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Gekkens Restaurant

) #4 of 8 Restaurants in Balestrand ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , , European
Main Street, Balestrand, Norway
+47 57 69 14 14
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good46%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (24 reviews)
“spring rolls” (2 reviews)
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Scandinavian, Norwegian, European, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Main Street, Balestrand, Norway
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Reviews (93)
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

As everyone writes, eating out in Norway is expensive, so it is especially welcome to find a restaurant delivering reasonably priced food that tastes good. We encourage everyone to try the Filipino Lumpia - we had as a first course and felt that they were...More

Thank worldexplorer88_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the meatballs, they were decent and filling. Nothing spectacular but good portion and reasonably priced. Red house wine same - light but fair value (for Norway )

Thank lauragp
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in Scandinavia for nearly a month. Today at Gekkens, I had THE best roasted chicken since leaving home, better even than my own home made. And it is prepared by the wife of the owner, whose nickname is Gekken, and he and...More

Thank SarahS S
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

this was a great recommendation from our hotelier, as good norwegian food. this was so right AND at probably the best prices we saw in norway. whether the grilled salmon or the meatballs or the steak or hamburger, this was very good. whether a leisurely...More

Thank goodidea-oz
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We didn't come to Balestrand for Haute Cuisine, but went to Gekkens twice and had decent meals. The staff are very pleasant and the food is filling and reasonably tasty - enjoyed the meatballs. Perfectly good place to come for a generous evening meal after...More

Thank SuffolkCountryman
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Family-run restaurant near the boat launch with generous portions at reasonable prices. Go for the Norwegian meatballs.

Thank CircleTheWorld
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great food, reasonable price, friendly service. What else can you ask for. My husband and I ate in this restaurant for dinner everyday during our stay in Balestrand. I love their fried chicken, salmon , egg roll etc.

Thank lilibee2005
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

When we arrived it was a bit strange as we were stood in the doorway for ages being ignored by the staff. I couldn't seem to catch anyone's eye and when I did manage to ask for a table for two. I was told "in...More

Thank kezza_d_1000
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a fish dinner here. The atmosphere was somewhat charming and the prices were reasonable for Norway. Preparation was simple but tasty. Seemed to be a family operation, service dropped off a bit after main meal was served.

Thank Crowhollow
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had dinner here twice in July. They have entrees that include soup and beverage which fill you up and cost less than any other restaurant in Balestrand. The salmon was great -- avoid the pizza.

Thank OurFuture
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 23
Scandinavian, Norwegian, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Balestrand, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Sogn og Fjordane  >  Balestrand
  • Phone Number: +47 57 69 14 14
  • E-mail
Gekkens Restaurant is a family restaurant owned by a norwegian and married to a Filipina. The restaurant is celebrating their 25th year in service since 1989 Gekkens Restaurant always serving the traditional norwegian food at affordable prices. Homemade norwegian meatballs and norwegian salmon and norwegian beffsteak was the best seller, specially the local people and the tourist.
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