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“Amazing blinis!” 4 of 5 stars
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Olsen
Calle del Prado 15, 28014 Madrid, Spain (Huertas)
+34 914293659
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Price range: $43 - $50
Cuisines: Norwegian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Huertas
Madrid
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119 reviews 119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Amazing blinis!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Wonderful nordic food, especially the blinis. Also worth a mention are the vodkas, especially Karloffs Gold!

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Madrid
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Good Scandinavian food in a very nice setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

This is a very special place decorated the Scandinavian way. Food is good and healthy, although portions are on the smallish side and prices tend to be high. Great variety of vodkas, very nice bar area.

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Madrid, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“...if”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

I mean, very good IF you are REALLY INTO vodka. Huge variety of vodka brands and vodka-based cocktails. Lots of neon and white walls give off a feel of coldness

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Must go for vodka lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

The athmosphere is excelent, so is the food and vodka drinks, especially the belvedere shot on ice. The waiters are not very polite, nonetheless it is a place worth visisting. Food is very good also

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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rotterdam
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Superb, but that can change per day, part 2: terrible”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

Went back after our great visit (a Friday) 2 days later (a Sunday) and it was ... dramatic.
Only 1 person in the restaurant available to do everything; no attention; forgetting orders; no eye for details; waiting; food at a low level: must be alternating chefs or a sick chef.
So beware: if you have the wrong chef on non-busy days. Amazing the difference.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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