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#154 of 1,246 Restaurants in Oslo
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Reviewed January 1, 2023

Ekebergrestauranten is a beautiful newly renovated restaurant situated high up in one of the hills surrounding Oslo. We have enjoyed several dinners there previously - the food usually is good although the staff sometimes varying in quality. This new years eve 2022 we wanted to...see the fireworks from up there and booked a table for 4 people. The restaurant on the ground floor was full so they were using a huge empty space on the first floor to stew together several hundred people as tight as possible. The space looked like a plane hangar with the athmosphere of a prison dining room. The only ornaments were some hastily placed paper stars in the windows, They offered a four course dinner where the entree was ok and the rest was terrible. The duck breast was so tough it could barely be cut. A lot of the tables let the duck lie barely touched. They tried to serve us the entree twice. They served the neighbouring table the dessert before the main course. The staff was friendly and totally unprofessional. One of the male staff stopped next to us, looked out on the total turmoil of the room and exclaimed to himself "fy fan!" Which translated means something like "bloody hell", something we found both highly amusing and pretty accurate. We ended by leaving this zoo and ended the evening as shocked refugees at the house of our friends who have a house with a view of Oslo and the fireworks.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022

“Ah, you didn’t check the elevations,” the waiter replied, smiling, as I explained why Mrs W looked as if she’d climbed the North face of the Eiger. “You can get the tram back, from just out there.” The manner here is disarmingly and, for me,...refreshingly blunt. Once you adjust to it, everything is great. He explained that three courses are only three courses if you pick the right ones. Oops, I’d not read the menu properly. He said yes, the asparagus could be done without smoked eels. He joked about ‘trading up from a Petit Chablis to a Chablis’ because the corks weren’t coming from China. And he cheerily served us our excellent food. Shellfish soup for me - I almost scraped the bowl, it was that good. Aforesaid asparagus for Mrs W - tasty. We both had lamb, cabbage and celeriac purée. The lamb was the most tender I’ve ever tasted, and the celeriac purée was delicious. It’s a dish I do at home, only I wish I could cook it as well. Mrs W had cheese to finish. The waiter who knelt down to explain the cheeses had the lean, weatherbeaten features that we’ve see so often in Oslo. He smiled as he spoke, and looked at me with both his sighted and unseeing eye as he told me that my strawberry cheesecake with strawberries and strawberry sorbet was “Mostly strawberry.” ‘Odin’s telling me about my bloody pudding,’ was my immediate thought. And that pudding was so good that I didn’t want to leave the restaurant that night with any other flavour in my mouth. I’d phoned up beforehand to check the dress code. “Just come as you are,” she’d said. That’s fine.” And that’s what I feel about this restaurant. Fine dining in a functionalist masterpiece of a building, atop a bloody mountain overlooking Oslo - and an atmosphere that left us feeling absolutely fine. Thank you.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

The view from the restaurant is astonishing. The food is good and uses lots of local ingredients. Ofcourse the price is high end. You pay for the view too. Ekeberg is easy to reach. Use tramlines 13 and 19.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

Excellent food and service with the best view😊👍 We’ll be back veeeery soon🍾😊👍 we just love this place as a neighbor

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

Excellent food, wine and view on the terrace!! Love it here☺️ We’ll be back ofc! Cannot wait until summertime

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022

Came to Oslo from Scotland and friends took us there for my husband’s birthday on Friday. Food was exquisite, the waiter was brilliant, views over Oslo fjord amazing. Sculpture trail fantastic.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 30, 2021

Very nice location with a stunning view, art and nature. The restaurant staff is friendly and caring. Above all, the restaurant offers the possibility to have a 100% vegan menu, from starter to dessert ! The quality-price ratio is reasonable and the dishes are very...creative and delicious. Highly recommended !!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 1, 2021

This is a beautiful restaurant on one of the best locations in Oslo. The food is excellent. Unfortunately, the current staff is totally unprofessional and they made our visit there a most unpleasant experience. The wonderful food and good location dose not do the trick...when you feel unwelcome. They put the food in front of us in a most unfriendly way and barely spared us a glance otherwise. Worst experience in a long time.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2021

One would expect of a restaurant with a beautiful view over Oslo, to serve proportionately fine food - as they proclaim to do. Pleasantly decorated, the not-too-bright and not-too-dim lit room house windows tall windows to allow a fair view of the outside. Barely audible,...the host aspired to inform us of the night's courses - barely to avail, and of the accompanying wines - to no avail. Scepticism arose when the host interchangeably named the vegan-option dishes as vegetarian. And though I speak for the experienced vegan five-course meal, the accompanying guests called for many of the same concerns. The first course of the evening was pickled red beets topped with sunflower and walnut kernels. Upon receiving the dish, we took notice of the misplacement of the cutlery. They were not in correct order, much to our amusement. As for the dish itself it was rather disappointing - I've had better beets off a store-bought jar. I was close to feeling ridiculed. The following dish was a gazpacho for the vegans. Topped with roasted and thinly sliced almonds, the gazpacho was not as bland as it could have been. Theres is not more to say of the dish. The main course, the ratatouille, however, was delightful. Consisting mostly of mushrooms, it had enough umami to satisfy the palate without being overwhelming, elevated by soft-cored, crispy-skin new potatoes, and sweet tomatoes. The paired dressing served the dish well. This is the level og culinary experience I would expect of the establishment, and nothing less. Opting out of the cheese course, almond bread was served in its stead. Though quite crusty, fair in flavour reminiscent of marzipan - I admit bias: I really like marzipan. Topped again with sunflower and walnut kernels, crossing the dish a cloud berry curd. Though mind not quite yet made up of the pairing, a fun dish. The wine, however, did not arrive before the beginning of the next course, alongside all the previous glasses cluttering the table, demonstrating an underlying chaos with the unpreparedness of the cutlery set-up. Keeping it simple, the dessert was a single scoop of raspberry sorbet encircled with fresh berries and some mint paste. The berries as fresh as fresh could be, the dinner ended on a high note. Though - raspberry sorbet with fresh berries would hardly ever be unpalatable. Glad to have experienced the restaurant and its dinner courses, the evening a true delight in good company - be sure to bring some on your visit. And if you are a picky eater in search of true fine dining, beware: this might be hit or miss.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

