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Cafe Christiania

#135 of 1,022 Restaurants in Oslo
#149 of 1,089 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: Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Simple but tasty

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Miro S
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Nottingham
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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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 

Santa Clarita, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

Corvallis, Oregon
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The beer was good, but the food selection seemed a bit limited. I found something I liked but my wife could not. The waitress did try to be accomodating.

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TBergerud, Kundeansvarlig at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, Philip. I have gone through your comments and are glad to hear that you enjoyed the service and atmosphere in our restaurant. I am disappointed to learn that you thought the food selection seemed a bit limited and will pass you comments on to the head chef. Best regards, Therese Bergerud Booking & marketing manager... More 

Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Had a reservation for 20:00 , loud and crowded dining room, but with a nice atmosphere. The food came fast , service was nice and came with good recommendations . Food was good , my fried plaice was well composed but perhaps a little bland. Services Forgot bread , forgot a drink but all the all ok. Im willing to... More 

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TBergerud, Kundeansvarlig at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

Dear Martin, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am glad to hear you enjoyed food and service, but even more pleased that you will give us another try and we will make sure to work on our service to get better. I will pass your comments on to everyone, and we look forward to present... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Went on a business dinner with people from several countries. We had a beer dinner, where the chef selects the course and beer to accompany each dish. A couple people had special dietary requirements. The chef customized the dishes and beer to accommodate. I am not a beer drinker, but I was impressed with the dinner

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TBergerud, Kundeansvarlig at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

Dear Tshep3, Thank you so much for this beautiful review. We truly appreciate that you enjoyed the beer dinner tasting which are our speciality, and that you had a wonderful experience here at our restaurant. We hope to see you again in the future. My very best wishes Therese Bergerud Booking & marketing manager Cafe Christiania More 

Halifax, Canada
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138 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Nice location just off Karl Johans, in view of the Grand Hotel. The decor was WILD inside, very interesting and lots to keep you entertained. Food was decent -- do not order the smoked shrimp as you only get maybe ten VERY SMALL shrimp and it cost something like 180 NOK. Disappointed for sure. I had the mussels for the... More 

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

Thank you for your comments, we value all of our customers feedback. I am happy to hear you liked the interior at Café Christiania. We are really sorry that our smoked schrimps did not meet your expectations and we will take the necessary actions to improve this. Hope to see you back again soon. Best Regards, Silje Moen Booking Coordinator... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Situated opposite the Grand Hotel in the main sq this place is a bit unusual in its decor and atmosphere as the walls are covered with artwork and busts and there's a DJ spinning tunes whilst afternoon tea is being served...there are two dining rooms which are extremely nice. The wine list is extensive,as well as a great selection of... More 

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

Thank you very much for visiting our restaurant during your stay in Oslo. It was our absolute pleasure having you dine with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and our interior. We look forward to seeing you again, Kind regards, Silje Moen Booking Coordinator Café Christiania More 

Brussels, Belgium
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Got a nice table at the window with indication, from what time on it will be reserved. Appreciated this very much, usually restaurants give you the worst table so they don't have to set the table again. Friendly service, excellent meal (confit de canard) and great atmosphere of the place.

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

Thank you very much for choosing Cafe Christiania, and thank you for your kind words about us. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and hope to have the privilege of welcome you again soon! Best regards, Silje Moen Booking Coordinator Cafe Christiania More 

San Leandro, California
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104 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I really enjoy my experience at Cafe Christiania in Oslo. I did order a fish soup and it was very well presented and delicious. The place looks touristy at first sight but is plenty of locals during lunch time. Informal ambience with a very different decor.

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

Thank you for the great review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and I really appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback. We hope to see you in Oslo again soon! Sincerely, Silje Moen Booking Coordinator More 

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

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  • 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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