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“Great for visitors!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Elias Mat & Sant

Elias Mat & Sant
Ranked #25 of 1,428 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $34
Cuisines: European, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Possibly Oslo's nicest cafe and restaurant. Informal and warm atmosphere :)
Oslo, Norway
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“Great for visitors!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

When many people visit Oslo, they want to try "typical Norwegian food." Even though they're generally interested in typical ingredients, rather than truly traditional dishes, I still struggle to think of restaurants that won't break the bank. I'm extremely pleased to find a new suggestion!

This charming little cafe, just around the corner from the National Gallery, seems to embrace visitors (English menu, friendly service), and it should still appeal to locals. The menu is built around ingredients that most people would identify as Norwegian (salmon, cod, reindeer) and uses them in delicious (and generous) dishes. Honestly, the portion size was a bit astonishing, especially considering the very reasonable prices.

This will definitely go at the top of my "Out-of-Town Visitors' List" and frankly I'm looking forward to the excuse to go back and try a few more dishes!

  • Visited July 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
“Great little spot.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Delicious summer salad, reindeer stew with potatoes, and fanastic spinach bread. Great service. Good prices.

  • Visited July 2014
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 reviews
“Great food, cosy & informal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

A lovely restaurant, and very reasonably priced by Oslo standards. We had a shared starter, 2 mains, 2 desserts, 3 glasses of wine & 1 double espresso and the cost was around 1000NEK.

Friendly staff and good atmosphere - fairly informal and not overly 'posh' so probably not one for a special romantic meal. However, great for a group of friends or couple who are after good quality at a good price.

Food was excellent!

Visited July 2014
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“Oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Very Nice little restaurant where you her value for you money. Nice service. Organic food, one of my Oslo favorite places

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Thank Peter H
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dalat
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“excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

Wonderful little restaurant in beautiful city Oslo!
They serve great fish menus, very fresh and healthy! The staff was really freindly!
Thank you for the great service. It was excellent!

  • Visited June 2014
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