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“Well worth the walk”
Review of Jarlen Restaurant - CLOSED

Jarlen Restaurant
Cuisines: Norwegian
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leeds
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Well worth the walk”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

When in Norway, do as the Norwegians do and have a bit of whale......couldn't eat a whole one though.

Found Jarlen Restaurant from a web search and the previous reviews seemed OK. The restaurant is just on the edge of the city centre in a downtown area slap bang opposite the prison.....which just adds to the charm.

The restauranteur could not do enough for us. He explained the menu very carefully and explained what was typically Norwegian. The service was quick, the atmosphere pleasant and when the food came, it came in good sized portions. Whilst we were there, a number of locals came in and eat there which is always a good sign.

The whale was excellent......the beef was also excellent.....and the tea comes in a proper tea pot.

I cannot fault this restaurant - and the bill by Norwegian standards was very cheap

  • Visited February 2012
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English first
Oslo, Norway
Level 6 Contributor
45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Excellent local restaurant”
Reviewed 6 October 2011

Akebergveien may be difficult for a foreigner to find. It is located next to Oslo's main prison and next to one of the main mosques. Public transport will require a walk to reach there.

The restaurant is kept in old-style Oslo fashion, and may not fit those who are looking for a posh event. However, it is a place where you can drop in, meet the friendly staff and enjoy a good homecooked meal at reasonable prices - mostly based on the Norwegian kitchen.

We are some friends who meet quite regurarily, and when we found this restaurant we have made it our favourite place to meet, enjoy a meal and something to drink - and a nice chat for the evening.

The menu is varied, and the chef also makes additions or changes to the courses upon your own request. Very tasty food, quickly served and excellent service.

Very highly recommended !

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank greek-traveller
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Oslo, Norway
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“The Sunday Plats de jour: Fried Whale Meat”
Reviewed 5 October 2011

A nice stroll in the old town of Oslo led us by the prison and into the Jarlen Restaurant.
Its a small place, some local clientel and art for sale on the wall.
Simple, but well made.
The sauce was delicious, the whale meat tender.
All in all. A solid serving.
To be recomended.
It may not look as much, but you get value for money here.

  • Visited September 2011
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3 Thank Einar Alfred Ve... H
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Venice, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good home cooking”
Reviewed 19 August 2011

Jarlen restaurant AS is located outside the prison, the place is very simple, but the food is excellent, good quantity and good price compared to other expensive restaurants in Oslo!
Good table service and speed in preparing the meal, there is a Norwegian menu but the friendly staff translates you without problems.

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank erika r
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