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Xich Lo

Karl Johans gate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway
+47 22 42 48 00
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“spring rolls” (26 reviews)
“duck” (32 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Karl Johans gate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I am in Oslo on business and went to Xich Lo for s quick dinner on a Saturday night. They fitted me in around the larger groups and the atmosphere was pleasant and welcoming. I had the duck fort dinner with the rose and it...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Went for the Menu 2 to get the most of various tastes. 2 entres (2 x 3 pieses) + 1 main course + dessert + wine package 3 wines = 1100 NOK Only minus was the Chinon wine for the lamb (main course). Also a...More

Thank Tore T
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We walked into this restaurant with no reservation and were graciously seated without a wait - this was a weekday, and fairly early around 7 PM. We weren't expecting much, particularly after a truly disappointing experience at Dinner Restaurant the previous night. However, the quality...More

Thank eltravelnotes
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This is an expensive restaurant with an owner full of himself and nothing is that good! Trying to impose his taste on the clients and pushy. We had the mussels in coconut sauce - uneventful! Then the scallops were pure salt! Then the duck was...More

Thank Eva C
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Nice and efficient service, and the meat was of high quality. It was a really great dinner. It is centrally located in Oslo. I will Return here on future visits to Oslo!

Thank Ingeborg56
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Good Vietanamese food, with nice atmosphere. I recommend the tasting menu where you get to taste several of the courses on the menu. They also offer a nice vine menu.

Thank Geir Ove E
Reviewed 18 March 2017

One of my Oslo favorites, been here, and to the affiliate L`atelier at Mathallen 30-40 times, but there is no renewal, decent flavors, scallop is brilliant, authentic for the most part, but all-over-experience seems dated. The Maitre`D is not the reason why people come; he...More

Thank AureliusHaller
Reviewed 16 March 2017

What an experience! We went for the 5-dish menu and it was amazing. Bold sauces with ginger and coriander/cilantro, fresh mango, perfect textures (the swordfish was so hearty and firm, I've never had fish with that much substance before!), exciting combinations. Everything was timed quite...More

Thank Kirsti D
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Very good food. Excellent taste. Nice interior. A bit slow serving, but the restaurant was full. A bit difficult to find.

Thank Eirik H
Reviewed 28 January 2017

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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 Johans gate 23B, Oslo 0159, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo>  > Sentrum
  • Neighbourhood: Sentrum
  • Phone Number: +47 22 42 48 00
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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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