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XL Diner

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Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
70 12 42 53
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
costly but worth every single penny

We took fish soup, smoked whale carpaccio, XL sea food, caribou. Everything was very very delicious and service was was very good, Very highly recommend. We came out about 7:00PM, restaurant was packed and outside was big line.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Lena G
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The waiters (russians?) tried to force us to order. After less than one minute of sitting we had to tell them to calm down and give us a possibility to read the meny. They were unpolite. Even other guests reacted the way we did. We ordered fish platter. Tasted good but no presentation of what kind of fishes and seafood... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We took fish soup, smoked whale carpaccio, XL sea food, caribou. Everything was very very delicious and service was was very good, Very highly recommend. We came out about 7:00PM, restaurant was packed and outside was big line.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

XL Diner is a very good restaurant, it is reasonably priced for the quality of food and service. It is a petty it doesn't open on Sunday and Monday.

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Alesund, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Good service, fantastic view and lovely food. I definately recommend the fish soup! Great night out for a special occasion!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

They offer wide variety of seafood and promise that fish they cook was caught yesterday or even today. Restaurant has panoramic sea and city view, crowded in the evening, so you'd better book table in advance. I've tried whale carpaccio out of curiosity. It was rather tasty and dish was decorated nicely. As a second course I had fish plato... More 

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Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I had the platter with 3 different Kind of fish and seafood - definitely worth the Money and you get a great view ofer the harbour

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I had read great reviews of this restaurant and the menu looked amazing. Unfortunately, the food was average. Almost all the dishes were slightly overcooked, making the food (duck, reindeer, fish) chewier than it should have been.

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Kungsbacka, Hallands Län, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

XL Diner sounds like a cheap hamburger place but is a high class restaurant. Good choice of both fish and meat dishes, some with portugese style. This would not be the choice however if you want to try traditional and local dishes, it is more international. The fish dishes hide the freshness of the fish which litterally comes from meters... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A great place for dinner overlooking the ferry terminal in Ålesund. We had some different preparations of bacalao, prepared from the local salted cod. Good food and service!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a celebration of the Alasund history of salt cod in it's many different versions - There is also a fresh fish platter, fresh cod with chorizo, a pepper steak and a deer plate. Appetizers of cod tongue, mussels, whale carpaccio, fish soup. Although reputed to be the most expensive restaurant in town, our dinner here was less expensive... More 

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Additional Information about XL Diner

Address: Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
Phone Number: 70 12 42 53
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  More og Romsdal  >  Aure Municipality  >  Alesund
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 49
Cuisine: European, Scandinavian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  More og Romsdal  >  Aure Municipality  >  Alesund
  • Phone Number: 70 12 42 53

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 49
  • Cuisine: European, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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