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“By the street that goes up to the Royal Castle(city senter)Oslo,Norway” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Xich Lo

Xich Lo
Ranked #30 of 1,405 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Sentrum
Description: Pay a visit to Xích Lô (pron. cyklo) for a taste from a little Further East. This is a unique treasure of a Vietnamese restaurant, now occupying new premises on Karl Johans gate 23 B on the first floor of the new department store in Egertorget square. Delicately exotic with light and airy interior and a mouth-watering menu where the food is reasonably priced and completely authentic. Aromatic and spicy without being too hot, the dishes are served as small pieces of art on the plate. Enjoy your trip Further East!
Oslo, Norway
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174 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“By the street that goes up to the Royal Castle(city senter)Oslo,Norway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

It's a Vietnamece Restaurant and the service is very good. Some of the things they serve is: Entrecotes, Springrolls, Fish, Deer (wild from the wood's) etc. They serve lovely tea.
This restaurant is located on: Karls Johansgate 23 B. It's the street that goes all the way up to the Royal Castle. It's just by the underground train and it's easy to find.
We've been there several times and have never been disapointed. We have made reservation with family in May and look forward to that.

  • Visited October 2012
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Oslo
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Tasty? Yes. Authentic? No”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Visited Xich Lo April 5 for a nice birthday dinner. I must admit I had high hopes after reading the reviews here at Tripadvisor. Note to self - expectations and tastebuds are different...

We chose from the a la carte menu and the food was tasty, but we all found it quite average. Friendly service, but again not better than one should expect.

Vietnam is known for it's very special coffee and I was really disappointed not to find it in any form on the menu.

I'd recommend the restaurant for a nice meal, but would I recommend Xich Lo to friends wanting to taste authentic Vietnamese food? I am sorry to say no.

Visited April 2013
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2 Thank MereteML L
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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely authentic and fine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

As usual I had a look here on tripadvisor, and found this one also not to be any further than 5 minutes walking outside of my hotel.
The place was very crowded, but has a nice interior, and a cosy feel to it.
I ordered the taster menu, which turned out to be a great choice! It included six small different starters and the main dish was seabass. Everything was well presented and the taste was fabulous. I would recommend this to anyone even if you're not a huge Asian fan there's a lot to explore and taste!

  • Visited March 2013
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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Superb Vietnamese food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

I can see why this is one of the most highly rated restaurants in Oslo. The food was delicious and wonderfully presented. We had a set "tasting menu" and my dislike of scallops was not a problem. Different wine to match each course aswell. Brilliant!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Food was excellent! Maybe not traditional Vietnamese cuisine, but def a good choice when in Oslo.. Would recommend

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