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Xich Lo

#30 of 1,128 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Karl Johansgate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway
+47 22 42 48 00
11:00 - 23:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ambience and interior decor is tastefully done. Staff are friendly and efficient. They also grant your request on table preference, when you reserve. Menu is good, and flavor of food is quite good. I will be back :)

Thank HVM101
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well located in Oslo, at the Main street (Carl Johan gate), 100 meters from the Parliament. Booked the table on the web, and speedy confirmation. Fine menu, third time visit. Pricy, but probably not far from average Oslo prices. First time i tried the Venison Fillet, excellent. This time I chose the Duck breast, also excellent! Excellent service!

Thank Morten E
Enghien, Hainaut, Belgium
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The Tasting Menu is a must. If you like Asian food and Vietnamese specifically, you gonna love the Xich Lo. Wine lovers will be happy to, with a French Sommelier who will help you chose the best wine for your meal.

Thank Karim B
Oslo, Norway
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We came without reservations at 18:30 a Saturday evening and were lucky to get a table for an hour and a half. We were seated near the kitchen in a packed restaurant. The noise level was high and the light low. The menus where tablets with the light turned up high. It took me a minute to figure out that... More 

Thank SawadeeOslo
Honefoss, Norway
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

To celebrate my birthday, my husband want to bring me to this Vietnamese restaurant so I can feel a bit of homeland in my second homeland. First of all, it's very central of Oslo and it's almost impossible to find parking place. We drove around one hour and paid 130 Krone/2 hours parking. Second, when we checked in the website,... More 

Thank Mai G
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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My colleagues were very happy with their meal and wine, but as the only vegetarian I was not impressed with the composition of the meal. Raw spring rolls and a main course that was not nutritionally balanced made it clear that this is not a place I will visit again. The desert was very tasteful.

Thank Jorunn K
Bergen, Norway
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I love the food here - but when we are a larger group- they have problem with the serving of food. The first course was on the table straight away - but the time between main course and the dessert was not acceptable I still give them 4 because of the food and services as a whole I also think... More 

Thank katiewhyatt
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13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here for dinner in late November. We ordered the tasting menu and a bottle of rosé to go with it. Besides the scallops dish, the rosé was the only thing that really delivered. The staff was hardly there, no pouring of wine/water, no explanation of dishes, etc. Several of the dishes were uninspired (ie a... More 

1 Thank Steinar H
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We visited this restaurant for the third (I think) time. With our sin and his girlfriend. Three of us choosed the menue with drink menue. It was marvellous tastes both from food and drinks. And we got a lot of extra-drinks thru the evening. The sommelier is just worth the whole evening at the restaurant.

Thank Morten H
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Really good Vietnamese/asian food! We had a nice evening where we really enjoyed the food. Also the personel was really warm and knowledgable about the wines. The ambiance is rather clean and not warm, so I wouldn't recommend it for all purposes.

Thank Tatiana R

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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
Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karl Johansgate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo>  > Sentrum
  • Neighbourhood: Sentrum
  • Phone Number: +47 22 42 48 00
Pay a visit to Xích Lô (pron. cyklo) for a taste from a little Further East. This is a unique treasure of a Vietnamese restaurant, now occupying new premises on Karl Johans gate 23 B on the first floor of the new department store in Egertorget square. Delicately exotic with light and airy interior and a mouth-watering menu where the food is reasonably priced and completely authentic. Aromatic and spicy without being too hot, the dishes are served as small pieces of art on the plate. Enjoy your trip Further East!

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