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Table setting at Restaurant Jay Fu
Table setting at Restaurant Jay Fu
Restaurant Jay Fu in Uppsala serves a blending of American and Asian food.
Photo credit: Erik Nissen

Sample the diverse flavours of Uppsala

The charming town of Uppsala serves up a smorgasbord of high-quality restaurants that lends it a decidedly “big city” feel due to its sheer variety alone.

The university town of Uppsala – located about a 30-minute train-ride from Stockholm – is a hit with foodies. Unsurprisingly so. Wander around the charming streets and historic squares and you’ll come across a strong line-up of eminent restaurants, allowing you to sample classic Swedish food and international cuisine, as well as various crossover concepts. Whichever type of restaurant you opt for, you’ll find that many focus on organic, locally-sourced produce served in season.

Villa Anna

Villa Anna

Hotel Villa Anna in Uppsala.

Photo: Villa Anna

Here are some of Uppsala’s best restaurants:

Villa Anna

Nestling in Uppsala’s historic centre, the award-winning gastro-hotel Hotel Villa Anna is a 19th century landmark that exudes elegance and homeliness at the same time. Its upmarket, experience-based restaurant offers small and large set menus as well as an à la carte selection.

Dryck & Mat

Fine dining establishment Dryck & Mat (drink and food) is one for the wine and beer connoisseur. Drinks are sourced carefully from Sweden and beyond and paired perfectly with imaginatively composed dishes. Choose from the à la carte menu or opt for a tasting menu. If you fancy a post-dinner drink, pop into the bar next door, Sju Flaskor (seven bottles), named so, because they always have seven spirits and seven cocktails on the menu.

Miss Voon

A modern restaurant perched on the eleventh floor of Elite Hotel Academia in central Uppsala, Miss Voon offers fine Asian/European fusion food and cityscape views. The regularly changing menu is imaginative and the flavoursome and beautifully presented dishes come in half portions (it’s recommended that you order three to four). The drinks list features many hard-to-find options.

Jay Fu’s at Uppsala Saluhall

A delightfully unpredictable fusion, Jay Fu’s restaurant serves up dishes blending American and Asian influences. Expect “hearty meat dishes” inspired by restaurateur Jay Fu, who ran an American-Asian steakhouse in the Californian desert in the 1960s and 70s. The restaurant is located on the top floor of the covered food market, the Uppsala Saluhall. This spot is popular with locals and among its lively stalls you’ll find produce from near and far.

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Restaurant Jay Fu in Uppsala

Restaurant Jay Fu is located in the heart of Uppsala on the top floor at the food market.

Photo: Erik Nissen

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Restaurant Jay Fu in Uppsala

Restaurant Jay Fu in Uppsala

Photo: Erik Nissen

Inside a bistro, a long table and a bench with sheepskin. A vase with flowers on the table. Along the wall in the back is another tables and chairs with sheepskin.

Bistro Klostergatan 5 in Uppsala

Photo: Jens Engström

Klostergatan 5

Dedicated to Swedish produce, bistro Klostergatan 5 serves up creatively assembled dishes and platters based on a diverse range of organic produce. Cheeses, charcuterie products and vegetables are sourced from small-scale farms, and the menu changes according to the season. You can take a seat inside or out for dinner, or relax with a drink and a cheese platter as night falls.


Established in 1982, and right in the middle of Uppsala’s bustling restaurant square Fyristorg, Hambergs has evolved from a fishmonger to a top restaurant, offering both a fresh fish shop and deli counter on the premises. The restaurant has a French bistro feel to it, and due to its relaxed, unpretentious ambience the kitchen focuses on fresh, carefully sourced ingredients. The diverse but entirely seafood-based menu encompasses everything from shrimp salad with apple and horseradish to cured salmon with creamy dill potatoes.

The Loco

The Loco prides itself on its fun-loving attitude and relaxed atmosphere. Even the menu is free-spirited, offering all manner of dishes and snacks to mix and match. The Loco’s popular lunchtime “comfort bowls” can take almost any shape.

As this cluster of restaurants illustrates, there are options for every culinary taste in Uppsala, with plenty of unique concepts to surprise and delight.