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Karl Johansgate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway (Sentrum)
22 42 48 00
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Ranked #17 of 958 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Asian fusion
Neighborhood: Sentrum
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Just back to my hotel after a divine dinner at Xich Lo. My first time, but thanks to recommendations on trip advisor I got to experience this wonderful Vietnamese restaurant. Uncommonly located at the top of a shopping galleria it still was a cosy atmosphere. The service was genuine and just impeccable. Started off with the fish soup - with... More

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17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Xich Lo is not as any other Vietnamese restaurant. It is a gourmet restaurant that serves unique, elegant and delightful dishes that explore Vietnamese flavours in a modern way. The tasting menu was simply excellent. The wine card is carefully set up to accompany the dishes, and the sommelier gave us good recommendations. The place is hidden on the second... More

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Oslo, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Xich lo has been a favourite of ours for a long time and they never fail to make us happy! ! By far the best in the town! !! Exiting tastes and great food!

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My friend and I were celebrating my last night in Oslo and as she had eaten there before, felt we would enjoy this! The menu was fun and interesting to read - from a set menu suggestion, to unusual and varied selections in meats, seafood and vegetarian offerings - I enjoyed just perusing as we sipped a lovely bit of... More

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Oslo, Norway
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

One of the best restaurants in Oslo, placed on the top of Eger shoppingsenter, which gives you unique view on the Prarliament building. I love the fusion of french and asian kitchen. Best duck in town. Light, elegant,fragrant and innovative. The restaurant is easily accessible by public transport, otherwise very central for tourist who chose to stay in the heart... More

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Oslo, Norway
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47 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Located in the city center and serves really great Asian food. The only drawback is that you have to enter from a shopping center, which to take some of its exclusive feel from the experience. However, when you enter the restaurant it is all forgotten. The restaurant is nicely decorated with a modern feel to it. The food and service... More

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Oslo, Norway
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15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This restaurant is unfortunately "hidden" away inside a high-end shopping centre, but well worth finding. We were 2 couples having 2 hours before a theatre show and they managed to serve us 3 courses in a relaxed manner. First a taster, then 36small tasters served as 2 first courses, finishing off with a main. Good value and great tastes. Maybe... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great place for Asia food, many small dishes to try. Also main courses. Good service and a relaxed place to spenz an evening dining.

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Oslo, Norway
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27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I was taken to this place by a friend who had heard about it by collegues. This is usually a sign of quality, so maybe my expectations were too high. The food was OK, has had better asian food before, and the restaurant itself could have improvement on better lighting and colours/decoration. Reluctant to return.

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Stavanger, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very tasteful food. Ordered venison with sweet potato. When I got back to the hotel I was disappointed to see that there was rice in stead of the sweet potato.

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Additional Information about Xich Lo

Address: Karl Johansgate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway
Phone Number: 22 42 48 00
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo>  > Sentrum
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese, Asian fusion

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