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Ylajali Restaurant

St. Olavsplass 2, Oslo 165, Norway
22206486
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Ranked #10 of 934 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $36 - $144
Cuisines: French, Norwegian, International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

By anyone's standards, this is a fine restaurant with a creative menu. However, when the table captain, or lead sever, or whoever he was, will not explain the courses or wines in an understandable way (and gets visibly angry and haughty when asked to repeat or give more detailed information) then all of the chef's efforts go down the drain...literally.... More

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Oslo, Norway
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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The whole setting in an old building with perfect atmosphere and macho Nordic food- the chef Ramsvik is a genious luring us into new flavours- some completly new something known wrapped into recognizable tastes- it is art- contemporary art is expensive and provocative

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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Beware! One set menu and one wine menu. But 20 challenges to your taste buds combined with a perfect wine selection and excellent and extremely knowledgeable service, made it an outstanding experience. we agreed that 18 of 20 dishes represented a new taste and the presentations were all exquisite. It cannot be explained - it must be experienced!

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Oslo, Norway
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Each dish a mini-masterpiece. Each plate made by a ceramic artist in modern inventive design to match the dish. Flavors soar. Wild vegetables and greens, small marinated fishes, tine balls of flavor frozen by nitrogen or diced to minuscule delights. An amazing evening of 3 1/2 hours of non stop wonder. Even for a food, a very excellent taste experience.... More

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Hammerfest, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

My wife and I decided to try this after reading a review in Aftenposten newspaper. We got the 21 course meal with wine package, and went out on a fantastic culinary journey. The most expensive meal we´ve ever had, still well worth the price. Truly professional service in every aspect. We came up with a few tricky questions, which both... More

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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115 reviews 115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

An absolutely decadent evening of culinary delights. We arrived early and spent half an hour outside at the tables of the neighbour cafe, on a beautiful summer night (in April even!). Ylajali is a small restaurant with only 26 (?) seats. A set menu of 19 small dishes, perfectly matched with a set of 12 wines - our compliments to... More

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Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Brilliant food. 19 dishes, 5-6 exceptional and the rest very tasty.... Very friendly and correct service. Interesting wine menu, with a few perfect matches. The match of wine/food has room for improvement.

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Oslo, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We happened to get a table last Friday and had an unforgettable meal. Good reviews all over, one M-star and it did not let us down. Wines matched the food to perfection.

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Oslo, Norway
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The meal was a journy through norwegian inspired flavours and textures together with perfect matching wines and extremly knowledgable service. All the dishes were full of flavours and they were beautiful on the plate. Highly recommended.

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Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Actually I cannot remember a single thing I disliked. We were lucky and got a table at short notice. I lost count of the number of small dishes we had during the evening, and also lost count of the glasses of wine that accompanied them. The waiters and chefs all seemed truly enthusiastic about both the dishes and the origin... More

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