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Jambo Restaurant

Karl Johans Gate 13, Oslo 0154, Norway
2242 1983
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Ranked #548 of 907 restaurants in Oslo
Cuisines: Chinese
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37% Recommend
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  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Horrible, disgusting, repulsive, uneatable food. Everything looked and tasted like it came out of a freezer bag and was microwaved a minute before being served. The only taste I could discern was MSG. The staff is surly and unhelpful. The place looks like it fell out of a 1980 time warp. I paid 23EUR for two spoons of food I... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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202 reviews 202 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a Tuesday. Not an easy place to find because the entrance is around the corner from the sign on the pedestrian walkway and the place is on the second floor. The food was tasty and plentiful but with the first bite I knew it was loaded with MSG. If that's an issue in your diet, best... More

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Kokkedal, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I came here and was looking for a set menu. Well when you are only 1 person your options are limited. but i got a set with springrolls as entra, then i had Deep fried prawns and chinese chilli steak as a one dish course. This was all very tasty and and the quality of the meat was quite nice.... More

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192 reviews 192 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Just a 3 minute walk from Oslo central station. Service was prompt and efficient. Food was delicious and the price very reasonable. On the whole will recommend this if you fancy some Chinese food and near Oslo central station.

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Usually I wouldn't have chinese food when I am travelling in western countries. However, that night, one of the persons that I was travelling with was desparate for chinese food, so... Well, the food was very ordinary. We ordered fish and vegetables, and it came out that the fish was battered and it was soggy when cooked with vegetables. I... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We ordered hot and spicy food but received sweet and bland mixture of components with no flavour at all. Then we asked for Chinese noodles instead of rice, but we received ordinary thick pasta. The only good thing in this restaurant was apple juice. In the end we also noticed they were preparing a table for a large number of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

the best Chinese food we ever had in our 3-week Europe trip. Hong Kong Chef. Large portion of food. the taste is excellent. Reasonable price, approximately NOK 155 per person. Recommend for travelers or Chinese craving for Hong Kong Cantonese food.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

the service was terrible, the waitress seem like she didn't want to be there. that is the only thing that is wrong with. the food was decent. the view is the best thing about this place, it over looks the Karl Johans gate from the first floor.

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Trondheim, Norway
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Staff told us to try not to spill on the table, so they wouldn't have to clean it.. I hope this was meant as a joke! Food was good. We were a party of 9 and we were disappointed that they didn't serve everyone at the same time.

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New York City, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

If you happen to desire food from the orient while in Oslo, this restaurant is a good bet. Dishes are prepared cantonese style and can request certain foods to be prepared that are not in the menu. We asked for a slab of salmon to be steamed with soy sauce, ginger and scallions paired with white rice and had the... More

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