One of Oslo`s hippest neighbourhoods is Grünerløkka. “Løkka” as we say in norwegian has many good restaurants. A new (and hip) one that recently opened is “Ben Reddik”
Ben Reddik serves Lebanese food. Lebanese cuisine is a Levantine style of cooking that includes an abundance of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, starches, fresh fish and seafood; animal fats are consumed sparingly.
For lunch this Saturday I ordered Manaeesh with Labneh, Tabbouleh and Hummous. Unfortunately they were out of Hummous so I got Mutabbel instead. But it took 45 minutes to get our food! The long wait was probably because of all the positive acclaim Ben Reddik has received.
My experience was that the food was good. But they serve small portions at a pretty high price. If you like Mezeh and lebanese food there are both better and cheaper options in Oslo. But, if you are in Grünerløkka this is the only Meze restaurant in the area.
Homepage: Ben Reddik
Text and photos: My Oslo Norway