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Food Asylum

Certificate of Excellence
Japanese, International, Sushi, Asian
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Markensgate 9 | 4610, Kristiansand 4610, Norway
+47 992 43 663
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating

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  • 2
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Sushi I ever had

This restaurant is a sushi experience. I have never had sushi this good. The deep fried sushi was to die for. Take your time to enjoy the meal, we spent hours there enjoying the food and talking. Great place to go to on a date or business lunch when you want to impress. Service is and atmosphere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Janet K
Leer, Germany
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  • Families with children
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English first
Leer, Germany
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is a sushi experience. I have never had sushi this good. The deep fried sushi was to die for. Take your time to enjoy the meal, we spent hours there enjoying the food and talking. Great place to go to on a date or business lunch when you want to impress. Service is and atmosphere are still casual,... More 

Thank Janet K
Sandnes, Norway
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Amazing sushi with good atmosphere. The food is presented nicely and well put together. You won't regret a visit to this place. They say it's good for take away too

Thank AfromN
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Always fantastic food and great service! Love this place! This is the place to be for sushi lovers 💖

Thank liffo
Kuta, Indonesia
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

If you consider ordering take away sushi from food asylum, I would recommend that you reconsider. Order by internet and you can collect your sushi in 2 and a half hours!!! The worse part is they only tell you this after you have paid for your order! And if you think you can get hold of them on the phone,... More 

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Narve_Ellefsen, Owner at Food Asylum, responded to this review

Dear Sir. We would like to thank you for sharing your comments here and are very sorry that you did not have a good experience…. We very much regret that you where not happy. We are very sorry and we know this was not at all up to our standards. Please see the following as an explanation and not an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is the best sushi I have ever had! The food is amazing, the service is great and the location is very cool. I have eaten here several times and enjoyed it everytime! Highly recommended!

Thank Marianne H
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I went here with my family to grab something to eat. Enjoyed the location and the quality of the food. Thought the menu made things a bit complicated, but it was all sorted with some help from the waiter. The service was good, and there was nothing to complain about concerning the food. The price is the only thing that... More 

Thank Martin N
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Sophisticated. This is a nice restaurant to eat sushi with art. The place is all a bit Spartan deco but the food is aa piece of art and decoration itself. Good sushi, big portions.

Thank Mario R
Grimstad, Norway
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The food on the asylum is great! The location and atmosphere are not the most cosy and romantic, but as a date with friends it is a cool and funky place! I recommend the sushi boxes they have for take away, quite reasonable and beautifully presented.

Thank torillfurenes
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Eating out in Norway is pricey, to say the least. Sushi is WOW expensive! So when one decides to spend the money one hopes to get excellent sushi. We were recommended food asylum by coworkers so we gave it a try. We ordered a diverse selection of several different sushi rolls for 8 people and we all found that all... More 

Thank Claudia C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very tasty food, great selection for me (not so keen on Fish) and my wife (fish-eating vegetarian). Nice selection of beers and drinks. Their platters look fantastic, but a bit too mixed for us, so we decided to go for the selection menu. Staples (edamame, gyoza) were delicious, I had some signature rolls made with chicken - a bit saucy,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Markensgate 9 | 4610, Kristiansand 4610, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Southern Norway  >  Vest-Agder  >  Kristiansand
  • Phone Number: +47 992 43 663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 40
  • Cuisine: Japanese, International, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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