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Cafe Ferdinand

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Scandinavian, European
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Aaron Mathiesenip Aqquserna B-1128, Ilulissat DK-3952, Greenland
+299 94 41 53
18:00 - 21:30
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South Carolina
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We ate here on the second night of our stay as Ulo restaurant was not yet open downstairs and we didn't want to go back in town. Service was a little slow. Other patrons were enjoying the bar type atmosphere and we were at a table. My husband had a minced beef and oxburger and I had fried scallops and... More 

Thank SCTraveller42
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

we ate there some nights along with main dining room downstairs. cheaper version of downstairs but not the quality.

Thank kirunahansen J
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Tasing cafe Ferdinand at Hotel Arctic. It turned out that its seafood is up to its famous reputation. We love fried scallop, Baked Halibut, and Snow crab. All are fresh and tasty and reasonably priced. Lastly we tried ice cream here and like it very much.

Thank Suwatss
Assens, Denmark
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Over time we often live for a while in Ilulissat and every time we of course have to dine in Hotel Arctic. This day we decided to have a simple meal in their cafe upstairs named Cafe Ferdinand. It was on a tuesday evening but still the place was packed and we were lucky to have a table. We had... More 

Thank karlvinther
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

While staying in the disappointing hotel Arctic we had dinner at Ferdinand cafe. I had the fish burger and my wife a pasta with tomato sauce. The service was excellent but the food was tasteless and very expensive comparing with good food from other restaurants at the city center.

Thank Arilevy1982
Copenhagen, Denmark
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The cafe is the 'cheaper' option to eat at Arctic Hotel (they also have a fine dining restaurant). Like with all places in northern Greenland, the menu is meat and fish heavy, vegetables are a luxury in these parts. For something light I recommend the Snow Crab. For a more substantial meal, you can't go wrong with the Discoburger (breaded... More 

Thank Springbok99
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

One of best meals of my holiday. Fantastic views of the ice fjord. Service was quick. Food isn't too expensive and it's excellent. I had a delicious dessert of ice cream in a chocolate basket. The fish of the day was fantastic too.

Thank Neill2407
New Delhi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

This, like Restaurant Ulo, is located inside Hotel Arctic. It is on the first floor with beautiful view of the ice fiord. It's is cafe food - but ox or halibut burgers etc. Menu attached. Prices of course are cheaper than Ulo but the servings are large and food wholesome.

Thank Akhil B
Singapore, Singapore
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

We stayed in Ilulissat for 4 days in Feb 2015. Over this period, we tried every cafe that was open in Ilulissat for either lunch or dinner. We found the food in Ferdinand to be the best of all of the places we tried. The Fish Burger and Snow Crab were standouts. Price is around the average cafe price in... More 

Thank rubberpinata
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Cafe Ferdinand was recommend by a local shopkeeper while we were going around Ilulissat and the food does not disappoint. The freshness of the seafood shines thru each dish- scallops, halibut, crab, salmon, etc. Highly recommended to go for the food. Service on the other hand, was rude and condescending. One of our friends' dish came out well after everyone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$36
Seafood, Scandinavian, European
After-hours, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aaron Mathiesenip Aqquserna B-1128, Ilulissat DK-3952, Greenland
  • Location: Greenland  >  Qaasuitsup Municipality  >  Ilulissat
  • Phone Number: +299 94 41 53
Cafe Ferdinand is the light and easy alternative to Restaurant Ulo. You can just pop in here and have cold drinks after all the exertions of the day, enjoy cakes with coffee and tea with a fantastic view as well - or end the evening with a light meal and a drink before saying goodnight.

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