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Mother India

#9 of 1,113 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Oslo and 1 other guide
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Pilestredet 63, Oslo, Norway
+47 22 60 81 04
Today
15:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 15:00 - 22:00
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have eaten here before and the food is average (personally I prefer other restaurants) but we decided to try it again. Its always busy at mother indian which can only mean one thing, the Norwegians love this place!! Anyway as we walked in it was very busy, tables are very close together and feels like you are eating with... More 

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Thank chefjasonshaw
Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have visited several Indian restaurants in Oslo, and Mother India continues to be my favorite. Great food, attentive staff and a charming can-do attitude. The place is popular, table reservation is warmly recommended.

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Thank BrittR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can only recommend this restaurant. Though a bit narrow the staff solved our problems getting a baby trolley inside and was generally very helpful. The food was lovely and we will definitely come back.

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Thank Lovise L
Oslo, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere! I was there to celebrate my birthday and felt exceptionally well taken care of.

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Thank christensentrinek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic and very tasty. A small starter is included (bread and 3 sauces) in the prize. Highly recommended this place!

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Thank Kim J
Tistedal, Ostfold, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Intimate and authentic restaurant. Loved the food, and it is amongst the best Indian restaurants in Oslo. Reservation recommended, visited on a Tuesday in January and some were rejected at the door.

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Thank Kim S
Marfa, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were passing through Oslo on our way back to London and the restaurant we were wanting to try was closed on Monday nights so on sort of a whim we decided to go for Indian food. We honestly did not have particularly high expectations for an Indian restaurant in Oslo, Norway. But this is one of... More 

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Thank 162jean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Mother India tonight and we were totally impressed with the entire experience. The owners were so friendly, warm and welcoming and the food was to die for! We are from Sydney and this Indian food was so much better than any we have ever had in Australia! The entrees were fresh, fragrant and so well presented - we... More 

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Thank Dimitrios S
Oslo
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere, the lovely owners and the delicious food makes a trip to Mother India totally worth it. Suitable for family dinner, an evening with friends and even a dinner alone. My personal favorite is the extraordinary Shahi Paneer and Mango lassi, but everything I have tried has been really good. Remember to book a table, it's a really popular... More 

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Thank Parcekatt
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with 4 adults and three kids (1, 7 and 10 yo). All where taken good care of and food was delicious.

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Thank Lars S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$38
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 21:00
Monday
15:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 22:00
Thursday
15:00 - 22:00
Friday
15:00 - 22:00
Saturday
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pilestredet 63, Oslo, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 60 81 04
Description
Mother India is Norway’s oldest Indian restaurant. Run by the Sharma family the restaurant opened its door in 1993, and has been with the same family in the same location ever since. We are proud of this, but also humble to our guests' expectations of us.We regard ourselves as cultural ambassadors of India through the food we serve. Hence, as our guest you are not a customer but part of our family.We constantly source our ingredients from different suppliers, searching for the very best. That is why we also blend our own spice mixtures. This gives our food a unique flavor, and the recipes are a well kept secret.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?