Pingvinen

Scandinavian Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Engen, Bergen
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  • Alexis
    "Norske øl is a great brew from southern Norway."(7 Tips)
    Athina L.
    "Excellent beer selection: IPAs & other delicious ales."(9 Tips)
    Emmanuel J.
    "Delicious Norwegian Meatballs and Traditional Fish and Macaroni Pie."(3 Tips)
    martikocarova
    "Tasty meals, wide beer selection, really good service."(11 Tips)
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  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DwiayutiaJuly 26, 2015
    Norwegians have their own meatballs and here they made it so good! Served with mushy peas and lingonberries, exquisite! The fish macaroni pie is also recommended. Place gets packed in the evening.
    Upvoted Aug 25
  • Chuck O.
    Chuck OlsenAugust 4, 2013
    Super cosy, down-home delicious Norwegian cooking, lovely service + good Norge beer taps. Also a penguin logo, so basically this place rules. Find your own seat, order at the bar; English menu avail.
  • Pedro P.
    Pedro PimentaJune 14, 2015
    It was the first time that I ate reindeer neck, It was very good. The staff was nice. They have power supplies and free Wi-Fi. The prices are acceptable since you are in Norway.
  • Петр П.
    very tasty 'home kitchen' - Norway's cuisine, I eat a lot but one meal was enough for me and my wife, we've tried the soup, lapskaus and two main courses for NOK 169-179, been there 5 times in 6 days
  • Loup D.
    Loup D.March 29, 2014
    Probably one of the best restaurant in Town ! Ask for the english menu to the bar. We've try the beef meatballs and the filet of muton. AWSOME ! Drink one of the great norvégien beers ! Enjoy
  • Emmanuel J.
    Emmanuel JeffersonJuly 25, 2015
    Delicious Norwegian Meatballs and Traditional Fish and Macaroni Pie. Many selection of local beers. Very crowded so might be a bit difficult to find a table, but service is wonderful. Very cozy!
  • Bogdana B.
    Bogdana BAugust 15, 2016
    Super tasty traditional fish pie and very good draft beer (the selection IPA for ex). Arm yourselves with patience though, cause after 7.30 you wait to be seated and then some to get your food!
  • Jennie J.
    Jennie JuliusApril 19, 2016
    Best food in Norway!! I got the fish macaroni pie and it was one of the best meals ever. Reasonably priced and very very cosy! They have an English menu and wifi and speak English too!
  • Coen M.
    Coen MeerbeekJanuary 8, 2016
    Without the doubt the best restaurant in town. As good as other reviews say it is. The reindeerneck is awesome. An authentic Norwegian place. Please go visit when you are in Bergen!
  • Joanna
    JoannaApril 1, 2015
    Hearty food, friendly service. Note that the fish stew isn't soup - it's boiled cod, shredded and mixed with mashed potatoes! Delicious nonetheless though
  • Sweetlana T.
    Sweetlana TutanovaAugust 31, 2012
    Cusine was delightfully delicious!! Soup about 80NOK, sandwich with arctic shrimp(in fact not a sandwich, but a normal meal)about 100NOK. Further - more expensive but definitely worth it! Have a look!
  • Simon W.
    Simon WebbonMay 30, 2016
    Awesome selection of local beers and delicious home made hearty food. Try the double IPA and the sausages! A great antidote to the touristy hell hole down by the harbour.
  • Chiara B.
    Chiara BergadanoAugust 15, 2014
    Typical Norwegian style restaurant, easy and young. Good dishes with fish and meat. Ideal for dinner or for a beer after dinner. Good selection of beers. The staff is very friendly!
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TSeptember 19, 2016
    The best meal we had in Norway! The minke whale sandwich was delicious, if exotic, and I especially loved the cabbage-raspberry salad that accompanied it. Great beer, too!
  • Sherielyn G.
    Sherielyn GardnerSeptember 14, 2014
    The fish stew was unexpected but delicious! Served with a toast made of thin crisps --it hit the spot after a long day of traveling from Oslo. Drink with a side of weiss bier.
  • Brandon M.
    highly recommend the traditional fish pie + one of the ipas on tap. super friendly staff - a terrific dinner + drinks option!
  • Damon S.
    An ode to grandma's cooking. Maybe the most affordable and authentic meal in Bergen. Meat balls and Fiah Pie were ample and good quality
  • Ge S.
