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Ylajali Restaurant

St. Olavsplass 2, Oslo 165, Norway
22206486
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Ranked #5 of 960 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $36 - $144
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Norwegian, International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I've been here twice, once with my girlfriend (July'14) and last with my friends. Both times were excellent. The food is great, all 20-or so servings are beautifully served. Accompanying wines were good for most parts (we also had the wine menu) and all in all one of the better meals you can get in Oslo. All the way up... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We just loved the food. The presentation of each dish was fantastic. New and exciting tastes. But even if we loved the meal, it was a bit expensive.

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Oslo, Norway
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

At Ylajali you get more than a meal, you get an experience. The staff was profesional, yet friendly, the food was amazing and exciting. The wines were perfectly matched and all excellent. All in all an a perfect evening.

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Oslo
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

One of the best meals to get in Oslo. One well deserved Michelin star. Perfectly balanced courses in flavors and textures. Yes Maaemo is in my opinion better, but Ylajali is so damn close, more sensibly priced and easier to get a table. Wines where not perfectly paired to the courses on our visit, but where good in taste an... More 

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Oslo
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Yes, one night in heaven! Exactly! Ylajali gives you a most memorable evening. There has always been excellent food, outstanding service and a lot of happiness at Ylajali. But at these days Mr. Ramsvik & co gives you the best! One set menu and one wine menu. 20 challenges to your taste, combined with a perfect wine selection (thanks to... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Having vissited Ylajali in 2012, I came back for a second visit in may 2014 after it recieved it's (well-deserved) Michelin star. Remembering my visist in 2012 as quite impressive (it was one of my first experiences with "fine dining"), my expectations were high. I was not let down! The entrance to Ylajali is almost hidden, but once you enter... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Michelin one-star restaurant Ylajali, is almost/maybe the best restaurant in Norway. Only two-star restaurant Maaemo does it better, but at Ylajali you get similar quallity for a lot less money. Ylajali serves modern nordic cuisine, and the food is as good as it gets. Theres no A la carte meny, just the "food menu". Something like 9 courses + several... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Additional Information about Ylajali Restaurant

Address: St. Olavsplass 2, Oslo 165, Norway
Phone Number: 22206486
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 36 - 144
Cuisine: French, Norwegian, International

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