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Pb 150, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 79 02 13 00
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is a relatively crowded place with lots of customers all the time. Their menu is varied and have something for everyone. Prices are ok in the Norwegian context. Service is good. We tried the moose burger, nachos, soup. All delicious. A bit noisy, but that is ok. Possible also just to sit and have a drink at the bar.

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101 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We ate in Kroa only once, without reservation. There are only 3 or 4 places in LYB which are regularly open. The restaurant is very occupied and it is necessary to book table in advance. We were proposed to wait for about an hour to be seated. Instead we chose outer terrace (open), which is good option (weather depends) if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Very nice and warm atmosphere, open until late, good food, good beers, not too expensive. When you finish a multi-day artic expedition on the island and look for a place to reconcyle with civilization and celebrate with your trip partners, this is the pub you look for!

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Rome, Italy
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Very good restaurant. We had pepper steak: quality of the meat was very good, side dishes were good too. It is in the center of the town, good position. Soup of the day was tomato soup, excellent taste! Good choose! Recommended

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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We ate at kroa twice. We had no reservations which meant we had to wait. Kroa is always booked by tourists and locals for food and drinks. You can just ask for a table later in the evening (we arrived home late from excursions anyway). But if everyone does that you'll regret not reserving a table. The menu is simple... More 

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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Had lunch and drinks here...food is bistro like...good and filling, reasonably priced...returned at 2am for after dinner drinks...very conveniently located in the middle of downtown Longyearbyen...attached to really cool hotel (Base Camp..didn't stay..no room..)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Kroa is a lively post-excursion place in the relative 'hustle and bustle' of Longyearbyen's main strip. The decor is ski-lodge rustic, with a nice touch being the reindeer-hide covered menus and placemats. The food is very good; I ordered the smoked minke whale appetizer and a whale steak (which I had never had before) as a main dish. The portions... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is the firendliest and best Place in central Longyearbyen. Good food and a nice selection of drinks in a very rustic and polarinspired Environment. The staff is very nice and compared to mainland Norway it is cheap.

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We were a group of nine people who had pre-booked dinner here, at this somewhat rugged place. Everything is clean, but it has a great atmosphere and offers the "real feel" at Longyearbyen. I recommend to pre-book, as it was completely full the night we where there. Food was great and the service fantastic even though the place was packed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Probably the best restaurant in Longyearbyen. Good lunch, but also a nice place for a dinner. Good quality and service!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 33 - US$ 130
Norwegian, American, Bar, International, European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pb 150, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Svalbard  >  Spitsbergen  >  Longyearbyen
  • Phone Number: +47 79 02 13 00
Welcome to Svalbards most relaxed and historical restaurant, for celabraiting a birthday, romantic dinner or for a glass together with the local citizens. Our menu are focused on seasonal ingredients and our chefs and waiters work hard to serve you the best as they can. Our opening hours are 11:30-02:00 every day. You will find us right in the center of town, just a few minutes walk from most hotels in Longyearbyen.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?