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Cafe Sjakk Matt

European, American, Scandinavian
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Haakon VII's Gt. 5, Oslo, Norway
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Manasquan, New Jersey
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264 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped to eat here on the way to a concert at the concert house down the street. The quesadilla and chicken club sandwich were excellent as was the beer. It was just what we were looking for,

Thank SeeTheWorld4Peace
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

We came in during their busy lunch rush and were instructed by the person behind the bar to sit at any empty table. After a long 15 minute wait, I went to get someone to help us. Mauro the server turned out to be wonderful. He apologized and helped us have a great lunch- the kitchen was slow in having... More 

Thank Millpers123
Helsinki, Finland
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

We went there between meetings and had about 40 mins. Thought to get something small to eat and as we were in a bit hurry, walked straight to bar. Waitress asked us to choose a table as there was table service and we sat one close to the bar. We waited about 10 minutes untill she came to us and... More 

Thank drg313
Birmingham, Alabama
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148 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Nice little cafe near the back entrance of the National Theater train stop. Very friendly and good prices. We heard food is very expensive in Norway. Three meals with non-alcoholic drinks only cost 660.00 NOK, which I found very reasonable. We had home made lasagne which was very good. Bread tastes fresh baked and was delicious. My daughter had the... More 

Thank Pam K
Oslo, Norway
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166 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

This place is a real classic in the Oslo bar/café scene. It's more of a bar than a restaurant, but also serves food. It's conveniently located by the National theatre and the two cinemas. The menu is somewhat limited, but the food is good and prices are reasonable. Service can be a bit disorganised at times; there has often been... More 

Thank amarcord83
Sonoma, California
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335 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is in a nice location off the main area. We had a delightful meal here for lunch. The service was good and efficient. The food was nice and enjoyable. A good place to grab lunch or have an afternoon drink.

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Mysen, Norway
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

During an extended walk a beautiful summer day we dropped by Cafe Sjakk Matt (Checkmate) for a quick lunch and were not disappointed *Atmosphere* The outdoor area is necessarily busy being close to central Oslo, but the inside provides shelter from both traffic and weather (if needed). The design is clean and modern with neat details and the restrooms are... More 

Thank Martin R
Tromso, Norway
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119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Been there several times. The problem every time has been that there are too few waiters taking care of both the outside area and inside of the cafe. Sometimes you have to wait a long time just to order. When you have ordered, the food comes quickly. Then you are pretty much on your own. This time it was impossibe... More 

Thank linksmom
Oslo, Norway
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I eat here every now and then, mainly due to the location. It is an convenient place to meet for an informal lunch. The food is decent, but not fantastic in any way. Service is quick. You do not have to reserve a table. I will be back for sure, but not because of the Food experience.

Thank Movi71
Bergen, Norway
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Good atmosphere, great food, good prizes and very nice emploies. Nice place to eat drink and have a good time!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
European, American, Scandinavian
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haakon VII's Gt. 5, Oslo, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo>  > Sentrum
  • Neighborhood: Sentrum
  • Phone Number: 22-83-41-56

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?