Singapore is home to some of the great cuisines of the world: Chinese dim sum, Thai steamboat Mookata, Japanese sushi and sashimi joints, Swedish meatballs...wait, what? The Swedes might be known for a few things – flat-packed design, pop foursomes, heavily-tattooed individualistic footballers – but the cuisine of the Scandi superstars is not one of their immediate calling cards. Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro are flying the flag for Swedish cooking all over Singapore, and at their location in Geylang, you can pick up a morsel of Malmo, a slice of Stockholm and, if you’ll give us it, a gobful of Gothenburg. That means meatballs, of course, but also herring, herb-crusted salmon and pannbiff – or even the whole lot together in the iconic smorgasbord. Take a trip to the OneKM shopping centre on Tanjong Katong Road, just down in the direction of Marine Parade from Paya Lebar MRT station and get set for a Swedish feast at Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro.
The restaurant is in a shopping mall, it's not too big, and it's decorated in a very original way, the food was orgasmic, we had the salmon and the steak. The way they prepared the potato salad was out of this world, flavours were not too strong, nothing to overwhelm your palate; the portions were quite generous and prices were more than reasonable. The only reason we don't give this place a 6, is the service. The waiting staff were polite, courteous, but we had to ask to have our order taken, the dessert menu given to us, and for the bill. It just makes you feel ignored a bit. But overall, we would definitely return here!
The restaurant is open concept and is very noisy but food was good. A bit pricey but worth a try. Service was good and fast.