Not ketchup – but curry! Once you enter through the door you find yourself in a small room with stuff everywhere – on the walls, in shelves and hanging from the roof. Anything from bags of rice, cans of food, spices to buddha figures, fake flowers, exotic fabrics and funny knick-knacks.
Curry & Ketchup is usually busy and you may need to try a few times before you get eye-contact with the waiters to be seated because it is busy. Upstairs it is a bit cramped, downstairs there is more space, but darker. However, I like both.
On the menu you can find tandoori and curries, mostly with meat or scampi – but there are also vegetarian options. My favorite is palak paneer and garlic naan. You get plenty of cheese, and plenty of garlic!
Don’t expect the waiters to smile, they hardly do. I was lucky and spotted a smile from one of them once. They are not cheerless either – I would rather say unconcerned. But they do their job in an efficient way, and you get what you order, usually within a short time.
What this is about? The food. And the price. According to me this is the best place to eat cheap Indian food in Oslo. Curry and Ketchup is a place you will love, or you will dislike it. And I think that even some of the people who dislike it go here just for the food!