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“Probably the best in Oslo” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Kontrast

Restaurant Kontrast
Maridalsveien 15, Oslo 0175, Norway
+47 21 60 01 01
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Ranked #35 of 990 Restaurants in Oslo
Price range: $19 - $98
Cuisines: Organic, Contemporary, Bistro, Scandinavian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Brussels, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Probably the best in Oslo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Situated in the Calton gulsdeden hotel, the restaurant is hoted in the breakfeast room of the hoteL. But what a surprise and an atmospher in this restaurant. Served by young skilled waiters, they have a creative cuisine, a island of gastronomy and taste in Norway, using the french and Italian cuisine inspiration to create master pieces with local topo quality food, e;G; A reindeer tartare, or a mousse of blue mossels with an incredible combination of fresh vegetables and algae... A different and interesting winelist, waway from the usual Norwegian Chablis and merlot standards...A must in Oslo.
And resonable price, rare in Norway.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Taste, integrity, uniqueness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Focused short menu, where we chose the Kontrast 6-meal package and their wine proposal.
Every meal was a true unique experience with a new taste combination and a matching wine. One of my clear favourites in Oslo from now on. I recommend this place for a gourmet meal above the average.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sesto San Giovanni, Italia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I was staying in the hotel in the same building and I was tempted to visit by the kind and professional waiter/somelier Stefano who will give you all the details of the dishes you have chosen.
It's a restaurant serving "traditional" Norwegian dishes cooked with local and organic raw materials with a hint of contemporary cuisine. I had the salt baked celeriac with a caramelized cream (which is butter fermented @ 120°C) and the Reindeer glaced in miso (the meet is cooked for two weeks under vacuum @ 52°C). There's also the possibility of having a 6 course meal for a fixed rate. Eating there is something close to a sensorial experience not to be missed. The atmosphere is very elegant and make this restauran ideal for a romantic dinner, a business meal or a special occasion. The only downside is that portion are not big enough (in my humble opinion) and if you want to be filled up, the bill might go up considerably (for non scandinavian standards)

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Just fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

An unexpected meal, sophisticated in a down-to-earth way. Served by the chef, or by waiter and sommelier Stefano, who opened our eyes for wines and even the effect of different styles of glass. Memorable, and highly recommendable!

Visited January 2014
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