Recommended Oslo restaurants


Here you'll find a few recommended restaurants in Oslo in different categories. Most of them are located near our apartments and rooms for rent. If you have any other suggestions or comments, let us know  :)

Norwegian restaurants in Oslo

Norwegian cuisine often emphasizes simple, hearty ingredients prepared in traditional ways. Here are some recommended Norwegian restaurants in Oslo:


Teaterplassen, just a two-minute walk from our apartments for rent, is a cozy area with many good restaurants, cafes and bars.

Some recommended places to eat/drink in this area:

  • Le Meo Sushi  (large takeaway menu). Their website is only in Norwegian, but their address is  Mandallgata 10)
  • Café Evita - small, but cozy cafe where you can enjoy your breakfast coffee
  • Oslo Mekaniske Verksted (the coziest cafe/bar in the area - RECOMMENDED!!)

+ many other restaurants.


In the street Grønland, just a two minute walk from our apartments, you'll find a wide range of fast-food restaurants and many cheaper eating options. Norwegian restaurant Olympen, serves Norwegian gourmet food of the season (a nice, but more expensive option).

Some good restaurants in this area:


Cross one of the bridges over the railway tracks and discover the new Barcode area and the area around the Munch Museum and the famous Oslo Opera House. You'll find restaurants, lunch bars, stores, art galleries and the opera beach. The new library is also worth a visit.

Some recommended places to eat:

  • + many others.

Barcode Street Food

The newest foodcourt recently opened, in the new Financial area Barcode, just across the railway tracks. Also good for take-away.

Other recommendations

Salt - a cultural village by the fjords with foodtrucks, saunas, food and drinks 

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