Located on the scenic Ekeberg Hill, this eatery provides a breathtaking and panoramic view of Oslo city. The focus of the restaurant is on serving international cuisine prepared to suit contemporary tastes. Outdoor seating is available, allowing you to soak in the view, but the menu is reportedly more extensive in the indoor section. They also have banquet and conference facilities. The food here is pricey, but the view and experience are unforgettable. So go ahead, plan your next event here!
At the tip of Aker Brygge, with the sea right outside its door, it's not surprising that this restaurant serves only the best and freshest products. All types of fish, from salmon to cod to monkfish, are served fresh and cooked in a variety of sauces. Try to get an outdoor table in the summer, especially in the evenings. Along with the view of late evening sunlight on the fjord, you will have the advantage of a cheaper menu.
Boasting a fantastic waterfront location, Hanami is where you can expect to be served Japanese delights crafted from local Norwegian ingredients. An elegant space with an open kitchen and sushi bar, this restaurant offers you Japanese fusion cuisine. You can enjoy izakaya-style Japanese small plates like tempura scampi and edamame with your Geisha Martini, after which you can move on to scrumptious offerings like the signature scampi ceviche and miso-marinated black cod.
If you are a through and through seafood lover then chances of you liking this place is pretty high. What with the kind of menu and varied choices of preparations available, D/S Louise Restaurant & Bar certainly deserves its many accolades. Impeccable service in a classy setting clearly qualifies this place as fine dining. Fresh catches of lobsters, herrings, crab and caviar contribute to your delectation trip. Although mainly famous for its seafood specialty, this place does whisk up some amazing chicken and steak recipes. Come down to enjoy a meal that not only is memorable but an altogether new dining experience.
34 floors above the hustle and bustle of city life at the summit of the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, 34 SkyBar offers magnificent views across Oslo. 34 SkyBar is popular hangout for Oslo's business elite, so it is a great place to network. The interior and clientele are the epitome of 21st-century style, while the drinks menu offers elegant yet classic cocktails. However, you will need an executive salary to fully enjoy the range of drinks on offer.
Near the famous Holmenkollen ski jump, you will find Dem Fem Stuer. This exclusive and very Norwegian restaurant has an amazing view of Oslo. The service is distinguished and the menu offers Norwegian dishes with strong, classic roots. The three-course meal, 'A Taste of Norway', consists of the freshest seasonal Norwegian ingredients, and is worth trying. Jacket and tie are required for admission. The food is expensive, but it is worth every penny.
If you are in the mood for a lazy and comfortable evening, hop into Q Lounge. The lounge, located on roof top of First Hotel Grims Grenka, is quite a happening place for drinks. The decor of the place creates a soothing and comforting ambiance. Luxurious furniture brings you the much needed comfort. The lounge also gives you a fantastic view of the city of Oslo. One can be sure to find some of the finest of cocktails here. If you are a connoisseur of champagnes, this place has it all for you. The resident Mixologist will even go as far as creating a designer cocktail just for you!
Lekter'n is only open during the warmer period of the year, since this is an outdoor restaurant and pub on a barge by Aker Brygge. The location is ideal, with a view over the city in one direction, and over the Oslo fjord in the other. From Lekter'n you can watch the ferries arriving from Denmark, together with sailboats and fishing boats. Turn your head the other way and watch myriads of people strolling on the seafront. This is one of Oslo's biggest outdoor pubs, with room for several hundred people. Do not forget your sunglasses.
Since its establishment in 2006, the restaurant Olivia has come to be known as one of the city's go to choices for traditional Italian fare. Boasting a lovely waterfront location, with splendid views of the fijord and the Akershus castle, Olivia offers an elegant, yet rustic ambiance that is perfect for a casual meal with family, friends and colleagues. Although best known for its pizzas, the restaurant also offers a selection of salads, pastas, appetizers and desserts that have been prepared using authentic recipes and traditional ingredients from Italy. Tuck in to a slice of their Nepoletana pizza or a serving of the Lasagna Della Casa and you will find yourself transported to the streets of Italy. Spread across two levels, with ample outdoor seating as well, Olivia is a great choice for just about any occasion.
By the seaside, at the foot of Akershus Festning, you will find fish and seafood restaurant Solsiden. On a beautiful summer's evening in Oslo, this is certainly the right place to be: the views over the fjord, the sunset and the delicacies on the menu make this restaurant a popular meeting place. Crab, lobster, Norwegian haddock and sea-fish are just some of the things that are offered here, and the fresh tuna is worth a try! All this on cozy and stylish premises.
Onda Sea is a part of a restaurant complex located in Aker Brygge that constitutes three different dining concepts. 1000 square meters are divided into: Onda Asia, Onda Mezzanine and Onda Sea. Onda Sea mainly serves fish and seafood prepared in continental recipes. With spectacular views of Oslofjord and Akershus Fortress, it provides a great setting for important business lunches or a special, romantic occasion. This one may be a little tough on the pocket, but with the unparalleled food and view that it provides, Onda Sea is definitely worth it!