Sometimes, the urge to have Scandinavian food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Oslo's best Scandinavian restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in Oslo. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like D/S Louise or tell you that Lofoten Fiskerestaurant gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. From Central Oslo to Aker Brygge, we'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.


Named for a 19th century Norwegian steamboat, this Aker Brygge restaurant was judged best in the shopping-dining complex. Enjoy tasty specialties such as the "cold symphony" of shrimp, salmon, hare, roast beef, potato salad, and cheese, or the braised hare with Brussels sprouts, stewed mushrooms, and cranberries. Relax with a glass of wine from the extensive wine list and enjoy a view of the port and the Akershus Caste.

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Frognerseteren Hoved-Restaurant

This exclusive restaurant is located near the famous Holmenkollen ski jump in a late 19th century lodge-style building, which is an excellent setting for the delectable game dishes prepared here. Try the pheasant pâté with Cumberland sauce or the fillet of elk sautéed in honey and nuts. The Norwegian salmon can be ordered poached, marinated, or smoked. Reservations recommended.

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Located at the end of Aker Brygge, this elegant and exclusive seafood restaurant offers excellent cuisine and a stunning view of the fjord. Try the salmon appetizer with fresh basil. Salmon and redfish entrées are bountiful and creatively prepared. Reservations are not required.

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Central Oslo

This reliable downtown restaurant serves Norwegian country cooking, cafeteria style. Everyday specials include soup and an entrée, with vegetarian dishes available. Sample the kjøttkaker (meat cakes), a Norwegian staple, served with creamed cabbage or the steamed salmon with Sandefjord butter. A generous buffet breakfast is also available, including homemade bread and warm liver pâté each morning.

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Cited as the top restaurant in the Holmenkollen Park Hotel, De Fem Stuer offers a romantic ambience and a cuisine that is unsurpassed. The Norwegian and International menu includes the fabulous three-course "A Taste of Norway" meal and other modern interpretations of traditional Norwegian dishes. Enjoy the magnificent view of the fjords while you dine.

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