I give Risbolle Thai Cafe 5 stars. This Thai restaurant is just almost across the Central Station in Oslo. If you go out of the East Hall of the station and walk along Karl Johans gate towards the castle, Risbolle is on Dronningensgate 25, which is about two blocks from the central station.
On the outside, it looks like a hole-in-wall. Inside, it is plain, with no attempt to look sophisticated. But don’t let its looks deceive you. You probably will already have an inkling that this is a place that serves good food because there is always a long waiting line. And no, they do not have a maitre d’ and do not accept advanced reservations. At least, last time I tried to ask, they said they still did no accept reservations. The wait can be anywhere from 10 minutes and above, but it is worth it.
The menu presents around 40 courses and a few desserts. It is not the cheapest, but for Oslo (and Norwegian) standards, the price is moderate. I have tried several main courses here, and I have yet to taste a meal I did not like. The food is cooked after you place your order so you get it fresh from the kitchen steaming hot and ready to satisfy your palate. The food is so good that you won’t remember that they only used ordinary plates, glasses and utensils. You won’t be bothered by how tight the place it because your senses are too busy savoring your meal.
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