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Fri, 6/18
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#79 of 1,176 Restaurants in Oslo

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0.6 miles from Karl Johans gate
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$12 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed August 21, 2020 via mobile

Went there for lunch in a sunny day it was lovely to eat outside with the sea view , went for the fish soup and was very generous and rich in taste!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 20, 2020 via mobile

Restaurant very pretty inside. But the fish was very bad. Cold and not fresh!!!maybe fish of the day before. Good wine and baked potato. The price for Oslo in lower. But the sellfish for two for 100€ is very a crazy thing!!!we ate just a...few of the dish and let the rest that seems plastic fish. Do not recommend at all.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 28, 2020 via mobile

Nice relaxing place for a fish meal. Nice and attentive service. We had a generous boat if seafood. It was all fine, although the crayfish were ver small. The bread was a bit dry and boring but all in all a great evening.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 14, 2020

The restoran was the only emty place in the row. We were tired and ... already in the beginning i got feeling that something was wrong, no smiles no greetings... After making oder we waited 45 min. One could think they go and do some...fishing, gardening... but ... salad with seafood looked nice and big but after some digging i found sexondhand saladleaves... so i had to go throught whole salad and pick out uneateble parts. Maybe you like it, but i dont... as salad included shells... im not the expert but if jou have to breake the shells to get the piece inside it tells me that most of sells were dead and maybe bad already before cooking. My friend odered big pot with shells, it arrived cold and untasty. Lot of money and lot of small shells not easy to open. You had to use hands but no desinfetion bads were offered. Afteward we had to wait at bar 15 min to pay the bill. No service, no smile, no appologies... So maybe you wonder how many times i had to go to toilet at night? Go and find out yourself. So it dont surprise meg why this place was emty when all other had no free place.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 18, 2020

We were looking for a restaurant for a family dinner and found this on internet. Luckily we reserved a table because it was very busy. Our food was very nice and more as enough, staff was friendly. We didn't stayed for the coffee as we...found it too noisy. But still a very nice place to go.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 27, 2019

Nice and cozy ambiance, next to the Aker Brygge Marina. Had the fish Soup. It was delicious and sumptuous. It had cod, shrimp, salmon, prawn and mussels in a white buttery soup. It's pricey but the food, ambiance and view outside fairly justify it. The...service too was fast. Would definitely go back next time I'm there.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 29, 2019

We had a decent dinner here. Staff were nice, stew was more mushrooms than meat, but the beer was good. It was pretty empty, as we had an early dinner on a Friday evening.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

We had dinner in this pub restaurant today. It is part of the city pass discount package. The area is busy due to the cruise ships but we visited early at 5pm and it was quiet. The prices are typical Norwegian from 200 KN to...400 KN. We had the mix meat Taste of Norway dish and seafood soup. Both were delicious. Big portions. Service was good. Place was clean and toilets were clean. Good experience overall.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 1, 2019

Not too bad for a touristic place, a nice walk by the pier with kiosks, ice cream, and so on. Service is a bit slow, but they had our booked table ready. No view, but nice decoration. I ordered the meat skewer (one piece of...whale, reindeer, elk and cow). It was actually to taste the whale (which was had and tasteless). Reindeer was nice and tender, elk was ok – also a bit hard – and cow is cow. My wife ordered the mussels and enjoyed it. Check was also slow to get. Expensive as anything in Norway, but reasonable for the location.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 23, 2019

The food was good and a nice, casual "fisherman" themed place. We got 20% discount with our three day Oslo Pass! So it was a real win win! Then it was a nice walk on the pier after dinner. We were there in late August.

Date of visit: August 2019
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September 25, 2019|
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Response from V6709XYjohnm | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the menu card is in Norwegian with English descriptions below. My meal was super delicious. I hope you enjoy it, too.
January 10, 2017|
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Response from PH15 | Reviewed this property |
I've seen people making reservations for 7pm. If you go before 7pm and have a small group, then you will be able to get a table without reservation. The two times I was there it was not very full (I was there between 5 and... More
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5