Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget
Phone: (47) 22 031100
Fax: (47) 22 031111
Scientists have studied Tranen for years. It was established as a pub for industrial workers dying for a beer after work, and has stayed that way right into the 21st Century. Every Saturday you are bound to meet at least one bachelor party on the premises, due to the living legend Arnie "Skiffle Joe" Norse. Now in his 70s, this character still rides his one-wheeled bike, plays guitar and sings his own folk songs, with lyrics best not translated. Watch out for the female drummer, she is Arnie's wife. When Arnie is not on, the music ranges from rock'n'roll to country, the beer is cheap, and the atmosphere has to be experienced.
If you're looking for a place to sample innovative dishes made with authentic, fresh ingredients, Arakataka offers diners the opportunity to do just that. From the chic contemporary décor to the creatively put together menu, it's evident that every aspect of the dining experience is important to them. The menu change daily, and offers a three course and a five course tasting menu at a fixed price. With a relaxed ambiance, good food and a nice selection of wines, it's the perfect place for a dinner out with friends or someone special. Sample a wonderful selection of local produce like fresh seafood, oysters, lamb and veal cooked to perfection. For reservations give them a call.
Illegal Burger is the perfect spot to grab a greasy and delicious late night meal. The restaurant's charcoal grill leaves the juicy burgers with a satisfying smokey flavor. There are a flurry of toppings to augment your burger, and the fries and beer are top-of-the-line as well. Veggie burgers are served too, so there's no excuse to skip a visit to this restaurant! Be assured, you won't regret it.
Saigon Lille Cafe is a nice little place located in the eastern bit of the center, a part of town without busy high streets. An inexpensive place, so you should not expect classy or extravagant interiors; but it is far from shabby and the atmosphere is lovely. This is a place for ordinary people who appreciate exotic food. Most of the guests are Norwegian but, reassuringly, some are Vietnamese. You can choose from 70 different Vietnamese dishes. The food is delicious and healthy, with a great deal of vegetables. The place does not serve alcoholic drinks.
Munchies, as the name suggest is just perfect when you've got a craving for a burger. The small restaurant has a limited menu, focusing entirely on their speciality, the burger. The restaurant has a casually trendy and modern vibe to it, and is quite popular on week ends, especially for a late night meal or snack. Popular with locals, it's quite likely you'll have to wait a while for your table, as they don't do reservations. However, it's worth the wait as you tuck into one of their juicy burgers. Popular ones to try include the Veggie Burger and the Munchie. For details visit the website.
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.
Brightly decorated with Korean paintings and art work, Nam Kang Sushi has a fun, casual atmosphere.Tucked away with little signage, it can be hard to spot, but once your in it's a pleasant place. A nice range of cuisines from Korean, Japanese and Thai means there's plenty of options to choose from. Besides a nice assortment of fresh sushi, other popular items include the Beef Bulgogi, Bento Box meal, and Shabu-Shabu or hot fondue. Especially popular for a group meal, the grill and the hot fondue are a fun interactive way to dine out.
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.
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.
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.
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.