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Xich Lo

Karl Johansgate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway (Sentrum)
22 42 48 00
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Ranked #19 of 906 restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sentrum
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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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The food was very tasty and perfectly done. Crispy vegetables and the spring rolls was a good start! The staff was very attentive and helpful!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Situated on the first floor of EGER shopping complex along Karl Johan Gate, this gem was waiting to be discovered. A friend took me there for dinner and I can't stop raving about it after that. My friend, who dined there regularly ordered Vietnamese spring rolls as starters and lobster. The lobster was fresh and delicious. Dessert was also good.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great service. Price just above average for Norway. A tad confusing to find the entrance.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We tried the tasting menu with the exclusive vine menu. It was just perfect. Tasty food with vine that really matched, and great service made this a meal to remember.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Just one word to explain this restaurant: Amazing! Everything was perfect, the service, ambiance, food, wine. I love the desserts! Couldn't get enough!

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Port Harcourt
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Vietnamese restaurant located in the upmarket shopping part of Karl Johans gate. The food was eye catching and great tasting with a wide variety to choose from. Service was friendly and attentive but with too long wait between courses, which I put down to ours being a large table (nine persons).

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Very centrally located at the center of the city, unfortunately inside a shopping center, vary good Vietnamese food, very good service very attentive and kind staff.

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Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We enjoyed a very tasty meal on a Saturday night in March 2014. The location is central, but a bit hard to find inside a shopping centre. The starters were definitely Vietnamese, but the fish and lamb main courses had a less distinct Vietnamese character. However, the fish was delicate and the lamb tender and perfectly cooked. Good wines are... More

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Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Xich Lo is very centrally located - an almost touristy location, however, this is by no means a touristy place. The food is awesome, the service is attentive and the atmosphere is wonderfully withdrawn from the busy main street outside.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The best Vietnamese restaurant in Oslo is Xich Lô, just opposite the Parliament building. It's hard to find a restaurant with a more convenient location, and yet so withdrawn from the city buzz. And the luncheon offer is unbeatable - a small 6-course collection of exquisite delicacies, which can be served in less than 20 minutes. Add five or six... More

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