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#20 of 385 European in Oslo
#39 of 1,169 Restaurants in Oslo
Travelers' Choice
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MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

A modern restaurant with a stark, semi-industrial feel created by a concrete floor, exposed pipework and an open kitchen. Seasonal, organic Norwegian p...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Comfortable restaurant
PRICE RANGE
$17 - $88
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Contemporary
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed September 26, 2020

Kontrast is definitely a gem in Olso. Their menu magnifies seasonal ingredients. I was very impressed by the textures and flavors of the carrot dish. The menu is also bold and risky. The blue cheese ice cream was surprising. Wines are a great match with...the menu. Wines from Austria, Germany, France, Greece, Canada, etc. Mostly organic. And the service… OMG… the service. It is not only professional and attentive, but also very considerate and very personalized. A great treat for a special occasion.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 22, 2020 via mobile

Great service, decent food. I was at this restaurant for a nice dinner with my family. The service is immaculate. Nice location too next to the famous mathall in Oslo. I must say however, the food was dissapointing for the price point. We had the...tasing menu and although there were a lot of exciting dishes, the combination of the i gredients threw us all of a bit. The flavours seemed dull and really did not fit together the way we anticipated. However i see great potentia. The techniques which were used were immaculate and everything was well persented. We just could not find it enjoyable.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed July 25, 2020

At Kontrast, you must have time to enjoy the premises, food and drink. We choose the ten course menu, and got a well-composed pleasure for the eye and mouth. Here, the season's best ingredients desides the dishes, and this time it was a major emphasis...on light, vegetarian dishes, beautifully and creatively performed. On arrival and between the dishes, extra small flavors were served in creative ways. Both a non-alcoholic and a regular wine package are offered with the food. The wine package had a slightly large predominance of white wines, and few of these appealed to me. The non-alcoholic package, on the other hand, was very exciting, with fruity and exciting flavors composed on site, and well adapted to the individual dishes.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed April 16, 2020

my waitress were exceptional and food where like drops of farys in my mouth. Kontrast is a sensational restaurant. We had the 10 course degustation menu night november 2019. with added small starters and a sweet treat to finish. It was a delightful, memorable dining...experience with a wonderful combination of tastes and textures, beautifully presented. The staff are friendly and attentive. Each serve is just the right size. Wines are well matched though we didn’t do the full pairing. Mikael Svensson has been rightly voted one of the best 300 chefs in the world. He is visibly active in the kitchen making sure every dish is up to his high standard. If you want a special night in Oslo then Kontrast is a must.More

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Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2020

Kontrast, Chef Mikael Svensson and his team are absolutely deserving of all their accolades. The 10 course tasting menu and wine pairing offered the perfect way to end my 2 week tour of the country. It brought home all the memories and sensations of my...trip through delectable flavors and visual presentations of dishes that truly give you the sensation of "tasting Norway."More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2020

I went January 30, my second time in Kontrast and it was a great 10 courses set menu, you also can opt to a shorter 6 courses menu. The service is extraordinary, the food is great and you can taste different types os food always...finding some special flavors infused. Love to be back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020

Kontrast is a sensational restaurant. We had the 10 course degustation menu last night with added small starters and a sweet treat to finish. It was a delightful, memorable dining experience with a wonderful combination of tastes and textures, beautifully presented. The staff are friendly...and attentive. Each serve is just the right size. Wines are well matched though we didn’t do the full pairing. Mikael Svensson has been rightly voted one of the best 300 chefs in the world. He is visibly active in the kitchen making sure every dish is up to his high standard. If you want a special night in Oslo then Kontrast is a must.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 21, 2019

Saturday, late November, Restaurant Kontrast impressed us a lot. We had an unique evening with the big 10 dishes menu and wine pairing. Excellent ! Wonderful food from first taste ! The set menu is well composed, and even the tasters, were delicious. The wine...pairing was impressing and lovely - mostly on white from France. The service was professional, pleasant and smiling, the timing was excellent, and all the waiters were very knowledgeable. One of the best i Oslo now !More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2019 via mobile

We ate here when we were in Oslo, from start to finish we felt taken care of from pulling out our chairs and escorting us to the bathroom til the end when the chef walked us out and took a photo with us. The food...was incredible, everything was fantastic. Creative and great plating. Some things you were eating that you couldn’t place because it didn’t belong there, but was fantastic like the potato dessert. Even though it was $700 for two people for dinner, we will remember it forever, so it was worth it.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2019 via mobile

Honestly I was blown away by the tasting menu! Every single dish was so amazing I couldn’t point out my favourite and I secretly hoped for a bigger serving because I can’t get enough of them! But that said, the 10 course menu is very...filling! How the food has been prepared and the favour combination will simply blow your mind away! I believe they will probably get the second star soon! Service was tip-top. If anyone is travelling to Scandinavia, this is a restaurant worth a detour for.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Nomad36487009158
November 4, 2019|
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Response from j_rgenl353 | Reviewed this property |
We had a 4 course meal which was 950 per person - fully worth it.
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Response from Kontrast_Mikael | Property representative |
We don't have any particular dress code but alot of out guests likes to dress up a bit when they come to the restaurant
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Response from j_rgenl353 | Reviewed this property |
We had a 4 course meal - worth every penny.
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