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“Caretakers by heart”
Review of Gekkens Restaurant

Gekkens Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 8 Restaurants in Balestrand
Price range: $14 - $23
Cuisines: Scandinavian, Norwegian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Gekkens Restaurant is a family restaurant owned by a norwegian and married to a Filipina. The restaurant is celebrating their 25th year in service since 1989 Gekkens Restaurant always serving the traditional norwegian food at affordable prices. Homemade norwegian meatballs and norwegian salmon and norwegian beffsteak was the best seller, specially the local people and the tourist.
Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Caretakers by heart”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

The people at Gekkens are Good Samaritans, who take care of a lonely and hungry traveler
who arrived with the delayed boat from Bergen, although the place was about to close they are
kind enough to offer me a decent dinner. They must really love their country, due too the many Norwegian flags. (Or maybe they were celebrating something). But gardening is definitely not
there favorite hobby. The cafe is a bit outdated but if they restyle it, it has the potential of a great place in the future.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Arie L
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
derbyshire
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132 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Value food”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

A friendly family run cafe/restuarant offering simple meals.
Value for money (for Norway!), dont expect 5-star dining!
Free wifi!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank 2coats
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Meatball magic”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by this place while we were staying at the Kviknes hotel. Picked it at random probably more based on price but the menu looked interesting. We had the Norwegian Meatballs, others had the set menu of seafood soup and grilled salmon. All food was delicious andi can personally vouch for the meatballs. Prices were OK considering we were in Morway and the service was good. Definitely recommend it.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Peter L
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Waukegan, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Quaint restaurant in an ideal location”
Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Salmon dish, grilled chicken & meatballs were delicious, but the schnitzel was fair. We had just arrived on the late boat ride, were hungry & the portions were generous. Very satisfying dinner!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank John262
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Almere
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good simpel and a nice price”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nice to sit outside. Simple menu but good quality for an nice price.
Don't expact fancy stuff jus plane good food.
The fish was very good.

Visited June 2014
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Thank fearjuck
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