Knowing more about Norwegian cuisine was definitely one of the best parts of our trip there. We only spent six days in the country, but it was enough for us to fall in love. Our tour was not limited to Oslo, as you can see by clicking here.
But, as this is always one of the most visited cities, I decided to make a post with tips from the best restaurants in the region. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to go to all of them, but these are some of the most recommended ones bem
For those who like cool and young spaces, Vippa is the perfect place. It is not exactly a restaurant, but a food court in a shed, with several food trucks and kiosks.
Do you know what’s coolest about this place? It was developed to integrate immigrants into the Oslo community, so you can find typical Syrian dishes, for example. It is a super interesting space to visit, especially for people who love to taste different foods.
Specializing in Nordic cuisine with modern touches, Sentralen is considered one of the best restaurants located in the city center. The portions of the dishes vary between large and small, depending on what is chosen. In general, the bill ends up being quite salty, but this is not a big news since we are talking about Norway.
The menu varies according to the seasons, so you will always find something made with an ingredient from that season. Some people end up complaining about the local service, but it is worth going to try a very different and interesting fusion of flavors!
If you are passionate about fish and seafood, don’t miss the opportunity to go to the Fjord. Their menu changes monthly and is always looking to present the ingredients in the most varied and innovative ways.
In addition, the restaurant also works with seasonal ingredients to maintain the freshness and flavor of the dishes. They have different types of tasting menu, ranging from three to six dishes per person!
Fyr Bistronomi and Cocktail Bar
Like the Fjord, the Fyr Bistronomi & Cocktail Bar is highly recommended for anyone who never says no to good fish or seafood. The oysters served by him are praised by almost all customers, so I believe it is worth a try.
The marinated trout tartar with watercress mayonnaise and elderberry broth is one of the stars of the tasting menu, another incredible way to learn more about Norwegian cuisine. Ah, the ambience of the restaurant is also beautiful, with exposed brick walls and industrial-style lighting 😉
Looking for a restaurant with a modern atmosphere and delicious food? Just go to Brutus! They are known mainly for the harmonization of dishes with wine, so be prepared to spend a good amount of money.
They offer a tasting menu with six small dishes. If you want to have a complete and differentiated experience, this is a good alternative. As for the common menu, some of the options are pork with black cabbage and duck wings.
Another place with an incredible tasting menu is Kontrast. For those who love wine, they serve a special menu so that each dish harmonizes perfectly with the wine. If you are willing to pay a higher price and really want to have a super complete experience, ask for the 10-course tasting menu.
Among the dishes on this menu are roasted lamb and mashed potatoes topped with caviar and crispy chicken skin as an appetizer. Each dish is unique and authentic, so that at the end you have an overview of the local cuisine.
One of the most talked about places in Oslo is, without a doubt, MAEEMO. And, all this success is not for nothing, since the place has three Michelin stars. Their menu is seasonal, that is, all the ingredients that will be on the dishes are the freshest and most delicious.
Being among the most recognized restaurants in the country, you will need to reserve your table well in advance. To do this, just click here. Then, just wait until the moment of this unforgettable experience arrives.
Another modern and cozy restaurant in Oslo is the Kolonialen Bislett. Cured meats and oysters are some of the most traditional dishes there, following classic Norwegian recipes and with some more contemporary touches. Their wine selection is also very well done and blends perfectly with dishes based on seasonal ingredients!
With a more refined footprint, the Ekeberg is ideal for people looking for simplicity and sophistication. The dishes vary between those super elaborated and others more basic, betting on more traditional flavors. If you want something more relaxed and within your comfort zone, their menu has a burger option accompanied with onion, bacon and homemade ketchup.
Ah, want another reason to go to the restaurant? His location is very privileged, being on the hills of the city and overlooking the Oslo fjord. I confess that I would already be convinced to go to this place just by sight.
Last but not least, Grådi! Their menu follows that style of affective food that makes your heart warm, you know? It is the kind of food you would eat at a friend or family.
Mixing Nordic cuisine with other international influences, you will find, for example, cheese risotto with wild mushrooms or pork or duck sausages accompanied with local spices.
Did you feel like knowing even more about the city? If so, just watch the travel vlogs available on our channel. We shared lots of information and incredible curiosities there!