UPDATED 2019 – Michelin Star Restaurants in Oslo

Updated 2019 – Michelin Star Restaurants in Oslo offer unforgettable journeys through the Nordic nature as well as classical gourmet.

I know Noma in Copenhagen is on countless bucket lists, but also Oslo has many great options for those that enjoy Michelin star culinary experiences. Hardcore gourmet fans might be tempted to try all Michelin star restaurants in Oslo during one visit – after all, you can count the restaurants on one hand.

Maaemo. Photo: VisitOslo/Anders Husa.

Maaemo – 3 Michelin Star restaurant in Oslo

Distinctively Nordic, Maaemo is Oslo’s only 3 Michelin star restaurant. Prepare for flavours, textures and combinations that push the limits of imagination. You’ll also experience familiar ingredients with a new Nordic twist. Langoustine with spruce butter? Yes please.

Contemporary architecture lover? The Nordic minimalistic interior has a luxurious feel to it thanks to dark tones. You’ll also enjoy the architectural eye candy  just outside the restaurant.

Fun fact: The name Maaemo is in fact Finnish (the language that is not related to Norwegian) and means Mother Earth.

Schweigaardsgt. 15b.



Statholdergaarden – Classic Michelin Star restaurant

Having trouble pronouncing that name? So do I, even after nearly 10 years in Oslo. Name aside, Stathodergaarden is without a doubt the best classical gourmet restaurant in Oslo. The interior is charming with details such as chandeliers and old plasterwork.

Housed in a building from 1640, the restaurant has an extensive wine list and focus on seasonal Norwegian ingredients, such as meat and seafood. The menu varies by season, but you’ll likely find a nice mix of classics and modern dishes, however I have always let the chef delight me with the menu of the day.

Stathodergaarden, Rådhusgate 11


Kontrast. Photo: Visitoslo/Anders Husa.


Kontrast – Modern Scandinavian Michelin star restaurant

Located a short ride from the city center, in the Vulkan area, Kontrast serves seasonal, local ingredients with a modern twist. The interior is the epitome of what I call Nordic Luxury, with mostly dark colours, raw brick walls and concrete floors. Wood and soft fabric upholstery soften the look.

Kontrast is moving the needle when it comes to the texture and coupling of ingredients: perhaps the most memorable dish I’ve had at Kontrast was bone marrow ice cream.

Fun fact: The restaurant has as rooftop garden where they grow the flowers that are used for decorating dishes.

Kontrast, Maridalsveien 15a


Photo: Galt


Galt –  Newcomer that impressed from day 1

“Nothing wrong with this restaurant” would be a funny thing to say in Norwegian. That’s because Galt translates as “wrong”. This restaurant, which falls under the category Modern European, surprised everyone in 2018 by gaining its first Michelin star under one year after opening.

Similarly to Kontrast, Galt has a very simplistic Nordic interior with rough brick walls, concrete floors and bare wooden tables – no white tablecloths or chandeliers.

The ingredients are sourced mostly from small producers in Norway, so an evening at Galt will be like a flavour journey through Norway.

Galt, Frognerveien 12


Top 5 Restaurants For Romantic Dinner in Oslo

Looking for the perfect restaurant for a romantic dinner in Oslo? Here are our top 5 choices.

When you’re planning a special evening or want to surprise someone (wink wink: Valentine’s Day is happening this year too), what would be better than a romantic dinner in a restaurant that has a special atmosphere. Maybe it’s sitting by a fireplace, the service that makes you feel special, or the surroundings. Oslo has something for every occasion and taste. Here are our recommendations for romantic restaurants in Oslo.

  1. Statholdergaarden – Classical gourmet in Oslo

    The Michelin star restaurant is located in a 17th century building right in the heart of the city. You can even book a private dining room. There is a lot of local flavours on the classical menu, and the wine list is impressive. The chandeliers and the outstanding service are just some of the elements that create the perfect atmosphere for a special night out. One of the best restaurants in Oslo. Statholdergaarden holds a Michelin star Our tip: Make sure you book a table in advance.
    StatholdergaardenRådhusgate 11.

  2. Restaurant Fjord

    Fjord offers a great selection of fish and seafood and a nice selection of wines to wash it all down with. The interior is on the dark side, dominated by tones of blue – like the night sky in the winter before it gets really dark. A good choice if you want to experience a romantic atmosphere and local flavours.
    Restaurant Fjord, Kristian Augusts Gate 11




  3. Cru Vin & Kjøkken (Cru Wine & Kitchen) – Cosy and Romantic Restaurant

    Let’s start with a small personal disclosure: This is where me and my significant other had our first date, so Cru will always have a special place in my heart. But it’s not just me: the place comes highly recommended by many food connoisseurs in Oslo. It has also made its way to the Michelin guide. The wine list is guaranteed to satisfy even the most demanding guest, while the British-inspired menu (the manager is originally from the UK), rustic interior and knowledgeable team ensure that your evening is memorable. Highly recommended! Do also check out their wine bar which is downstairs. In addition to wine, they also have a seasonal 3-course menu.
    Cru, Industrigata 51.

  4. Eik Annen Etage

    Located in the same building as the Continental hotel, the restaurant Annen Stage is decorated in dark colours such as black, red and gold for a feeling of contemporary luxury. The menu has focus on Nordic ingredients, such as seasonal root vegetables, fish and meat. The wine list will also please even the connoisseurs, and among other things includes a wide selection of top champagnes. Great choice for that special night out.
    Eik Annen Etage, Stortingsgata 24.

  5. Hos Thea – One of Oslo’s hidden gems

    This is a charming little restaurant that you probably won’t come across by accident. Located in Skillebekk, a central residential area, the restaurant is equally popular among the locals and visitors. A touch of classical, old fashion charm and a menu boasting local flavours (especially seafood) with a a French twist are the ingredients for a memorable evening. The restaurant is fairly small, so do make sure you book your table well in advance.
    Hos Thea, Gabels gate 11.

    Looking for more Oslo restaurant recommendations? Check out our Top 10 Restaurants in Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen Area.