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Mehfel

#14 of 1,008 Restaurants in Oslo
#16 of 1,061 Places to Eat in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Indian, Vegetarian, Pakistani
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Kirkegata 15, Oslo 0153, Norway
+47 22 42 37 77
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Description: A cultural restaurant in the Kvadraturen district, inspiring both the mind...
A cultural restaurant in the Kvadraturen district, inspiring both the mind and the taste buds. The restaurant serves the traditional dishes served at Pakistani celebrations, fragrant delights which can be shared among a group of friends. The restaurant regularly invites musicians, poets, authors, painters and a whole number of other artists, both Pakistani and Norwegian, to entertain their guests, providing a memorable evening out. The interior is stylish and light with white tablecloths and comfortable chairs.
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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food in uplifting premises

A great place to enjoy a tasty indian meal. Occationally they have cultural events followed by a rich buffet. Great food for vegetarians, pleasant staff, value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Jorunn K
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A great place to enjoy a tasty indian meal. Occationally they have cultural events followed by a rich buffet. Great food for vegetarians, pleasant staff, value for money.

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Oslo, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Fantastic food, lots of flavours and spices. By far one of my favourite restaurants in Oslo. Friendly waitresses and great service. Highly reccommended

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Sarnia, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We have been traveling around Norway in an RV and after walking around Oslo looking for a place to eat, we decided on Mehfel. We were welcomed by the lovely hostess and treated to warm lentil soup from the chef--on the house. It was absolutely delicious and made even better by the lime. We ordered, three Pakistani spicy version meals... More 

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Norway
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We ate here a few weeks ago as a group of Brits loving in Oslo. We are constantly looking for a decent curry and this was the first time we had tried Mehfel. I had the starter of veh pakora followed by murgh tikka. Both were very good. I asked for spicy and it was just that, not the usual,... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Oslo is full of main stream restaurants that will serve you the same dish from the same menu, at least it can feel like it sometimes. When you visit Mehfel, it is like traveling to a different country. The whole atmosphere invites you to drift away like culinary getaway. The service is top notch, going for a cosy, homeish feel,... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Very nice and quiet atmosphere. Excellent food with options for individual wishes. Personal and friendly service. Recommended! Terje Risbeg

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Being English, Pakistani cuisine is not as easy to come by in the UK but we need a restaurant like this in London. Service excellent, attentive, friendly. Food is very reasonably priced and is clearly made fresh, rather than from base sauces and quickly on the table. Food takes time but is worth it, rich, spicy, so flavourful and large... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The food was far from spicy and bland and the chicken was dry. The staff kept forgetting the orders, even those they had specifically recommended. It was difficult to get their attention to pay the bill.

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Warsaw, Poland
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15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Nice and clean restaurant in the centre of Oslo. They specialize in Pakistani cousine. Service was pompt, about 15 minutes waiting for my food. I had Dal Makhni and Garlic Naan for total of 185 NOK, about 21 EURO or 25 USD. I was given lentil soup on the house. Food was fresh and tasty. Dal came with rice. They... More 

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Sondre Land Municipality, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We tried Mehfel on Saturday night, walked in off the street, without booking and were able to get a table no problem (but you can book a table online via their web site). There was a private function out the back with a large family of Sudanese or Ethiopian, which had arrived. For me that was already a good sign... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kirkegata 15, Oslo 0153, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 42 37 77

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 52 - 78
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Pakistani

Description

A cultural restaurant in the Kvadraturen district, inspiring both the mind and the taste buds. The restaurant serves the traditional dishes served at Pakistani celebrations, fragrant delights which can be shared among a group of friends. The restaurant regularly invites musicians, poets, authors, painters and a whole number of other artists, both Pakistani and Norwegian, to entertain their guests, providing a memorable evening out. The interior is stylish and light with white tablecloths and comfortable chairs.
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?