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Naboen

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Sentrum
Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gastropub, Swedish
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Sigurds gate 4 | Sigurdsgate 4, Bergen 5015, Norway
+47 55 90 02 90
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4:00 pm - 2:30 am
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:30 am
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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We live in Bergen and go to naboen often, especially the downstairs bar area. Nice staff, quality food , and reasonably priced considering the quality. We also often take visitors there and meet friends for a beer ( try the Bayer!) . Highly recommend.

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1 Thank MishaB731
Kristiansand, Norway
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate dinner here with a friend, good burger and nice atmosphere. Nice beer selection and friendly bartenders.

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1 Thank LisaSordal
GeirSteinar, Manager at Naboen, responded to this review

Dear Lisa So glad to hear that you found your way past the roadworks, and down the stairs to our little basement bar, and of course we're very happy to hear that you enjoyed what you found there too! Thanks for great feedback! More 

Bellingham, Washington
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a challenge to find a nice local meal that's not too dear in Norway, but this find in the cellar of a fancy restaurant hit the sweet spot. Saw a neighbor with a plate loaded with steamed veges and upon learning it was the Swedish meatballs I had the same. Great dish with the required lingonberries of course, and... More 

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Thank Marlene O
GeirSteinar, Manager at Naboen, responded to this review

Dear Marlene I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed Your meal and recommend Naboen to other travellers! The meatballs are a classic which has been with us since the very beginning 21 years ago, but I'm not sure Your spouse actually had lasagna, for as far as I know, and I've been here more or less as long as... More 

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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant after a recomandation from one of Our customers here in Bergen. The menu looks good, but the way you get threaten buy the waiters is far over the limit. They told they were fully booked the rest of the evening, but had many available tables. We replied that we were strongly recomended to visit their... More 

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Thank Icelandic S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Naboen. We tried a few main courses: some meat, chicken and an amazing slow cooked moose. The portions were generous and the plates were beautiful with lots of local vegetables. The sauces were exceptional: the type you would find in a Michelin star-rated restaurant! The staff took good care of us. Great value overall.

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1 Thank Bruno G
GeirSteinar, Manager at Naboen, responded to this review

Dear Bruno Thanks for very, very kind words! I'll pass every one of them on to chefs and service staff! More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We headed straight to the basement where we were greeted by a very approachable and friendly bartender. He was knowledgeable about each of the beers on tap, which was extremely helpful as this was within our first 24 hours in Norway. They are in a great location - ours was not a long walk from our hotel in Bryggen and... More 

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1 Thank sls269
GeirSteinar, Manager at Naboen, responded to this review

Dear SLS We're so glad to hear from you, and hear that your barman took great care of you - so much so that you would return next time you're in town. Soooo - hope to see you again soon :D Thanks! More 

Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, a smart restaurant upstairs, with a pub downstairs. Pub is a bit dark, but the food is tasty and came quickly. I had the house speciality Planksteak, and my wife fish and chips. Both were hot, freshly made and tasty. The staff were helpful, advising on the range of beers on tap.

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1 Thank gdpope
GeirSteinar, Manager at Naboen, responded to this review

Dear GD Thanks for great feedback - we are so glad you enjoyed our classic Planksteak. It's been with us for years and years and people keep coming back for it! (and yes - the pub is a bit dark :D ) More 

Bruxelles
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291 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Naboen is located in a small street, not so far from Bergen Theatre. The restaurant proposes a broad choice of Norwegian food. We ate gravlax as starter and seabass as main dish. The food was really excellent but quite expensive. The atmosphere is quite formal. The staff was welcoming. In conclusion it is a very good address if you want... More 

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1 Thank Hamm14
GeirSteinar, Manager at Naboen, responded to this review

Dear Hamm We're so glad to hear you found your dinner to be really excellent. Norway is, as I'm sure you've discovered, quite expensive, but we do our best to keep our prices as low as possible, as we want as many people as possible to enjoy themselves at Naboen. If you're on a budget we do offer more affordably... More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading other reviews we went immediately downstairs to the pub. The bartender and waitress were very friendly and knowledgable about the menu. We both had the steak dinner a cocktail and a beer. The steak was cooked to perfection and artfully served with mashed potatoes, a broiled tomato and green beans wrapped in bacon. Terrific meal for a fair... More 

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Thank Susan M
GeirSteinar, Manager at Naboen, responded to this review

Dear Susan The Planksteak dinner you had is a classic Naboen dish that's been on our menu for years, and I think it would cause an uproar among all our local guests if we would attempt to change it or remove it from the menu - I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed it too! Thanks for great feedback! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great. I had bouillabaisse, wife had salmon, daughters had reindeer kabobs and fish and chips. All were great. Beer selection was outstanding. I only wish I sampled more. But the service was pretty poor. First she cleared every table but for ours, even tables that were empty. Then she forgot to bring the wine that I ordered.... More 

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Thank Brian F
GeirSteinar, Manager at Naboen, responded to this review

Dear Brian I'm truly sorry to hear that the service you received during your visit wasn't up to the standards we constantly strive to uphold at Naboen, and I cannot do anything but apologize for this. Staff should always clear tables when they see that our guests are finished eating - this is a given, and I do not know... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $58
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gastropub, Swedish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:30 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sigurds gate 4 | Sigurdsgate 4, Bergen 5015, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Hordaland  >  Bergen>  > Sentrum
  • Neighborhood: Sentrum
  • Phone Number: +47 55 90 02 90
Description
The name "Naboen" means neighbor, and this is just what the Naboen Pub & Restaurant is, a friendly and inviting place to eat and drink. Hospitality is job one here, and the Scandinavian kitchen, staff and culinary tradition are representative of Norway.

The food is all made from scratch, as it would have been two hundred years ago - no processed ingredients allowed. Naboens' menu is a culinary delight, one heaped in Nordic tradition, and best of all moderately priced. Guests here partake of Norwegian food and spirits as they should be enjoyed, Bergen style.

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