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Jambo Restaurant

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Karl Johans Gate 13, Oslo 0154, Norway
2242 1983
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner and lunch at this restaurant during our stay in Oslo, Norway, May 21-22, 2016. We enjoyed everything there. The food was quite good and the service was of high quality. We highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Oslo, Norway
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

To make it short: Tasteless and overpriced food, but good location and nice dining area. Then to the service: When we arrived, we were well taken care of - but that was only until we had ordered. After that, we seemed to be invisible. During the meal they never came to our table - we had to ask for more... More 

Thank Ideatroll
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

The location is good but from all the alternative Asian that I tried in the area this was the worse. The food was ok not more than that nothing spacial. The dumplings was dry and not tasty at all. I won't come back.

1 Thank isr76
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Well, I discovered Jambo in the year 2009. By then I had been in Norway from Kenya for two years since 2007. Jambo in my country main language Swahili means 'hello'. By the name I thought Jambo was a Kenyan Restaurant. Coming from a land where warm food is the delicacy to a land where cold food are common I... More 

1 Thank andrat2004
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

A restaurant in the most visited street in Oslo should serve good food. Their dishes are OK but not the best one in the city. If you´re going to compare the taste with the price I´d say, its not worth it.

Thank zyergy
Auckland, New Zealand
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212 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Cheapest lunch ever in Norway in a restaurant. Good enough stri fry beef with veggies, spring roll, rice and coffee for less than 100NOK? Amazing. Owner was not rude to me as others have mentioned. Wasnt expecting much for chinese food in Norway but a definite PASS.

Thank TonyFNewZealand
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Jambo is slap bang in the middle of the high street and appears to be part of some sort of shopping arcade. It's situated upstairs and isn't very well signed so blink and you'll miss it! Can't remember if there's a lift so might not be the best place for wheelchair or pram users as we had to climb a... More 

Thank Jamie B
Loudon, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

From the outside this looked like a nice Chinese restaurant. The interior is very nice and it is located right in the tourist district. When the waiter came over he seemed to be bored with his job and as we were telling him what our meal choices were he kept interrupting and saying ya ya ya ya ya. It was... More 

Thank Mark S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

As a tour leader, I have to keep on coming back here. Only reason is its location. The food is just plain and some of the soup dishes are worse than instant noodles. Adding insults to injuries, the bald owner is just rude and has no manners. Unless, you are just have to put something hot in the stomach. This... More 

Thank Wachirapat T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I was a bit apprehensive before we ate at Jambo due to the previous reviews on the Tripadvisor site. However we had no issues - the food was tasty , wide variety of choices and the staff were polite and helped with Dad's mobility scooter.

Thank WendL2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karl Johans Gate 13, Oslo 0154, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: 2242 1983

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