    Ge StrahmDecember 7, 2014
    Very crowded but worth the wait. Best pub food in town, friendly crew, good music and beers. Try their cod fish pie. Best to make a reservation.
  • Anne J.
    Anne JahrOctober 19, 2014
    A must see in Bergen. The traditional Norwegian food is very good, and the atmosphere excellent. Feels like your grandmas' den turned into a pub.
  • Maria K.
    Maria KOctober 20, 2016
    Try the fish soup, and definitely go for the Common Liss or the Meatballs! Both delicious, healthy and filling!
  • Helen Z.
    Helen ZhangAugust 8, 2016
    American thought: meatballs with lingonberries and pea "stuffing" is like a Norwegian version of Thanksgiving dinner! Delicious
  • Philip A. H.
    Philip A. H.May 6, 2016
    We had traditional fish (picture) and reindeer. I didn't like the fish that much, but if you want to try out local food, I can only recommend it...
  • Kartik S.
    Kartik SApril 24, 2014
    Very very good food. I went here based on numerous recommendations and wasn't disappointed. They have a good beer list, and the food menu changes everyday.
  • Sharon M.
    Sharon MartinAugust 16, 2012
    Devoted to small-town Norwegian cooking and informal ambience, good prices. Also try Enhjørningen, locals love it -quality food and old-style elegance.
  • Athina L.
    Athina LovelandJune 15, 2013
    Everything was delicious. Excellent beer selection: IPAs & other delicious ales. Decent prices. Try the pudding and the pork stew!
  • Marie-Eve V.
    Marie-Eve VallieresOctober 1, 2012
    Really cute pub/restaurant, very cosy. Free wifi and cheap prices by Norwegian standards. #visitnorway
  • Maritina L.
    Fantastic food! Very big portions! Cosy place. Try the carrot soup and the meatballs.
  • Aurélien M.
    Aurélien MagnanOctober 24, 2015
    Cosy place. Great typical norwegian atmosphere. Main dishes are awesome. But you'll have to wait forever to get served, and dessert are shitty deep freeze.
  • Jenna Rose R.
    Great beer selection, but the claim that their popcorn is the world's best falls far from the mark. It's good, but not THAT good. Not many veg options, so popcorn became dinner.
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangOctober 26, 2015
    Loved the meatballs. Friendly staff and don't forget 10% off with your Bergen card!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillJune 20, 2016
    I enjoyed my time here. Plenty of comfort food dishes & local beers to pick from. Walked away feeling like a local.
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekMarch 24, 2015
    Cozy atmosphere and great Norwegian food with a menu that changes daily. Great selection of Norwegian beer
  • Dan F.
    Dan FosterAugust 31, 2014
    (Relatively) cheap Norwegian cuisine, nice big portions and hearty meals including meatballs and whale steak - tasty!
  • Eugene C.
    Eugene ChistyakovFebruary 9, 2014
    Cod fillet with bacon cubes, young potatoes, mashed peas and mustard. Traditional Norwegian dish. 219 NOK huge size.
  • Alex S.
    Alex StillSeptember 13
    Probably the #2 beer spot after Henrik. Supposedly the food is great. Fun place to hang at the bar with the locals.
  • Josse P.
    Josse PeremansMay 31, 2014
    Great local food, with a great atmosphere and a vast selection of beers. Get a place at the bar!
  • Damien
    DamienOctober 21, 2012
    Fantastic little cafe/bar. Try the meatballs. Good value for money.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ChatelApril 13, 2016
    Reindeer stew, moose entrecote, meatballs, ... All delicious food! Cosy atmosphere and kind waiter
  • Goda S.
    Goda SiJuly 4
    Small cosy place. Nice food and beer for decent price (we tried cod-mash potatoes and raindeer neck).
  • Bram C.
    Bram CaignauFebruary 3, 2016
    Best beef stew I had in years.. cosy and not to expensive regarding you're in Norway ;)
  • Sharon M.
    Sharon MartinAugust 9, 2012
    Devoted to small-town Norwegian cooking and with a delightfully informal ambience, Pingvinen is terrific.
  • Levend M.
    Levend MertApril 21, 2016
    Good traditional food & beer, excellent ambient for eating & drinking, acceptable prices
  • Richard T.
    Richard TurnerApril 6, 2014
    The fish pie is great and a good selection of craft beer on draft and in bottles , well worth a visit
  • Vitaliy
    VitaliyAugust 10, 2016
    just an awesome place. good beer selection. very tasty scandinavian food, big portions.
