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“Nice staff, average food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Escalon

Escalon
Ranked #229 of 1,405 Restaurants in Oslo
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oslo, Norway
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Nice staff, average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We where a group friends (7 persons). We all went for the 12 piece tapas. The price was about 550 NOK (92 USD) p.p. We had some wine and beer along with the food (not included).
All the food was tasty, but the flavors were just average. Not a great taste experience, but a nice restaurant to hold a birthday. We had a good time there, and the staff was wonderful. LUPS

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank PetterN
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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  • Russian first
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English first
Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ok place in a nice location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Swift and professional service, in this little restaurant at Tjuvholmen. We went here with some colleagues and came quite early. We had the place for ourselves (but it crouded up during the evening). Nice food, but not top quality. The tastes were nice, but the food would have given a better impression if the raw ingredients were of superior quality. Just a very few tables outside, and hence a major drawback on a nice sunny summer evening.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anne M
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Oslo
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222 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Bad food, service and drinks”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

This has to be one of my worst restaurant experiences. The place is so tacky, neon lights all over etc. Me and 2 friends wanted some tapas and went inside, no waiters to see, we had to search and the two was standing chatting in a corner. We asked if they had a table and she pointed to one, and we went. Waterbowls for dogs was used to serve bread, and ugly plastic mugs for water. We sat there 15min before someone came, we were hungry and thirsty so we ordered sangria ( worst ever) and some tapas. The drinks came after 20 min an then the food. The food tasted bad, the calamari felt old( we all where sick the next day). I could go on and on but trust me this can never be good..

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank norvagabond
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Oslo, Norway
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Impressed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

Myself and a friend, were hankering after Chinese food, but as the Chinese restaurant on Aker Brygge was shut for a private function we settled on tapas, which we were both quite happy about!

It was a nice evening so the restaurant was busy, and the outside was full. We were sat inside but did ask for a table outside should the opportunity arise, and we were outside before out main courses had even arrived. The waiter who took our order was knowledgeable and helpful when it came to choosing our dishes and helped us pick our 6, predominantly meat/fish dishes.

The food was excellent and we were stuffed at the end, although this is possibly because we´d opted for protein rather than carbs! Service wasn´t fantastic and they did forget one of our dishes other than that the only complaint is about the odd numbers in the portions, so frustrating when there´s two of you!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sun_seeking_ginner
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Norway
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good food, small portions!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

We were six friends enjoying an evening out, trying Escalon beause we knew the 'original' restaurant in Bergen. After looking through the menu we decided to share three 10-tapas set menus, and asked the manager (who happend to wait on us at that time) what it included? After having received what we thought was 1/3 of the food, we asked for more... only to find out we had already got it all! After some dispute we got another two portions, and received two dishes that the manager had assured us was in the original set manu! The waiter who now served us was much nicer, but all in all... much too little food for the prices they have, even though most dishes very tasty. And the manager could really wind himself down a couple of nothes!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank RuneE
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