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“Great place, friendly service, disappointing food”

Sjohuset Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 133 Restaurants in Kristiansand
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Sjohuset Restaurant has for nearly two decades been a landmark among Kristiansand's finest restaurants. Here you're served fish and shellfish of supreme quality, lobster fresh from our tank - and a good selection for those who prefer meat. Idyllic location on the waterfront makes a perfect setting for a memorable meal. On the outdoor restaurant you can enjoy a full meal or have a refreshment in the evening sun. Open (kitchen):15.00-23.00. From April open from 11.00
Reviewed August 1, 2013

We had dinner here in July 2013 and we were pleasantly surprised that the customer service was friendly and relaxed, even on a busy day.
The place was packed, but we managed to get a spot outside.
Outside they have a cheaper and more relaxed menu, while inside it is a bit more formal.
We were only looking for a light meal and a beer while enjoying the last bit of the sun.
We both had mussels. The portions were large and with both bread and fries. Mussels were lage and juicy but the broth was very disappointing. It had no flavour at all and tasted like warm milk.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Excellent restaurant by the waterfront centrally located in Kristiansand. We were a party of 8 and all of us enjoyed the dinner there. Fresh fish, delicately arranged, tasteful, good atmosphere, good wine selection, very decent service, nice staff.

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Maybe my expectations were too high, but the restaurant was not as good as I hoped. The food was all right tough.
I had throut which was good, but very small. Only 2,5 very small potatoes. But the taste of the fish was superb.
Dessert, "sjokolade fondant" was average. Half made? just wondering... not worth NOK 145,-

Location is perfect. Service is perfect. Could maybe use a little upgrade inide. It looks a bit like the old Denmark ferry...

But anyway worth a visit.

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1  Thank Trond K
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

A weekday in january with only a few tables occupied gave us the waiters full attension.Almost to much for us. We ordered the setmeu and a bottle of wine. One in our party cold not eat shellfish, but the kitchen made a very delicous salad for her instead. Unfortunately the waiter removed the plates in the same second we completed the course, and she brought in the next dish imediately. The maincourse was very well prepared, the fish delightful fried and the vegetables crispy.But again the waiter removed the plates quickly. the home made ice cream and the creme brulee was wonderful. The meal was completed in 90 minutes! If we are coming back to this restaurant we hope to be served slowfood. I think the fresh fish and the fantastic location make this place to a popular choice for all kinds of dinners. The cost for 3 setmenus and a bottle of wine was 2200 NOK. A little expensive in this level of quality i think.

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Thank Kokk
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

A very nice restaurant with the sea in the end of the main street wich I go too regulary.
They have a very nice outside area wich is very popular in summertime.
The 3 course meal we had this evening was well prepaird and the sevice was nice. A little waiting time for the food but this was in the middle of chritmas time and the restaurant was packed. The wines wich was recomended was very nice too the food.

Thank christoffer m
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