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Cafe Skansen

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European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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Raadhusgata 32, Oslo 0151, Norway
+47 24 20 13 11
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 13:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Anaheim, California
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217 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at 5:40pm for the two hour dinner. After viewing the outside menu, group decided to eat here since reservation was not required. I only found cod as best choice. Appetizer moose meat was OK but a bit fishy. My niece had the whale beef which she said was a little fishy. Another said it was gamey. We all... More 

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Placentia, California
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just happen to walk by and decided to eat there. The pork and beef dinners were excellent. The whale was too 'gamey' taste. Seafood was okay. Dishes were in the 215 to 290 Krone range in cost.

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Thank Henry H
HeleneSvensen, Leder  at Cafe Skansen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! More 

Oslo, Norway
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

"Julebord" at Skansen for the third year in a row. Last year was "pinnekjøtt" which was so salty I couldn´t eat it. This year I decided to eat "lutefisk". The food was very nice and even though I had a possibility for refill, the first serving was sufficient. The waiter was pleasant. The Café/Restaurant has a nice atmosphere so why... More 

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HeleneSvensen, Leder  at Cafe Skansen, responded to this review
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Takk for tilbakemeldingen, oleanton. Det er leit å lese at du synes vi har for korte sittetider i julebordsperioden og... More 

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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Great service with big smile. We ordered hval ( Whale). Medium cooked as suggested, she was right. It was delicious. We will visit more in the future.

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Thank Jeffrey C
HeleneSvensen, Leder  at Cafe Skansen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your posotive review of us, Jeffrey C - we really appreciate it and hope to see you here again soon! More 

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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Fitted us in a for a late meal the night we arrived in Oslo, lovely staff and really nice fresh food, cooked well. A good choice. Also it's in a lovely old building.

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Thank Lorna P
HeleneSvensen, Leder  at Cafe Skansen, responded to this review

Thank you so much Loma P :) More 

Dublin, Ireland
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148 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were very fortunate to be able to book a table on a Friday evening prior to Christmas. When we arrived the table was ready and many customers were already dining. It was a very comfortable dining room and the service was also in the very good category. Each of us enjoyed a fish dish which was served promptly after... More 

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Thank John H
HeleneSvensen, Leder  at Cafe Skansen, responded to this review

Thank you so much John H - we really appreciate the positive feedback! More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

wanting traditional, we got it at cafe skansen. being norway, it's expensive but that's a given. so moving on, the food is good, the atmosphere was friendly and 'grown up' - clearly not a place for the young people of oslo, i guess that pizza and sushi are more their go to - but moose terrine and fish soup were... More 

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Thank no33y
HeleneSvensen, Leder  at Cafe Skansen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review of us, no33y !! Hope to see you back at Cafe Skansen some time in the future. Best regards, Cafe Skansen More 

Adelaide, Australia
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195 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I had dinner here with colleagues recently. Food and service were both very good. I tried whale steak for the first time here - not my cup of tea as it turned out, but I enjoyed the opportunity to try it. All my colleagues enjoyed their meals. Like everything in Oslo the prices were a bit high.

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Thank AstroBloke
HeleneSvensen, Leder  at Cafe Skansen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback AstroBloke! We really appreciate this and hope to see you back at Cafe Skansen again in the future. Best regards, Cafe Skansen More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is an absolutely lovely resteraunte! I ordered duck which was the most gorgeous duck I've tasted my parter had fish which was also amazing! The staff are so friendly and it was also lovely and cosy to get us out of the cold! Very atmospheric! I would highly recommend coming here if you are in Oslo.

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Thank Georgie D
HeleneSvensen, Leder  at Cafe Skansen, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review Georgie D - we really appreciate it !! More 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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899 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Very Nice and friendly atmosphere, Excellent service from a Norwegian waitress. The Fish Soup was good! The restroom was clean. It is centrally located, - and during Summer it is very popular to sit outside. I will be happy to Return to Cafe Skansen!

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Thank Ingeborg56
HeleneSvensen, Leder  at Cafe Skansen, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Ingeborg56 - we appreciate the nice words and hope to see you at Cafe Skansen again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raadhusgata 32, Oslo 0151, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 24 20 13 11
Description
Enjoy the cozy French atmosphere in combination with Scandinavian and European dining. Serving both inside and out, with lovely views to the Akershus Fortress and Oslo Town Hall Square.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?