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Xich Lo

#27 of 1,033 Restaurants in Oslo
#31 of 1,101 Places to Eat in Oslo
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Sentrum
Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese
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Karl Johansgate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway
22 42 48 00
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Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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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  • 164
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  • 107
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Very tasty, but would have liked more

This place serves excellent food and the staff were pleasant, the only downside side was that I'd have liked more food for the price, but otherwise a very good restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
jonjomaher
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Oslo, Norway
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This place serves excellent food and the staff were pleasant, the only downside side was that I'd have liked more food for the price, but otherwise a very good restaurant.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Located in a shop the restaurant has not a lot of charm. Staff is attentive and food is good bit very pricy

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Oslo, Norway
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Came here With my husband to have a Nice dinner, and was really surprised how Nice the restaurant was. We got good service and the Food was splendid. It was a bit difficult to fint the restaurant in 5 th floor. But we made it at last.

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It's a little hard to find on the 5th floor, but worth the hunt. My wife, Kat, had the lamb and I had a scallop starter and crispy duck, which wasn't crispy but very good, served medium rare but nicely flavored. It's just across from the Parliment building so easy to find. Join me at ljmartin dot com, author of... More 

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Norway
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Came here with my parents to celebrate a happy family event, and was very positively surprised - great service and knowledgeable waiters (they helped us pick very good wines to go with our food) The food was very tasty - not spicy Asian food, but good spices All in all a great restaurant experience, and highly recommended

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Oslo, Norway
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went here with friends. Service was nice and friendly. We enjoyed food very much. I liked a lot food presentation. A bit difficult to find restaurant if you are new to the city. I will be happy to come back :-)

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Geelong, Australia
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Food quality was superb. Service was good. Food presentation was excellent. Extensive wine menu. Not easy to find - on 3rd floor of eger shop with black carpet outside on footpath.

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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This Thai restaurant is good compared to other asian restaurants in the city. Although the menu is very limited, hence why I only gave it 4 stars. Beware, the restaurant is on the 3rd floor of a department store. It doesn't say on the directions and we got so lost, people we asked didn't know either.

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Oslo, Norway
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I invited three relatives for dinner and had booked a nicely situated table. The electronic menu was strangely to use and somewhat superfluos and impersonal as the waiter still had to write down what we ordered individually. Then a wine waitor recommended wine for the various main courses. We had some lovely starters. When the main courses were served, the... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food is excellent. I had mixed seafood baked in the ovn, and it tasted really good. If I should complain about something, I thought it was a bit noisy.

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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, Fusion, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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