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“Rude service, average food at a high price.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Plah Bar & Restaurant

Plah Bar & Restaurant
Hegdehaugsvein 22, Oslo 0167, Norway
+47 22 56 43 00
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Ranked #127 of 971 Restaurants in Oslo
Price range: $28 - $39
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Oslo, Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Rude service, average food at a high price.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I would not suggest you to go there unless you want to spoil your mood by the rude service. You have to count with that they do not have a proper warderobe at their restaurant, just a little corner next to the toilets, where you can try and stuff in your outerwear ( do not think it would be appropriate for ladies which have nice/expensive coats)and everything is on your own responsibility. Food is very average, actually you'll find better option at other asian paces in Oslo which also is capable to serve you in a nice respectfull maner. Waste of time and spoiled mood. Never again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Great Thai Cuisine - Fantastic Flavors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I've been to Plah twice now and have had the 8-course tasting menu, with wine pairings, each time. The dishes were unique and exotic and the flavors were fantastic. The portions were small, so we eagerly awaited the next course. The wine pairings were great too. We paid about 1,100 NOK per person, which is typical for a nice restaurant in Norway.

Up front, the restaurant has a nice, modern bar and a separate, romantic/cozy eating area (about 4 tables). The back section of the restaurant has a large, open area of about 10 or 12 tables and is brighter than the front. I prefer the front section, if your group is small enough. The decor is clean and modern.

The service was friendly and attentive, although we had to wait quite a bit between each course (arrived at 7 pm and left around 11 pm). However, we did have a large group of 12.

If you plan to go to Plah, make reservations in advance.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
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“Service minded staff and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

Plah offers 5-8 course menu that give you good value for your money. Some receipes had lots of coriander, but the staff ensured imidiately a new dish when we asked for one without corriander. Thank you for a great evening, Plah. Excellent staff.

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Sandnes, Norway
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27 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Modern asian food, good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

This is not your typical thai-food place. They create modern, very likeable thai food with a twist. Two of our guests didn't realize Plah is a thai restaurant until halfway through the meal; everything was just very, very good with an interesting asian tinge. Then of course, the prices aren't 'typical thai-place' either. You pay for what you get, but it's worth it.
The service was truly good, the waiters very attentive. We'll most certainly be back.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Modern Thai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is not a typical Thai restaurant you might find elsewhere in Oslo where all the food tastes like chilli, curry and coconut-milk- it is WAY better!

Food: they have a decent selection of Thai specialities with a modern and cool touch to a reasonable price. Not only did the food look really appetizing and exotic, all the different, exiting tastes harmonized.

Atmosphere: The restaurant is cozy, modern and has a "clean" interior and is actually much bigger than what it looks like from outside. The decor is modern Thai and is very elegant.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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