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All 235 Bergen Restaurants


Vaskerelven 14, Bergen 5014, Norway
+47 55 60 46 46
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Ranked #18 of 235 Restaurants in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $39
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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The food is great and price is not as bad as the Colonialen. I was really full and spend about NOK 250 for beer and dinner. Nothing gourmet but very cozy and welcoming. VERY tourist friendly. Go there

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We visited for lunch on our first day in Bergen. The staff are really friendly and helpful. I had one of the 18 beers they have on tap. We ate the cheese board which was great with four really Norwegian cheeses and the pork which was also great. Really cool atmosphere and nice place to spend an hour or two... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It's the top recommendation in LP and our AirBnB host in Bergen. Small and warm atmosohere. Nice food and lot of customers are local but not only tourist. Fair price and sweet staffs.

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I ate dinner here for 3 out of the 4 nights I was in Bergen. The prices are relatively affordable (when you make comparisons in general in Norway), and the food was great. I had the meatballs (which were awesome!), the fish stew (which was not quite what I expected it to be, but still great), and the fish pie.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the staff of the hotel where I was staying, 10 minutes walk from the tourist information center but not too easy to find cos it's not on the main street. I was there around 7 pm after returning from Flam and was lucky to take the last available table. I would say most of the... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My friend and I ordered two fish dishes - fish pie and stew. I totally didn't like the fish stew and asked the bartender/waiter to replace it with something else. The bartender said he would ask the person in charge and that person said they don't replace dishes if there is nothing wrong with them. So I shared my friend's... More

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ordered fishcakes and it was very-very good, but overall presentation is so plain and unappealing.. I think the problem is the Norwegian food all together being not so creative. Also a side note -- in Norway there is no such thing as a bar scene, people are not friendly and very reserved towards strangers.

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We decided to go hear based on the recommendation in our travel book and we were not disappointed! They have somewhat classic Norwegian dishes, we had meatballs that were delicious. We also had a few drinks and enjoyed the atmosphere.

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Bergen, Norway
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Inexpensive, good homemade food. Always crowded, but possible to fine a place for 2 or 3. Service is attentive and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very good food and service. Nice to talk to the chef. We are from Paris and appreciate quality food. The fish was excellent and we do recommend you to try it yourself once you are in Bergen. It is also a very special ambiance and a good location.

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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 13 - 39
Cuisine: Norwegian

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