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Skarven

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Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
77 60 07 20
Today
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The place to eat

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
AlisonL L
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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217 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great restaurant close to town centre and harbour. Actually has a steak bar and fish restaurant at the same location we went into the fish restaurant. Great menu. Started with martinis and could buy a decent glass of wine with each course if wanted. Fish platter was a great starter which we shared and for the main my wife had... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Excellent fish (cod and halibut), were excellent in accommodating special needs of one of the party. Outstanding place and good view from the window. good wine selection and authentic kitchen. would come back definitively.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Came here on our first night stay at Tromso, food here was excellent! Upon arriving at the restaurant we were shown to our table, we wanted to sit near the windows where we could view the sea but we were not allowed to! We ordered soup, mussels and a whale dish as starters together with 4 main fish dishes between... More 

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London
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went at about 5.30pm and the fish restaurant was fully booked but the Meat restaurant had a table until 7.30pm. We had three courses with some of the wonderful local Mack beer. The service, food and ambience were all great. We enjoyed it so much that we did not feel the need to find other restaurants to go to.... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

After a recommendation from a fellow traveller, tried this on what I though would be a quiet Tuesday night. After an initial quizzing about not having booked, we were offered a table for an hour and a half, as they were busy later on. Did not quite believe this as it was quiet when we arrived, but it did turn... 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 0 - 40
  • Cuisine: Norwegian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?