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Karl Johans Gate 13, Oslo 0154, Norway
2242 1983
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
OK food but not great

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2013
Frenchguy48
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Lakeland, Florida
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Trondheim
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I love Chinese food, and I mostly go for Asian food when traveling. This was some of the worst restaurant food I have ever been served. Ordered from the sea food menu. Got it in less than five minutes (microwaved?), sauce and vegetables didn't have ANY taste. The seafood ingredient tasted so old it was un-eatable. I had to shove... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The manager took our order, making fun of me when I asked about the ingredients in the Chicken Soup. My friends got some very dull and tasteless noodles and my chickensoup had the consistency og slime. The chicken looked slightly dessolved, like it had been laying in the soup for days. I sent it back and the manager came back... More 

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Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Visited here with a business connection in January 2015. The facilities is a bit out of date but clean and functional. We ordered some spicy food and beer. Service level a bit informal. The food is not authentic China food and either special or appealing. At the best ordinary. Oslo have many other restaurants with much better quality and atmosphere... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We quite enjoy our meals in Jambo. Here you find several dishes that does China proud as a foodloving nation. It should be said that much of the menu is catered towards the typical westerner, but asking the waiter for information about which meals are westernized and which is authenthic is recommended. This is not indicated on the menu in... More 

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Sandefjord, Norway
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

For chinese Food, this is one of my favourites in Oslo. As you have guessed by now I have been here several times. The Food is decent. The ambience is good. sit by the window to see all the action on Karl Johans gt. if you are the type outside. If you are a vegetarian, just tell them what you... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I am never going back to this place. The food is bad, they serve mostly vegetables although in the menu it was claimed as pork or beef. The service was horrible (if I could underline this I'd underline this with the boldest marker. The owner is so disrespectful and never smiles. Please do not come here if you are expecting... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The service was so-so as they kept us waiting even there were tables available. The captain shouted at the waiters very often. I saw Chinese chef but turned out the food was bad,not authentic, far below average. Oily, not fresh, tasteless and not cheap. If you miss Chinese food badly, you may give it a try but don't expect anything... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice food and good value. It would help if there was better signage from the street as I feel people are missing out.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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222 reviews 222 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Karl Johans Gate 13, Oslo 0154, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: 2242 1983

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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