Skien Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Skien

August 19, 2017 Leonardo Torrence

Skien [²ʃeːən] ( listen) is a city and municipality in Telemark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Grenland. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Skien. Skien is also the administrative centre of Telemark county.
Things to do in Skien

1. Jacob & Gabriel

Bruene 1, Skien 3724, Norway Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$141 - HK$322 +47 35 70 72 91
Excellent
63%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

Jacob & Gabriel

We specialize in set menu for a very good price compared to what you are served. A la carte is also a possibility

Reviewed By jresare - Skien, Norway

The Place has a very cosy and warm interiour. The food is very tasty, the staff can give good advice concerning appropriate beverage. There are course-menues available and of course a la carte.

2. Klosterstua Kafe

Ulefossvegen 32, Skien 3730, Norway Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +47 35 52 90 47
Excellent
11%
Good
73%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Klosterstua Kafe

Reviewed By joclaves - Sandefjord, Norway

There are several restaurants/cafes in Herkules Skien and this is one of them. I read some negative reviews about this place and wondered how it could be. Klosterstua is a fine place to eat. The service is good, the staff is accommodating and would answer your questions and do the best they can for their customers. This is not a gourmet restaurant but a cafe where one could eat to satisfy hunger after shopping, or perhaps enjoy a chat with friends over a yummy cake and coffee.

3. Brasseriet Madame Blom

Kongens gate 6, Skien 3717, Norway French Lunch, Dinner +47 35 90 58 00
Excellent
21%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Brasseriet Madame Blom

We higly recommend the hotel`s restaurant and lobbybar. We take pride in offering top quality menue at reasonable prices. Fish meals are our speciality.

Reviewed By DonPedroSkien - Skien

Very nice restaurant in the most central hotel in Skien. Always friendly service and tasteful food. We always enjoy to come here.

4. CH Sushi Skien

Kverndalsgata 4A, Skien 3717, Norway Sushi, Asian +47 35 53 02 22
Excellent
44%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

CH Sushi Skien

Reviewed By Geir N - Skien, Norway

Good takeaway place. They make a good sushi. Every peace is a little bigger than "normal", its what you will call "american" sized sushi. Personally I like it this way. I usually buy here and eat it home. The food is great. As a sit down place it is not recommended.

5. New Agra

Kverndalsgata 3, Skien 3717, Norway Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +47 35 53 05 35
Excellent
26%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 79 reviews

New Agra

Reviewed By Kent S - Peyia, Cyprus

New Agra is an Indian restaurant placed in the center of Skien in a quiet street. The restaurant itself looks nice, and it's clean. Both in the restaurant and in the toilets. This goes for their restaurant in Porsgrunn as well, since they opened there just a month ago or so. We have visited both of them.
The menu is changing every now and then, and you will find a nice selection of different dishes and tastes.
If you order hot food, like Vindaloo or Tindaloo, you will get it! And beware - these dishes ARE HOT!
A nice thing is that you can order exactly what you want when it comes to spices - and the chef will make it just as you want. And - they remember your taste the next time you visit.
Service i really good, and the waiters are quick and effective. They are also really helpful and will tell you everything you need to know about the different dishes and give you the necessary advice if needed.
Wine list is pretty standard, as is the prices. We can recommend the place.

6. Lundetangen Pub

Telemarksgata 22, Skien 3724, Norway Seating Pub, European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +47 35 53 22 70
Excellent
48%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Lundetangen Pub

Reviewed By Jeanette H - Skien, Norway

This is a very cosy and friendly, small pub in the center of Skien. Barmanager has his own hot air balloon! Staff always very welcomming. Free Concerts every saturday from 15.00 - 18.00. Be early! It is packed almost every saturday. Conserts usually every thursday...MoreThank you Jeanette, for all the nice words. 4 of 5 to, super. It warms. Regards Steffen

7. La Bodega

Nedre Hjellegate 14, Skien 3724, Norway Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$173 - HK$322 +47 413 34 998
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 93 reviews

La Bodega

Reviewed By TonyNorway55 - Norway

Before I decide that a particular restaurant is my favourite, especially in my home town, I need to visit it at least twice.
The food, the service & location of La Bodega is perfect.
And I'm critical.
The menu has something for everyone, served by waiters that actually know about what they are serving.
Music was pleasant but never intrusive.
Yes, La Bodega is now my favourite local restaurant.
An authentic tapas experience right on my doorstep.
Life is good

8. Becksbrasserie

Langbrygga 6, Skien 3724, Norway Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible European, Scandinavian Dinner +47 480 51 111
Excellent
26%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
8%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 56 reviews

Becksbrasserie

Reviewed By RELC71 - Oslo, Norway

This restaurant/brasserie is concept from the Osebro restaurant in Porsgrun which has a good reputation. We visited in april for dinner. The menu is quite simpel, but enough to choose from. Fish soup and scampi as starters, soup was good but a bit fat and a bit too much for a starter. But no complaints there. The scampis were the oppisite, could do with a few more. Main course was deer and vegetables. Meat was cooked good, pink inside. Potatoes were a bit on the dry side. Nothing to write home about. Coffee and cheesecake as dessert, cheesecake tasted ok but coffe was -as always in Norway- pretty awful, very sour. What about investing in a proper coffeemachine? At the end of the day we payed 1400 NOK (round about 170 euro!) for a 3 course meal incl one beer is very steep at this quality, regretfully that is the standard in Norway. Service was good and speedy Delivery. All in all average experience.

9. Strom Mat & Bar

Nedre Hjellegate 11, Skien 3724, Norway Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards European, Bar, Fusion, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$196 - HK$322 +47 35 49 90 94
Excellent
40%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 126 reviews

Strom Mat & Bar

Reviewed By Apeks - Norway

Had a group there of 13 persons.
we had pre-ordered a 3 course set menu, and it was very tasteful.
All inn the party really loved it.
Wine glasses on the small side, so it got expensive.
Also a lot of people there that evening, and a few other large groups as well.
So we did not got to much attention from the waiters. They lost a lot of money because of that, since out glasses was empty a most of the time.
Thats a little tip from me.
We was a quiet group, but out for fun.
You could sell a lot more just by now and then ask if we wanted something else when you saw empty wine glasses at the table.
Cozy place and nice view.
Easy maximum rating if had got more attention to the table.
Instead it will be 4 of 5.

10. BAR Skien

Kongens gate 5b, Skien 3717, Norway Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Dinner +47 909 75 951
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

BAR Skien

Reviewed By DonPedroSkien - Skien

Nice drinks, a lot of space outdoors. Good atmosphere and service is excellent. Book at table for Fridays and Saturdays and wait until 23:00 before showing up.

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