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    Super Kebab House: At Bjerkås, surprisingly tasty food, big menu

    by Saagar Written Mar 15, 2013

    I am not a fast food fan. But there is fastfood and fast food. And some food you reserve for fasting, and some places you go after a fast.
    What's behind a menu? Good food entrepreneurs who come out of a family cooking tradition and who love satsified customers. and no chain restaurants....
    For the average fast kebab eaters there are kebabs, and large servings. The finer script on the meny reads also Indian food. In this fairly unlikely localtion for indian food, none of the Indian food has been left floating in a pan for half a day. Nor du you get the same sauce on yur chicken curry as with the rogan josh. It's all cooked to order. Forget the kebabs - the Indian food here is great, affordable and honest.
    Open Mon-Fri: 11:00-22:00; Sat-Sun: 12:00-22:00.

    Favorite Dish: Lamb curry. Very good. The other stuff is also good. Big servings, all condiments arrive unasked for, like raita.
    Take out, delivery, too.

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    Peppes Pizza, Sandvika Storsenter: Bad service, mediocre pizza

    by Saagar Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Peppes Pizza is a nationwide chain of pizza restaurants with generally ok prices and average or above pizzas. this particular one is located within the shopping centre Sandvika Storsenter and has tired and hungry shoppers as their captive market. When we arrived we were ignored completely, and removed the food waste, plates and glasses left by past customers, cleaned off the table with a rug ourselves, then went to order at the counter. The waiter cum teller seemed overworked, the busboy absentminded and slow. The seating arrangements are ok, but the main impression was very much that we do not loike customers here. I wonder about the pay level of Peppe's???

    Favorite Dish: The pizza menu is actually quite good and extensive, but we chose the all-you-can-eat pizza buffet which also included a salad bar. There was also some hard-to-define lasagna-like pasta present. my impression is that they do not put their best pizzas on the buffet table. If you are a pizza connosieur choose a different place or something from the top of the range. And perhaps at another place than at the Sandvika Storsenter. There is one more in Sandvika. The buffet was ok as long as you are aware of the cheaper pizzas they lay out there, and the price is ok.

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    several: Cost of beer in Asker

    by Saagar Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The price difference of beer ranges up to NOK 30 for half a litre. If you are a beer dog, beware of Baracoa outside Asker Kulturhus (centre) that have some kind of happy hour until 5 pm, NOK 46 per 0,5 L. Not exactly a bargain, but... The same place charges NOK 53 for the same after 5 pm. Pavarotti at Vollen, a very nice and maritime eatery charges NOK 58 for its pint, Misto in Asker centre NOK 59. The most expensive is at snobbish Holmen Fjordhotell where a 0,44 L cost NOK 55=NOK 69 per half litre, enough for an involuntary mouth to mouth resuciation afterwards. Hvalstrand, also upmarket, but at least you know what you are in for, will charge NOK 49 per 0,4 L= NOK 61 for the pint.

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    Vito's Vollen Fjordkro: Italian style food in a maritime, informal setting

    by Saagar Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Fjordkroa: Vito's Vollen Fjordkro

    This restaurant in Vollen's marina area has seen a number of incarnations. The current version is quite true to the reality: it is closed during the winter months and does a roaring trade during the summer and boating season. Opening 26 March 2010 after a deep freeze winter.

    The location at the Vollen Marina, the outdor seating on the quay, the interior decoration, the setting and much of the clientele are definitely of the Norwegian maritime sort. The food has an Italian emphasis, but a lot of Norwegian favourites as well. New this year is real Italian home-made pizza, probably benefitting from the temporary(?) closure of Furua Pizza & Kebab nearby...

    I tried this place a few times, and the dishes were of the fool proof type: maritime theme food, family oriented during day, beer or whitewine-and shrimp-guzzling flavour during the evenings. During summers, sitting outside on the deck with a bowl of shrimp and a cold beer is exactly how it should be.

    Favorite Dish: I like most things from the sea, but a bowl of freshly cooked shrimps with mayonnese and freshly baked white loaf pieces can't go wrong.
    More advanced fish dishes were good too. Not an exciting menu either, but do not think of Norway's coastal restaurants being anything like that of Sweden's - unfortunately! The location is great and makes up for any shortcomings in the menu. And, if you want higher class food, move up to Mats & Martina in Vollen centre.

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    Intermezzo Cafe/restaurant: Lunch in Asker centre - Intermezzo

    by Saagar Updated Mar 10, 2011

    Intermezzo is located in Trekanten shopping centre.
    The food is youngish oriented, international with a bit of fashion flavour to it. Here you can get a variety from sushi to tapas, but it's the lunch menu that stands out. Good set lunches.
    Open Mon-Thu 11-24, Fri, Sat 11-01, Sun 15-23.

    Age limit 20 yrs after 8pm.

    Favorite Dish: Lunch menus. Food in a dead shopping centre after hours isn't my thing.
    I went here recently again, with others including children. The service was very bad, waiters inflexible when it came to adjust the food to children's needs, the portions small and prices high. I felt there was more focus style and design and Asican chic rather than service and actual food for the stomach.
    Not recommended for people with children.

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    Budstikkaguiden: A restaurant guide to Asker and Baerum's eateries:

    by Saagar Written May 27, 2010

    Budstikkaguiden is the local resources info pages on the local newspaper's web page. By checking it out you will find a long list of restaurants and more simple eateries with references, their individual web pages and maps.

