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Xich Lo

#25 of 1,023 Restaurants in Oslo
#30 of 1,090 Places to Eat in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Sentrum
Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese
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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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Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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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
Nice Asian experience

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 :-)

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Marta B
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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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66 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The food was tasty and well displayed, but the matching deluxe wine menu picked by their French sommelier was exquisite! The choices of wine was both interesting, bold and.... Delicious! Well done!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Entering the restaurant one is surprised.Elegant restaurant with white linnen covered tables and a friendly and sophisticated staff.Modern,with menus on an iPad. Both menus and a la carte meals. The food is nicely presented and very tasteful.Starters and main dish are not too big but in the right portion.Good wine selection and surprise,surprise:Illy cafe and that in a Vietnamese restaurant.We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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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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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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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 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
Cuisine: Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese

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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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