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“Value food”
Review of Gekkens Restaurant

Gekkens Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 8 Restaurants in Balestrand
Price range: US$14 - US$25
Description: Gekkens Restaurant is a family restaurant owned by a norwegian and married to a Filipina. The restaurant is celebrating their 25th year in service since 1989 Gekkens Restaurant always serving the traditional norwegian food at affordable prices. Homemade norwegian meatballs and norwegian salmon and norwegian beffsteak was the best seller, specially the local people and the tourist.
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Description: Gekkens Restaurant is a family restaurant owned by a norwegian and married to a Filipina. The restaurant is celebrating their 25th year in service since 1989 Gekkens Restaurant always serving the traditional norwegian food at affordable prices. Homemade norwegian meatballs and norwegian salmon and norwegian beffsteak was the best seller, specially the local people and the tourist.
derbyshire
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Value food”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

A friendly family run cafe/restuarant offering simple meals.
Value for money (for Norway!), dont expect 5-star dining!
Free wifi!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank 2coats
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Meatball magic”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Stopped by this place while we were staying at the Kviknes hotel. Picked it at random probably more based on price but the menu looked interesting. We had the Norwegian Meatballs, others had the set menu of seafood soup and grilled salmon. All food was delicious andi can personally vouch for the meatballs. Prices were OK considering we were in Morway and the service was good. Definitely recommend it.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank Peter L
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Waukegan, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Quaint restaurant in an ideal location”
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Salmon dish, grilled chicken & meatballs were delicious, but the schnitzel was fair. We had just arrived on the late boat ride, were hungry & the portions were generous. Very satisfying dinner!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank John262
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Almere
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good simpel and a nice price”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Nice to sit outside. Simple menu but good quality for an nice price.
Don't expact fancy stuff jus plane good food.
The fish was very good.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank fearjuck
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Ghent, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“One can get food here. That's it.”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

If you go to Balestrand, never hesitate: go next door. Better food, nicer.... gekkens is run by two sisters (help came from young lady) but was not well organised. Thy could not cope. Rose wine was too hot and food questionable. Vegetables were hardly unfrozen.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Filip C
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gekkens, Owner at Gekkens Restaurant, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Thank you sir, we are our 25 years in service, if you are not satisfied why you pay? We are trying our best to give good service, good food ,and affordable prices, to the tourist and to the local people. This is a family restaurant, my children also helping me to run the business, We are open only in summer time to served good food to the local people and the tourist, I`m a Nurse I had a good job, Remember we are in our 25 years in service..If our food was not good why we are in our 25th year. Thank you God Bless you always.Good health and hapiness.
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