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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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Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, 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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  • 88
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    Very good
  • 32
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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
Nice place, reasonable prices

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Ingrid N
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Bergen, Norway
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Verdal, Norway
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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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76 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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London
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

I met up with a friend to visit Skarven. Views of the harbour are unbeatable for dinner. It is very delicious food and reasonably priced too. Try the reindeer steak you won't regret it!! Very good service too.

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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
17 restaurant reviews
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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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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13 reviews
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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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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: European, 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: 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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