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) #12 of 96 Restaurants in Tromso $$ - $$$ Seafood, European,
Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
+47 77 60 07 20
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 days ago 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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like the food. I find the ingredients used to be fresh and even with meat, it is not oily. However, there's only one server and one person in the bar which makes it so hectic during lunch time. This restaurant is at the back...More

Thank DuchessDiaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Skarven give a taste of North, by the interior, beer and food, located by the seaside. Rough coastal style, serving plain, good and traditional dishes like fish soup. Offering different brands of beer. Having all the types of Mack beer. Mack is the northermost brewery...More

Thank Gunn Heidi H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice and popular bar within a complex by the water with several restaurants. It has a nice room inside and a popular patio. There is a good assortment of wine and beers. The menu is posted on the blackboard and it is...More

Thank marcopolo111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time my wife and I have visited Skarven and we were not disappointed. On our first visit we went to Arctandria but as it was a Sunday only the Biffhuset restaurant was open. It was very friendly with a great atmosphere...More

Thank alanhomer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really recommend that place at any time! Today we went to have breakfast and we loved it! I had a focaccia with cheese and ham and my girlfriend had the buffet. The buffet was amazing: waffles with different toppings, pastry and even fish soup...More

Thank Joan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely location, friendly and efficient staff. We didn't eat off of the menu because we had a set menu however from everything I saw this looks like a place to go. Get there early if there is sunshine in the afternoon as the outside space...More

Thank Keffmeister
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Staying at the nearby The Edge, we went out for dinner and found a bunch of restaurants around the corner. The first ones were full, but this one wasn't. We ordered garlic and chili shrimps for starters and I had the steamed clams for mains...More

Thank Zebban
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent crab soup. Unfriendly staff. It's been said before and it's true. A pity as the food is great.

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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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40
Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
15:30 - 22:30
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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