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About Ordering Food in Norwegian

Hungry? How to go about placing your order meals in Norwegian? These include some of the inquiries you will have when going in a Norwegian speaking country. Learn More

Regardless of whether you’re about to reside in a Norwegian speaking country or planning on a short break there, learning how to get food in Norwegian is very important. Dining out at Norwegian eateries and cafes can be a lot of pleasure, particularly if you fully understand some basic Norwegian restaurant vocabulary. More …
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We now have stated a number of typical food applicable terms in Norwegian, here, with the hope they will often assist you if you end up getting food in Norwegian.

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Please click here to read the Norwegian meal words quite simply that can be used when it comes to buying meals in Norwegian restaurants and coffee shops.

A table for one person/two people, please.Kan jeg få et bord for en/to personer? (...)
Can I look at the menu, please?Kan jeg får se på menyen? (...)
Can I look in the kitchen?Kan jeg få se kjøkkenet? (...)
Note: This is usually a grave insult. If you feel that bad about eating there, go somewhere else instead.
Is there a house specialty?Hva er spesialiteten deres? (...)
Is there a local specialty?Er det en lokal rett jeg bør smake på? (...)
I'm glutenintolerant.Jeg er glutenintolerant / Jeg har cøliaki (...)
I'm a vegetarian.Jeg er vegetarianer. (...)
I don't eat pork.Jeg spiser ikke svinekjøtt. (...)
I only eat kosher food.If this is a concern, try another country. Shechita is forbidden in Norway, and meat needs to be specially imported. Try to order fresh fish ("fersk fisk") or something vegetarian instead. Tell the waiter you are an orthodox jew ("ortodoks jøde"), and try to reach an understanding. You will have to compromise, as you can't expect the cook to keep a separate set of pans/knives/etc just for you. If it is a large expensive restaurant, they might be able to do so, but if you are very pedantic about this, you should prepare your own food from carefully selected food in grocery shops.
I'm on a diet. Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard)Jeg slanker meg. Kan jeg få så lite fett som mulig? (mindre olje/smør/fett) (...)
fixed-price mealdagens rett (...)
a la cartéa la carté (...)
breakfastfrokost (...)
lunchlunch (...)
tea (meal)kaffe og kaker (...)
The Norwegian equivalent of tea as a meal is kaffe og kaker – coffee and cakes. You could of course still order tea, if you prefer that.
suppermiddag (...)
I would like _____.Kan jeg få _____. (...)
I want a dish containing _____.Jeg vil ha en rett med _____. (...)
chickenkylling (kjyll-ing)
beefoksekjøtt (...)
fishfisk (...)
hamskinke (...)
sausagepølse (...)
cheeseost (...)
eggsegg (...)
saladsalat (...)
(fresh) vegetables(ferske) grønnsaker (...)
(fresh) fruit(fersk) frukt (...)
breadbrød (...)
toastristet brød (...)
noodlesnudler (...)
riceris (...)
beansbønner (...)
May I have a glass of _____?Kan jeg få et glass _____? (...)
May I have a cup of _____?Kan jeg få en kopp _____? (...)
May I have a bottle of _____?Kan jeg få en flaske _____? (...)
coffeekaffe (...)
tea (drink)te (...)
juicejuice (jus)
(bubbly) waterfarris (...)
watervann (...)
beerøl (...)
red/white winerødvin/hvitvin (rø-vin/vit-vin)
May I have some _____?Kan jeg få litt _____? (...)
saltsalt (...)
(black) pepper(sort) pepper (...)
buttersmør (...)
Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server)Unnskyld, kelner? (...)
I'm finished.Jeg er ferdig. (...)
It was delicious.Det smakte utmerket. (...)
Please clear the plates.Kan du ta med tallerknene. (...)
The check, please.Kan jeg få regningen?. (...)

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