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“Authentic Bergen Fish Cakes & Soup Fast Food Style”
Review of Sostrene Hagelin

Sostrene Hagelin
Ranked #48 of 387 Restaurants in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Cuisines: Seafood, Norwegian, Fast food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Located in Strandgaten, close to Torgallmenningen. We serve traditional norwegian fish food, as lunch and dinner dishes. We also offer different types of fish burgers. Also fish balls, fish pudding and fishcakes. This is mostly done in same manner since 1929.
Federal Way, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Authentic Bergen Fish Cakes & Soup Fast Food Style”
Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

So happy to discover the traditional still exists, albeit in a modern fast food/take out setting. Comforting, filling and a good value. Bergen-style fish soup excellent. My family of four left quite content.

  • Visited August 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Simply the best fish soup in the world!”
Reviewed 19 July 2013

My husband and I discovered Sostrene Hagelin in 2004, during a weekend trip to Bergen. Since then we have been back several times (basically every time we visit Bergen), always eating their wonderful fish soup with dumplings. This is, in our mind, the best fish soup in the world! We wish that Sostrene Hagelin had branches outside Norway, in particular in the UK!!!
The ambiance is simple - this is in essence a take-away restaurant with a few tables for eat-in, but is a very clean and overall has a pleasant atmosphere.
Do not miss it if you have the chance to stop by in Bergen, even for a few hours!

  • Visited July 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good soup!”
Reviewed 18 May 2013

We had the soup with fish dumplings. Not cheap, but a warm, quick meal. Authentic cuisine. Small seating area available--a good chance to share a table and talk with locals.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank cpont
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Cheap and authentic”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

A nice take-away or eat-in place whichever you like. The food is quite authentic and cheap! A fish cake costs only 9 NOK (cheap by Norwegian standards). Not the best fish cakes on the planet. But it helped me think of home in Singapore where we eat fish cakes and fish balls too! I visited the place twice, though it smelt fishy (for obvious reasons, but might pose an issue for some people). Oh ya, some of the fish cakes are heart-shaped and so they look quite unique

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Singaporemania
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“yummy”
Reviewed 3 January 2013

, Fish cakes were unusual but good too, excellent service happy to take the time and explain things, The soup was really good and especially welcome on a cold winters day.

  • Visited December 2012
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