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Maaemo

#12 of 1,026 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Norwegian
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Schweigaards gate 15b, Oslo 191, Norway
47 91 99 48 05
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding experience!

Maaemo means Mother Earth in old Finnish, and the two Michelin star restaurant emphasizes food that is close to mother earth, naturally/ locally sourced, and showcasing the raw nature of Norway. There are only eight tables in the restaurant and reservations have to made a few months in advance. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Maaemo means Mother Earth in old Finnish, and the two Michelin star restaurant emphasizes food that is close to mother earth, naturally/ locally sourced, and showcasing the raw nature of Norway. There are only eight tables in the restaurant and reservations have to made a few months in advance. It is a set menu of 20 courses with/ without wine... More 

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Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A 2 star Michelin is, of cource, very good. Some of the 20 "dishes" are marvelous, some more strange, following a line, but few surprises. The waiters should speak Norwegian, especially when presenting the cources (not French/English). Very expensive wine pairing and too litle wine (especially in the start), empty glasses. Almost only French wines. The Chablis was chablis (not... More 

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

WOW! x 2 We went to this 2 star (Michelin) restaurant to enjoy a mini wedding dinner. The staff was just AMAZING, true old style waiters with a great knowledge about the food and drinks served. The food was just to die for - local, tasteful, eco, fresh and so well prepared. We where lucky to go up to the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We finally got a table at Norway's best retaurant on our anniversary on March 6. Exaggerated expectations can provide unrelenting criticism, but we can not give other than standing ovation. Maaemo can not be compared with an general exclusive restaurant, but is an art experience of flavors accompanied by a refined service of dedicated people who take pride in optimizing... More 

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Oslo
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a place for the really big occasions. Amazing food - amazing service - amazing wine. Everything here is made to spoil you and get you to experience new food and new flavors. The food is presented in an artistic way and look just as beautiful as it tastes. Experience of a lifetime.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Some 20-22 different little servings with tastes that are almost impossible to describe. No wonder Maaemo has two Michelin stars!

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

A wonderful experience from start to finish. Great facilities in a part of town you do not expect to find 2 michelin guide stars. Through 24 dishes you encounter large share of Norwegian food traditions together with a fantastic wine combination. Wine and food complement each other in a way we have not experienced before. This is worth a detour.... More 

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europe
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Maaemo is something special, in particular if you have time and money for an interesting dinner. This reataurant received 2 Michelin Stars just after the opening recently. The food is a surprise and you can expect some 24 courses inklusive 4-5 desserts. The restaurant is located very central in Oslo, but do not expect to get a table on the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Two Michelin stars. I wonder why. Excellent food up to a point. Everything was delicately prepared but there was just a wee bit too much strong sauce and chicken skin shavings on too many of them. Took away some of the individual characteristics of some of the courses. If you are going to spend this much money on food in... More 

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London
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47 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had a lovely meal here with a group of friends. The staff was great, the food exciting and delicious. The 'theatre' was great but the most memorable of the whole meal was the bread with butter with the ale that came with it. Of course it's expensive - you're in Norway - but a great experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Schweigaards gate 15b, Oslo 191, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: 47 91 99 48 05

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Norwegian

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