As Norway’s culturally rich capital, Oslo is packed full of boutique art galleries, architectural wonders and fabulous eateries just waiting to be discovered. To keep you in the know about where’s hot in this fast-changing city right now here is an updated version of Oslo’s ten best cultural restaurants that you need to visit.
Often said to be one of the best sushi restaurants in existence, Alex Sushi has an extremely high reputation and yet never fails to deliver. All of the fish served here is as fresh as it could possibly be and the contents of the set menus changes daily depending on what has been caught that day. There are four set menus each with a different price tag and include dishes such as sashimi, nigri-sushi, maki, scallops, crab, tempura and lobster. For those with a smaller appetite or looking to try something unique, order a selection of innovative dishes off of the main menu instead. Diners can choose to sit at the boat shaped counter inside to enjoy a show of the chefs preparing the sushi right in front of them, or can relax outside on the docks of a fjord.
Alex Sushi, Cort Adelers Gate 2, Oslo, Norway, +47 2243 9999
Diners will wish to set aside an entire evening to make the most of the set menu option at Maaemo. Constantly changing to keep locals coming back for more, the tasting menu features a staggering 26 plates of raw foods and sublimely simplistic reductions. Expect to sample innovative and slightly daunting dishes such as reindeer heart, spruce juice and fried rye-bread cream for a dining experience you are unlikely to ever forget. Maaemo earned two Michelin stars in just three years and from the quality and array of dishes on offer, it is very easy to see how they managed it. Although unlikely to become anyone’s regular Saturday night restaurant, Maaemo is a restaurant that everyone should visit at least once.