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Den Grimme Aelling Restaurant

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Scandinavian, Danish, European
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Hans Jensens Straede 1, Odense 5000, Denmark
+45 65 91 70 30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
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Odense, Denmark
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The food is alright, however, the staff is not very attentive, and we got the feeling that the staffe would would like to get us out as soon as possible, so they could resell the table

Thank Marlene P
Brisbane, Australia
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250 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I am a coeliac, and was looking to try and combine what might be Danish food with my dietary requirements. Den Grimme Aeling was near to our hotel and was stated to be a Danish buffet, so we gave it a go. Firstly, the staff were great and very knowledgable about gf diet requirements. I am not sure how Danish... More 

1 Thank bobjanh
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This was very Danish dinner buffet with not many different options. Its not very fancy but fairly reasonably priced and delicious enough.

Thank LuckyGilmour
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

I was probably expecting a little more of an Ugly duckling or Hans theme in the restaurant. I was quite disappointed to walk in and find a buffet with a complicated menu with drinks. i found it confusing. Choosing a menu and when the drinks were included. Time restricted. Anyway we got stuck in an found our way eventually. Buffet... More 

Thank Amia_C
Lund, Sweden
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359 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

We were in Odense to see what we could see on a rainy November day. We needed some lunch and found this restaurant. We took the lunch buffet which seems to be a good value for money. There seemed to be locals there and the restaurant was quite full even at almost 2pm. The waitress was very good and attentive.... More 

Thank gssmultron
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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343 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Meat looked good and roasted potatoes were fine, everything else seemed like a second-rate salad bar. There are better options in Odense for the price. Lovely building and location.

Thank emilee l
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

The buffet was pretty good, although some dishes like dried tomatoes are far from the Danish cuisine. What is missing is the fruit. The staff can speak English and the menus are written in English and in German as well. The location is good the atmosphere inside the restaurant too. Toilets are OK. As usual in Scadinavia it is possible... More 

Thank Marco B
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

Despite all tables were booked out and we could get one just for 1 hour we were happy being their: excellent informal atmosphere (it was Friday evening pre-Christmas and there were a lot of families with kids), great selection of meat and good buffet with salads, for ab. 150 Kr it was just wonderful!

Thank Elena_KKKK
Rome, Italy
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

We enjoyed a delicious lunch buffet for 149 krones each, drinks included. The food was very good: herrings with different sauces, many types of cheese, eggs, pate, salad, etc.. and beer and wine no limit. When we were there, there was also a huge family group deeply engaged in singing and chanting, which created a pleasant atmosphere. And the restaurant... More 

Thank Samanta T
Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

This is a great restaurant if you want to try all of the traditional Danish dishes. Affordable and tasty. But keep in mind that it is buffet style so the dishes are not always fresh.

Thank KeliRae

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Scandinavian, Danish, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hans Jensens Straede 1, Odense 5000, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Funen and Islands  >  Odense
  • Phone Number: +45 65 91 70 30

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