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Xich Lo

#29 of 1,101 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Karl Johansgate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway
+47 22 42 48 00
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bergen, Norway
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Steinar H
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Oslo, Norway
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant for dinner on weekend. We were lucky to be able to reserve a table even though we called them the same day. Place was full of people but the service was great. Good offer of variety of vines and proper Chinese food meals. We tasted desert as well with a green tea.

Thank Mohammad K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Lots of delicious options to pick from. Must try their sea bass and spring rolls. Price is very reasonable as well.

Thank Imperial J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

This place is hidden and is on 2nd floor so be sure not to miss this hidden gem. We started off with the spring rolls and ordered almost everything from the menu. My group of friends and I loved everything. Wish we lived close so we can try this place more often.

Thank Suzanne J
Oslo, Norway
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by friends, luckily because the entrance is through a shopping gallery and its on the second floor. You can eat great food, a bit crossover Europe/Vietnamese but we appreciated it. (Again... second visit) Secondly let you surprise by the wine card. They have an excellent sommelier ( from France!) and serves fantastic wines. Not the big names but well... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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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