Do you like Salmon sushi and sashimi? Then you should thank the Norwegians, who not only dreamt up the dish but also got the Japanese to eat it. We have visited some of the ever growing number of sushi restaurants in Norway. Enjoy!
Sushi consists of cooked rice added sucker and rice vinegar (shari) with a topping (neta), usually fish or seafood.
Sashimi is just raw fish or meat in thin slices.
Maki is rice and topping rolled in “nori”, crispy sheets of seaweed.
Sushi was originally a way to preserve raw fish. The fish were packed in rice to be fermented.
The first sushi restaurant in Norway opened in Oslo in 1985.
The expansive sea areas off the Norwegian coast are ideal for harvesting seafood. The waters are very cold and as a result, seafood grows slowly and is extra tasty and juicy.
Alex Sushi Tjuvholmen
The concept is based around the elegant sushi bar that dominates the restaurant. Seated in the heart of the restaurant, you can watch the chefs perform their tricks before your very eyes.
Alex Sushi Solli Square
Since its opening in 2001, Alex Sushi at Solli Square has become the very definition of sushi art in Norway’s capital. And like traditional sushi bars in Japan, the best seats in the restaurant are the oval sushi counter in the middle of the venue, where guests have prime view of the chefs making fish into raw pieces of art.
Outstanding presentation of Japanese fusion food. If you want a unique combination of food, drinks and atmosphere, this is the place for you. The menu includes a combination of Japanese robatayaki, Izakayaa and sushi bar. The concept is that guests order several small dishes to share at the table.
Whether you fancy sushi, sashimi and maki – or would like to try Robbatayaki og Teppanyaki – here you can taste what Japanese food should be: Simple and elegant yet able to incorporate complex subtle flavors.
Classic and simple meny; Nigiri, maki, sashimi, five different sushi menus, where the cheapest three course dinner costs 165 kr (!) More diverse menus consist of eight starters and 15 main courses (mostly Thai).
Sea Sushi Bar
In Brugata this sushi bar has almost unnoticed slipped in between brown pubs, kebab shops and Asian outlets, offering everything from gaudy juggle to vegetables.
Sushi in Oslo, compiled by the Daily Scandinavian team.