Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret
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Experience the unique flavors of Palestinian cuisine in an ethnic and traditional setting at Habibi. Food steals the show at this restaurant with authentic mezze-style Arabic dishes. Tsatsiki, Kofta, Lammegryte, Baba Ghanuj and Baklava are some of the specialties you must try. Weekends are spiced up with belly dancing and Arabic music. Service and quality sustain a high level and are sure to leave you pleased. A single visit is not enough!
Located on Storgata, Dovrehallen is a wonderful little restaurant in Downtown Oslo. The seating arrangement, ambiance and the whole vibe of the eatery is conducive for relaxed dinner with lots of conversations. On offer here is a home-style Norwegian fare made out of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, that reflect in the deliciousness of preparations such as skinkestek, kryddersild and rekesmørbrød, to name a few. To complement these delightful offerings, there's a good variety of local beers and ales available as well. Dovrehallen also has live music and dance performances on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Definitely worth a try, if you want to know what Oslo eats!
Housed within Folketeateret, on Storgata, at the very heart of Oslo, Burger Bar, true to its name, serves an awesome range of burgers. The menu is simple yet it includes a huge variety of freshly made burgers. Everything including the burger buns are made on the very day of serving the burger, while the meat for the patties is ground freshly, and no frozen products are used whatsoever. The result of these efforts are extraordinarily delicious, juicy and succulent burgers. Although a heaven for meat-lovers, Burger Bar does not ignore vegetarians and offers a good selection of veggie burgers that are just as impressive as their non-vegetarian counterparts.
Gorge on flavors from Thailand at Rice Bowl. The cuisine offered here stays true to the authentic Thai preparations. Guests can take delight in their wholesome fares at reasonable rates. They also offer a range of vegetarian dishes to cater to those with dietary restrictions. So if you cannot indulge in their meat and poultry preparations, you can enjoy the same exotic flavor with tofu as a substitute. Rice Bowl provides friends and family with a casual place where they can enjoy a get-together while gorging on tantalizing fares.
Cantina Cortina is a cheerful and modern Italian restaurant. The pizzas served here are crisp and fresh, topped with generous helpings of delicious ingredients, rich sauces and cheese. The restaurant also offers a variety of other Italian dishes, including risotto, pasta, bruchetta and calzones. The mussels with tomato and garlic are especially popular and served in a pan. Every dish is generously proportioned and packed with flavor. Located within the Folketeaterpassasjen, Cantina Cortina's outdoor seating within the passage offers an opportunity to indulge in a little people watching as you tuck in to a scrumptious bowl of spaghetti.
Situated on the premises vacated by Erling Moe, a seafood shop that was something of an institution in Oslo, Fiskeriet Youngstorget has lived up to expectations remarkably well. It has, in fact, taken Erling Moe's legacy one step further, for not only can you select from a vast assortment of monkfish, cod, halibut and mackerel to prepare at home, but also have the chefs whip up a seafood treat for you right then! A part of the shop serves as a small restaurant, and there is outdoor seating to boot. You could go for something light like fish and chips or fish stew, or opt for a more filling meal.
Mamma Rosa is one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Oslo. Here they offer classic Italian cuisine in classic Italian surroundings; earthy colors and murals with Venetian motifs create the right atmosphere. At Mamma Rosa you will find everything from pizza and pasta to various fish and meat dishes. Generous portions and attractive prices make this spot a popular place that people return to time and again. So it is quite often very crowded, and unfortunately you sometimes feel slightly pressurized to finish your meal quickly.
With its quirky décor, lively atmosphere and delicious food, T.G.I. Friday's is the embodiment of all things American. The restaurant offers diners an all American menu of steaks, burgers, chicken wings, ribs, salads, pastas and much more, while the bar serves up a selection of beer and some wicked cocktails. The service staff are friendly, cheerful and attentive without being intrusive. Located at the heart of the city, the restaurant is just a short distance away from a number of attractions and the central station, drawing in an eclectic clientèle all through the day. Forever bustling with life and good cheer, T.G.I. Friday's is sure to lift up your spirits and keep you coming back for more.
Politiker'n is a cosy, unpretentious bar that offers its guests a full bar selection of beer, spirits, wine and cocktails alongside burgers, salads, omlettes, steaks, meat dishes and desserts. With wooden booths and photographs of famous politicians adorning the walls, the bar is certainly nothing fancy, making it a great place to stop by after a tiring day at work for a drink. Politiker'n boasts outdoor seating at the square, offering an opportunity to bask in the sunlight and indulge in people watching as you sip one of their creatively named cocktails.
Kjøkken og Bar is not just a cozy bar located in Oslo's core, but also manages to effortlessly come off as a delightful mix of a cafe and restaurant. You can opt for a mug of chilled beer or pick out one shimmering glass of cocktail from Kjøkken's cocktail menu. A clientele of young and the good-looking frequents this eatery for a meal guaranteed to have that delectable factor. If none these options lure you, then you can order one of their frothing coffees and simply lounge around.
Sushi City is small sushi bar located within the Byporten Shopping Center, and is just a stone's throw away from the Oslo Central Station. Given its convenient location and reasonable prices, the restaurant has come to be a popular choice for Japanese take out, especially amongst commuters making their way to and from the station. Although minimal seating is available, the restaurant is usually quite crowded and most opt to take their sushi to go. The menu is composed of a variety of sashimi and sushi options including Maki, Nigiri and rolls. Although the food they offer may not be as sophisticated as what you would get at a more upscale restaurant, the quality and taste is certainly much better than what one may expect at this price.
At Baltazar you can dine in the historical surroundings of the old Bazaar, directly behind Oslo Cathedral. The interior of this restaurant is simple, but the curved room and the subdued light create a sheltered atmosphere. The menu is international, with an emphasis on Italy and other Mediterranean countries. Seafood as well as meat dishes are served here. After your main course, do try the cheeses.