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Cafe Christiania

#154 of 1,038 Restaurants in Oslo
#170 of 1,106 Places to Eat in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
European, Norwegian
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Nedre Vollgate 19, Oslo 0158, Norway
+47 22010510
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Interesting and stylish building.

When we ate here the restaurant wasn't very busy. The service was slow but the waiter was very pleasant. We were given a basket of white bread with cloves in which was unusual but tasty. I had the only vegetarian dish a chick pea burger again unusual but tasty.my husband had lamb which he enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

When we ate here the restaurant wasn't very busy. The service was slow but the waiter was very pleasant. We were given a basket of white bread with cloves in which was unusual but tasty. I had the only vegetarian dish a chick pea burger again unusual but tasty.my husband had lamb which he enjoyed but felt as it was... More 

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Pearcy, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We ate at Cafe Christiania one evening and found the food delicious, service outstanding, and location fine.

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Southwold, Suffolk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I enjoyed a lovely meal here a couple of nights ago. I was feeling very poorly with a nasty cold so went for some comfort food of mussels and frites with garlic mayo, delicious washed down with three glasses of Chablis and a lovely chocolate dessert, I felt much better after that! There was a bit of a panic going... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It took a while before a waiter came to the door to allocate me a table. Once seated I received the food, drinks and wine menu. Another 10 minutes before my order (Artic Char) was taken. The food was cooked to perfection, it tasted delicious. I asked which was the sorbet of the day and the waiter couldn’t answer, he... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had Skagen toast (a work of art) and a chicken club, along with beer on tap. Everything was very good. Highly recommended.

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Asker, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited the restaurant a Monday during the summer so it was close to empty. I had tartar some wine and some coffee. The food was good but nothing out of the ordinary and value for money was good as pr. price level in Oslo. My company had the same experience with regards to the food. The service was excellent... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Just in at 8.30 pm after a disastrous "meal" at Cafe Christiania. A few days ago I had a superb meal of plaice (rodplette ) in Sandefjord,Norway so I thought I would have it again in Cafe Christiania. It was quite disgusting - the fish instead of being firm in texture was almost in dissolution and quite slimy. I barely... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My wife and I had dinner in the Cafe Christiania while visiting Oslo for a few days. It is in a central location right next to the parliament building so there's a lot going on in the area. The decor is original to say the least, there are collections of what they describe as 'country store' items which include such... More 

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TBergerud, Kundeansvarlig at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

What a wonderful review, a delight to read and one which I look forward to sharing with the rest of the team. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your evening with us and found the food well prepared and the staff friendly. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Therese... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Simple menu, we had fish soup and beef caroacio with white wine as we stayed for late dinner. Bread served to dinner was not fresh.

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Silje M, Kundeansvarlig at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

Dear Miro, Thank you for your recent visit at Café Christiania and for taking time to share your experience with other travelers. We are glad you enjoyed your late dinner with carpaccio and fish soup, but we are very sorry you didn’t get fresh bread to your meal. I will make sure to pass on your comment to our kitchen... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

our hotel concierge at the Bristol suggested this restaurant to us. I think it was a poor one. we were looking for scandinavian food and this restaurant is definitely not scandinavian. they offer steak frites, chicken liver, french onion soup and escargot . nothing nordic in the menu . it was french. taste wasnt excellent . very plain

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TBergerud, Kundeansvarlig at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

Dear Maria, I am disappointed to see you've been left with such a bad impression of our restaurant, plain is certainly not the standards we aim for at Cafe Christiania. That said, it is correct that we do not serve traditionally norwegian or scandinavian food. We use Norwegian products, but its presented in a French-inspired brasserie menu. I thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nedre Vollgate 19, Oslo 0158, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22010510

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Norwegian

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