Very disappointing experience. We were 6 friends that ate lunch her during a Saturday. We went here as I never tried the restaurant before. We ordered scrimp sandwich, fish soup, and clams. The sandwich had little taste and it seemed the chef didnt have much...time to prepare it nicely. Looked more like a scrimp salad with a bit of bread. The fish soup had taste but salmon in fish soup is not good as salmon has a too dominant taste. The clams were probably the only food, which was actually tasty. The service was below average and chaotic. Firstly you have to line even though you ordered a table at a specific time. From when we were sitting down it took up to 10 mins before they took our first drink order. They were not interested into selling us more to drink as we always had to signal when we wanted more. We had to ask for bread even though we all got butter and butter knives on the table. Salt and pepper was not here either. The waiter had a tendency to leave our table in the middle of the ordering. Like he suddenly had some more important things to do. It didn’t seem like he understood us. Maybe because of a Swedish-Norwegian language barrier? To his defence the acoustic is horrible. The noice level gets really high so it’s hard to hear each other talk on the table. We ended up with signaling to the apprentice-waiter that we wanted to order food. And after that several waiters came up to us and asked us if we were ready, which signals that they don’t communicate to each other. We felt bad for the apprentice as it looked like she was just thrown out there without any follow up and “in-field”- guidance. All of the waiters seems young and inexperienced. They all seemed stressed. Yes, it was a lot of guests but the restaurant was far from full. We also asked for the wine menu, which they gave us in the end. But there were no follow-up if we wanted to order some wine. I’m general a very clumsy, passive and lack of paying attention to the guest - service. Maybe the restaurant survives on the name and the location. Latter is just amazing with a view over Oslo. So maybe they don’t need to offer good food and service? Because this is a money machine anyway? Please save your money and go somewhere else. Oslo has a lot of nice restaurant where they actually care about you as guests. If you want the view, then just have a small walk up the “love”-path without having to visit the restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed November 10, 2020

This was my second time there but that was my first time for dinner. I was with a friend of mine for a day out before Oslo goes into lockdown. We both had deer meet. The food was great but it could have been better...considering their price tag but other than that we had a great evening. I would recommend this place to others who is looking for a special day out.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 18, 2020 via mobile

This is a beautiful place overlooking Oslo. The restaurant has good standard, and a tempting menu. Nice staff and good service. However, the sound level is unpleasant with a full restaurant. The outdoor seating is great in good weather.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 10, 2020 via mobile

After a beautiful walk up to the Ekebergrestauranten, me and my colleagues looked forward to a great meal. And people who ordered the entree were really happy with the mushroom soup and the ceviche, wich all was great. The problem was the main dishes: Most...ordered the monkfish wrapped in bacon, and they were all disappointed. The bacon was really not fried, so it was just a lot of half raw, sticky meat wrapped around the fish. Everybody left all of that on their plates. The fish was for some completely dry, whereas others got the experience of eating sushi like monkfish... The colleague who ordered the salmon, found this really boring and taste. I ordered the vegetarian leek terrine, but was very surprised to see that what they called “terrine” was simply a stack of green, leek chunks without anything keeping them together or giving them flavor. That being served with almost raw pieces of parsnips and some brownish kind of mashed veggies, did not make this the delicious meal I was hoping for. Don’t they know what a terrine is?? The desserts made up for some of it. The cheese plate was good, and also the chocolate desserts that some of us had. But with such disappointing main dishes, combined with the high prices paid for those, we are less likely to come back. I have been to the restaurant a couple of times earlier, and have them been more satisfied. However, one problem that’s a restaurant has, no matter what, is the acoustic and noise level. It’s just difficult to have a conversation across the table yes almost all noises are reflecting from the walls. As for Covid protection, the chairs were too close to each other so that the minimum required distance between the guests could not be maintained. I started out by saying that it is a beautiful place with a spectacular view. And it is. Some of the food is good as well. But the overall impression is not as you would expect from a place like this.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2020

expectations and salvations were high, since we went to the restaurant for the mussels and were extremely disappointed with them being over cooked and the curdled coconut milk. to top it all the accompanying pomme frites were horrorifyingly fried to evaporate any goodness or moisture....the view and company were gorgeous:-)).+!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 22, 2020

Lovely view food was ok noththing special. Prices to high compared to the food served. Would not go again to eat there you can see see the view without doing so. Service was ok better then the food that is clearly overprised for what you...get.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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