koka won prize as Sweden’s best restaurant, this year they received the first Michelin Star. Koka is a Michelin starred restaurant serving the new Nordic gastronomy – and they won’t ruin you.

Inspector’s view: Earlier this year the restaurant was awarded the first Michelin Star. Here is the inspector’s view: Kock & Vin has been reinvented as Koka, with wooden planks on the floors and walls and wooden furniture to match. Choose 3, 5 or 7 courses from the daily set menu; dishes are light and refreshingly playful in their approach and fish features highly. Well-chosen wines and smooth service complete the picture.

My view: My 3-courses menu came as a Nordic wind along with tastes straight from the nature, from the Sea and with local products created in an artistic way. The restaurant is the new entry in the new Nordic gastronomy. Our meal was the perfect amount of food for us.

My menu: Starter: Char, fir tree sprouts and green asparagus. Main: Duck with onion and caraway cheese. Dessert: Walnuts, beetroot, goat cheese, served as a frozen surprise of tasteful cheese. I highly recommend the young Nordic in Gothenburg.

Koka, Viktoriagatan 12, Gothenburg, Sweden. Phone: +46 3170 17979 Website: Restaurangkoka.se

Cuisine: Modern
Set menu: From 400 SEK – 800SEK
Dinner only

RESTAURANT KOKA, GOTHENBURG
88 Overall
The Food90
Wine85
Setting85
Service90
Value90

About the Author:

Gudmund Lindbaek
I travel, enjoy local food and meeting people. But I don´t require gorilla-stalking in Africa, sleeping under the stars in Brazil or going wild camping in the Arctic part Norway. I just want a tiny slice of adventure to be alive. And then excited to return home.

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