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Skarven

Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
77 60 07 20
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Ranked #15 of 68 restaurants in Tromso
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Norwegian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bergen, Norway
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Rustic atmosphere in two next door buildings on the waterfront. Downstairs a cafe & pub with lighter meals, good coffee, plenty of excellent Mack beers and also with seating outside. Upstairs a steak house, a seafood restaurant and a special events facility. I always visit the downstairs part when I'm in Tromsø, haven't quite arrived until that's done..

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Had such a lovely evening meal here with friends. Great menu, lots of good advice from lovely staff. All our dishes were of high standard.very enjoyable indeed .

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Istanbul
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We stopped here for a quick drink and too get out of the cold. The atmosphere was lovely and the staff were very pleasant and helpful.

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Oslo, Norway
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Very central seafood restaurant near the seaside of Tromsø. Very nice decorated inside with a big fire in the room. You can have various meal with local seafood - schrims sandwiches, fish soup and more. Very rustic and cosy. Mix of people from the society to tourists who just want to relax in the wery well decorated fish restaurant.

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Very cosy cafe, loved the atmosphere, service, food, view over the harbpur and towards the Arctic Cathedral, and last but not least, good coffees!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Good location and delicious dishes. But a bit too expensive. Anyway it's worth to try. I recommended reindeer and codfish.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We loved it in here. We were two couples visiting from England. We were staying in a cabin about 40minutes out of Tromso so didn't have a local hotel to pop back to. We'd spent the entire morning shopping, sightseeing and virtually freezing to death. The lady in the tourist office recommended this place and said give the soup buffet... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

It was our last night in Norway and I was craving for some reindeer meat. Found this restaurant through a review and decided to pop in for a proper meal before we headed home. The king crab soup starter and a side order of shrimps were great, and I had the reindeer while my partner had the whale. Food wasn't... More

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Europe
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Try the local Mack beers (I especially liked the dark beer). A limited menu offers some great warm food, including a very tasty regional favourite bacalao. We visited twice in two days. It is also open on Sundays.

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Aix-les-Bains, France
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This place was recommended by a local and she was right.... Need a place to chill out next to a warm fire - perfect Soup buffet - strange concept but even odder - you can have fish fish or fish.... It was actually probably the cheapest and best meal we had in Tromso. Highly recommend it - if you like... More

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