Bye IKEA, we found a better place to dine like a Swede – a legit Swedish restaurant

Photo: Øyvind Holmstad via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Øyvind Holmstad via Wikimedia Commons

On a quest for Swedish food other than IKEA’s re-heated meatballs? Here’s a restaurant you may want to check out.

Rakmacka. Photo: Restaurant Cajutan / FB

Swedish Restaurant Cajutan is among a small handful of Scandinavian restaurants in the city. Situated right in downtown on Soi Sukhumvit 18, the restaurant says it serves “a true taste of Sweden,” with a wide range of traditional dishes such as the country’s beloved meal of meatballs and mashed potatoes paired with creamy brown gravy and lingonberry sauce (THB199) and the classic Swedish shrimp sandwich Rakmacka (THB349).

The other highlights here include Biff Rydberg (THB629), a hearty dish consisting of beef tenderloin chunks with a runny egg yolk, fried onions, fried potatoes and mustard cream.

Biff Rydberg. Photo: Restaurant Cajutan / FB
Biff Rydberg. Photo: Restaurant Cajutan / FB

For a bit of sweetness, Swedish-style, they’ve got homemade Swedish pancakes served with strawberry jam and whipped cream (THB99). There’s also the simple-yet-delicious chocolate and almond cake called Swedish Daim Cake, which yes, we have also previously enjoyed thanks to IKEA. At Cajutan, it’s served with whipped cream, for THB99.

This Sunday, the restaurant will also host a Meatball Festival running from noon until 3pm, during which meatballs in various flavors will be provided to customers as an all-you-can-eat buffet spread for THB299 per person.

Cajutan opened in 2016 by Zdeni and Björn Claesson. The restaurant is located on Soi Sukhumvit 18 and can be reached from BTS Asoke or MRT Sukhumvit. 


Cajutan is at Soi Sukhumvit 18, Khlong Toei, Bangkok
9am-11:30pm, daily
Phone: +662 258 0049
BTS: Asoke, MRT: Sukhumvit

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