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“Great service and good food”
Review of Asian Box

Asian Box
Ranked #43 of 1,570 Restaurants in Oslo
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

This restaurant has a modern yet informal setting which provided a relaxing ambience. My husband and I were greeted by a friendly waiter who seated us in a lovely booth by the window. We ordered the bun buns (fluffy Chinese steamed buns) for starters which we shared and for the main course, we both had the 8.2 salmon with teriyaki sauce and stir fried vegetables. We didn't have to wait long before our order arrived. However, we were puzzled to have been presented with the starter (bun buns) and one main course when we had informed the waiter that were sharing the starter and then having one main course each. The waiter had evidently gotten confused and thought that we were sharing both the starter and main course. When they were told what we had actually ordered, were were informed that it would take around 12 minutes to make the second main course. We went ahead to have the bun buns, which were delicious, moist and well seasoned. The second main course arrived after 15 minutes, and was presented by the waiter who apologised again for his mistake. The main course was tasty, but it does not get top marks as it was too oily and this made the dish rather heavy on the palate. We asked for the bill and were preparing to pay when the waiter came over and asked us if we wanted dessert .. and that it was on the house! We asked him to repeat what he had said as we were not sure if we had heard correctly. He confirmed that we could select two desserts of our choice and that they would be free of charge because of the mistake they'd made. We were pleasantly surprised by the service provided and very pleased to sample their desserts, Asian Nemesis and Lychee and Passion fruit pannacotta. We were particularly impressed with the pannacotta which was light and refreshing, exactly what we needed after the oil laden main course. Although we thought that the dishes were a little on the pricey side, their wonderful and friendly service certainly made up for it, all the more so when we were offered free dessert. This is a place we would recommend if you wouldn't mind some great customer service in a relaxing setting with some tasty Asian treats.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This place serves small courses of different types of asian food. The food is both good and reasonably priced. The service is also polite and informal. A very good place to drop-in.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Always when hungry for asian food i am going there. For sure best place in town. Love the food and that is space. Always find you a table and treat you well.
Will not find better priced place in majorstuen for sure.

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

I am from Thailand and have travelled to Hong Kong. This restaurants offers better selection than what I had in Hong Kong, it seems like the restaurant knows what is best and made it to perfection to serve you.

So you won't have to travel far, the food and its authenticity you can find at Asian Box and they also do have crossovers which are perfectly made and served as well.

The service from the waiter and the waitresses is great as well and they tell you how to food is made and they recommend good beverages for the dishes.

The selection of the food is great and the beverage selection is superb as well, as the both Chinese and other beers and the wine selection is also good.

My favourite dish is Spicy Rosé which the meat is juicy and with the taste of pepper, actually it is a dish I had in Hong Kong but Asian Box's version is a lot better.

Great location and surroundings, I highly recommend this place for travellers, families and private arrangements as this restaurant is spacious.

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Thank Alexander J
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were there yesterday, there were a lot of people. We went here because of the good reviews. We sat around looking at our menus for at least 10 minutes and given the waitress at that point hadn't even asked us if we would like a drink. We sat downstairs and felt very uncomfortable. Between the tables there was no space. It was very tightly! Small tables. Service was very slow and did not smile. For food we had to wait more than 25 minutes. I could not wait to get out of there. Food was ok but anyway I'm very disappointed. I do not recommend.

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