Top Restaurants in Norway
Collected by David Nikel , AFAR Local Expert
Norway has bragging rights to some of the best seafood in the world. But the country’s culinary treats also include great craft beers and burgers and Michelin-starred menus crafted from seasonal ingredients. Norway’s got what you’re craving.
Schweigaards gate 15B, 0191 Oslo, Norway
Just 15 months after opening, Maaemo became the first restaurant in Scandinavia to earn two Michelin stars on its first inclusion in the guide. The hyperlocal Nordic trend expresses itself in dishes such as langoustine enveloped in a cloud of...
Vulkan 5, 0178 Oslo, Norway
Mathallen is modeled on European food markets and offers a wide variety of delis, cafés, and eateries. Most of the produce on offer is rather unique or locally sourced, be it meat, fish, veggies, baked goods, or coffee. Mathallen claims to...
Aksla, 6007 Ålesund, Norway
The reward for climbing 418 steps to Aksla mountain's summit is a cake, coffee, or a three-course dinner at Fjellstua. Admire one of the most famous panoramic views in all of Norway from the minimalist restaurant's large windows. Although the...
Vaskerelven 12, 5014 Bergen, Norway
At Zupperia, it's all about the soup—which makes this local favorite the ideal place to duck into after exploring Bergen on an icy cold day. Launched from humble beginnings, Zupperia is now one of Bergen’s most popular eateries, with...
Møllergata 23, 0179 Oslo, Norway
Launched in a cramped bar on a downtown backstreet, Illegal bears responsibility for igniting Oslo's burger frenzy. In just a few years, the restaurant expanded to a much bigger diner in trendy Grünerløkka (but thankfully kept all of...
Strandgata 22, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
Grabbing a table at Huken can get competitive, but it's worth it. This miniature Tromsø pub strikes the perfect balance between cluttered and cozy. Take in the eclectic furnishings and decor while you wait for your choice of hamburger or...
Strandkaien 37, 4005 Stavanger, Norway
Performing double duty as both a seafood market and restaurant, Fisketorget features the kind of fish that's impossible to enjoy in most parts of the world. Located just seconds away from Stavanger's harbor (the distance from the water to your...
Øvre Bakklandet 33, 7013 Trondheim, Norway
This one-of-a-kind restaurant in Trondhiem’s old town is almost too adorable for its own good. The cramped wooden interior transports you back in time, where you'll be greeted by a sweet Danish proprietor (she'll remind you of your grandma...
Prinsens Gate 39, 7011 Trondheim, Norway
Trondheim’s biggest pub offers plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the range of tap beers brewed just yards away from the bar. The unfiltered house pilsner is a popular choice with locals, but order a sampler tray if you want to broaden...
Gabels gate 11, 0272 Oslo, Norway
Hos Thea, a cozy restaurant of elegant simplicity, occupies a former butcher shop in Oslo’s quiet Skillebekk neighborhood. In addition to a regular menu, it offers a weekly chef’s menu with hearty dishes such as fallow deer tenderloin...
Otto Nielsens veg 4, 7052 Trondheim, Norway
Norway’s only revolving restaurant is a great choice if you're traveling with family. Located at the top of a telecom tower, the restaurant takes approximately one hour to complete a rotation, ensuring a different view of Trondheim's...
Hausmanns gate 31a, 0182 Oslo, Norway
This newcomer to the Oslo fast-food scene has made quite an impression with its Mexican-style street cantina (albeit with Norwegian prices). To keep the lunchtime queue moving, Freddy’s specializes in burritos. Choose from chicken, beef,...
Sakrisøya, 8390 Reine, Norway
Every tourist season, Lofoten's E6 highway slows to a crawl on the way to Reine, a tiny, romantic fishing village. It's best to take your time, pull over, and relax with a lazy lunch at Anitas Sjømat (Anita’s Seafood). This roadside...
7011, Munkegata 58, 7011 Trondheim, Norway
Work-Work is the hipster’s choice in Trondheim, blending a co-working office, gaming lab, arcade, and pub all under one roof. By day, the communal tables and comfy window chairs are filled with developers glued to their laptops, but once the...
Vetrlidsallmenningen 2, 5014 Bergen, Norway
If you have time or money for only one memorable dinner in Bergen, 1877 is the pick. The restaurant's menu transforms every six weeks based on the chef's inspiration and the availability of local ingredients. Autumn brings apples, pears, and...
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