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Solsiden

#106 of 1,009 Restaurants in Oslo
#115 of 1,061 Places to Eat in Oslo
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Sondre Akershuskai 34, Oslo 0150, Norway
+47 22 33 36 30
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Solsiden Restaurant is a seafood restaurant where we use only the best raw...
Solsiden Restaurant is a seafood restaurant where we use only the best raw materials the coast has to offer. Besides a variety of different fish we always have "Plateau des Fruits de Mer" on the menu. This is our specialty consisting of oysters, clams, crabs, mussels, shrimp, crayfish (when they are available fresh), lobster and king crab. The dishes can be accompanied by one of the over 250 wines from our wine menu. Solsiden Restaurant is located on Akershusstranda right below Akershus Fortress. Enjoy the magnificent sunset over the Oslo Fjord through the windows and open sliding doors. Here Oslo harbor is like a marine painting that changes from minute to minute. Welcome and Bon Appetit!
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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great seafood

Nice seafood restaurant, busy and popular located on the sun side harbour of Oslo right beside Fortress of Akershus. Nice dishes in combination with some god recommended white wine. Great service from the staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
RogerOI
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Sørumsand
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

But the 'system' would not allow us to sit more than 2 hours though we had the most expensive food on the menu, over average priced wine and the restaurant looked half empty. This is not kind of service you expect from first class restaurant where 2 persons spend 300 euro on only one course and wine, since we were... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Horrible, the food, the service, the price - all of them! I had half lobster, which literally meant that - they boiled a lobster, cut it in half, put on a plate (with all its insides boiled into green mesh still in it - disgusting) and put an empty piece of bread next to it. The waiter was pissed off... More 

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Sørumsand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice seafood restaurant, busy and popular located on the sun side harbour of Oslo right beside Fortress of Akershus. Nice dishes in combination with some god recommended white wine. Great service from the staff.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

It's expensive, and you have to book well in advance, but it's definitely worth it. Classy place, great location by Aker Brygge and the food is a dream!

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Spokane, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Nuremberg, Germany
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sondre Akershuskai 34, Oslo 0150, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 33 36 30

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic

Description

Solsiden Restaurant is a seafood restaurant where we use only the best raw materials the coast has to offer. Besides a variety of different fish we always have "Plateau des Fruits de Mer" on the menu. This is our specialty consisting of oysters, clams, crabs, mussels, shrimp, crayfish (when they are available fresh), lobster and king crab. The dishes can be accompanied by one of the over 250 wines from our wine menu. Solsiden Restaurant is located on Akershusstranda right below Akershus Fortress. Enjoy the magnificent sunset over the Oslo Fjord through the windows and open sliding doors. Here Oslo harbor is like a marine painting that changes from minute to minute. Welcome and Bon Appetit!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 am - 9:00 am
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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