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Vaskerelven 14, Bergen 5014, Norway
+47 55 60 46 46
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Ranked #15 of 246 Restaurants in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $33
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Norwegian
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We do not take table reservations. We are a small place with limited amount of tables. Please come by and we will try to help you to get a seat. The busiest hours are between seven and eight. The kitchen closes 2145. Welcome!
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Excelent traditional food for a reasonable fare. The main room, although small, is very cosy with a nice crowd and good selection of beer.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We had been told this was a good place to try if you wanted some authentic Norwegian dishes and that you got a discount with the Bergen Card. After walking past it a few times we decided to go in one night despite it looking really busy. We managed to get a couple of stools at the bar and we... More 

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UK
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110 reviews 110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The staff know their products and can recommend daily specials. The choice of seafood was very good, as was the quality. This restaurant's prices were about average for a restaurant of this type in Bergen, as were the portion sizes.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food. Prices weren't too bad considering everything in Norway is expensive to foreigners. Definitely would recommend as a place to go for authentic Norwegian cuisine

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Keeseville, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We had SO much fun here! We went 3 times in one day!! Lunch, Dinner, and Late-Night. If you're looking for a cool atmosphere without pretense or a hefty price tag, go to Pingvinen. It's really awesome. The food was hands-down the best we had on our trip in Norway, and the beer list was awesome!

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Bergen, Norway
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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

You can go here for traditional Norwegian cuisine, or just have a beer with some popcorn and cured meats (combined or separate). I keep going back here and I'm always pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is lovely and the customers are usually talkative and friendly. Recommended!

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We ended up at the penguin at the recommendation of Rick Steves' guidebook. He was spot-on with this one. So glad we found it. It's a very small neighborhood pub, so don't expect a fine dining experience. Go here if you want good local beer and relatively traditional Norwegian food. We went here for an early dinner and quickly got... More 

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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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73 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went here on a nasty, wet night and have never been so excited to see a pint of beer and a hot plate of meatballs! Very friendly staff and delicious food, particularly liked the caramel cake Drinks pricey, but no more than in other places in Bergen

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Cozy and ambient, this place is intimate in the evenings and serves fantastic food until late at night. Great meals with a home made feel, small menu but it changes frequently and the choice is actually more than enough. Very enjoyable evening!

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Been with a friend while visiting Bergen. Great food and good drinks. Good attention from waiter... Highly recommended for

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Additional Information about Pingvinen

Address: Vaskerelven 14, Bergen 5014, Norway
Phone Number: +47 55 60 46 46
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Hordaland  >  Bergen
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 11 - 33
Cuisine: Norwegian

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