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Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
+47 77 60 07 20
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“soup buffet” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

23.09.2017: We were a family with four people, 2 adults and 2 children (9 years and 8 months). I am quite used to eat in good restaurants while travelling a lot as a part of my work. Skarven gives an impression to be a really...More

Thank Espen F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an outdoor bar, to enjoy a beer on a nice day, its a good place. However the menu is limited, the food mediocre and the service the same. The soup is not fresh and I'd say its not worth trying. The waiters are too...More

Thank Flunx77
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great bar near the harbour with lots of beer choices, mainly from the local Mack brewery, some food and heated outdoor seating. Steakhouse and restaurant attached. An open fire is the bonus here.

Thank johnlG9814LW
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick lunch. Friendly staff, limited but adequate menu. Mainly seafood based. Lovely atmosphere and open fire. Made a very pleasant break. Near the water with sea views.

Thank Tra4sn
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The soup-deal for lunch was a positive surprise, since we did consider it mainly a place to drink. We'll be back.

Thank Rune S
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We were there on quite a busy evening (at the Biifhuset!) and the service was still very attentive. The meat was excellent, the dishes very well presented. All in all a wonderful evening and meal out!

Thank unam37
Reviewed 28 July 2017

It is a really cosy place located right in the habour. We have only had drinks there, cannot comment on food.

Thank Nadir K
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

With a few restaurants open in Tromso on a Sunday, Skarven being one of the few the staff was very rude & not helpful! They turned us away saying they were over booked even though they were empty tables ! The least they could have...More

Thank Uzma I
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Going up the stairs to the restaurant you're greeted by the pleasant aroma of cooked fish. The kitchen is passed on the way to the dining area and is visible from all tables. This gives a familiar touch. The waiters are swift and confident without...More

Thank limpan1
Reviewed 19 July 2017

It is original and friendly. Situated at the harbour yo'll love it! I like their soup and their bear... You don't easely find bars in Norway... This one is great!

Thank tonel477
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Andre Waldemar H
10 July 2016|
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Response from Haarud | Reviewed this property |
Not breakfast, not cheap, unless very late, as well into the day, and/or you are so well off that it would be considered cheap. But they have really good dinners. Recommended.
Andre Waldemar H
10 July 2016|
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Response from f0xyf0x124 | Reviewed this property |
Hi You cannot eat breakfast there. Although the restaurant is expensive, it was worth every penny, the food was excellent with great wines and perfect view.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
3:30 PM - 10:00 PM
3:30 PM - 10:30 PM
3:30 PM - 10:30 PM
3:30 PM - 10:30 PM
3:30 PM - 10:30 PM
3:30 PM - 10:30 PM
3:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Troms  >  Tromso
  • Phone Number: +47 77 60 07 20
Restaurant with table service. Traditional food, fish, seafood, sea mammals. Located in an old stone house on the quayside in central Tromso
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