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$$ - $$$
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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14 Kungsgatan, Karlstad 652 24, Sweden
+46 54 10 18 15
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:15 - 11:30
17:00 - 01:00
Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Supposed to be among the best in Karlstad. Went there in the middle of the week. A fairly large company of >10. We ordered same food, because the restaurant wanted that. Food OK, and not overly special. Unfortunately the service was slow, lot of people and only 1 waitress? Will try another resturant next time.

Thank Per F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

THE Food was very good, service was Also friendly. Original dishes and The Price is ok. We would recommand this restaurant.

Thank Benny V
Atlanta, Georgia
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Among the stip of bars sits little Bla, with a nice bar and a few tables. The servers were very attentive, yet it was surprising that no English menu exists in a town with so many foreign visitors. I had 3 tapas style dishes to start, all well prepared but nothing that tasted as good as it looked. Then had... More 

Thank wdwatl
Karlstad, Sweden
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Been here a couple of times. The food always tastes good. The Kitchen is innovative and the menu is creative. Good number of dishes, a vareity of meat and fish. A great way to experience their food is by trying a selection of small dishes. The wine list has also a good amount of great wines. I will be back.

Thank J0han67
Muenster, Germany
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent Food in a nice atmosphere. The menue started with a surprise from the kitchen. The starter was perfect as was the main dish, a fish stew. I can highly recommend the place.

Thank PeCom01
Oslo, Norway
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

We had a very nice meal at Restaurant Blå in Karlstad. Very nice food and top service from the staff! Also no problems to adjust food to to my glutenfree diet.

Thank Marit F
Stockholm, Sweden
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168 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

The service was very good. We had seafood, which was delicious. The location is fine, too. I enjoyed Hobgoblin beer with my food.

Thank StefanHaeger
Alicante, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

During our trip to Sweden my boyfriend and I stayed a few days in Karlstad, and we went to Bla because a local friend recommended it to us. We were certainly not dissapointed! Great food and great service! The restaurant is modern and welcoming and the staff is friendly and efficient.

Thank cheva80
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

I visit twice in the last two weeks and plan on retuning in the Spring and or summer. I live outside of NYC and travel extensively in Europe and Asia. I love great food and great service, but don't get confused with atmosphere or "number of stars". This restaurant is a must visit for those in or around the Karlstad... More 

Thank Spankydot
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Cozy restaurant with great and friendly staff. The food is really good, local meat and fish and a menue that focuses on seasonal ingredients. Highly recommended!👍

Thank Xlin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$54
European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:15 - 11:30
17:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Kungsgatan, Karlstad 652 24, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Varmland County  >  Karlstad
  • Phone Number: +46 54 10 18 15
We are a small restaurant with high ambition when it comes to the food. We focus on local food and nice service and atmosphere.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?