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Xich Lo

Karl Johansgate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway (Sentrum)
22 42 48 00
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Ranked #21 of 914 restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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87% Recommend
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Perth, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Went on trip advisor recommendations. The food was of excellent quality and taste. Lovely flavours, good quality produce. Asian fusion at its best.

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Linkoping, Sweden
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I've been to this restaurant with family on the advices of my fellow tripadvisors and I was not disappointed at all. Very nice ambiance and fantastic service which is quite rare in Scandinavia (Sorry guys!). Great fusion food, I tried some deer prepare with a vietnamese sauce. It was serve with a purée of sweet potatoes perfumed with coconut milk,... More

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buenos aires
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Had dinner two nights ago and were very pleasantly surprised. We shared one tasting menu and a main course. Starters 1 from the tasting menu were very good: the scallops with coconut vinaigrette were cooked to perfection, the shrimp cake soft, tender and crunchy at the same time was simply amazing. As a main course I very happy I choose... More

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15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

After a six day cruise along the Norwegian fjords, during which we ate fish almost every day, we were ready for something else. My wife and I had dinner at Xich Lo which is on third floor of the Eger shopping arcade in the the center of Oslo along Karl Johans gate. Despite the fact that the restaurant is somewhat... More

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Oslo, Norway
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Xich Lo (difficult name !) has never let us down for 3 visits.Food is outstanding.All starters are great.The maincourse with fish/seafood served in a silverpaper enclosure like a boat is among the most tasty I have ever had.The "lamb carre" (rack of lamb cutlets split up individualy and served very rare) melts in your mouth and was a generous helping... More

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Oslo, Norway
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Been here three times, will absolutely make another reservation in the future! I can recommend the tasting menu; the spring rolls, scallops and shrimps, for starter, was really good. For main dish I had the lamb, also delicious. The dessert was somewhat just intermediate, maybe I had to much expectations.

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