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Karl Johansgate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway (Sentrum)
22 42 48 00
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Ranked #19 of 992 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 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, Delivery, 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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Oslo, Norway
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

You don´t really expect to find a good restaurant inside a shopping centre, but Zich Lo has excellent food. tasty, good service, value for money. Have been several times and will go back.

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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

They have a good selection of vietnamese dishes and a good tasting menu. Good selection of wine. A bit pricy. Ok service. Not very busy.

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Sørumsand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It started back in 2001 a Norwegian asked: "Is it possible to create French-inspired , authentic Vietnamese food in Norway ?" For many years we have experienced that this is possible! If you are looking for Vietnamese food, or for a gourmet taste - go to Xich Lo in the Centre of Oslo, next to the Norwegian Parlament. If you... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

After trying other Asian restaurants in Oslo, we decided to try this one, based on our experience with the Asian tapas restaurant in "Mathallen, who has the same owner. The food was great, and the vine was perfectly matching the dishes. And with great service, we must say that it is so fare the best Asian restaurant we have experienced... More 

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My friend and I were exhausted from a day of walking around, so I vaguely recalled this place being on my list as we walked by Karl Johans Gate at 5:30pm. We walked around for a while on the street to find the restaurant, only to discover that it is upstairs at 21B only after you enter the Egertorget. Upon... More 

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Höllviken
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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, Vietnamese, Asian fusion

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