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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the atmosphere in this venue. It is a mix between a pub and a restaurant. We had a few drinks and a crab and a chicken sandwich in there which was good. It is one of the few open for lunch which is great....Location is right in the middle of the city which is very convenient to pop in for a drink or a quick snack.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Slow seating and service despite advance reservations. Staff wasn't particularly welcoming. Pizzas were good, just not great. Other restaurants nearby were better and we'd recommend others over this one.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Zandra Z, Manager at Kroa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for writing an review. We appreciate all kinds of feedback and constantly working to be better. Hope you will give us another chance and you are warmly welcome back. Best regards, Kroa

Reviewed August 11, 2022

Friendly but not over-bearing staff, relaxed atmosphere, simple decor and reasonably priced international cuisine ranging from burgers and fries through seafood specials with a local touch. I chose the vegetarian offering, described as Indian dal. Classic dal from India (or Birmingham, or Glasgow) it was...not, but it was really nice all the same. Whole lentils and chick peas cooked to perfection in a spicy sauce with plenty of red chilis, and a yeasty nan and mint raita on the side. Unlike any dal I have had anywhere before, it was topped with parboiled asparagus and cauliflower, plus lightly pickled fennel, sprinkled with tarragon. Yes, a weird combination that somehow worked for me, washed down with the fabulous local IPA from Svalbard brewery. I would definitely recommend Kroa.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 9, 2022

A regular and popular haunt here. Have eaten here twice this week, their signature steak and the lamb shanks that have made a welcome return. Both very satisfying, Friends were also very pleased with the moose burger. Good beers, wines and other drinks. Perhaps my...only suggestion is that, given they have a relatively limited menu, they should look for more variety for visitors who are lucky enough to come back! Friendly and efficient staff. Post covid, the prices have moved up a bit from the range listed here on Tripadvisor - mains 200-340More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Zandra Z, Manager at Kroa, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2022

Thank you for writing an review of your visits at Kroa. Glad you liked our food and find our staff friendly and efficient. For your next visit i suggest that you try our klippfish, that is one of our best selling dishes among the locals....More

Reviewed August 4, 2022

Good food and drinks! Prices are fair too! Weather permitted they have a nice deck outside to sit and enjoy the sun :-)

Date of visit: July 2022
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Zandra Z, Other at Kroa, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2022

Thank you for review Sabine! You are welcome back to Kroa! /Kroa

Reviewed July 17, 2022

I travelled solo and the staff went out of their way to chat to me and make me feel at home. Decor is extremely comfortable, and mainly seal furs. I went at the height of summer, but can imagine it is blissful there during the...colder months. On my first visit I had the moose burger, which was stunning. On my second visit I had a few beers sat outside in the sun just people watching, it was heaven. It's probably the only outside drinking area in Svalbard. Again the staff were on top form. 10/10More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Zandra Z, Manager at Kroa, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2022

Thank you for visiting Kroa and writing this review. Hope to see you back here soon again. Best regards, Kroa

Reviewed July 14, 2022 via mobile

. We were impressed by the extensive and interesting menu, as well as the proximity to our hotel. Although the establishment had some mixed reviews, we felt it was worth a try. It did not disappoint. We skipped starters. I risked the whale meat steak,...while my wife tried the kingklip. Both were good quality and well presented. For dessert, I had the chocolate fondant with ice cream and berries, while she had the licorice pannacotta. We both enjoyed our meal but we both agreed I had made the better choices. Her wine was good and my beers were excellent. A final word about our server, Andre. He was helpful and always there when he was needed. He has a great personality, which is missing too often in restaurants.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Zandra Z, Manager at Kroa, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2022

Thank you Graham for a nice review! We are glad that you enjoyed your dinner and that your waiter Andrè did your evening even better. Hope to see you back here at Kroa! Best regards, Kroa

Reviewed June 27, 2022

A very money oriented restaurant that loaded the bill. Two line items amounting to 20% of the bill. Fortunately checked before paying. No apology!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 27, 2022 via mobile

This is probably the most reliable option in Svalbard with something for everyone. It’s open later than most other restaurants that shut at 10 pm. Also, their lunch menu is more veggie friendly than other Svalbard restaurants that serve a very restrained lunch time menu....At least you can get a veggie pizza or bean dish. For dinner they also serve a tasty dal dish. Decor is cozy woods cabin style. It’s not a fancy place but comfy. Serve is prompt snd service friendly. Prices reasonable by Svalbard standards.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 23, 2022

This was one of the highly rated restaurants we booked, well in advance. It is OK - but not more. Probably our expectations were too high, but the restaurant is nothing special. OK - not more.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 17, 2022 via mobile

The food was so tasty and the staff absolutely incredible. The place had a really Nordic feel all over and I really enjoyed having dinner there. They serve food until 11pm which is really great!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 9, 2022

A bit too crowded, a bit too loud, but no doubts the place with very special Svalbard soul! Great service!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Zandra Z, Manager at Kroa, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2022

Thank you for your review and welcome back to Kroa.

Reviewed June 8, 2022 via mobile

My friend loved her dinner so much that she wants to go back to order a meal she saw someone else eating, and to get another amazing cocktail. 😂 We had some delicious starters (reindeer carpaccio and arctic char with mustard sauce), sublime main courses...(moose burger for me and pizza for her), and plenty of delicious drinks (the Svalbard stout and aquavit were my favourites!!). Edit: this was a draft review from 2019 that I forgot to post!! Sorry for the delay. Also - we DID end up going back there for a second meal ;)More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Zandra Z, Manager at Kroa, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2022

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you liked our food and drinks. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 2, 2022

I had the special of the day, my partner a pizza. The pizza was mediocre (better at the Radisson pub) but the special was outstanding. Best meal of our stay in Longyearbyen. Pleasant staff and fun atmosphere, too.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Zandra Z, Manager at Kroa, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2022

Thank you for your review! Our catch of the day is very popular and we are happy that you liked it. We are the only restaurant in Longyearbyen that serve american pizzas. Hope to see you back at Kroa soon!

Reviewed May 22, 2022

Kroa serves regular popular fare such as pizza and burgers plus more unusual dishes. I stuck to the moose burger which I enjoyed very much. The local draft beer was very good and better value. A pub atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Zandra Z, Manager at Kroa, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2022

Thank you for your review Siri. Our moose burger is very tasty.

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Hi Rob! A pint of tap lager costs 53Nok. We server Mack Actic anf Mack Bayer on tap and it is a beer from Tromsø in northern Norway. Welcome to Kroa!
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