If you are fans of good food, fine wine and great coffee, you will fall in love with Oslo, because of its many venues that serve amazing food and offer a unique ambient and great atmosphere. Apart from Norwegian food, you can also find world famous restaurants in Oslo. Prices vary from restaurant to restaurant, but keep in mind that Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Here is a list of some of the most popular and most visited venues to find there.
This is the only Norwegian restaurant to receive three Michelin stars. Maaemo is an exclusive Norwegian restaurant, serving high quality food made only from organic and natural ingridients. Here you will be able to try meat, seafood, vegetables, and spices made by different Norwegian producers. The fresh ingredients are made and served almost like artworks by the great cooks that work there. The restaurant is widely known for its excellent tasting food, creating mostly thanks to chef Esben Holmboe Bang, who is originally from Denmark.
For the more old-school visitors, as well fans of great-tasting food, this restaurant is the go-to- choice. The menu offers a diversity of foods, ranging from its wide variety of seafood to one of its specialties, game. The restaurant’s offer is based on the traditional Norwegian meals from 1857, and the choice of wine ranges from Norwegian to international wines, such as French wine. The restaurant is also a particularly popular meeting place of Norwegian and international celebrities. With the setting being a building constructed in the 1760s, protected by law by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage.
Even though Norway is a Nordic country, we highly recommend the Italian Olivia restaurant. This restaurant of modern design, with its pleasant ambient and high ceilings can be found in several locations in Oslo, in Aker Brygge, Tjuvholmen, Hegdehaugsveien, Østbanehallen and Egertorget. We particularly recommend visiting the restaurant in Aker Brygge, which is the first Olivia restaurant that opened its doors in Oslo, starting in 2006. The restaurant in Aker Brygge is inspired by Naples, and every single restaurant from this chain, although the interior is mostly similar from one to another, is inspired by a different Italian town.
If you find yourself in Oslo looking for a restaurant that serves great seafood, the Fjord is your destination. In this restaurant you can be sure that great care was taken to incorporate the most carefully picked and freshest ingredients into the menu choices, which vary depending on the season. The staff tries their best to offer a new, exciting menu every week to make sure that you experience brand new tastes every time. The cooks are real artists, the staff is very hospitable when it comes to preparing and serving the food.
If you visit this restaurant, you will find yourself thinking you are in Japan in the middle of Oslo. This restaurant serving Japanese cuisine is located in Tjuvholmen and their food will amaze you. You will love what they offer, which is a mix of traditional Japanese robatayaki, izakaya and a sushi bar. The food is prepared on charcoal, which gives the food a unique taste characteristic of Japanese cuisine, and make sure you try the Japanese drinks they have to offer. The interior is modern and elegant, most of the ambient provided by the glass used for construction. They even offer takeout, so there is no need to reserve seats.