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Xich Lo

#32 of 1,117 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Karl Johansgate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway
+47 22 42 48 00
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Enghien, Hainaut, Belgium
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tasting Menu is a must. If you like Asian food and Vietnamese specifically, you gonna love the Xich Lo. Wine lovers will be happy to, with a French Sommelier who will help you chose the best wine for your meal.

Thank Karim B
Oslo, Norway
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came without reservations at 18:30 a Saturday evening and were lucky to get a table for an hour and a half. We were seated near the kitchen in a packed restaurant. The noise level was high and the light low. The menus where tablets with the light turned up high. It took me a minute to figure out that... More 

Thank SawadeeOslo
Honefoss, Norway
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

To celebrate my birthday, my husband want to bring me to this Vietnamese restaurant so I can feel a bit of homeland in my second homeland. First of all, it's very central of Oslo and it's almost impossible to find parking place. We drove around one hour and paid 130 Krone/2 hours parking. Second, when we checked in the website,... More 

Thank Mai G
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

My colleagues were very happy with their meal and wine, but as the only vegetarian I was not impressed with the composition of the meal. Raw spring rolls and a main course that was not nutritionally balanced made it clear that this is not a place I will visit again. The desert was very tasteful.

Thank Jorunn K
Bergen, Norway
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

I love the food here - but when we are a larger group- they have problem with the serving of food. The first course was on the table straight away - but the time between main course and the dessert was not acceptable I still give them 4 because of the food and services as a whole I also think... More 

Thank katiewhyatt
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here for dinner in late November. We ordered the tasting menu and a bottle of rosé to go with it. Besides the scallops dish, the rosé was the only thing that really delivered. The staff was hardly there, no pouring of wine/water, no explanation of dishes, etc. Several of the dishes were uninspired (ie a... More 

1 Thank Steinar H
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

We visited this restaurant for the third (I think) time. With our sin and his girlfriend. Three of us choosed the menue with drink menue. It was marvellous tastes both from food and drinks. And we got a lot of extra-drinks thru the evening. The sommelier is just worth the whole evening at the restaurant.

Thank Morten H
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Really good Vietnamese/asian food! We had a nice evening where we really enjoyed the food. Also the personel was really warm and knowledgable about the wines. The ambiance is rather clean and not warm, so I wouldn't recommend it for all purposes.

Thank Tatiana R
Kristiansand, Norway
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

The food is absolutely great and the prices around 300,- NOK for a main dish is worth it. If you compare Xich Lo with for example Dinner, for example, the atmosphere isnt quite as great. The waitress didnt have the full knowledge about the food either.

Thank arnsidmb
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Was looking for another place when I instead found this hidden gem on top floor of closed gallery. Good service overall and food was excellent. Usually I am a big hater of coriander and finding this spice on the entree course was disappointment. but for the first time in my life I understood the upside of coriander - and a... More 

Thank michael h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karl Johansgate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo>  > Sentrum
  • Neighborhood: Sentrum
  • Phone Number: +47 22 42 48 00
Pay a visit to Xích Lô (pron. cyklo) for a taste from a little Further East. This is a unique treasure of a Vietnamese restaurant, now occupying new premises on Karl Johans gate 23 B on the first floor of the new department store in Egertorget square. Delicately exotic with light and airy interior and a mouth-watering menu where the food is reasonably priced and completely authentic. Aromatic and spicy without being too hot, the dishes are served as small pieces of art on the plate. Enjoy your trip Further East!

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