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#111 of 1,211 Restaurants in Oslo
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Ullevalsveien 43, Oslo 0171, Norway
+47 22 69 60 00
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ullevalsveien 43, Oslo 0171, Norway
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Smalhans serves Norwegian food with a twist: organic ingredients used to recreate Norwegian dishes in somewhat unusual and interesting variations. The food was tasty and the service good. However, their attempt to cater to the needs of the one vegan in our group was not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Olav H
Reviewed August 25, 2018

what a charming restaurant. No frills, but excellent food for sharing and very friendly knowledgeable staff. Quality ingredients, interesting combinations, a wonderful overall experience. Keep up the great work guys and gals !

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cauchy138
Geir Kristian N, Daglig leder at Smalhans, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Thank you so much for your review! This is exactly what we work for, give our guests the best possible experience. I hope to see you back at Smalhans!

Reviewed July 7, 2018

We went for dinner on saturday night. It wasnt busy and we didnt need a reservation. Were greeted by friendly staff, very helpful and explained the menu. The food was exceptional: simple, well prepared dishes with quality ingredients: think norwegian food with a gourmet twist....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Santiago S
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Went to Smalhans based on recommendation of our Airbnb Host. We were not disappointed! We sat at the bar and enjoyed the 5 course tasting menu. The food was excellent and the staff were knowledgeable and very friendly!

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank CayRoo
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Smalhans restaurant serves a set menu each day and you can choose either the 3 course or 5 course menu. The food is served 'family style' - ie the dish comes to the centre of the table and you help yourself. As much as possible...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank v_robinson
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited that restaurant by recommendation from appartment owner. On the door you could see a sing "Michellin 2018". It was my first time in that type of the restaurant. Believe me, it was nothing special except menu and highly priced. At first they were...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sergey F
Reviewed March 20, 2018

If you translate "Smalhans" to English the meaning would be "hardship" or "to lack something". After visiting this restaurant many times over the years I can't help to think how fitting the name really is. Even if you go for the "Krøsus" menu - the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
2  Thank 977mortenk
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Went to Smalhans with some friends. It was an ok experience. The food was good, but we ordered the biggest menu and did not get enough food. I would have expected that for the price that we paid. Service was a bit slow. The restaurant...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank telvestad
Geir Kristian N, Daglig leder at Smalhans, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2018

Hello telvestad, thank you for your feedback of your stay at Smalhans, this gives us the chance to improve our product and be better for our guests. We would like to give our guests to be properly full after a stay in our establishment and...More

Reviewed January 25, 2018

Smalhans is a great pick if you are looking for some traditional treats. The venue is cozy & nice, the staff if friendly, the food is tasty, and the prices are lovely. It has a canteen kind of atmosphere, and this is nice. It was...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank LG-Aude-LG
Geir Kristian N, Daglig leder at Smalhans, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Hello LG, thank you so much for your review! It´s really nice to hear you had a positive experience at Smalhans. We are a local neighborhood restaurant and therefore have a lot of regular guests that drop by to have some food, this is why...More

Reviewed January 13, 2018

Smalhans is really nice, their meny is interesting and their dishes taste great. You can see, taste and smell that this is a good place to eat. Their dishes is inspired by traditional Norwegian dishes with a playful modern twist that I truly enjoy. Well...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank StainawarijaR
Geir Kristian N, Daglig leder at Smalhans, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Hi Steinar, Thank you very much for your nice review! We work very hard to give our guests the best experience we possible can and it is nice to see that our guests recognize this. I hope we can welcome you back soon!

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August 24, 2015|
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Response from pickynotsnooty | Reviewed this property |
As the reviewer above says, Somalians is a restaurant. We walked from Hotel Bristol up the hill. Took about 25 minutes. Well worth the trip!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $100
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ullevalsveien 43, Oslo 0171, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 69 60 00
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Smalhans eatery serves the local neighborhood, an ideal place to go and meet friends, spend some valuable time with family or even relax on your own while you enjoy something good to eat and drink.Smalhans is located at the hub of Oslo city center, perfect on the way home from work for a quick bite to eat, or just relax with friends anytime.Three close friends founded Smalhans, all with experience from the esteemed Palace Grill Restaurant. Tom Victor Gausdal, Stian Floer and Anders Braathen. At the helm in the kitchen they have with them Karla Siverts while Terje Wiese steers front of house on the restaurant floor.To us Smalhans can mean many things! It can be a simple dish of the day, even to find purveyors that provide high quality produce at good value, or our effective use of raw ingredients. It can be the reuse of old materials or just seeing value in something that might otherwise be overlooked or discarded.
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