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US$7 - US$79
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Scandinavian, European
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievably good food, generous portions, very very nice staff. It's not really cheap, but considering the quality it's rather inexpensive. Definitely worth the money!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 31 July 2021

Excellent place to eat full meal. The appetizer shield is a great treat for multiple people and these people really know how to prepare their meat dishes. Service was friendly and prompt and we were left with nothing to complain this time.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 11 April 2021

This place serves high quality food which is pretty tasty. Especially the beef is highly recommended. Service is reasonably quick but some waitresses try to be funny (and fail) and chat too much all kinds of nonsense which feels quite embarrassing. I also don't like...the interior and the "viking" theme. The place feels too gloomy and worn-out - like a 300 year old pub but I guess that's the idea. But since the food is good, we sometimes eat here and typically enjoy it.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

The outfit is rather nice. Meat variety a bit exotic which was actually very good. The chosen pepper steak was a bit better than expected.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 October 2019

The restaurant is located inside the shopping mall and normally these theme based restaurants do not tend to offer the food and service I generally wish to experience. However the staff were very friendly and efficient. The drink selection was very good and it was...nice to have a decent drinking vessel for the drinks. The food was surprisingly good, however the tar ice cream is not a recommendation I would make to anyone, it is probably an acquired taste. Overall enjoyable place to eat with good food and drink available.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 8 September 2019

The idea and concept of this viking restaurant is, basically, all good. The story which is verbalized e.g. in the menu sounds promising as well. The execution, however, doesn’t quite get there. The themed interior is somewhat cheap, including the staff costumes. The service level...is, I’d say, adequate. The food itself doesn’t meet the expectations set by the pricing. White lupin-tempeh patties isn’t as fancy a dish as it sounds - just ok. I didn’t have high hopes to disappoint me but I don’t see myself revisiting the restaurant either.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

3 persons having an early dinner in an almost empty restaurant: 45 mins wait for the food to arrive, and the deer I had was cooked dry (according to waiter this was quite common feedback on that day??!). With this visit would not recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

I had a lunch meeting in there with my customer. I ate Salad (Ok) and he had starter-cheese-salad plus pepper steak. Food was not bad, neither very good, just average. Prices are quite high comparing to quality, so value is low. I could eat there...again, but not worth to travel.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

I know, I know .. Harald is a Viking -theme restaurant, so why on earth did you go there? And on top of that you are a local! Weeeeeellll, I had been at a Harald (it is a chain) once before with foreign guests and...thought to try it again. When we were seated, I noticed that there was hardly anyone at the restaurant, although it was Saturday evening. The only other people at this large restaurant was a one small group of tourists. Since we only had an hour to eat (we were going to see a movie), we decided to skip the appetizers and just have a main course to be safe. I ordered a pork plate and decided to have a beer with it. When asked for a recommendation, the waitress told us that they have their own house tar beer. I asked that was it similar to medieval beers like the German rauchbier (smoke beer) or steinbier (stone beer) the waitress told us that it was and that it was "really good". Well, after that kind of sales pitch I thought why not, let's give it a go. When the tar beer arrived, I had one sip of it and though that wow, this is really terrible, and isn't anything like the old medieval beers. On the contrary, it tasted like really-really-really-really watered down beer with a HUGE amount of sugar added to it, making it taste almost like a syrup. I took another sip and couldn't drink any more after that, it was that bad. The food arrived quickly after that and the waitress asked us that are we good drinks wise. I tried saying it the most politely way possible, that I had two sips of the beer and unfortunately it was simply undrinkable. The waitress apologized and asked me that would I like anything else with my food and I went with a Krušovice Cerne (dark lager). When the waitress gave me the dark Krušovice, she took the watered down beer resembling sugar-syrup mix (the tar beer) away and apologized once again. The pork that I had was pretty good, although massively greasy. And when I say greasy, I mean that even in the good US of A diners would notice that this food is particularly unhealthy, and that is saying much. When it was time to pay, I noticed that the restaurant was trying to charge me for both the Krušovice and the tar beer that they took away. I asked that was this an oversight on their behalf, since the beer clearly wasn't what they advertised it as (well heck, it didn't even resemble beer). The waitress said that their policy was that they will charge for everything no matter what. I said this was completely unacceptable (I never ever say this at restaurants) and she said that she'll talk to the manager if anything could be done about the situation. After a few minutes the manager walked right past our table, didn't stop and didn't want to make eye contact and went to the back of the restaurant. This was a bit strange as we were literally the only people at the restaurant (8pm on a Saturday!!). The waitress came back and said that the manager told her that the 'beer' tastes as it does we will be charged for the full amount. What the h..... yup, this is a tourist trap alright. I guess it was my own fault for going to an theme restaurant that was completely empty. I dine out about five times a week on average and have done so for the past 18+ years. In all this time I've just had one experience that was worse than this... and that was in 2000. I know it must be terrible to run a crew of 5-6 prime time on a Saturday and not having anyone at the restaurant, but if the customer is deeply disappointed in the food and/or service, the restaurant should always try to make it right. Even by giving a discount of 30 or 50% (in this case, 3-4eur) they could have fixed the situation. But they decided to go the other way and charge us the full amount, the manager couldn't care less about the situation and they lost two paying customers for life. Looks like they had already scared away the other locals... Just like the other locals, we won't be back either.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Have been here twice. Hearty, rustic food and friendly service. Big portions like it should since it is a viking restaurant =)

Date of visit: May 2017
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Viikinkiravintola Harald is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5