Not ketchup – but curry! Once you enter through the door you find yourself in a small room with stuff everywhere – on the walls, on 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!
I have visited this spot for 10 years now, and it has hardly changed at all – and the quality is still good. However, from being a place where the waiters hardly smiled, I feel it has changed to become way more welcoming. They are also efficient, and you usually get drinks and food quite fast even during the busiest hours.
What is this about? The food. And the price. For me, this is the best place to eat affordable 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!