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Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
70 12 42 53
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Ranked #1 of 58 Restaurants in Alesund
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $49
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Best restaurant in Alesund. Mussels and reindeer are a must. Went here two nights in a row after the first meal being so delicious. The staff was very friendly to two college-aged US travelers, and the Chef even came out to meet us the second night. Hostess, Ayla, is the best!

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111 reviews 111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is by far the best restaurant in Aalesund at the moment. I had Cod tongue with scallops as a starter. This is their number one starter (!!) and is a fantastic dish - try it! This time I had the Bacalao con natas (white Bacalao) as main course. It has a mild taste of curry in it and is... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The food was absolutely excellent! As was the service. From the outside, and even from the entrance, the restaurant looks quite anonymous and rather uncosy. This is not the case at all! It is very cosy and the view across the harbour magnificent. Make sure to book a table well in advance and ask for a table by the window.... More 

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87 reviews 87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Overall: 5 Other comments: this must be the best fish restaurant I've been to, so far, and it's going to be difficult to beat. A treat to the eyes, delicate, and tasty in a variety of ways, and new combinations of ingredients. Amazing! Location: 5 Menu: 5 Knowledge: 5 Originality: 5 Presentation: 5 Taste: 5 Atmosphere: 5 Service: 5 Timing:... More 

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Ft Lauderdale
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Very good fish restaurant! And a very nice bar outside calle Milk with glass floor so you can see the fish.

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Hokksund, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We came here a Saturday evening at 20:00 thinking we could get a table. No chance.... I stood there for a while and looked at the menu and the maitree Roar Aarseth asked if we could go down in the bar for 40 min and he would get us a table. 60 min later he came down to the bar... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Here's the best bacalao in town maybe even the best in Norway! Good and various meny for the food but also the wine list is perfect! Good service and very good staff who could answer questions regarding both the food and the wines! Well recommended!!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Recommended this restaurant by our Taxi driver,even though we had decided to go anyway. Although it was fully booked and it looked like we had missed the boat, I asked if we could eat now at 6.00pm and the owner said he would need the table by 9.00pm. A no-brainer ! We sat down and had a drink while we... More 

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Bodo, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Well worth eating here for traditional Norwegian Baccalao dinner. Amongst the best I have tried in Norway.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went to this restaurant after it was highly recommended by the lady at the tourist info center' We ordered the speciality per waiters advice, Royal BACALAO . It was horrible: tasteless ,tough, and very chewy. The house wine was a cheap Spanish wine for over 70 dollars and the total bill was over 200 US dollars. The view was... 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: Scandinavian

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