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Mother India

#9 of 1,103 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Pilestredet 63, Oslo, Norway
+47 22 60 81 04
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a Friday night meal here with my boyfriend who is a massive fan of spicy food (the hotter the better). What we loved is that you pick your dish and then choose the spiciness, from zero heat to expert level of spice. I went somewhere in the middle with madras hot and my boyfriend had vindaloo spice. We took... More 

Thank Suzie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we first camembert to Oslo in the year 2000, Mother India was an obvious choice. We had our first celebratin of our new life in the capital her and we always returnere for take away an a nice evening out. Why? Exellent food and service, nice and good humored people, always a smile and a laughter just around the... More 

Thank Ingmar M
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in England and was spoiled for choice with Indian restaurants there. When I moved here to Norway, I was saddened to not find an Indian restaurant which had the same standard as the restaurants, and even take-aways I was used to. I went to Mother India with my husband three years ago and have been coming there... More 

Thank Velsignet
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eating out in Oslo does not come cheap and for our short break we opted for made sandwiches and self catering. However, we did fancy a meal out for one night. A quick search of the area we were staying in came up with Mother India. As we walked in around 6:30pm quite a few of the tables were reserved,... More 

Thank Danny S
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great indian food, large servings, good price. We both ate vegetarian dishes, which were really tasty. Indian beer. We had so much food for the main course, that we had to drop the dessert. Make sure you do not order too spicy. Medium + is quite hot.

Thank linnlandro
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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Familyowned and -driven. Cosy and small. Decorated the way you expect it to, and the food delivers as well. Fresh and delicious with that little extra spike that you want from your Indian food. One of the best places for Indian food in Oslo

Thank Steinar H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Mother India serves the best Palak Paneer with different levels of spicy. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Indian food and Kingfisher. The restaurant is somewhat small so you might have to book a table in advance if you're a big group.

Thank benedictevenas
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We live near by and have been coming on-and-off since they opened in 1993. This is still my favorite Indian in Oslo.

Thank Jsevland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Best indian food in Oslo spicy and Tasty, Great experience and i will surely visit Mother indian again, if you want real indian food experience Mother India is the answer Spicy&delicious Mvh. Adnan Rana

Thank Adnan A
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Being from the UK we are a bit more accustomed to Indian food than some countries, and therefore I feel I'm well qualified to say this restaurant is well worth a visit. Great service

Thank Chris P

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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
Average prices
$25 - $38
Indian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pilestredet 63, Oslo, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 60 81 04
Mother India is Norway’s oldest Indian restaurant. Run by the Sharma family the restaurant opened its door in 1993, and has been with the same family in the same location ever since. We are proud of this, but also humble to our guests' expectations of us.We regard ourselves as cultural ambassadors of India through the food we serve. Hence, as our guest you are not a customer but part of our family.We constantly source our ingredients from different suppliers, searching for the very best. That is why we also blend our own spice mixtures. This gives our food a unique flavor, and the recipes are a well kept secret.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?