Photo – Oscar Scott Carl – Visit Nuuk
In a small green house nestled among mountains and berry bushes an hour’s boat ride from Nuuk, lies a hidden gem: Qooqqut Nuan . This pop-up restaurant relocates every summer from its downtown Nuuk location to the green house atop the hill in Qooqqut, within the Nuuk Fjord.
At Qooqqut Nuan, both locals and tourists indulge in the immensely popular concept of Fish and Dish. As a guest, you bring your own freshly caught fish to the restaurant, where it is transformed, alongside locally grown vegetables, into a delectable meal just for you. You catch the fish yourself on the way to the restaurant – many stop at a well-known redfish hole along the boat journey, making you not just a recipient but an integral part of the Qooqqut Nuan experience.
Many locals and tourists consider Qooqqut Nuan a must-visit when exploring Nuuk.
You can either make the journey to Qooqqut Nuan in your own boat or join one of the operators offering trips to this charming restaurant. If you desire an extended stay at Qooqqut, it’s also possible to rent cabins with breathtaking views of the fjord.
Qooqqut Nuan has been nominated for Visit Greenland’s Tourism Award 2023.
For those looking to explore more culinary delights in the region, Wildfood Greenland offers a unique opportunity to order Greenlandic foods directly from local hunters, delivered right to your door.
If you’re keen on discovering more about the city, check out the Latest Local Tips for insights from residents on what to do and see in Nuuk. Additionally, if you’re curious about what’s new and trending in the city, our New Places in Nuuk section provides a comprehensive list of the latest hotspots.