Fodor's Expert Review Solsiden

$$$ Oslo Seafood Fodor's Choice

Sunny with a wow-factor and scrumptious. Don't sleep on this institution. Owner Lars Jon Amundsen converted an old soap factory into "the sunny side" back in 1993 after running award-winning shellfish festivals and sushi bars, and inspired by everywhere from Californian coastal gems to Parisian bistros. With its high ceiling and huge windows facing the sunny side of the capital, this summer-only seafood restaurant is housed in a former warehouse right by the harbor.

Here, it's an open-to-all, smart-casual affair where you'll see families, dates, and celebrities tucking into shellfish side by side. Follow the lead of the many locals who call this their favorite spot and indulge yourself with a plateau de fruits de mer (seafood platter, the house specialty) or opt for one of the other longtime favorites like the turbot with horseradish puree, the king crab au gratin, or the vegetarian-friendly salt-baked celeriac with walnuts.

In typical Oslo fashion the dining room isn't at all showy, allowing the seafood to shine. There are two sittings after 6:30, and the place is open May through September (closed Sunday) only making it all the more special.

Seafood Views Dinner $$$ Fodor's Choice Prix-Fixe Green Historical Outdoor Romantic Service

Quick Facts

Akershusstranda 13
Oslo, Oslo  0150, Norway


Known For:
  • Celebrity sightings are common
  • Good list of wines by the glass
  • Desserts are decadent
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sept.–mid-May

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