Best Restaurants

Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Oslo dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Oslo Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

Central Oslo
Bristol Grill


Located in one of Oslo's most prestigious hotels, this elegant, Old World-style restaurant features grilled International and Norwegian cuisine. Start with an appetizer like smoked artic char served with foie gras and pickled mushroom, and...  Read More

Central Oslo


Located in the Continental Hotel, this Vienna-style restaurant has been a rendezvous for artists since it opened in 1900. It has also been listed by the "New York Times" as one of the world's ten most celebrated restaurants. The cuisine is...  Read More

Central Oslo
Brasserie 45


Seductively comfortable, Brasserie 45 overlooks the fountain on Karl Johans gate, affording diners a unique setting for a romantic dinner. Scandinavian-inspired cuisine earns top billing, from fresh fish and seafood dishes to specialty items...  Read More



This exclusive gourmet restaurant is located in the preserved Vice Regent's Manor, which dates to 1640. The French-inspired Norwegian menu changes daily and features seasonal ingredients. Typical entrées include breast of Guinea fowl fried with...  Read More

Central Oslo


This legendary café in the Grand Hotel features a large mural depicting Henrik Ibsen, Edvard Munch, and many other patrons. In fact, Ibsen's favorite table was once among the furnishings (it's now at the Ibsen Museum). Lots of dining options...  Read More

Annen Etage


One of Oslo's most highly-regarded restaurants, Annen Etage has emerged to give the timeless Theatercaféen a run for its money as the Hotel Continental's signature restaurant. Urbane yet comfortable, the space juxtaposes classic elements like...  Read More

Magma Bar & Restaurant


Located on the west side of town, Magma brings Mediterranean warmth and style to Oslo's ever-evolving restaurant scene. Indeed, since its premiere in 2000, Magma has ranked as one of the city's most popular restaurants. Its Tuscan-inspired...  Read More

Oro Restaurant & Bar


Reservations are a must at this fabulous Continental restaurant (located just east of the Rådhus), because its tables have been packed since its 2000 debut. Stylishly decorated with light earth tones and stainless steel, Oro features an...  Read More



This highly acclaimed restaurant in the Henie-Onstad Centre for Modern Art never fails to impress, thanks to its fabulous International cuisine and ultra-chic, industrial setting. Named after renowned restaurateurs Toralf Bølgen and Trond Moi,...  Read More