June 20, 2018

Berns Asiatiska- Asian Fusion Restaurant

Entrance to Berns
I had the opportunity to dine at Berns Asiatiska last week with my fellow Stockholm Concierges. Berns is an historic Stockholm entertainment venue with restaurants, bars, concert stage and nightclubs. Built in 1863 by Heinrich Robert Berns (hence the name), it was actually the first restaurant in Sweden to serve Chinese cuisine (1940's). Some really famous people have performed here throughout the years, from Josephine Baker, Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich up to Rihanna and Ryan Adams.
Beautiful interiors
They still serve Chinese cuisine here, though these days the menu is more "Asian fusion" with flavors and dishes from throughout the Far East. Berns also has another restaurant in the park out front that serves French cuisine and is called Berns Bistro. It is especially popular on sunny, summer evenings with a large outdoor area. But back to Asiatiska...
Berns Asiatiska, located in the downtown area, has probably the most beautiful restaurant interior in Stockholm with amazingly high, carved wooden ceilings, gold & red velvet interiors and enormous chandeliers. They have really been good at keeping the historic ambiance of the venue alive. As I mentioned, the menu is a fusion of Far East cuisines... with favorite dishes from China, Japan and Korea. We had the tasting/sharing menu for groups and it was all very delicious.
It can get a bit boisterous on late evenings during the weekends as they have a popular bar and nightclub as well. The easiest way to get there from the Hotel Rival is either by taxi (10 minutes) or by taking the subway (red line) to Östermalmstorg, exit to Stureplan and then walk 10 minutes to the restaurant. Otherwise the station Kungsträdgården (blue line) is quite close if you are coming from another part of Stockholm.
They also have a very popular brunch here on the weekends! You can book your table on their website which I have linked above or by contacting me directly if you are staying at the Rival. Click here for other restaurant recommendations.
Bistro Berns in the park.

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