I found Omar (yes, the place is named after the best tv character ever from The Wire) while I was still studying. It is easy to miss if you do not know it – it is a really cool place located in Nørrebro in quite a calm area. When entering the restaurant, a big sign tells you immediately that “we are in charge”, “we play hip hop, live with it”, and “live a little”. They serve delicious dishes to share family-style for a more than fair price. Many of the dishes are vegetarian. They have a big selection of wines, many of them available by the glass, and the staff are always more than happy to help you find the right wine.
Omar is the perfect place to have a meal with your good friends before going out dancing all night. They also have a sister restaurant not far away, Safari, with a similar concept, if you can’t get a reservation.