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All 935 Oslo Restaurants

Solsiden

Sondre Akershuskai 34, Oslo 0150, Norway
+47 22 33 36 30
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Ranked #83 of 935 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The name Solsiden means the sunny side, and that is where this restaurant is located on the sunny side of the pier, right below Akershus Fortress. Excellent seafood selection including salmon, mussels, shrimp, crab and other Norwegian delicacies prepared with natural, organic ingredients at the hands of master chefs. Live lobster tank and oyster bar. Drinks served outside from 3 pm. Food served inside and outside from 4.30 pm. The kitchen closes at 10 pm on Monday-Saturday and at 9 pm on Sunday. Solsiden is only open in summer.
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Spokane, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Beautiful setting on the water is matched by excellent food and service. We had been out touring on bicycles and were a little under dressed but they were very gracious and served us. WE are glad we didn't miss it.

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Best service I have received in Scandanavia was at this lovely restaraunt. The outside is completely understated, but the views and food are surpurb. I would definitely recommend dining there to anyone visiting Oslo.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Located is in the far corner of Oslo quay harbour, Solsiden doesn't look particularly attractive from the outside. Inside however the restaurant looks cozy yet modern. I had salmon with vegetables and cauliflower purée, which was tasty, however the portion was small and the price tag was even above Oslo's average, which is pretty high! Overall I had a nice... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our family came when the restaurant was at its busiest shift, afraid that we could not get any table but luckily they have one! The Hack fish was the star, and Salmon dish were very nice also. we wanted to try the seafood big platter but they only sell minimum for 2.

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Berlin, Germany
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We came to this restaurant after a recommendation by locals to make use of this place's short season and were not disappointed. We had the seafood platter for 2 people and ended up with a mountain of shellfish, crabs, lobster, scallops, oysters and muscles, all of which were excellent. And so, this restaurant will give all of the good reasons... More

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Chevy Chase, MD
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Some restaurants as well situated as Solsiden might rest on the wonderful views of Oslo Harbor. Thankfully, they do not. The fish was fresh and well-prepared and service was friendly and efficient. By the stratospheric standards of Oslo restaurants, where $30 hamburgers are the norm, the prices were high, but not outrageous.

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Mexico City
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323 reviews 323 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

All the people in my group loved the place, its decoration, its view. We had a table with waterfront view. Our waitress was nice. Place was full so reserve before going there. Food was really good. Prices are outrageous. We had the seafood platter and it was great. Good wines too.

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Santiago, Chile
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had made only two dinner reservations for our two week trip to Scandinavia. Solsiden was one of them. This restaurant came up as a must in Oslo everywhere I looked (NYT, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit,-- everywhere!) The pictures looked great and we are huge seafood lovers. So I was certain we would love it and our party of... More

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The food and location are great! Service was very poor and doesn't go hand in hand with the price nor the ambience of the restaurant. The food would have had a an excellent score if one of us hadn't gotten a rotten potato with the main corse.... Also, make sure to keep within the selection if you choose the daily... More

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New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I tried Solsiden on a recent trip to Oslo. The food was excellent. I had grilled halibut in lobster foam, and it was truly one of the best halibut I have ever tasted. The location is nice too, away from the bustle of Aker Brygge and less touristy. Excellent wine list as well and excellent service.

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