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Rikard Kaarbos gate, Harstad, Norway
+47 913 15 325
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cod” (2 reviews)
“first floor” (2 reviews)
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European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Rikard Kaarbos gate, Harstad, Norway
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Harstad is not a large city and not on a route to anywhere, really! And despite these facts they have such an excellent restaurant. I am surprised and amazed! We started of with a perfect reindeer carpaccio that really tasted arctic forest with mushrooms and...More

Thank Kimmen1
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We were warmly welcomed. Our table had a view of the ends of about four streets, and the comings and goings on them. The fish soup was a sumptuous starter. We chose the reindeer, for mains, and it was delicious. The food was plentiful and...More

Thank SaveTigerNorthants
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, wines adapted perfectly with fantastic service! A gem to be experienced in a city with really nice restaurants!

Thank Fred R
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Harstad is called the gourmet capital of northern Norway. Hoelstuen is one of the very good reasons for this. Just writing this review makes my mouth fill with saliva remembering the good tastes we were presented. Two of the four of us had a wine...More

1  Thank JohnnyHagen
Reviewed 7 April 2017

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
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Kent H
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...More

2  Thank TrondS2
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
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...More

Thank hanne B
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...More

Thank Jens H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rikard Kaarbos gate, Harstad, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Troms  >  Harstad
  • Phone Number: +47 913 15 325
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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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