Top 10 restaurants in Alesund, Norway

October 22, 2017 Venice Greaves

Perched at the top of Norway’s Western Fjord country, picture-perfect Alesund is spread over several islands stretching into the Atlantic, with the spectacular Sunnmøre Mountains as a backdrop. If its natural beauty doesn’t grab you, its architecture surely will: After an early 20th-century fire destroyed much of the town, Alesund was rebuilt in absolute Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) glory. Learn the history at Aalesunds Museum, or visit one of the world’s largest aquariums, the Atlanterhavsparken.
Things to do in Alesund

1. XL Diner

Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$102 - HK$345 +47 70 12 42 53
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 681 reviews

XL Diner

From the heart of Aalesund, with a view towards Aalesundet, Molja and the great sea. We in XL Diner has since the start up in 1999 Purposeful developed what is today well known as Europes best Bacalao restaurant, to the habitants pride and our guests enjoyment. XL Diner is and shall be a Clipfish Restaurant, but we also offers inspiring dishes not coming from the sea. You shall be able to recognize our dishes and the dishes we have spread over the entire "Bacalao World" Our menu is inspired from both South Europe and South America but is still faithful to our dear and classic Bacalao dishes from the north-west of Norway. We want to provide you with not only a spectaculare location and menu, but we will also strive to give top notch service, welcome to us !

Reviewed By Øyvind S

Excellent location with view over the harbour. If you go you should try the bacalao which is the restaurants speciality and food with roots to Ålesund. The place is always crowded, so I recommend booking a table in advance.

2. Sjobua

Brunholmgata 1A, Alesund 6004, Norway Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Norwegian, Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks +47 70 12 71 00
Excellent
57%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 173 reviews

Sjobua

By Brosundet canal you can enjoy exquisite seafood at Sjobua Fiskerestaurant. The courses are made in accordance with the areas food traditions. Tanks inside the restaurant keep the fish fresh. Sjobua Fiskerestaurant is situated in a renovated warehouse used for fish processing. Here you can enjoy a delicious sortiment of courses with fish and shellfish, made from fresh raw materials. Try tasty meals with for instance monkfish, cod, halibut, catfish and stingray. Fishing boats deliver fresh crabs and lobsters to the restaurant, and they are kept in crab pots outside in Brosundet canal. Inside the restaurant there are also special tanks where live shellfish and fish are held, so the guests are treated to fresh seafood of the highest quality, and a beautiful view of Brosundet canal from the restaurants gives a pleasant setting for the meal.

Reviewed By Michael C - Singapore, Singapore

Decided to try this place after having dinner at Maki the night before.
Big dining place with a larger menu.
Service was ok for us since we were the first diners just after 6pm but started to get slow from 7.30pm when most diners came.
Tried the lobster soup with puff pastry which was suppose to be the highlight but to me tested like instant or ready made from the supermarket.
The fish soup was much better but Maki restaurant offers a much better fish soup.
We tried the Monk Fish ( tough meat) and Cod Fish (much better choice). But both came with too much sauces and 2 to 3 pieces of mussels, n prawns ( kind of unusual). Not much of a presentation.
Both restaurants cater to locals and thats how you survive since the locals are regulars compared to the summer tourists. But we did not feel any difference in service.
Just go to Maki and I think you will enjoy a better seafood dinner.

3. Apotekeren Kafe

Apotekergata 16, Alesund 6004, Norway Seating Cafe Lunch HK$24 - HK$102 +47 70 10 49 70
Excellent
42%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 38 reviews

Apotekeren Kafe

The cafe is situated inside the Art Nouveau center in Alesund and can offer coffee, cakes and a small snack. Beer and wine is also available.

Reviewed By Neil03091947 - Alesund, Norway

Having guided a group of tourists to this cafe, we enjoyed the film on the Great Ålesund fire in 1904. Then we inspected the great display on the first floor. The coffee & cakes was also great value. But do not forget the display area in the basement.

4. Maki

Apotekergata 5, Alesund 6004, Norway Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$306 - HK$1,224 +47 70 11 45 00
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 300 reviews

Maki

Fish restaurant serving gourmet dishes from the sea. Located in the heart of Aalesund, Brosundet, in the beautiful and newly renovated Hotel Brosundet.

