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Skarven

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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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Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, 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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  • 83
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  • 115
    Very good
  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Super Suppebuffet

We wanted hot soup on a cold, windy, rainy day in Tromso. We found the best fish soup at Skarven's Suppebuffet. They offered two different fish soups--Flasker saftsuppe (fish and scalop soup) and Torrfisksuppe (stockfish soup)--as much as you want of either or both--with rolls and extra shrimp--for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Bill V
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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Oslo
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommended so perhaps my standards were a bit high, however, I ate here with colleagues and we all had essentially the same reaction. The food was just not very good. I would consider it mediocre under normal circumstances, but given the relatively high prices, I really have to say don't bother. This review is for the... More 

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Ay, Champagne-Ardenne, France
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The restaurant is upstairs, lot of locals ( it is a good sign), forget the internationnal cuisine. Welcome in Norway. Of course we had whales and other specialities and with good wines because their wine list is nice.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We wanted hot soup on a cold, windy, rainy day in Tromso. We found the best fish soup at Skarven's Suppebuffet. They offered two different fish soups--Flasker saftsuppe (fish and scalop soup) and Torrfisksuppe (stockfish soup)--as much as you want of either or both--with rolls and extra shrimp--for 115 ka. Skaarven is located in the harbor area near the Norway... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very nice pub with good local beers (MACK) lots of locals. Upstairs a very tasty seafood restaurant - definitely go there!

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Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Location is good and so is the selection of beers. Beer is served cold as well. It's a very nice place to sit outside by the seaside, weather permitting. They also serve food. On the downside the prices reflects its popularity.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great food, great service, informal atmosphere, great view over the harbour; would definitely go again, in fact we went twice in four days.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We ordered 2 sets of 2 course dinner grilled trout and reindeer steak. The food is nice, portion is good. Priced @ Nok945. The waiter who seemed to be the only English spoken staff was very helpful and polite although he was swamped by the tourist crowd, while the others seemed rather nonchalant.

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Oslo, Norway
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The legendary fish soup at Skarven beerhouse is now thin and over-boiled, the manager unfocused when serving so every order and every message has to be repeated many times. I have been to Skarven many times over the years due to the good atmosphere. Now the place is worn-down and the food and the staff sets a low standard. I... More 

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Quagliuzzo
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Whether you want meat or fish that's the right place to go. Strongly suggested from locals in order to find traditional food. Wooden furnitures remind you of ancient fishermen's taverns. I ate reindeer fillet for the first time and that was really amazing. Very very very particular. Completely different from every other kind of meat I ate before. The beerhouse... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

we had a good dinner but it was overpriced . The crab soup starter was very good but my main was a bit disappointing. Overall a good dinner but nothing special

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Additional Information about Skarven

Address: Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
Phone Number: 77 60 07 20
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Troms  >  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
Average Prices: USD 40
Cuisine: Pub, Norwegian

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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: 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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