This popular spot between Vika and Karl Johan is one of the many Oslo café-bars that also serve food. A variety of filled Pita Breads and Melts, Ratatouille, Quiche and the house specialty, lasagna, are all on the menu. Hot dishes usually come with a Salad and nutty Norwegian bread. This is a light and cozy café with dozens of candles and plants in the windows. And should you feel like a game of chess while you are waiting for your food, the staff will gladly lend you a board.
This gourmet restaurant, located in the heart of Oslo's oldest neighborhood, is run by award-winning chef Bent Stiansen. A varied menu is available, compiled from the freshest and best available ingredients. The beautiful and stylistic 18th-century décor just adds to the restaurant's ambiance. The restaurant consists of five small rooms with an intimate atmosphere. The ceiling contains some of the finest stucco work in northern Europe. Guests must be suitably dressed (jacket and tie for men).
Illegal Burger is the perfect spot to grab a greasy and delicious late night meal. The restaurant's charcoal grill leaves the juicy burgers with a satisfying smokey flavor. There are a flurry of toppings to augment your burger, and the fries and beer are top-of-the-line as well. Veggie burgers are served too, so there's no excuse to skip a visit to this restaurant! Be assured, you won't regret it.
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!
Those who appreciate great food should look no further. Guests dine in the light of 300 candles, the only source of light in this intimate basement restaurant, aptly named The Convent. The dining room is located in a spacious cellar with a vaulted brick ceiling. The interior has been specially designed to create the perfect romantic atmosphere and the walls are adorned with religious icons and paintings. The menu, written on monastic scrolls and covered with hand-woven fabric, offers a variety of meat and fish dishes as well as a daily vegetarian dish. An aperitif in front of the fireplace should get you in the right mood before you sit down.
If you are someone who loves beers then Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri should be a must visit when visiting Norway. With a fantastic collection of the brew, both domestic and international as well as one of the best local brews, the restaurant and bar serve food that goes well with the drink. During the winters soak in the warmth from the fireplace and chill out on the patio on summers. The vibrant atmosphere, live music, TV all add to the charm of this place. Whether it is meetings or just a hangout with friends, you will love this cool place.
Basic fare in cozy and rustic surroundings characterizes the Egon restaurant chain. The menu contains everything from steaks and fish to tacos and hamburgers and also features a special menu for children. In addition to all this Egon offers a daily all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. The main branch is located on Karl Johan street, not far from Stortinget. Other branches are located at Byporten shopping center and in the suburb of Nordstrand. The kitchen closes at 11:30p.
The first thing that comes to mind when you think about a world famous cafe chain is the Hard Rock Cafe. The city of Oslo has a Hard Rock Cafe as well, and it is the perfect example of Scandinavian design and architecture blended in with new age American lifestyle. With dragon head arcs, resembling old Viking Boats, Nordic styled bars made beautifully out of wood, Scandinavian paintings and antiques well placed around the cafe, the place has an authentic Nordic Charm to it. Try out the Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings, Caipirinha, or White Russian from the exemplary menu while you enjoy live rock performances on stage. Browse through the exclusive collection for stylish merchandise or simply sit back and relax with a drink.
Nestled in the heart of the city, Oriental Restaurant welcomes visitors to feast on delectable flavors of Chinese cuisine. This restaurant offers diners a casual space to enjoy Cantonese and Szechuan dishes. A specialty of this place is their extensive variety of dimsum. They also offer a range of seafood, meat and poultry dishes blended with sauces and herbs to create rich exotic flavors. Finish your meal with a sweet dessert. An array of wines are also available to complement your food.
Whether you wish to enjoy well-crafted drinks, dig into authentic Scandinavian cuisine or dance till wee hours of the night, LaWo is the place to be. This vivacious spot is a haunt for locals and travelers alike and comes most recommended on weekends when the ambiance here is at its euphoric best. The interior is decked up in electric lights that create a dramatic effect; here talented DJs keep the crowd grooving. LaWo also has an intimate lounge where you can unwind and relax your worked up legs while sipping on cocktails. LaWo's extended outdoor seating is explored by many for a laid-back brunch.
Xich Lo may be hard to find, hidden on the first floor of a major shopping center, but the food is certainly worth the search. The restaurant serves Vietnamese cuisine with hints of French influence. The tasting menu, with seven delightful courses, is sure to fill and satisfy you. If you want more indulgence, ask for the wine pairings with the tasting menu.