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“Great little bar with super food”
Review of The Kasbah

The Kasbah
Ranked #114 of 1,446 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$22
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Bar, Cafe
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: The Kasbah is a cosy and different corner cafe in which to hang out, eat delicious Middle Eastern/Mediterranean food, drink, share fun stories and enjoy each others company. We also host quiz nights, open mic nights, open talks etc.
Marrakech, Morocco
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8 reviews
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“Great little bar with super food”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The place is really fun and funky, French staff very friendly and food tasted great. We had meze and it was gorgeous. As I'm veggie, it was great to find a selection of non-meat dishes. selection of beers also good and slightly cheaper than elsewhere in Oslo (relatively speaking)! There's a bus stop almost outside so isn't too difficult to get to from main part of town, would recommend this place.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank bikerant2013
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Oslo, Norway
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good, cheap, great value!”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

It's a cosy, little restaurant at Alexander Kiellands plass which serves great falafel and cheap beer. If you're on a budget, the Kasbah is great value!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Gressli
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“So cosy and mediterranean!!!”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

I was here with my partner at the beginning of February 2014, in a raining and cold Norwegian day. We stumbled in The Kasbah by accident, exploring an area which is few steps away from the Grünerløkka trendy area, even if a bit hidden. Once inside this restaurant/bar, we realized was a bit unique place in Oslo. It is not the usual standardized Norwegian coffee place, neither those 'fanatic-healthy-food-pharmacy-like' or super-fashion bars so diffused in Oslo today. First of all there is a soul: is Mediterranean one. The menu offers many suggestions from morocco or Lebanese food and drinks. The two rooms which compose the Kasbah are full of colours, artworks, photos and decos which remind of Mediterranean atmospheres. The music also was very cool. This is a very easy-going and cosy place do hang out with friends for a beer or a cocktail eating falafel, couscous, hummus or mezes. The waitress was very kind and helpful. We chose a hummus/falafel platter + a traditional morocco dish with some extra veggies + two teas. The quality was very good, home-made hummus and the morocco dish were great. To my personal taste just a bit oily. Pita also was good (but not homemade). We spent two very nice hours and about 300 kr. The only problem I can mention is that hot foods like couscous soups were not available, we arrived to the place at the beginning of the evening. I must say that the main feature of the place is no-doubt the atmosphere, very earthy, spontaneous, cosy, not those fashion Norwegian bars soul-less and so similar each other. Many young people/students customers but still quiet and good for an informal romance. I recommend it, for sure.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Giuseppe M
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
“Amazing healthy food and fun place”
Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

I found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and am happy I did! It's not easy to find great Lebanese food in Europe. And here I am eating it in Oslo! If that's not enough the dining area is more like a chill out zone with global music and comfortable seating.

Thank Gabriel P
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East Linton, United Kingdom
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“Great for vegetarians”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

As in a previous review, this was the best meal that we had in Oslo - where being veggie is something of a challenge.

The menu is excellent, and they serve everything all day - so we had some dishes labelled "lunch friendly" in the evening. It is very economical by Oslo standards.

I have never seen hummus served with lentils (or beans) before, but now this is something I will do at home - and the pita bread was fine! There are also a few items of meat on the menu.

We didn't have coffee, but we did have draught beer, which was excellent and about half the price we paid in the hotel.
For any vegetarians staying at the Scandic Vulcan, it is just a five minute walk up the hill, but be aware that Wednesday night is Quiz night. On the Wednesday that we were there, the place was busy by 18.30

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Deborah R
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