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“Favorite in Oslo”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Taste of China

Taste of China
Ranked #422 of 1,428 Restaurants in Oslo
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Oslo
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148 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Favorite in Oslo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

The family that run this restaurant is from Guangzhou (Canton) in China, and they have more than 30 different dim sum-courses on the menu.

In China, dim sum (dumplings) are eaten for breakfast and lunch, but this restaurants serves it in the evening too.

Unlike most Chinese restaurants, that serve semi-processed food, here they actually make everything from scratch. And are they experts! The food is really good, even prepared with good places in Southern China.

The dim sums come in baskets of two - four pieces. Three baskets should make a full dinner for a woman, maybe four for a man. Add dessert and wine, and you'll be 500-600 NOK poorer per person than when you went in.

The neighbourhood is not that nice (although vibrant), and the restaurant itself a tad worn, so the very good food that appears on your table, usually served by nice and social staff, is almost a miracle.

  • Visited March 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“They know their Dim Sum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

Taste of China give you very good food at a reasonable price. The staff know what they are doing, and they do it quickly. The interior of the restaurant is fairly ordinary, but the staff are professional and give you good advice as you go along. The price level is low to moderate. We always seem to end up ordering Dim Sum.

  • Visited December 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant. But don't expect excellence”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

The menu as a wide choice. The usual starters in a chinese restaurant. I'm writing the review while i'm here, and the service is typical chinese, fast. dinning room is full.
Starters arrived, i choose a kind of samoosa. Steaming hot, spicy and very tasty, recomend it despite is not a chinese speciality...
Now came the dim sum, crab and shrimp. Tasty, but i'de like to try other dim sum to give an accurate opinion this one. Main course in the table.the rice is very bad. Choosed the mixed seafood and its good. Prawns and squid are really good soecially when combined with cellery and aspargus. Delicious!

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Oslo, Norway
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189 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in Oslo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

This is a very secluded place that really works. It has been in Oslo for many years, supplying dumblings with lovely flavors.

Dim sum refers to a style of Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates with different flavors.

I personally like pork best. The Chinese know how to cook their pork. They also have different kinds of good beer.

The price level is fresh and you can expect around 80-100 dollars per person. But hey, we're in Norway, and this site will send you straight to China. A special experience in Oslo.

  • Visited August 2013
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Sandnes, Rogaland, Norway
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“The only Dim-Sum restaurant in Norway - worth a visit!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

Walking distance from Oslo Central Station. The interior of the restaurant is plain, but if you like Dim Sum you are probably there for the food. Having tried the Dim-Sum menu, I can honestly say that it is very good. It is traditional Dim-Sum and it is currently the only Dim-Sum restaurant in Norway. The Har-Gow is very good, and the Won-Ton was not bad. I did prefer the steamed pieces though. Very folksy and nice family restaurant with decent, traditional Dim-Sum in a cozy atmosphere. Price wise it is very cheap . The staff was very helpful and likable. Go there if you are interested in authentic Chinese cuisine.

  • Visited June 2013
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