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Rikard Kaarbos gate, Harstad, Norway
+47 77 06 55 00
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Harstad, Norway
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A four course dinner served with smiling professionalism, a perfect wine to accompany our dishes and a superb atmosphere. Truly a gourmet experience. Great fish, great meat, great dessert - everything explained and cooked to perfection. Truly happy and impressed!

Thank tommykristoffersen
Oslo, Norway
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic night at Hoelstuen restaurant with a 4 course meal and wine. The young waiter was really professional and had a lot of knowledge. The food and wine was exellent and I will never forget the smoked dry cod who is the best cod I've ever had. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

Thank Kent H
Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The restaurant is not average compared with other restaurants in the area. It is without doubt one of the best restaurants in Harstad. It is just not as good as it wishes to be. Good raw materials was well prepared for our meal and the staff was both pleasant and efficient, but the food just did not go the last... More 

1 Thank TrondS2
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Very nice place. High quality service and food. As a local have been there couple of times for different business occasions and have been always impressed with the quality and service.

Thank farokhshoaei
Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Had the best meal I've had in a looong time! We were out to celebrate my birthday with my partner. Beautiful restaurant and impeccable service. A perfect place for a romantic dinner! A must-visit if you are ever in the neighborhood. I highly recommend to everybody and I'm definitely going there again on a next special occasion.

Thank hanne B
Harstad, Norway
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

From the younger members of our familiy we received as a gift a 5-course meal in Hoelstuen., Harstad. The restaurant is located in an old building in the center of the town. The clever chef and the waiter gave expert advices and were helpful with the right choices of wine. All in a relaxed atmosphere. The meal was deliciuos.!.And if... More 

Thank Jens H
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Harstad should have been just a night stop in our way to catch the Hurtigruten to Tromso.WE did not aspect to find a gourmet place in this small town. We bumped in in this little pearl located on the first floor of an old building. Just in we found the stting quite tasteful and sober. We looked at the menu... More 

1 Thank spitfirex
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Good food and prices are corresponding accordingly, so that was ok. The service was very nice, the waiter was very helpful and supportive for our additional wishes!

Thank Tatiana B
Elsloo, The Netherlands
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143 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

When I went to Harstad I either wanted to have seen the Northern Lights or have eaten reindeer. Eventhough I was there in march it came down to eating Rudolph. I never had it before but it was absolutely delicious! Service was good and friendly. If I ever go back to Harstad I will definitely go to Hoelstuen.

Thank daved510
Tromso, Norway
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

This is a very good restaurant in the centre of Harstad. They serve modern classical food. We had a four course meal which became six because of two extra courses. If they could be a tiny bit more adventurous and the waiter a bit more knowledgeable about the wine they would get top points. Highly recommended.

3 Thank utsyn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Scandinavian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rikard Kaarbos gate, Harstad, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Troms  >  Harstad
  • Phone Number: +47 77 06 55 00
Well-earned culinary joy. Known for its exciting and tasty food with an international and exotic character prepared with the very best of local ingrediences. A taste of North Norwegian hospitality at its best.! Situated in Gamle Hoelgarden on the marked square in Harstad city centre.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?