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Xich Lo

Karl Johansgate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway (Sentrum)
22 42 48 00
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Ranked #22 of 931 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sentrum
Description: Pay a visit to Xích Lô (pron. cyklo) for a taste from a little Further East. This is a unique treasure of a Vietnamese restaurant, now occupying new premises on Karl Johans gate 23 B on the first floor of the new department store in Egertorget square. Delicately exotic with light and airy interior and a mouth-watering menu where the food is reasonably priced and completely authentic. Aromatic and spicy without being too hot, the dishes are served as small pieces of art on the plate. Enjoy your trip Further East!
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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218 reviews 218 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Ate here with a friend for dinner on a Saturday evening and it was packed, we were very lucky to get the last available table for two. The restaurant has a great ambience / atmosphere and the service was first class from start to finish. The menu is relatively simple with just 7 starters, 11 mains and 6 deserts to... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Very nice restaurant, with quality food and atmosphere. We dined at 9:30 PM, a somewhat late hour for Norway. We ordered the Okse Indrefilet, Chiken Satay and they were very well done and with nice portions.Service was attentive and the price was reasonable. The restaurant is inside a small shopping center, on the 3rd floor.

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Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Oslo has got its fair share of excellent Asian restaurants (Dinner, Oriental, Nodee, Plah, Hamami, Alex sushi etc. etc.), but Xich Lo is perhaps the best of them all. Live in Oslo and go to all this restaurants once in a while, but last night at Xich Lo stands out as one of my best restaurant experiences ever. From the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very good menu with two starters and a main. Starters were fantastic, good compositions and faboulous wines to go. The duck for main were not perfect, but in all a very good meal. OK price, good service, and very close to everything in central Oslo. Try it!

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I am in general sceptical til the term "Asian fusion" as it seems to include everthing inspired by any Asian cuisine, but no need for any worries here. They served up fantastic dishes based on high quality meat and fish, beautifully garnished and with wonderful sauces. A very nice restaurant experience

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Following the favorable comments in tripadvisor we dined at this. Restarant tonight. Food was very good, service was excellent (Joshua). Regarding the drinks, we ordered 4 Gordon's gins (in the menú they were advertised at 69 kr. Each). When the bill arrived we were surprised to find that they charged them at 115 kr. Each. To justify the difference they... More

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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were spending two nights in Oslo prior to a cruise, and wandered around like typical tourists. We noticed on a third floor balcony a couple of men eating, and thought what a great place to have dinner. An hour later we foudn ourselves in the restaurant, and had a truly delightful dinner, with excellent wines. I would return any... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Good food, great service! The duck were really good. Super wine. Price ok, but great value. We'll be back for sure.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Ate here once as it was the nearest Asian place we could find. The food was good but nothing special, have tried better elsewhere.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Xich Lo has moved location a few times over the past few years, but the menu has stayed interesting and is absolutely appetising. Me and my friends always come back here. This is also tha place I take visitors. I always seem to chose the duck (because it is soooo goood!!!), but there are many other tempting courses on the... More

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