I almost don’t want to tell people about Pjoltergeist but it’s one of my very favourite Oslo restaurants and it is closing at the end of May this year so if you get the chance, try it out before it closes forever (sob)….
Located in a former Hell’s Angels pub, it doesn’t look like much from the outside and is situated in a bit of a no-man’s land but that just makes the experience all the better. The interior is dark and shabby and I’m pretty sure that the colour on the walls is 20% paint and 80% smoke stains from before the smoking ban. Food-wise, it’s all about the tasting menu, an unknown number of courses for 800kr and an islandic Asian culinary fusion that you certainly won’t have tried before. The wine list is long but the recommendations are always great. Or you can do as I do and drink whiskey soda all evening.
The vibe is relaxed and the music is an eclectic mix: everything from ’90s hip hop to punk and the bar is often full with staff from other restaurants stopping by for a drink on their way home (the kitchen is open until 00:30).
Note: They don’t take credit card so have either cash or debit card at hand.