Quality Hotel 33
Ostre Aker vei 33
Phone: (47) 23 193333
Fax: (47) 23 193334
This is an unusual combination of a traditional Chinese and traditional Norwegian restaurant. Chop suey or meatballs in brown sauce, the choice is yours. The obvious advantage is that you can bring people who don't like Chinese food. Perhaps your mother-in-law? Another different thing here is the interior. You would perhaps not expect an average Chinese restaurant to be minimalist and modern; however, the place is open and bright, and young people like it here. You can choose from a rich and varied menu that offers all your favorites from both countries, as well as a few surprises. One of their specialties, the chef's lobster, is very popular. The place is fully licensed.
Kampen Bistro is an informal, cozy and cheap café-restaurant in the old working-class area of Kampen. The interior is as diverse as the menu: all chairs and tables are different, and the food is Norwegian, Pakistani and continental. You can have everything from beef or cod to chicken dabo and all kinds of soups and salads. In the summer, people from all over town come here to enjoy a cold beer on the terrace. This place is within walking distance of the Munch museum that shows the work of famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch; or if you like, you could go for a swim at the great Tyenbadet outdoor baths, nearby.
This excellent restaurant is unfortunately located in the grey asphalt desert of the area called the North Pole. The place is rather small but usually full of people, because it is very popular. The reason: you actually get gourmet food at very reasonable prices. The place is decorated with style, and there are works of art on the walls. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal. All kinds of people find it worthwhile to travel to the North Pole to eat here. The number of dishes to choose from is not too big, but the menu is extremely tempting. The cuisine is international and the results are creative and exciting.
If checking out all the furniture at IKEA Furuset has left you tired and hungry, you don't have to venture far in search of satiation. The store's on-site restaurant is perfect for a meal with the family; the food is tasty and doesn't even burn a hole in your pocket. You can gorge on hot dishes like meatballs with cream sauce and potatoes; cold dishes like prawn sandwiches, smøgentallerken and more. Delectable cookies and cakes are also available. Call +47 815 44 000 for more information.
This is a regular hangout for many of the people who are lucky to live near the idyllic Sofienberg park in Grünerlkka. This restaurant is young, but already very popular among the locals. The place is painted in bright colors and looks pretty modern and fresh. Quite a few of the guests are closer to 50 than to 25. Many of them are regulars and the atmosphere is friendly and informal. The food served here is very traditional Norwegian. The menu offers many different dishes.
Mir is the bar connected to the cultural center called Grünerlkka Lufthavn. They put on concerts (mostly techno, punk and underground), various kinds of workshops, and exhibitions. A small record company is based here, and several bands use the location for rehearsals. Mir is by many regarded as the heart of all this activity, with its rough, airport-like interior. They serve small dishes like bacon and eggs and different kinds of toasted sandwiches, coffee and tea, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Prices are low. In the evenings and at night the clientèle consists mainly of people in their twenties and thirties (many connected to the underground music movement), artists and students. Mir is well hidden. Look for a sign for Grünerlkka Lufthavn on Toftes gate, then turn right into the backyard.
This is a small, stylish Mexican restaurant with a white, yellow and black interior. All kinds of people come here, celebrities as well as good old east enders who want a great, cheap meal, or perhaps just a few beers. A few years ago this was voted Oslo's best hangout, because it is so much more than just a restaurant. People often stand at the bar and wait half an hour for a free table. In such a narrow, crowded and hectic place you don't do that unless the food and atmosphere make it worthwhile: and they do here. The food is traditional Californian-Mexican and all dishes come with vegetarian versions. You can choose from well-known dishes such as burritos, tacos, quesadillas and chili con carne to name but a few.
Stop by for a quick bite at the Godt Brød Grunerløkka. After a hard day at work or a tiring shopping trip, you can cater to all your gastronomic needs at this pleasant café and bakery. Sit back and enjoy fresh muffins as they are tossed out of the oven and straight into your plate! Your weariness will wash away as you sink your teeth into baked treats and sip on a steaming hot cup of coffee!
As you walk past the busy streets of Grünerløkka, you'll find this bistro trying its best to achieve the original Parisian look. The sassy crowds of Oslo usually head to Bistro Brocante for a quick bite, or to feast on some traditional French food. Come by to sample what this French kitchen has to offer - the shellfish dishes are sure to win you over! You can choose to seat your self right in the heart of the dining room or at the window, where you can amuse yourself with a view of the hectic street outside.
Best known for their extensive breakfast and brunch menu, The Nighthawk Diner is one of the most popular American joints in Grünerløkka. Now, American cuisine is hardly complete without burgers; as is any meal at The Nighthawk. Apart from some of the yummiest burgers in the neighborhood, they also boast of varieties of sandwiches and steak-served-fries that are highly recommendable. With a special menu for the kids and a pocket-friendly price, The Nighthawk Diner pleases just about everyone.
Café Kaos has it all; a pleasant café by day, beer and good vibes in the evening, and then great tunes until the early hours of the morning. The predominant crowd is 20-somethings from the nearby art school, combined with the 30-somethings from the numerous creative businesses in the area. The prices are average and so are the drinks, but the atmosphere is excellent as is the music, especially on Friday and Saturday nights when resident DJs play club classics, soul, hip-hop, old school, jazz and deep funk.
A gem in Oslo's dining scene, SüdØst brings an exceptional Asian inspired menu in a setting that puts most restaurants in Grünerløkka to shame. Housed in a historic building, with high vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and an outdoor terrace that overlooks the Aker river, this restaurant oozes with a sublime rustic charm. The menu borrows South East Asian culinary influences to bring out eclectic combinations like Grilled Rack of Lamb with Massaman, Sirloin Pasta and Asian Carpaccio. Besides the a la carte menu, there is choice of five dish set menus. The desserts deserve a mention and to say that the experience would be incomplete without trying the 'Tilslørte asiatiske bondepiker' should be enough.