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Sagene Lunsjbar

#328 of 1,139 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International
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Maridalsveien 153b, Oslo 0461, Norway
+47 984 48 900
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Do yourself a favour and try their Chevre Salad. It is out of this world. Their coffee is good, and their hot chocolate is fantastic. Combined with a cozy atmosphere, this place is perfect for a weekend brunch

Thank Christian M
Sagene L, Daglig leder at Sagene Lunsjbar, responded to this review

Hi Christian! Thank you so much for your kind words:-) More 

Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This is where the locals go for the best traditional Norwegian food! Generous servings, reasonable prices and great service! You cannot go wrong with this restaurant! A little off the typical tourist track, but combine it with a nice 20 mins walk along the Akerselva (river) from downtown to work up an appetite!

Thank rhagroe
Sagene L, Admin at Sagene Lunsjbar, responded to this review

Thank you rhagroe for very nice and kind feedback! :-) More 

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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Instead of promised slow cooked pork we got hard to chew lamb. Obviously server didn't know the menu! Didn't gave any good feelings or wish to go back.

1 Thank Gille L
GroWo, Leder  at Sagene Lunsjbar, responded to this review

Dear Gille L. We're so sorry to hear that you were less than satisfied with your meal. We have not served lamb during the month of December but we do apologise for you not enjoying your pork. Come by some other time and we'll make it up to you :) More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

One of my favorites close to my home. Always good food and a nice offer each day: today's special. I come back again and again when I want to treat myself without spending too much money.

Thank SunnyHM
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This traditional restaurant with a modern, cosy interior provided us with an excellent meal at a reasonable price. A salad with honey-glazed chèvre cheese was generous and delicious, so was the carrot soup with sour cream and shrimp. The waitstaff was attentive and helpful.

Thank Harald K
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had (today's special on Wednesday) lovely cutlet with mashed potatoes, broccoli and lingonberries. Excellent service!

Thank Gille L
Erie, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Sagene Lunsjbar was part of the neighborhood I grew up in, but even as a curious teenager in search of a cheap beer, I never visited. Too many drunks. How quickly things change, or rather, how much things change in 50 years... There is a small, but nice patio where people gather for a coffee or a drink, and a... More 

1 Thank HaraldAamodt
Oslo, Norway
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here with a colleague and a supplier. Had the great Sagene Burger and it was great. Just as expected. Service was a bit low, but I guess it was on par with Norwegian standard but they could be more friendly and smiling.

Thank kyrretamber
Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Very good old established restaurant and pub in Sagene - one of the old villages of Oslo, now a suburb. Friendly, social, easy with a set menu that does not change much over the years. Reasonable prices - much better than the flashy restaurants in the city centre - and good wholesome food. Gives you the village life of Oslo.

Thank pdw1307
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The food was tasted well enough, but we had to wait for over an hour after ordering before we were served. When the food came there were several mix-ups, different parts of the group was served more than 15 minutes apart, although it was one order. Furthermore there were large differences in portion sizes (even within the same type of... More 

Thank MrGolem

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maridalsveien 153b, Oslo 0461, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 984 48 900
The yellow house in Maridalsveien 153 was built in the middle of the 18th century. It has been a dancing scene, cinema, restaurant, cafe and in the end a "brown pub" before the total renovation started in the winter 2005/2006.

Sagene Lunsjbar was reopened Wednesday 22nd of february 2007 with time appropriate details and is now established as an informal and everyday local cafe suitable for everyone. Sagene Lunsjbar is today a light and nice gathering point in Sagene - a cafe with rich traditions in informal surroundings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?