Ethnic Eateries in Oslo

From budget to gobsmackingly gourmet, this list covers the world—Mexican tacos, Caribbean island cuisine, Indian, Thai, Chinese, and Japanese.

10 B Sørkedalsveien
Krishnas cuisine offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options, and is probably one of the cheapest places to eat in all of Oslo. As the name suggest, the dishes are inspired by Indian culture. This restaurant has been a favourite with vegetarians and students for years and years! PS. Also offers take-away.
7 Fridtjof Nansens Plass
Tiny hole-in-the-wall Blue Siam serves traditional dishes such as chicken satay and green curry. It is situated very close to Oslo City Hall, and is the perfect lunch spot if you’re in the mood for authentic Thai food. The prices are low, the staff friendly and the food is excellent. It also offers take-away.
Kanalen 1, 0252 Oslo, Norway
This gourmet Japanese fusion restaurant, located on fashionable Tjuvholmen, specializes in sushi and robata grill dishes. Boasting a large selection of small dishes, customers select as many as they want to make up a luxuriously fulfilling meal. The dishes are made in a modern fusion-style, where chefs use traditional techniques on new and exciting dishes, and the result is quite glorious.
Kristian Augusts gate 14, 0164 Oslo, Norway
Lemongrass restaurant is one of Oslo’s only Caribbean restaurants. Their food is inspired by the French, Spanish and British colonial history throughout the Caribbean, and they offer everything from bouillabaisse to jerk chicken and curried goat. Located next to Nasjonalgalleriet (the National Gallery) and just a stone’s throw from Oslo’s high street, it makes for a satisfying tropical meal when the winter cold sets in.
Torggata 30, 0183 Oslo, Norway
Oslo’s first traditional taco restaurant recently opened its doors offering tacos and antojios galore. Their food philosophy focuses on the use of organic and local produce (with the exception of their home made tortillas, made with special flour imported from Mexico), and almost everything on the menu is gluten free. Taco República is centrally located, not far from the Norwegian Centre for Art and Architecture.
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