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“Small dishes, not fussy, excellent and inventive, yet natural. Ultimately delicious and beautiful service!”
Review of Ylajali Restaurant - CLOSED

Ylajali Restaurant
Price range: US$36 - US$144
Cuisines: French, Norwegian, International
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Each dish a mini-masterpiece. Each plate made by a ceramic artist in modern inventive design to match the dish. Flavors soar. Wild vegetables and greens, small marinated fishes, tine balls of flavor frozen by nitrogen or diced to minuscule delights. An amazing evening of 3 1/2 hours of non stop wonder. Even for a food, a very excellent taste experience. A special place.

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Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

My wife and I decided to try this after reading a review in Aftenposten newspaper.
We got the 21 course meal with wine package, and went out on a fantastic culinary journey.
The most expensive meal we´ve ever had, still well worth the price.
Truly professional service in every aspect. We came up with a few tricky questions, which both the sommelier and the waiters had no difficulties responding to.
Relaxed atmosphere. An experience to be remembered for the rest of our lives.

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Thank AllanKlo
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

An absolutely decadent evening of culinary delights.

We arrived early and spent half an hour outside at the tables of the neighbour cafe, on a beautiful summer night (in April even!).

Ylajali is a small restaurant with only 26 (?) seats. A set menu of 19 small dishes, perfectly matched with a set of 12 wines - our compliments to the sommelier (Simon Zimmermann - the 2013 Nordic champion) for having made some unorthodox choices that worked out very well. A very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff performed a well-choreographed serving, done with friendly youthful informality throughout the 4 hours it took.

The food was a tour de force of Norwegian ingredients, artfully crafted into a series of visual and flavourful revelations. The menu apparently evolves with the seasons and the availability of ingredients, which are definitely Scandinavian as opposed to French or Mediterranean.

We left thinking we should already now book a table for our next visit (knowing the wait list is now many months long).

This was a meal to remember. Thank you.

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1  Thank cicignon
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Brilliant food. 19 dishes, 5-6 exceptional and the rest very tasty.... Very friendly and correct service. Interesting wine menu, with a few perfect matches. The match of wine/food has room for improvement.

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Thank Thomas H
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Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

We happened to get a table last Friday and had an unforgettable meal. Good reviews all over, one M-star and it did not let us down. Wines matched the food to perfection.

Thank Gaptrast
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