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Nox

Nox (Henrik Ibsen Gate 100, Oslo) – this is one of Oslo’s more popular and trendier nightspots.  The interior décor is plush and covered in red velvet, with VIP sections that offer bottle service.  The steady contingent of attractive local women that come here means that it will stay popular for some time.

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Nivou

Nivou (Møllergata 12, Oslo) — this is Oslo’s largest nightclub, with two floors, VIP lounges, and an open air back area (for smokers) Along with its roster of local dance music DJs, there are occasional appearances from bigger-name international DJs.

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Lawo

Lawo (Universitetsgata 26, Oslo) — Lawo is a lunch café, restaurant, bar and night club – right in the heart of Oslo.  Near Universitetsgata you find News Corner, with domestic and international newspapers and an extensive lunch menu.  The restaurant at Lawo is both intimate and pleasant, with a homely atmosphere. The à la carte […]

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La Belle Sole

La Belle Sole (Observatoriegata 2B, Oslo) – this nightspot has been around since the 1960s, with a complete renovation in 2007.  Boasting outstanding interior décor and a steady line-up of regional and international DJs, La Belle Sole has become one of Oslo’s premiere hangout spots.  VIPs like (UK royalty) Prince Harry sometimes come here as […]

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Jaeger

Jaeger (Grensen 9, Oslo) – this nightspot books a regular roster of local and international dance music DJing talent (playing various tendencies of dance music – from Electro House, to Techno, Drum & Bass, etc.  There are two separate dance floors (both having very good sound systems).

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Statholdergaarden

Statholdergaarden (Rådhusgaten 11, Oslo) — each day chefs Bent Stiansen and Torbjørn Forster create a six-course gourmet menu full of surprises. The menu varies according to the time of the year and they pride themselves on using Norwegian produce when it is at its best.  The set menu includes three starters, usually fish and/or shellfish, […]

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Sosialen

Sosialen (Møllergata 13, Oslo) – this upscale restaurant’s menu is dominated by Norwegian dishes and ingredients. Every day from 3 pm until 5 pm you can get a daily special for NOK 100. The restaurant closes at 10 pm, but the bar stays open later.  In the evenings jazz trios, small bands and other happenings […]

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Som Tam Thai Restaurant

Som Tam Thai Restaurant (Vogts Gate 64, Oslo) — Genuine Thai restaurant with food made by Thai chefs. The food can be enjoyed in the restaurant or as takeaway. In summer the restaurant has outdoor tables, and the food can also be catered.  Som Tam is located on the ground floor of “The Culture Castle” […]

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Solsiden Restaurant

Solsiden Restaurant (Akershusstranda 13, Skur 34, Oslo) — the name Solsiden means “the sunny side” in Norwegian, and that is where you find this summer restaurant; on the sunny side of the harbour, right below Akershus Fortress.  Excellent seafood selection including salmon, mussels, shrimp, crab and other Norwegian delicacies prepared with natural, organic ingredients at […]

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Ruffino

Rustadsaga Sports Lodge (Østmarka, Oslo) – located in Lake Nøklevann, a forest just southeast of Oslo, this is a popular sports lodge with a rustic feel.  Diners often bike or hike here for lunch.