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Skarven

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Soups, Barbecue, European, Pub, Norwegian
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Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
77 60 07 20
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3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Description: Restaurant with table service. Traditional food, fish, seafood, sea...
Restaurant with table service. Traditional food, fish, seafood, sea mammals. Located in an old stone house on the quayside in central Tromso
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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 164
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Easy dining

We got here after a whale watching program, pretty tired and bit cold. They have a cosy fireplace, food is simple, but very nice. They have nice beers on tap, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter P
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Oulu, Finland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice, cozy but spacious bar, not too loud but lively enough. We didn't eat so I can't comment on food, but it the restaurant looked nice.

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Thank Outieli
The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location & atmosphere. Two restaurants: fish & steakhouse. Worthwhile going there again next time.

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Thank DavidfromNetherlands
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and friendly staff made our last meal before flying home an enjoyable one. Great steaks and burgers!

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Thank Crwhearson
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got here after a whale watching program, pretty tired and bit cold. They have a cosy fireplace, food is simple, but very nice. They have nice beers on tap, too.

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Thank Peter P
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With four friends we visited Skarven and Arctandria seafood restaurant again. The cos (mølje) buffer was excellent, with all condiments: tongue, liver, row.. The baccalao however was far to spicy for my wife and gave her stomach trouble for a day..

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Thank Per L
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal here - great tasting halibut and a glass of wine. Served by a very helpful waitress.

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Thank gbk0fherts
Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the steak house on New Years Eve but could only get a table for 5.30 despite almost all of the tables still being empty when we were leaving nearly 2 hours later! The menu had a great selection and I did not think it was too expensive for Norway standards. We ordered the potato soup and garlic... More 

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Thank ochthenoodle
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very nice whale steak (When in Norway...) while here one night, nice place, good food, drinks and nautical theme. Had a large menu with lots of local Norwegian meals to try.

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Thank Oxley00
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there twice. At first at the steak house. Friendly staff but you wont get a table without reservation. Altough 5 tables were empty, the waiter told us we need a reservation. So we ve done that by internet. So the next day we had our dinner at the steakhouse. Food was expensive but really good, so we... More 

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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Tromso during the summer but couldn't get a table here. Luckily in the winter there wasn't a long wait! The food was a 10/10 perfectly cooked shrimps reindeer beef pork chicken. Everything was seasoned right and properly prepared! Totally worth the money! So if you're in Tromsø go visit the skarven beef house!

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Thank Bart L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Troms  >  Tromso
  • Phone Number: 77 60 07 20

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: Soups, Barbecue, European, Pub, Norwegian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Restaurant with table service. Traditional food, fish, seafood, sea mammals. Located in an old stone house on the quayside in central Tromso
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?