We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Cafe Christiania

$$ - $$$
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Nedre Vollgate 19, Oslo 0158, Norway
+47 22 01 05 10
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

462 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 234: English reviews
Fredrikstad, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Cafe Christiania last tuesday to celebrate a new job offer. The staff were lovely, and greeted us as soon as we entered the door. We were placed at a nice and spacious table, and the service was spot on. We had champage, snales and a salmon tartar to start. Might have been the best snales I have... More 

Helpful?
Thank Helene658442
Ola H, Manager at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

Dear Helene, Thank you for your lovely review of Cafe Christiania. Our kitchen staff are delighted to hear about the snails! We are looking forward to welcoming you back this Saturday for our delicious afternoon tea with champagne. Kind regards Ola Husby Marketing Manager Mat&Drikke Gruppen More 

England
Level Contributor
47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a late lunch here. Husband had a fish soup which was jam packed with fish and flavour. I had a lovely duck dish which was also really nice. Our waitress was really lovely and told us some interesting things about the decor of the restaurant. Staff also really helpful with directions to the Spektrum which we were going to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rebecca M
Hans R, Daglig leder at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca. Thank you for this wonderful review of Cafe Christiania. Its allways nice to hear that you are enjoying our restaurant, and that our staff is doing there best to make sure that you have a good time. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Hans Rabben. More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

The food was uninspired and the service was equally indifferent. Although the restaurant was not busy, there was no sense of caring whether we ate there or not. Very disappointing.

Helpful?
2 Thank pjacobson
CafeChguestrelations, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

Dear Madam/Sirs, we are very sorry for your bad experience at Café Christiania. I want to assure you that this kind of treatment is not the norm and that we under no cicumstances want to not to feel welcome. I can just apologize for what has happened and hope you will give us another chance to change your mind. Best... More 

Level Contributor
52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Nice place, however the service level is not as expected. We waited for a very long time, without getting any form of explanation or attention. The food was also average and not as expected, unfortunately.

Helpful?
1 Thank Westnorwegian
CafeChguestrelations, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

Dear Madam/Sirs, we're sorry to hear that your visit to Café Christiania was not as expected. What you experienced was not our usual service and not what we want our guests to experience. We work everyday to improve our service and are very thankful about feedbacks from our guests. These feedbacks, good and bad, are a good way for us... More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Annual Lutefisk dinner at Christmas. This is an annual event both with friends from kindergarden and friends from Nordstrand. We sit at the same table no. 56 always and are coming back every year. Booking for 2017 has been done.

Helpful?
Thank BAARDSETH
Ola H, Manager at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

Dear Baardseth, Thank you for your wonderful review of our "Lutefisk" at Cafè Christiania. We are looking forward to see you again next year! Kind regards Ola Husby Marketing Manager Mat&Drikke Gruppen More 

Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Yes, we had made an reservation - lucky enough. It was long lines to get a table in this very popular cafe. The food was excellent. The service was also - when you got it. Too much waiting time gave the only negative comment from our group. Several other guests complained that it was far too few members of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank PH9696969
Ola H, Manager at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

Dear Madam/Sirs, Thank you for your kind feedback from your visit at Cafè Christiania. We are so happy that you enjoyed our lovely Brasserie and atmosphere. Our owner of Cafè Christiania has collected items from all over Norway that he gladely shows to all of our guests. We hope to see you again in the near future at Cafè Christiania!... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
119 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We were encouraged when we walked past in the middle of the day and it looked great, although less than half full. After waiting around someone came to ask us what we wanted and we booked for that night. Arriving at the designated time, still half empty, waited at least five minutes for someone to acknowledge us and then sat... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rex06
Ola H, Manager at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

Dear Rex06, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were not taken care of during your visit at Cafè Christiania. Please accept our deepest apologies! We hope you will give us a second chance to serve you at Cafè Christiania. Kind regards Ola Husby Marketing Manager Mat&Drikke Gruppen More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The location of this restaurant is perfect, lovely view of the Parliament and the main square facing the theatre, fairy-tale atmosphere when dining at night. Good service, perfect if one likes scandinavian dishes and one is not too concerned with cholesterol. Not cheap, but elegant.

Helpful?
Thank stephen g
Ola H, Manager at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

Dear Stephen, Thank you for your kind review of Cafè Christiania. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed both the service and atmosphere here with us. Hope to see you again in the near future! Kind regards Ola Husby Marketing Manager Mat&Drikke Gruppen More 

Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway
Level Contributor
76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

This is a great place, almost like a museum with the owner's private collection of old artefacts. We selected a three-course menu with an accompanying beer menu, which was a very nice choice. The food was excellent, but unfortunately they made a mistake and added bacon cubes when it was made clear that only seafood was acceptable.

Helpful?
Thank Bj0rnA
CafeChguestrelations, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

Dear Bjorn, thank you for your feedback after your dinner at Café Christiania. Again I can just apologize that we forgot to remove the bacon from your main dish. We are constantly working on developing ourselves but sometimes we fail to deliver perfectly. Please contact me on my email joelle@cafechristiania.no since I want to make it up to you again.... More 

Level Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The food is OK, and there are many alternatives. But you need to visit the place for it´s atmosphere. Book a table where "all the things" are! It´s a journey back in time. Recommended

Helpful?
Thank Jon Anders T
CafeChguestrelations, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Christiania, responded to this review

Hello Jon Anders, thank you very much for your review. The place where "All the things" are is called "Landhandleriet" (general store) because it represents a old norwegian country side store between the years 1900-1960. Everything is collected by our private owner and every little detail is placed by himself. We see ourselves as the guardians og a little piece... More 

Travelers who viewed Cafe Christiania also viewed

Oslo, Eastern Norway
Oslo, Eastern Norway
 

Been to Cafe Christiania? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nedre Vollgate 19, Oslo 0158, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 01 05 10

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe Christiania and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Liverpool, United Kingdom

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Christiania staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?