Noma – Danish brilliance
Noma is an acronym for “Nordisk mad” (which means Nordic food) and that says all about René Redzepi’s intention of creating and reinventing Nordic food, so expect to have drinking water from Greenland, moss from Finland, seaweed from Iceland and lobster from the Faeroe Islands.
A massive interest makes it a huge challenge to secure a reservation at Noma. This creates both a huge hype and anticipation of dining there.
There are several truly amazing dishes served, in all aspects, everything from the actual flavours, that are most important, to the presentation and innovation like the chestnut and löjrom, cress and walnut and all the newly discovered Nordic herbs and
vegetables. A brilliant dish that tastes glorious, resplendent, amazing, you know what we mean – pure brilliance and paradise for your taste buds. It is a unique dining experience that sometimes even manages to stretch your thinking of food and flavour combinations.
However, you can not expect to have every single dish served flawlessly at Noma, and that is a shame considering the fantastic overall quality and the different dining experience offered. Sometimes it can be a bit too experimental and lose track of the
flavours and actual taste. There are several restaurants in the world that manage to do serving after serving day after day impeccably. Noma does not cope with that and the service lacks sometimes as well. You can not expect someone to pull out your chair when you are about to leave for the restroom and you will
not have a new folded napkin when you come back to your table. These and other lacking details are not what to expect from one of the best restaurants in the world.
René Redzepi is an intelligent man and is developing the frontier of food. Currently they are riding on a success wave, but Noma will probably not be a top restaurant serving satisfied gourmets year after year for decades as some of the legendary restaurants do. The restaurant is hyped right now and of course everyone should try it out and experience some new unique interpretations of the Nordic cuisine. But just as Ferran Adrià closed his legendary El Bulli, probably René Redzepi will do so as well, so hurry up and make a reservation as the rest of the world tries to do right now. You will have a unique experience and the restaurant is a must for all food lovers.
Noma scored 85 points of 100 points in our rating system. View our Top 60 of the world. Back to the reviews.
By Andy & Joakim
1401 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3296 3297