Oslo Foodie Classics
Collected by Alexandra Redisch, AFAR Local Expert
These tried-and-true Oslo restaurants are wide-ranging in style and menu offerings, but always full of locals.
Seilduksgata 15A, 0553 Oslo, Norway
The Edward Hopper-inspired Nighthawk Diner in funky area Grünerløkka delivers an authentic 1950s American diner feel, complete with pancakes, burgers, and countless cups of joe. They use only organic beef in their patties (apart from the...
Dronningens gate 27, 0154 Oslo, Norway
"Everyone should afford to eat well and drink fine wine", is Café Bacchus' motto. Sounds good, right? That's just what it is, too! Bacchus serves well made food and local beer and wine. Probably most famous for their cakes, the Kahlua Cake is a...
Thorvald Meyers gate 59, 0552 Oslo, Norway
Located on Olaf Ryes Plass sits Ryes, a cousin of the Nighthawk Diner (another afar.com highlight). Like the Nighthawk, Ryes also serves American diner food and shakes, and poses as a nightclub after hours. The breakfast burger is apparently the...
Bryggetorget 14, 0250 Oslo, Norway
Did it get late last night? Do you need carbs? Don't fancy going to Grünerløkka? Beach Club is your only choice. Located on trendy Aker Brygge, Beach Club serves burgers and melts along with heavenly sandwiches. The boho-surfer style décor mixes...
2, Akersgata, 0158 Oslo, Norway
Since opening their doors in 1997, Brasserie Hansken (The Glove) has been recommended by several foodie guides (Michelin Guide included) and local newspapers. They pride themselves with good solid food made by ambitious chefs who care deeply for...
Calmeyers gate 6, 0183 Oslo, Norway
Vietnamese soup kitchen Hai Café serves dishes with beef, chicken or sea food, and prides itself on its quick and efficient service. The interior design is simple and under stated, leaving the senses free to focus on the food, which is also priced...
Karl Johans gate 23B, 0159 Oslo, Norway
Xích Lô is located in the heart of Oslo, in fashionable shopping centre Høyer Eger. The name is pronounced Seek lo, and is taken from the traditional bicycle that Vietnamese use for transport. The people at Xích Lô pride themselves by serving high...
Rådhusgata 19, 0158 Oslo, Norway
Kafé Celcius is located in one of the older parts of Oslo, not far from Akershus Fortress and Bankplassen. The cheefrul yellow brick building bears witness to a time long gone, and helps to bring a sense of calm to the restaurant. The wide menu...
Henrik Ibsens gate 36, 0255 Oslo, Norway
French pastry chef Pascal Dupuy has made a name for himself as the macaroon man du jour in Oslo. His patisserie, Pascal, has several brances in Oslo city centre, the nicest one located in Henrik Ibsens gate. They serve lunch and dinner from 11am...