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“Overpriced tourist trap ”

Storgammen Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Karasjok
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Storgammen Restaurant is a Sami-inspired restaurant. Food is served in the traditional Sami way around the open fire. Opening hours: 11 Jun - 17 Aug, 11.00-23.00 or by reservation. Location: By Rica Hotel Karasjok.
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Description: Storgammen Restaurant is a Sami-inspired restaurant. Food is served in the traditional Sami way around the open fire. Opening hours: 11 Jun - 17 Aug, 11.00-23.00 or by reservation. Location: By Rica Hotel Karasjok.
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Expensive, even by Norwegian standards with very mediocre food. Just to add to the underwhelming experience is the comedic levels of customer service. One example we witnessed was a waitress arguing with a couple after delivering them the wrong two dishes. She told them they were "wrong" which made our whole shared Sami room chuckle with mirth.

In fairness there does appear to be a total lack of customer service in the far north of Norway. In our experience it ended after Tromso. No training was evident, so they're just young people doing the bare minimum.

There's little choice in Karasjok, so if you find yourself here for a night, you have my commiserations and best wishes.

Thank Martinrpugh
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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Was here for dinner wile staying in karasjok with my son. Amazing experience dinning here is like being out in the wild and with great service and food.

1  Thank Nils R
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Entering this underground place is a bit old, especially if the staff don't greet you at first sight. So it is better if you ask to be seated. The menu has not so many varieties and the prices may seem a bit high first, but when you have your food, you will not be disappointed. The taste is good and the portions are big enough. A place for a tasty and memoramble dinner.

Thank suomituristi2015
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

It is not cheap to eat here but the food was top quality and the unique venue and its atmosphere makes your visit and meal a true experience compared to a normal restaurant. The food is a modernized version of traditional Sami cuisine. The venue is a traditional Sami building. Some people will probably not enjoy the seating. It is communal on benches and the large table you sit at has a fire place in the middle. Some people asked to be moved to a table with no fire as they found the smoke or heat bothersome. I thought it was cosy and enjoyed the twilight ambience. Service was great and the venison we ordered was cooked perfectly

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Thank IOGWFH
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Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Nice try to do something different in the restaurant. However the seating is really uncomfortable and it is very hard for the kids to avoid spills. After 45 minutes my back was hurting.
I had the "finnbiff" which was very good. Also the fish was excellent. Childrens portions are good size which makes it a good value.

The mushroom soup was a real disappointment. Not much taste despite a promising first impression. My oldest daughter liked it though.

Thank Asle F
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