  • Kathryn P.
    Kathryn PhillipsJuly 26, 2016
    Cute authentic home style Norwegian meals. Very friendly staff. Great spot for dinner
  • Lori E.
    Lori EricksonAugust 4, 2013
    The baked trout is great, potatoes perfect- whole meal superb+ lots o beer!
  • Alexander N.
    Alexander NeySeptember 9, 2013
    Cosy and friendly. Wale Sandwich with their draft IPA - is my recommendation.
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelSeptember 4, 2016
    Nice, chill atmosphere with good traditional Norwegian dishes. Fish pie was great.
  • Delane H.
    Delane HeldtMay 8, 2013
    Very delicious basic Norwegian food ate reasonable prices. Cooked and seasoned well.
  • Valentina G.
    Really nice! Try the selection of cheese for starter and then the fish pie!
  • Tobi T.
    Tobi TobsenFebruary 13, 2016
    Good local food for reasonable prices. Try the reindeer or the meatballs..
  • Alban N.
    Alban NogaretOctober 25, 2015
    Really good norwegian food ! Don't take the Today's cake, it's a frozen one
  • Alexis
    AlexisSeptember 7, 2011
    Norske øl is a great brew from southern Norway. I like the IPA but was warned to be careful.
  • Eka T.
    Eka TirtadjiJuly 22, 2013
    Best reasonable priced restaurant in town and also cozy too.
  • Susan M.
    Susan MareckNovember 10, 2014
    Great meatballs, sausage, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, great place
  • Davita E.
    Davita EgelandJuly 15, 2016
    Try the plukkfisk, they have a good beer selection!!
  • Dennis S.
    Dennis SchroederJuly 22, 2015
    Great traditional food, cosy atmosphere, very friendly - thanks!
  • Cigdem N.
    Cigdem NehirAugust 18, 2016
    everything was amazing. still cannot forget the taste of the beer
  • Jen L.
    Overcooked potatoes, but huge portions and friendly staff.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniSeptember 2, 2014
    Restaurant that turns into a bar over the course of the eve. Great beers and nice staff.
  • John S.
    John StackpoleOctober 18, 2012
    Great Norwegian lunch. Not too expensive and a perfect atmosphere.
  • Elin J.
    Elin JosefsonAugust 13, 2014
    Don't miss to eat here when in Bergen! Not much to choose from if you are a vegetarian though.
  • Charlotte d.
    Charlotte de BerryAugust 27, 2014
    The food is good - but really over-prised. And small dishes are the same size than bigger (and more expensive) ones.
  • Natalie P.
    Natalie PrattMay 2, 2015
    Atmosphere, local ales, style
  • Jenna A.
    Jenna AndersonSeptember 21, 2014
    Had a nice dinner and some great Norwegian beer. The fish pie was yummy!
  • Kim N.
    Kim Nilsen AarbergJuly 12, 2015
    Great beer and coffee. Good atmosphere. Order popcorn.
  • Kjell-Morten B.
    Kjell-Morten Bratsberg ThorsenNovember 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try their "kjøttkaker" (Norwegian meetballs) with a modern twist. Love it.
  • Stephen .
    Good Norwegian food at a reasonable price (for Norway at least).
  • martikocarova
    martikocarovaFebruary 4, 2016
    Tasty meals, wide beer selection, really good service.
  • GregWasThere
    GregWasThereOctober 2, 2016
    Loved the place and the staff. Had a great time and it could definitely My Go-to bar for any night out if I was living in Bergen. Had the Fish pie and the Meatballs. Both were very good !
    Downvoted Jul 27
  • Amnon B.
    Amnon BJune 8, 2016
    Excellent food in a pub real surprise
  • Lani M.
    Enjoyed the atmosphere. Meatballs we're tasty but not amazing
  • Matt J.
    Matt JacksonDecember 4, 2015
    Hearty pub food and more delicate dishes. Popcorn.
  • Torstein N.
    Nice, traditional food. Waiter has got really long hair!!
  • Laura E.
    Laura EstevaAugust 15, 2011
    Muy bueno y barato! Very good and cheap! The cod was delicious!
  • Pavel
    PavelJanuary 9, 2016
    Traditional dishes are amazing! Loved fish pie!
  • megan
    meganMay 24, 2015
    Very good beef meatballs.
  • Jenn V.
