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Pingvinen

Vaskerelven 14, Bergen 5014, Norway
+47 55 60 46 46
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Ranked #15 of 227 restaurants in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $42
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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85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were looking forward to trying traditional Norwegian food and as it was highly rated in ta, we walked in as they don't accept reservations. And after ordering whale steak and fish pie and alcoholic drinks, after half way through our drinks we were advised by the waitress that it would take at least another half an hour to get... More

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Brampton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

For reasonable prices you can eat very tasty Norwegian food. We went twice - I had the fish pie and salted cod. These were served with a healthy portion of veggies and potatoes. You order and pay at the bar and are served quickly. I found the staff very friendly. They have english menus at the bar which is helpful.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Pingvinen (Penguin, in Norwegian) seemed like it was filled with locals. We asked for an English menu, the waiter was helpful. It was kind of busy, "hip." I ordered the fish pie, and even though I don't eat fish, it was very good. My boyfriend got the meatballs which he liked. We get stressed out when it comes to things... More

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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had a great dinner here. Some friends suggested us this restaurants and it absolutely worths a dinner. We ordered pork neck, lamb and halibut (yes! 3 dishes in 2, quite uncommon for Norway's standards but we were hungry and the good food let us order more). That with 3 beer was around 760 nok. Maybe since it isn't a... More

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surrey, uk
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal at this busy little restaurant. I had fish stew and my husband had meatballs. It is quite informal. It is centrally located. I would certainly recommend it.

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Windsor, Ontario
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Small quirky little place but the food is definitely Norwegian. I had a delicious veal stew. I was starving as I was still very jet lagged after a long flight from Canada. The stew was perfect. I'll try to go back. So many restaurants and only a week here in Bergen :(

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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Location and food is great, but I stopped going there because some of the staff are directly hostile. Pity.

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Ft Lauderdale
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This little corner restaurant offers authentic Norwegian Food as a reasonable price. Give the meatballs a try! Limited menu and also a bar. Limited seating so try and go on off hours or be prepared to wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great food and although small we didn't have to wait much on two different occasions on Sat and Sun. And while you wait you can always have one of the many beers on tap or in a bottle. For Norway, the food and beers are well priced and the cuisine is down to earth Scandinavian fayre. The main course portion... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We went on the trip advisor recommendation. Food was 'home style' Norwegian.., but with full Norwegian prices. Had the fish pie and daily special. Hard to recommend the food. Wine was ok.

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