Jon Palmebjörk and Jakob Karlsson are two of the founders behind restaurant Östra Kyrkogatan in Haga/Sandbacka. Photo: Jonas Pekkari
The dream came true. In oktober 2021 restaurant Östra Kyrkogatan – or ÖK's – opened its doors with a menu offering the much beloved Smash and Grab Burgers, but also a selection of pasta dishes and salads. In addition, you'll find what the crew describes as "red wine-friendly" pizza.
– The most popular pizza is "räkan" ("the shrimp"), with creme fraiche, shrimps, roe and chili. A lot of people fist come here for the burgers, but discover we've got a lot more to offer, says Jakob Karlsson.
And ÖK's have had a busy start. There are plans for guest chef's, live music and quiz-nights, but for now the new owners are focusing on getting the day-to-day to work.
– It's been crazy, we're kind of overwhelmed at the incredible start we've had. You can tell people have been longing for a proper neighborhood restaurant in Haga, says Jakob Karlsson.