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Xich Lo

#23 of 1,015 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Sentrum
Asian, Vietnamese, Asian fusion
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Karl Johansgate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway
22 42 48 00
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3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Pay a visit to Xích Lô (pron. cyklo) for a taste from a little Further...
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Well worth it

We went there for a late dinner. We had spring rolls with shrimp as a starter and then duck. It is in the upper price bracket, but well worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Oystein N
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Oslo, Norway
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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269 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We went there for a late dinner. We had spring rolls with shrimp as a starter and then duck. It is in the upper price bracket, but well worth it.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The food at this place is outstanding! We ordered springroll as starters and deer medallions as main course. Great flavoring, interesting and we absolutly want to come back to this place.

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Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We chose "Xich Lo" for a Valentine's dinner. The place was literally brimming with guests -- all the tables were occupied and there was a long line of people outside the restaurant waiting for their turn to be seated. We expected a bit more intimate atmosphere but, well, apparently the restaurant was besieged with hungry lovers on this very day... More 

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Oslo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The food and service at Xich Lo always delivers! Nice staff, nice location and interesting flavoring without the crazy. If you want value for money, this is the place to go!

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London
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had a great dinner - beef salad and the chicken satay. Both were good - satay was the highlight . Service was friendly and good, even though it was very busy.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This was the fourth visit to Xich Lo over the last two years, and I am still amazed about service, food, and the fact that Xich Lo delivers every time! The tasting menu is a good way of navigating the menu, but don't be afraid of getting lost in the menu. Everything is good! The french sommelier is a very... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

You don´t really expect to find a good restaurant inside a shopping centre, but Zich Lo has excellent food. tasty, good service, value for money. Have been several times and will go back.

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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

They have a good selection of vietnamese dishes and a good tasting menu. Good selection of wine. A bit pricy. Ok service. Not very busy.

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Sørumsand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It started back in 2001 a Norwegian asked: "Is it possible to create French-inspired , authentic Vietnamese food in Norway ?" For many years we have experienced that this is possible! If you are looking for Vietnamese food, or for a gourmet taste - go to Xich Lo in the Centre of Oslo, next to the Norwegian Parlament. If you... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

After trying other Asian restaurants in Oslo, we decided to try this one, based on our experience with the Asian tapas restaurant in "Mathallen, who has the same owner. The food was great, and the vine was perfectly matching the dishes. And with great service, we must say that it is so fare the best Asian restaurant we have experienced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Karl Johansgate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo>  > Sentrum
  • Neighborhood: Sentrum
  • Phone Number: 22 42 48 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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!
Open Hours
Monday
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?