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Kroa

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Norwegian, American, Bar, International, European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
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Pb 150, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 13 00
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A cozy place to retreat from the cold weather! The nachos are surprisingly delicious. Careful with the plate because it is burning hot! 👍

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Thank Vlad C
Drammen, Norway
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted to eat some typical local food. They didnt have seal or reindeer on the menu so I went for something close. The starter was smoked mink whale. It was both beatiful and very good. Probably the best whale I have eaten. For main course I choose moose burger over catch of the day which was cod. My brother... More 

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Thank ronhalv
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 4 bottles of Italian wine barbera La ladra 2012 "the great deal when the winter is all around" ... A pizza and some nachos.. The house burger was fine.. Really enjoyed the wine, chat with friends in a warm place well furnished

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Thank Federico D
Auckland, New Zealand
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390 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here twice and both times were impressed with the food and the service. The menu offers a good section and includes burgers and pizzas. The restaurant and bar is friendly, warm and popular. Burgers cost between 149 and 166 NOK, pizzas cost between 143 and 163 NOK, Nachos were 124 NOK the other mains were between 158 and... More 

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Bangkok
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice on our 4 day stay in Longyearbyen. The first time we had the moose burger and it was pretty good but on our second visit the food was very disappointing. I ordered the slow cooked meal of the day which I was told was slow cooked pork in a ginger sauce. When it arrived it didn't... More 

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Thank Angela H
Kroa, Manager at Kroa, responded to this review

Hi Angela! Thanks for taking your time to write an review. I`m glad that you liked the service and our staff. We all work hard to make your visit as good as possible. What we do for the slow cooked meal we normally do it sous vide. That means we put the meet in low temperatur water in sealed plastic... More 

London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before arriving in Svalbard we weren't sure what to expect with regard to food and, travelling with a fairly fussy 10 year old and her equally fussy dad (i.e. me), we wondered if we might go hungry all week. But we need not have had such concerns because Longyearbyen has a selection of very fine bars and restaurants and Kora... More 

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Thank Shield_London
Kroa, Manager at Kroa, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for your kind words, we're happy that you enjoyed your visit at Kroa! Polar Kate is popular, and enjoyed by both local children an tourists, and thank you again for the great name suggestion! I hope to see you again here for your next trip, and maybe Kate can help me find a name for a... More 

Fetsund, Norway
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very cosy restaurant with friendly staff and good meals and drinks. You feel welcomed as soon you enter. We miss so much this place but surely we will go back as soon as possible!

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Thank yiannisbot
Kroa, Manager at Kroa, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for such kind words. We all work hard to make your visit as good as possible. I hope to see you soon in Longyearbyen and here at Kroa. You are warmly welcome! Best regards, Zandra More 

Drammen, Norway
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do try to get by here if you are going to Longyearbyen. Book tables in advance to be sure, you will not be disappointed. On the expensive side with their meny, but so worth it.

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Thank sifpilsen
Kroa, Leder  at Kroa, responded to this review

Thanks for taking your time to leave a review. You are welcome back to Kroa when you visit Longyearbyen again. Best Regards, Zandra Z. More 

Solna
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a bit disappointed of this restaurang, mainly due our expectations based on the reviews we read beforehand. Well-sized portions but somewhat tasteless. We had their famous beef-fillet as main course and both got meat that wasn't as high quality as you would expect for that price and a signature dish. The biggest wow wad the dessert. We took... More 

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Thank Anders S
Kroa, Manager at Kroa, responded to this review

Hi Anders! Thanks for taking your time to write an review. I`m glad you liked our chocolate fondant. It has been on our menu for many years. I hope you will come back here so that we can impress you with the beef as well. Best regards, Zandra More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dont judge the book by its cover... This is a very, plesent and nice resturant. We had the Burger, from Moose. Amasing super friendle personal and cosy settings.

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Thank John A
Kroa, Leder  at Kroa, responded to this review

Hi John! Thank you for writing a review here on Tripadvisor. Our moose burger is very popular and we have decide to keep it in our menu a bit longer. Next time you should try clipfish, one of Kroas most popular dish that has been in our menu for many years. Warmly welcome back to Kroa! Best regards, Zandra Z. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$130
Cuisine
Norwegian, American, Bar, International, European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pb 150, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Svalbard  >  Spitsbergen  >  Longyearbyen
  • Phone Number: +47 79 02 13 00
Description
Welcome to Svalbards most relaxed and historical restaurant, for celabraiting a birthday, romantic dinner or for a glass together with the local citizens. Our menu are focused on seasonal ingredients and our chefs and waiters work hard to serve you the best as they can. Our opening hours are 11:30-02:00 every day. You will find us right in the center of town, just a few minutes walk from most hotels in Longyearbyen.

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