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Xich Lo

#19 of 1,008 Restaurants in Oslo
#22 of 1,061 Places to Eat 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Very good business dinner place

Been here also earlier with business group and ended again as they're responsive and easily accommodating. Food and atmosphere is good. Sommelier is French and absolutely passionate with his wines. You get a story behind every wine and excellent presentation on top. Meal cost is reasonable in Oslo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Jarpi
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Been here also earlier with business group and ended again as they're responsive and easily accommodating. Food and atmosphere is good. Sommelier is French and absolutely passionate with his wines. You get a story behind every wine and excellent presentation on top. Meal cost is reasonable in Oslo standards. Most likely returning here again

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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I've been to this restaurant a few times recently and what a fantastic meal every time, always have spring rolls to start and then the sea bass and on every occasion the meal was fantastic and the Saigon beer was also very good. The staff are very pleasant, very helpful and always polite so will keep coming back.

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Oslo, Norway
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I like the food there, but it does not seem exactly like Vietnamese food. Its more fusion tasting with Asian flavors. The ingredients are all fresh and good and the dishes are tasty.

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Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Delicious, traditional Vietnamese food, OK service. Warm-heartedly recommended. Little bit expensive, but worth the money. Recommend trying duck breast.

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Norway
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The only Vietnamese in Oslo worth trying as far as I know. Eat lunch here alle the time, as it lies inside Oslos best shoppingcenter. Great good, ok service.

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Gjovik Municipality, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Good food. Fast delivery. Clean enviroment, and good service. A bit expensive, but enough food on the plate.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A little hard to find you have to go in through a shopping mall and through a store to get to it. But it's worth it. You get a lovely bit of beef as an apetizer just like other restaurants would give you breadsticks or nachos. The starters and mains are well presented and prepared. Not to mention delicious. An... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went to Xich Lo a Saturday in February with a coupon from bookatable during their restaurant festival. The atmosphere is very nice, and the staff were super friendly and helpful. As an apetizer on the house, we each got a spoon full of beef with korriander and chili. We had spring rolls for the starter. They were nice and... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?