Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget
Phone: (47) 22 031100
Fax: (47) 22 031111
Mollergata 26, Oslo, NO, 0179
- 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.
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.
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.
This is exactly what you expect of a Greek restaurant. Lots of white and blue shades in the decor complement all the Greek dishes know, and a few others, too. The service is very good and the waiters are nice; the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. You can dress up or not, as you like. Foodwise you can choose starters such as tzatziki or squid, and mains like moussaka, keftedes (Greek meat patties) or the lamb dish kleftiko.
Elm Street is living up to its image of a rock cafe. Most of the people who frequent the place wear black leather jackets and jeans, and very few bands will get played here if they even thought about such things as keyboards or synths. The interior is rather dark and the loudspeakers are massive. Many of the patrons belong to the music industry or the media, and large numbers of bands must have been inspired by this place. The prices are reasonable and the food is quite simple, but good. Visit the website for further details.
Those who appreciate great food should look no further. Guests dine in the light of 300 candles, the only source of light in this intimate basement restaurant, aptly named The Convent. The dining room is located in a spacious cellar with a vaulted brick ceiling. The interior has been specially designed to create the perfect romantic atmosphere and the walls are adorned with religious icons and paintings. The menu, written on monastic scrolls and covered with hand-woven fabric, offers a variety of meat and fish dishes as well as a daily vegetarian dish. An aperitif in front of the fireplace should get you in the right mood before you sit down.
If you have been walking around the multicultural Grønland and find yourself in need of a quick bite, Marino Grill will serve you well. It is known as one of the best fast food joints in the city of Oslo, a fact your very first bite into a shish kebab will confirm. The wait for your order of kebabs is negligible, and the pizzas arrive just as quickly.
A restaurant with an authentic Greek atmosphere, Dionysos has blue-and-white décor, Greek folk music and Greek-speaking staff. If you are looking for a place in which to relive those holidays, this is one of them. On the menu you will find the usual Greek specialties authentically prepared, and there are only Greek wines on the wine list. The kitchen closes at 11p every day. Every Thursday to Saturday night you can listen to live Greek music at Dionysos.
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!