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“Good service and nice food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Skarven

Skarven
Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
77 60 07 20
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Ranked #14 of 72 Restaurants in Tromso
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Norwegian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant with table service. Traditional food, fish, seafood, sea mammals. Located in an old stone house on the quayside in central Tromso
Longyearbyen, Norway
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Good service and nice food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

warm and friendly and good service (which i lacked in most places in Troms)local fish in traditional way. Skarven has several different resturants and a beer place in the bottom floor.

Visited September 2012
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Tromsø, Troms, Norway
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Traditional”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This place brings out the traditional history of Tromsø as a former fishing village with sea inspired decorations and very good food.

Visited August 2012
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Pia60
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Best dinner of all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We had salmon at the Biffhuset. It was the best tasting meal we had on our trip to Norway. The waitress was very attending and it was not a problem that we didn't want anything to drink but water. The waitress even spoke some German...GREAT food and GREAT service. We highly recommend it!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good, authentic experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

A Tromso fixture. Expensive, but that's Norway for ya.
Entree: fish soup was very good, reminiscent of a delightful bisque.
Entree: king crab and prawn. Very small portion but fresh and yummy.
Main: whale steak was interesting. It was a red meat cross between beef and kangaroo, just slightly tougher .
Main: stockfish. A regional treat. Good portion size and very tasty

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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St. John's, Newfoundland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Traditional Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Nice Pub downstairs, great restaurant upstairs. Traditional Norwegian food. Very high quality, nice presentation. Expensive but not unusually so for Norway

Visited June 2012
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