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Skarven

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European, Pub, Norwegian
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Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
77 60 07 20
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3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice!

Very nice place for a beer or a glass of wine. Also tasty soup. Excellent restaurant up stairs. Lots of people, both locals and tourists. Friendly atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Ingebjørg N
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very nice place for a beer or a glass of wine. Also tasty soup. Excellent restaurant up stairs. Lots of people, both locals and tourists. Friendly atmosphere.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is expensive (what in Norway is not?) but the food and service are very good. We had whale and reindeer which was excellent. There's a good selection of wine,beer, and spirits.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Best fish restaurant i have ever been to... Yummi, must visit, but make reservations.. I chose " grillet tørrfisk" and my husband chose the fishsoup....As we say , angels where flying though the room, while we enjoyed our meal.... I am cerainly foring back for more 👍

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Granada, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

You go to Skarven with quite high expectations especially when it comes to seafood. I was really surprised and disappointed when I ordered a shrimp sandwich for lunch and it turned out to be shrimps from a bucket just like the ones you can buy in a supermarket. It was like chewing on a jellyfish. I also tried dried fish... More 

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Basingstoke, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We visited Tromso on a warm, sunny day, so could sit outside on Skarven's very pleasant sun terrace. We only had drinks, no food, but their selection of craft beers - proper ales, not lagers - was very impressive. A wide range of beer from breweries across Norway. The bar staff were friendly, helpful, very knowledgeable and spoke pretty perfect... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We went here in February and we loved the food. Nice surroundings too, close to the hotel where weClarion Hotel The Edge.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Perfectly located beer hall in the center of Tromsø! They offer a variety of beers from the Mack brewery in a cosy environment. Can't say anything about the food but everything else was very pleasant.

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Verdal, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Almost always crowdy, with nice people. Sitting out in the sun with a mug of cold Mack-beer in the harbour area.

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Bergen, Norway
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Biffhuset/steak house Had dinner here early afternoon, not a lot of people in the restaurant at the time but it quickly filled up. Still the food arrived so quickly we wonder if the chef knew what we wanted before we ordered. Waiters where polite and smiley, food was really good, the wine to. Beef was grilled to perfection and had... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is excellent. There are in reality 3 places on the sane building sharing the same entrance. At the first floor you have the bar. It is a very popular place and will be full of locals specially during sunny days when you will find tables out and they will surely be packed if the weather is nice. It... More 

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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: European, Pub, Norwegian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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