14 Restaurants You Need To Visit in Oslo

Visiting Oslo for the first, second, third or hundredth time? If you haven’t already eaten at these places, now’s the time. 

Smalhans

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The restaurant has been honored with the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand since 2015. This summer, you can still enjoy a good meal at a reasonable price. For those of you visiting Norway for the first time: You might find «typical» Norwegian dishes on the menu here – of course made with skilled hands and from the best produce around.

Address: Ullevålsveien 43, 0171 Oslo
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Gladkokken Restaurant

Gladkokken Restaurant is the namesake of the popular foodfluencer «Gladkokken», which translates to the happy chef. Something you’ll experience on their menu that they’ve dubbed to be comfort food from the entire world. Rest assured, after a visit here you’ll leave full, satisfied and foremost: happy. This place is also perfect for travelers given its central location right in the heart of Oslos city center. 

Address: Østbanehallen, Jernbanetorget 1, 0154 Oslo
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Sagene Lunsjbar

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«The yellow house on Sagene» is a cozy bistro with an abundance of history in its walls.

Sagene Lunsjbar has a history that can be traced all the way back to 1855, making it the second oldest dining establishment in Oslo. Today, the restaurant is a cornerstone for many in the Sagene neighborhood. And since the olden days they’ve served homemade dishes crafted by proud chefs. At Sagene Lunsjbar you’ll discover local Oslo classics for both breakfast, lunch and dinner, like the local favorite: «The Taxi Driver’s Breakfast.»

Be aware: Closed during July

Address: Maridalsveien 153B, 0461 Oslo
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FYR Bistronomi & Bar

FYR is truly a restaurant without unnecessary pomp. Their approach to a great dining experience blends a relaxed bistro atmosphere with the wonderful experiences that fine gastronomy offers. FYR also holds the green star in the Michelin guide for their sustainable approach. They have eliminated all pretentiousness to focus on creating a warm, intimate, and loving atmosphere where each dish tells its own story.

Address: Underhaugsveien 28, 0354 Oslo
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Heim St. Hanshaugen

With Heim it’s all in their name. Meaning «Home» they truly strive to make a relaxed and comfortable dining experience for all of their guests. With delicious food and homely interior you’ll truly feel at home. Located centrally at St.Hanshaugen, one of Oslo’s most popular parks, and with a big outdoor seating, it’s the perfect place to wind down to some good food and drinks. 

Address: Colletts gate 33, 0169 Oslo
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Bølgen & Moi

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What do you get if you cross french fine dining, norwegian produce and easygoing attitude? You’ll get Bølgen & Moi. Famous for their food, curated wine lists and location at the very tip of Tjuvholmen, you’ll find this to be the perfect place to enjoy the evening sun setting across the Oslo Fjord. 

Address: Tjuvholmen allé 5, 0252 Oslo
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Der Peppern Gror

With the family grandmother as the head chef, the food is made after only the best family recipes. But this by no means make this amateur’ish, as the restaurant is renowned for its great food and service, so much so that the Indian superstar chef Gaggan Annan, has made two appearances there already!

Address: Bogstadveien 1, 0355 Oslo, Fridtjof Nansens plass 7, 0160 Oslo
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Feniqia Oslo

One of the best Lebanese meals you’ll ever have, ironically in Oslo. Made and driven with the power of love for Lebanese culture, you’ll experience meeting the people, hearing music, watching art and eating the best food Lebanon has to offer. 

Address: Rostockgata 66, 0194 Oslo
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Hitchhiker

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As one of the first street food concepts in Norway Hitchhiker has truly cemented itself in the Norwegian dining-scene as one of the most innovative restaurants around. Here you’ll be served Asian/nordic-fusion taking you on a trip all over the world. 

Address: Øvre Slottsgate 3, 0157 Oslo
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Delicatessen

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That Norwegians love Spain is no secret, so then it should come as no surprise that they love Delicatessen as well. Serving rich and delicious tapas, with a long and curated wine list, all of their locations are the perfect place for some great and communal food-sharing experiences. 

Address: Vibes gate 8A, Søndre gate 8, Holmens gate 2
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Katla

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What do you get if you cross asian and Mexican flavours, with a nordic twist? You get something truly unique. At Katla you’ll never quite what’s going to be next, except for one thing: It’s going to be delicious. They’re famous for their cocktails to boot!

Address: Universitetsgata 12, 0164 Oslo
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Brasserie Ouest

Located in Oslo’s Frogner district, Brasserie Ouest is a contemporary brasserie and wine bar that draws inspiration from the rich tradition of Parisian brasseries and French cuisine. It boasts a quintessential brasserie ambiance with a lively, laid-back atmosphere, making it ideal for any event—whether it’s a romantic dinner, a family reunion, a quick snack at the bar, or a night out with friends. The wine cellar at Brasserie Ouest offers a diverse selection of French wines alongside unique finds from small, artisanal producers around the globe.

Address: Elisenbergveien 19, 0265 Oslo
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Vineria Ventidue

After a father and son duo purchased a farm in Maremma, Lazio, making olive oil and rosé, it quickly became apparent that their hard earned produce needed a «home» in Oslo. So they made one: Vineria Ventidue. Recently receiving the recognition «top italian restaurants outside Italy» by the restaurant guide Gambero Rosso, this is truly a must visit if you love great italian cooking. 

Address: Gimleveien 22, 0266 Oslo
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Restaurant Stallen

Stallen means ‘stable’ in Norwegian, which is where it’s located – in an old stable building in the west side of the city. Photo by Reflektor.

Restaurant Stallen, an exclusive gem in Oslo which just recently kept its Michelin star, is dedicated to offering authentic, seasonal, and sustainable dishes. With techniques gathered from years of cooking experience around the world, Stallen aims to unite the global with the local in a way that honours its roots and inspires its guests.

Address: Underhaugsveien 28 Stallbygning, 0354 Oslo
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Den Glade Gris

Translated into English, the name of this restaurant is ‘The Happy Pig’. The restaurant specializes in making pork dishes, and the house specialty is slow-roasted pork knuckle. This is comfort food with generous portions, charming interior, and friendly staff. The restaurant is one of the most popular in Oslo and is ranked in the top 10 on Tripadvisor.

Address: St. Olavs Gate 33, 0166 Oslo
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