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Cafe Sjakk Matt

Sentrum
European, Scandinavian
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Haakon VII's Gt. 5, Oslo, Norway
22-83-41-56
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food, average service

Been there several times. The problem every time has been that there are too few waiters taking care of both the outside area and inside of the cafe. Sometimes you have to wait a long time just to order. When you have ordered, the food comes quickly. Then you are pretty much on your own. This time... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Tromso, Norway
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Mysen, Norway
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

During an extended walk a beautiful summer day we dropped by Cafe Sjakk Matt (Checkmate) for a quick lunch and were not disappointed *Atmosphere* The outdoor area is necessarily busy being close to central Oslo, but the inside provides shelter from both traffic and weather (if needed). The design is clean and modern with neat details and the restrooms are... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Been there several times. The problem every time has been that there are too few waiters taking care of both the outside area and inside of the cafe. Sometimes you have to wait a long time just to order. When you have ordered, the food comes quickly. Then you are pretty much on your own. This time it was impossibe... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I eat here every now and then, mainly due to the location. It is an convenient place to meet for an informal lunch. The food is decent, but not fantastic in any way. Service is quick. You do not have to reserve a table. I will be back for sure, but not because of the Food experience.

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Bergen, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Good atmosphere, great food, good prizes and very nice emploies. Nice place to eat drink and have a good time!

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Oslo, Norway
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 433 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have been eating here a couple of times, and had the chicken burger, which was so good. They also serve fish for those who want a halal meal. The cafe is located near Nasjonal teateret (National teatre), just takes you 2-3 minutes to walk there. They serve drinks, warm and cold food, a wide range of meals really. They... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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91 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

The place is cosy, but do not sit close to the door as it is freezing cold every time it opens. Ok menu even not everything was available. But it took them 15 min to give us a table even if it wasn't crowded and tables were ready, 15 min again for drinks and it was wrong. Finally 45 min... More 

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oslo
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

One of my favourite restaurants in Oslo is "Cafe Sjakk-Matt". Situated next door to the municipal court house ("Tinguset") of Oslo. They have one menu for lunch and another one for dinner (from 3 p.n.). Most of the staff are immigrants, and they are doing a very good job with quick and efficient service. They have some fascinating "Burger specialities"... More 

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Oslo
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The menu has a good variety of dishes and the food is good. Relaxed atmosphere. Downside is consistently poor, inattentive service.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This is a popular lunch restaurant in the business district of Oslo. They offer a broad selection of various dishes like burger, salads, burrito etc. In general, the food is good, but the service is slow. In particular, it takes time to get the bill after the meal. If you are in the area, this could be a lunch alternative,... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Had a couple beers and nachos. Service was very slow, few waiters for such a crowded place. Took some time to be served. Nice and central place, with a good decoration, noisy on friday. But nachos were ok, beer was ok. No big deal. It worthed for the company.

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Address: Haakon VII's Gt. 5, Oslo, Norway
Phone Number: 22-83-41-56
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo>  > Sentrum
Cuisine: European, Scandinavian

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  • Address: Haakon VII's Gt. 5, Oslo, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo>  > Sentrum
  • Neighborhood: Sentrum
  • Phone Number: 22-83-41-56

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Scandinavian

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