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XL Diner

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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
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Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
+47 70 12 42 53
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

This retro style diner is well positioned with a view of the harbor in Alesund. The wait staff were very solicitous and keen that we should have a good experience. We all chose different dishes which were delicious and well presented on the plate.

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Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The location is great, the service is good, the raw ingredients seemed excellent, the cuisine was good. But the price was definitely too high. We had different plates of cod, they were good but way too expensive. I don't mind paying high prices for exceptional food, but this wasn't the case.

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Romandie
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

The place is central with view on the harbour. The ambiance is simple and very touristic as they have to sale the table 3 times between 5 and 10 pm. The food is correct, some plates are more delicious than others, probably depends on arrivals. The sevice is very friendly and efficient without stressing the client.

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

The waiters (russians?) tried to force us to order. After less than one minute of sitting we had to tell them to calm down and give us a possibility to read the meny. They were unpolite. Even other guests reacted the way we did. We ordered fish platter. Tasted good but no presentation of what kind of fishes and seafood... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We took fish soup, smoked whale carpaccio, XL sea food, caribou. Everything was very very delicious and service was was very good, Very highly recommend. We came out about 7:00PM, restaurant was packed and outside was big line.

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

XL Diner is a very good restaurant, it is reasonably priced for the quality of food and service. It is a petty it doesn't open on Sunday and Monday.

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Alesund, Norway
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Good service, fantastic view and lovely food. I definately recommend the fish soup! Great night out for a special occasion!

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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

They offer wide variety of seafood and promise that fish they cook was caught yesterday or even today. Restaurant has panoramic sea and city view, crowded in the evening, so you'd better book table in advance. I've tried whale carpaccio out of curiosity. It was rather tasty and dish was decorated nicely. As a second course I had fish plato... More 

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Innsbruck, Austria
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

I had the platter with 3 different Kind of fish and seafood - definitely worth the Money and you get a great view ofer the harbour

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

I had read great reviews of this restaurant and the menu looked amazing. Unfortunately, the food was average. Almost all the dishes were slightly overcooked, making the food (duck, reindeer, fish) chewier than it should have been.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 41
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
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, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skaregata 1B | Skateflukaia, Alesund 6002, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  More og Romsdal  >  Alesund
  • Phone Number: +47 70 12 42 53
Description
Fra hjertet i Ålesund, med utsikt mot Ålesundet, Molja og det store havet utenfor. Vi i XL Diner har siden oppstarten i 1999 målbevisst utviklet det som i dag er anerkjent som Europas beste bacalao restaurant, som befolkningens stolthet, til våre gjesters nytelse. XL Diner er og skal vaere en klippfiskrestaurant, men byr også på inspirerende retter som ikke kommer fra havet. Du skal kunne kjenne igjen rottene våre, men og de rottene vi sunnmoringer har latt spire over en hel bacalao-verden. Menyen er inspirert både Sor-Europa og Sor-Amerika, men holder også en knapp på våre klassiske og kjaere bacalao-retter fra nord-vest i Norge. Hos oss finner du ikke bare det flotteste og mest spektakulaere lokalet, med den gode servicen.

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