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Skarven

Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
77 60 07 20
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Ranked #18 of 70 restaurants in Tromso
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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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tromsø, Troms, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Utepils is something you have to try on a sunny day in Tromsø. Best during the day. Bound to be a good vibe outside. Combine this with some Mack-beer - it will be great!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had really good weather in July so spent a very pleasant afternoon drinking watching life go by. Yes it is pricey but that's Norway. Came back to eat in the restaurant and the choice was good and food nice and for Norway good value for what we got both food wise and ambiance

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Munich, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place has a good location for the evening sun (and it is a lot of it in the summer) and Mack beer from tap. Advise: do not eat downstairs. It is very simple, expensive and small portions (fish stew is good if you love potatoes) But upstairs... Super nice fishdishes. NB: Book ahead

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The place is very expesive. I visited this place and it was the day which was good waether with warm temperature. The place increase the beer price proportion al with the temprature. 0.5 liter beer cost now 93 norwegian krone or arround 15 dollar or 12 euro. This is a shame for the place.

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Bergen, Norway
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92 reviews 92 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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