    Jenn VachonJune 25, 2016
    Excellent food and atmosphere! Plukkfisk was delicious
  • Felix S.
    Felix SargentJuly 17, 2015
    Real Nordic food, great beer.
  • Nikki
    NikkiJune 6, 2016
    Authentic Norwegian food, beers!!
  • Joey F.
    Joey FlowersOctober 19, 2016
    Nice beers and food. I had the fish pie
  • Kay M.
    Kay Maps4BreakfastAugust 29, 2016
    Yummy local food. Recommend the meatballs!
  • Anica S.
    Anica SamSeptember 1, 2014
    Order some salty popcorn with your drink!
  • Peter v.
    Peter van KampenAugust 19, 2016
    Great bears on tap
  • Carlotta M.
    Carlotta MarianiMay 19, 2013
    Good food, good beer and reasonable prices. What else?
  • Ingrina C.
    Ingrina CarsonNovember 23, 2014
    Smoked salmon sandwich is the way to go
  • Hannes
    HannesAugust 29, 2013
    Reasonably priced beer - Hansa for NOK 59.
  • Ben K.
    Ben KingsMay 4, 2012
    Try the Waldemar Mikrobryggeri wheat beer. Excellent!
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie ReeseNovember 1, 2015
    Highly recommend the fish and macaroni bake.
  • Emin W.
    Emin WelibekovMarch 22, 2016
    Very cool local restaurant.. Nice Norwegian food..
  • Kyrre G.
    Kyrre GjerstadAugust 9, 2014
    Great atmosphere, excellent food and good beer!
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SchafarczykNovember 26, 2016
    Great food and atmosphere
  • Ingvild G.
    Ingvild GrutleNovember 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pingu knows their norwegian trad food!
  • Till H.
    Till HessAugust 21, 2015
    OMG!!!1!!!Eleven!!!
  • Linda K.
    Linda KänslaDecember 27, 2013
    Mexican beer 65kr. Mushroom soup ... kjempegodt!!!
  • Sergei V.
    Sergei VavinovAugust 25, 2012
    Fish souffle is excellent.
  • Christoffer F.
    Grab a bite, try som beer.
  • Štěpán V.
    Štěpán VoborníkJuly 25, 2016
    Pepper makrel sandwich is delicious!!!
  • Alex W.
    Alex WimbushAugust 10, 2013
    Get a Nogne IPA.
  • Lars Elling L.
    Lars Elling LundeFebruary 6, 2014
    One word: fiskegrateng! Tasty!
  • Yana K.
    Yana KlinkJune 9, 2015
    Прекрасные сардельки из ягненка 195 крон, наивкуснейшее картофельное пюре, маринованный лук. Кафе всегда битком. Ловите момент сесть за столик. Кафе призер TripAdvisor 2014
  • Михаил М.
    Маленькое демократичное кафе. Очень вкусная норвежская еда по разумным ценам (основное блюдо от 159 до 209 NOK). Хороший выбор местного пива.
  • Ivan K.
    Ivan KapitanJuly 23, 2016
    Июль 2016: цены для Норвегии отличные. На двоих ужин с пивом в пересчете на рубли обошелся в 4000. Огромные порции вкусных митболов
  • Paulo P.
    Paulo PassosSeptember 15, 2015
    O prato meatball é saboroso, porção generosa. Os preços são normais da Noruega. Atendimento bom e descomplicado.
  • Cintia L.
    Cintia LimaJune 18, 2012
    As almondegas (meatballs) são fantásticas (e enormes) com purê de ervilhas e molho de arandanos!
  • Roberta M.
    Roberta MonteiroDecember 7, 2012
    Comida boa e não tão cara para os padrões da Noruega. O preço da cerveja é absurdo (50 reais!!), peca vinho em taça.
  • Olga G.
    Olga GrinevskayaNovember 4, 2015
    Отличный мясной суп, мало туристов и сравнительно небольшие цены.
  • Anastasia N.
    Интересное местное пиво, очень дружелюбные бармены 👍🏼
  • LGF
    LGFMarch 29, 2014
    Posto tranquillo, ottima cucina scandinava. Consiglio la 'Fish Pie' e lo 'Smoked Salmon'. Personale cortese e silenzioso.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CardosoAugust 14, 2014
    A torta de peixe é excelente!
  • Bart S.
    Bart SchuijtOctober 23, 2014
    У них классная еда и вкусное местное пиво. И хорошие цены.
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