Reviewed By Mohammedyu - Seoul

We arranged for a full-day program with a tour operator called 62 Nord to arrange for a fishing trip in the morning and for the fish we caught to be delivered to the restaurant so that it could be cooked for our dinner which we...MoreThank you for the kind review. it's great to hear the entire trip was such a success. and Daniel is very flattered by your review:) Best Regards Lars Erik Venås Sommelier, Resturant maki

5. Let's Eat Deli

Keiser Wilhelms gate 32, Alesund 6003, Norway Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Cafe, European, International, Spanish, Delicatessen, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$8 +47 70 13 13 07
Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Let's Eat Deli

Pasta Salads, Sandwiches, Tapas, Catering, Coffee Shop,Take Away

Reviewed By eric h - Herne Bay, United Kingdom

We visited whilst on a cruise (which I expect most do) It is a nice gentle entry into the Norwegian style of eating with inside and outside Seating. Also, very convenient to the ship's landing place. If you are looking for a not too challenging...MoreHi. Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again. Best regards Cecilie Langvatn

6. Cafe Lyspunktet

Kipervikgata 1 | 6003 Alesund, Alesund 6003, Norway (Formerly Lyspunktet AS) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$78 - HK$204 +47 70 12 53 00
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 339 reviews

Cafe Lyspunktet

Lyspunktet is a locally run cafe that prides itself on it's high quality food and beverages that come with fantastic service. Most of our meals are homemade including our kids menu and large variety of gluten-free options. Our wish is for our guests to feel welcome and at home with us while enjoying everything we offer. Every one of our guests are valued at Lyspunktet and we hope everyone we cross paths with will have a positive experience with us.

Reviewed By Ingrid S - Alesund, Norway

This place used to be a place you'd go to really unwind and relax with nice background music, dimmed lighting and friendly staff, as well as tasty food. The friendly staff and the tasty food is still there, but when I sit down in a...MoreHi! I am sorry you had this experience that night you were there. The "details" you mention are constantly something we work on, - I definately see what you mean. We will strive to be more aware of these things! Thank you for sharing!

7. Lyst Cafe, Bar & Food

Kongens gate 12, Alesund 6002, Norway Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +47 991 00 560
Excellent
35%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 505 reviews

Lyst Cafe, Bar & Food

Reviewed By OchreSilence - Brisbane, Australia

Subtle change of name and suddenly this restaurant has two sets of reviews in TripAdvisor.
It's an intentionally quirky little place with interesting art and funny cacti on the tables.
Food focuses on burgers and almost Americana type foods. They're done well. The staff are friendly and helpful.

8. Nomaden

Apotekergt 10, Alesund 6003, Norway Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Cafe, European, Portuguese, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch HK$39 - HK$94 +47 984 22 628
Excellent
61%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Nomaden

Cosy Art Café In The Center Of Aalesund ! Stunning Decoration With A Nice Art Gallery On The Side ! Lovely Cakes And Gourmet Pastry From Portugal And Norway ! High Quality Espresso Coffe And Tea ! Delikatessen And Other Sandwiches ,fast Meals And Soup !we Speak Spanish / Portuguese / English / And A Little "italiano Or Français" Or Norwegian And Acept Euros / Nok / Visa /mastercard Or Maestro ! All Together With A Friendly Price ... It Will Worth A Visit <3

Reviewed By dmm1712 - Torrevieja, Spain

Unfortunately, we only had time for coffee but would have loved to have spent more time in this lovely cafe. The owners could not have been more helpful and friendly. The cafe is really cosy and just invites you to stay longer. The cakes and...MoreGracias ! :) Bienvenidos siempre !

9. Taj Mahal

Kongens gate 18, Alesund 6002, Norway Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +47 70 12 03 00
Excellent
29%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 191 reviews

Taj Mahal

Reviewed By DEVENDER G

The Food at Taj Mahal Restaurant appears simple, but the flavours have remarkable depth. It is known best for its range of Indian Dishes. It is both neat and tidy. All the staff members there greeted my companions and me with smiles as warm as the food they serve there. I would thoroughly recommend Taj Mahal Restaurant to everyone. I know I'll certainly be returning soon :)

10. Fjellstua

Aksla, Alesund 6007, Norway Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Soups, Norwegian, Scandinavian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$126 - HK$345 +47 70 10 74 00
Excellent
40%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 126 reviews

Fjellstua

The restaurant Fjellstua has got the best view in Alesund, situated on top of the town mountain Aksla. At Fjellstua you can enjoy anything from light snacks to gourmet food, and the restaurant has got large dining room for rent.

Reviewed By UKtrotter2007 - Oxford, United Kingdom

I took a hike to the top of the hill for magnificent views, which made me worn out!
I was not convinced of food served at such a touristy cafe restaurant, but gave it a try anyway. It was a nice surprise, the "best fish soup" was really the best. I really enjoyed the quick meal overlooking the beautiful lights in the town.

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