We recommend the following places to eat and drink downtown. For more comprehensive lists see web resources like or (in Norwegian). Norway is a high cost country so you will probably find most prices to be rather high, particularly due to the high tax on alcoholic beverages.

Seafood Restaurants

We recommend to make a reservation in advance.

Solsiden: Fresh and good quality seafood with the possibility to enjoy the sunset over the Oslo Fjord. Open until 22:00.

  • Address: Akershusstranda 13.
  • Telephone: +47 22333630.
  • Email:

Lofoten: Fresh and good quality seafood restaurant located on the edge of Aker Brygge, a modern area in Oslo (by the seaside). Three course menu for 535,- NOK.

Mares: Fresh and good quality seafood with a nice and delicate atmosphere. Four course menu for 665,- NOK.

  • Address: Skovveien 1.
  • Telephone: +47 22548980.
  • Email:

Fjord: Fresh and good quality seafood restaurant located in Oslo city center. Three course menu for 445,- NOK.

Mid-Priced Restaurants and Bars

Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri: Microbrewery, also with eating options.

  • Address: Stortingsgaten 20.
  • Telephone: +47 24 20 09 00.
  • Price range 150–300 NOK.

Nydalen Bryggeri & Spiseri: Microbrewery, also with eating options.

  • Address: Nydalsveien 30A.
  • Telephone: +47 22239440.
  • Price range 160–350 NOK.

Delicatessen: Tapas bar.

  • Address(Majorstuen): Vibes gate 8A.
  • Address(Aker brygge): Holmens gate 2.
  • Address(Grünerløkka): Søndregate 8.
  • Telephone: +47 22467200.
  • Price range 160–350 NOK.

Fyret: Nice little place with maritime atmosphere. Norwegian/Danish cuisine. Has an extensive range of the traditional Scandinavian Akevitt; Highly recommended!

  • Address: Youngstorget 6.
  • Price range 150–700 NOK.

Villa Paradiso: Italian pizza place.

  • Address(Grünerløkka): Olaf Ryes plass 8.
  • Address(Frogner): Sommerrogata 17.
  • Telephone: +47 22354060.

Hells Kitchen and Illegal Burger: A bar with good pizzas in a hip area. Gets very packed during weekends. Next door is a trendy burger place.

  • Address: Møllergaten 23.

Internasjonalen: Trendy and large bar with good selection of drinks.

  • Address: Youngstorget 2.

Olympen: Originally a “worker’s pub” from 1892, the place has now been totally refurbished and serves traditional Norwegian food including an affordable three course menu for 349 NOK (good value/price). Extensive beer range with many local beers.

  • Address: Grønlandsleiret 15.
  • Telephone: +47 24 10 19 99
  • Price range 140–250 NOK.

Vognmand Nilsen: Norwegian ingredients in modern style. Affordable three course menu for 335,- (good value/price).

  • Address: Rubina Ranas gate 3.
  • Price range 200–300 NOK.

Summit 21: Bar on the 21st floor of the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel with a great view.

  • Address: Holbergs gate 30.

Vegetarian Restaurants

Krishnas Cuisine:

  • Address: Sørkedalsveien 10 B, Majorstuen.
  • Telephone: +47 22692269.
  • Open until 20:00.

Vegan Loving Hut Oslo:

  • Address: Fredensborgveien 29.
  • Telephone: +47 22202040.
  • Open until 20:00.