If I could recommend only one place for food lovers to visit in Oslo, it would be Kampen Bistro.
After two recent renovations, the long-standing cubby-hole Elvis shrine may be gone but neither he nor the Bistro’s dedication to memorable culinary experiences have left the building.
Kampen Bistro is widely known for its excellent dishes and wine selection. Nestled high in the neighborhood of Kampen, Kampen Bistro draws food enthusiasts in search of a rich taste experience at very affordable (on a Norwegian scale) prices. As the crow flies, it’s only about 400-500 meters from Tøyen T-bane station, but take the Metro to Ensjø (one stop past Tøyen) or Bus 60 (directly in front of Oslo S) to Kampens Park and walk from there (10-minute or 1-minute walk, respectively).
A dedication to taste lies behind the Bistro’s success. The chefs seek out the best fish/ meats to base their sumptuous creations on, the servers are knowledgeable about foods and about which wines will best complement your choice. Behind it all is a restaurant management that cares more about providing a quality experience than catering to a quantity of customers. Kampen Bistro encourages you to take your time and enjoy the entire experience. Reserve a table and it’s yours for three hours. I love the atmosphere, the food and drink, the leisurely pace and intimate atmosphere.
I absolutely love this place and wish I could eat here once a month. If you ever come to Oslo, make sure to treat yourself here.