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Brunholmgata 1A, Alesund 6004, Norway
+47 70 12 71 00
16:00 - 23:00
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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488 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

A warm cosy dining room awaits you now that this restaurant has reopened. Excellent choices of some excellent dishes,The scallops was a delicious starter as was the whale meat. The cod with cod liver and roe was simple but delicious. Served with boiled potatoes, carrots & a hollandaise sauce. The baked haddock was exemplary. All washed down with a really... More 

Thank Robsski
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2 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Marvelous place to come in, you feel a kind of magic when you see it for the first time and you believe you will eat the dinner of your life. But then the reallity hits yours face and you start feeling that the food you get has nothing to do with what you espect from a place like this. First... More 

Thank Kriptonz B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I was looking for a popular seafood restaurant and this place seemed solid. I had a lobster soup and a gratinated cod, that's it. I really wanted to try a dessert too but the main cod was huge. I was actually about to give up though managed to finish it. It was a really generous portion, I probably skip a... More 

Thank UKtrotter2007
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I keep on coming back here since 1997 every 10 year and never been a failure. Lutefisk is excellent as well as soups. Excellent athmosphere and good service

Thank Vesa M
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286 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Still the same wonderful laid-back atmosphere that most people remember. The kitchen seems well run and had great menu. This is a fish restaurant and was formerly known as one of the best in Norway. They're back! Try the famous lobster bisque as a starter - best there is :) Any of their main courses seemed to be a bliss.... More 

Thank Kimmen1
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I have been here two times after the re-opening with new owners. Still the same good atmosphere, friendly staff and very good food. Lobster soup is a sure winner for the starters and bacalhau (salt cod) for main course.

Thank Terje A
Hareid, Norway
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We went to Sjøbua as a party of ten, and even if we came 30 min early, the table was ready for us! We sat down and ordered drinks that came right away. The waiters were very friendly and Professional.The lobster-soup for starter is fantastic! We had many different main courses, and everybody was VERY happy!! Lutefisk, breiflabb, kolkjæft, gratinert... More 

1 Thank FruAlice
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We went here for a business meeting/dinner saturday 29 October 2016. Top service, top food and excellent wines.

Thank Norwegian S
Geilo, Norway
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Beautiful restaurant by the sea, in the town centre of this amazing special city, on the west coast of Norway. Fantastic fresh seafood dishes, lovely atmosphere, excellent service and extremely popular. Such a shame it has closed down ....

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Ft Lauderdale
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2014

It was the best fish restaurant in Ålesund, and now the owner has decidet to close it. It is too bad becase businesses in Ålesund used this restaurant for representation, and many came to the city just to eat here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Norwegian, Seafood, European, Scandinavian
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brunholmgata 1A, Alesund 6004, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  More og Romsdal  >  Alesund
  • Phone Number: +47 70 12 71 00
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.

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