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Cafe Sjakk Matt

Haakon VII's Gt. 5, Oslo, Norway (Sentrum)
22-83-41-56
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Ranked #672 of 911 restaurants in Oslo
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
Neighborhood: Sentrum
Most recent review
- Mar 23, 2014
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  • English first
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  • Norwegian first
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English first
Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Oslo
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Sjakk Matt has two restaurants. The one by Konserthuset (the adress above) is ok, but the newer branch by Tinghuset at C J Hambro pl. is at total disaster. Service is non existent. Stay away!

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Poor service and assortment ~ waitress could be more serviceminded.....(lunchguests) This Place is definitely not like it was in "the good old days" + for outdoor seating

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This used to be one of my favourite places in Oslo to go for a snack, a beer, or even just a coffee. Now an expat, I went back for nostalgic reasons. Unfortunately, things have change. The service is non-existent, and the staff does not seem to care the slightest about their customers. After ten minutes waiting for service we... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Me and my friend dropped in for a social lunch since we hadn´t seen each other since long time ago. Kafe Sjakk Matt is located near to my office, so it was convenient for a drop-in. The place was quite crowded, but we managed to get a table. The design and interior is quite pleasing, though very much in line... More

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Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The waiters were deeply involved in a personal conversation and took no notice of us during the first 10 minutes or so. The food was uninspiring. I had a salad which apparently came straight from the refrigerator. Mind you, it does take some skill to get a simple salad wrong. I won't be coming back.

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