    Go to www.http://www.budstikkaguiden.no/
    thereafter click on "Spisesteder" which will show you 7 different categories from Bakery to Restaurant to Gatekjøkken (fast food), albeit with some overlap, such as a restaurant may also be listed as a catering company).
    Click on any of these and you get to the actual info pages. Here are the key useful categories for a visitor:

    Bakery: http://www.budstikkaguiden.no/bransjer/145-bakeri
    Fast food: http://www.budstikkaguiden.no/bransjer/156-gatekjkken
    Cafes: http://www.budstikkaguiden.no/bransjer/125-kafe
    Restaurants: http://www.budstikkaguiden.no/bransjer/138-restaurant

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    "Fjord Shop": A quick bite on the Marina

    by Saagar Updated Mar 12, 2010
    Long wait until reopening...

    A kiosk with limited selection of quick bites and soft drinks - a pit stop for boaters and sailors.
    Located at Vollen Marina, the "Fjord Shop" ( a very traditional name, ja?), it caters mainly to those who have their boats in the Marina and aquatic passer-bys who stop for fuel and service for their vessels.
    The Fjord Shop is mainly a large kiosk that also serves some hot dishes, ice cream, cold drinks etc.
    Open "ca. 10:00 to ca. 23:00" unquota, ja? I read that if there are customers and a fine sales day, it will be open.
    In 2009 this place was upgraded considerably and more maritime goods entered the shops. You find a decent selection of marine clothing and outerwear here also.

    Favorite Dish: Closed for the season!
    Open May 1 to October 1.

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    Nesbru Kebab: Consistently voted best kebab place

    by Saagar Updated Feb 16, 2010

    Nesbru Kebab has a long reputation of being the best kebab outlet this side of Oslo, if not over an even wider area. It is off E18, inside the business streets of Billingstad/Fekjan not too far from the big marts of IKEA and Smart Club.

    Favorite Dish: This is a kebab plane and kebab is what they have, plus condiments plus some other fast food dishes. Even if I aM not a kebab person, I liked what they served here and their pride of what the owners and workers here do!

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    Furua (The Pine Tree): Fast food to go - or for the beach?

    by Saagar Updated Feb 16, 2010
    Furua in the snow

    NB! WARNING! THIS PLACE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. CHANGE OF MANAGEMENT AND HOPEFULLY IMPROVING THEIR BUSINESS PLAN! WATCH THIS PLACE FOR UPDATES!!!!

    The pine trees are there, so that's why "Furua" is named as it is.
    Furua is the local fast food outlet on the coast road 165 just north of Vollen.
    I occasionally pick up something from here.
    Furua is a good place to go by and order take-out food for the beach if heading that way, or, of course, as a quick pit stop on the way back to Oslo after a hard day in the country.
    Opening hrs: Mon-Tue: 13-23
    Fri-Sat: 13-24
    Sun: 13-22.
    January/February specials: all pizzas NOK 99, kebab and soft drink NOK 55, 160g burger and soft drink NOK 60.

    Favorite Dish: They cook up regular fast food items here. They do 32 varieties of pizza, both Italian and American style, also calzone, kebabs, burgers and other dinnerish dishes. Best choice in my opinion are my own self-composed pizza per order variety (NOK 140) and rullekebab, similar to a shawarma.
    This not being a boring fast food chain outlet or franchise, their burgers are good, too.
    The best bet is for the general audience, I suppose, are their pizza varieties. The toppings determine what you'd go for.

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    MM - Mats & Martin: Local M&Ms?

    by Saagar Updated Feb 16, 2010
    Mats & Martin Restaurant

    The local restaurant at Vollen, the best place to eat and enjoy on the Asker coast. Opebn year-round, not summercrowds only- clientele.
    Mats & Martin do their own as well as international delicacies, both for the restaurant sit-down guests and for over the counter shopping, as well as take-out. They also do catering and have a separate party room for 20 at Vollen Handelssted. During summers there is a very nice outside dining area in a garden overlooking the Oslo fjord. To eat out in Asker, MM remains my favourite, simply because they are able to do really good things with an exciting assortment of the day's raw materials. I am quite impressed every time I het here.
    Informal place, but also the place you can go and be formal - with business guests, for instance.

    Favorite Dish: Had the pan-freid trout (supposed to be Arctic Char....) which was good, but over the top pricey. Very good desserts. All very well and friendly presented. Good atmosphere. I think that for my next meal here I will choose one starter and one small dish instead on only the main course. Their menu and prices are on the menu on their internet site.
    On a later occasion I had red fish, lingfish, reindeer, tapas, lots of goodies. can't stick to one recommendation here...

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    Cafe Opus: Tired of shopping, want lunch or a light dinner

    by Saagar Updated Feb 14, 2010

    Café Opus is made for tired shoppers who are not very adventurous in their choice of food - that means the upper age segment of shoppers.
    That also means you can have some generally good, average home style seasonal menu choices.
    Lunch and dinner emphasis, with a strong coffee-with-cake option.
    The place is ok, the fod is good, but often lacking in service: the staff at the teller and foos service counter are often teen-age inexperienced and not overtly service oriented. A few times I have visited there were not enough staff to manage it all.

    Favorite Dish: I have visited quite a few times over the last years, and I find the food very good; especially the hot lunch and light dinner choices. Their cake selection is limited, but fine. Generally I go for waffles when I am here - that and a cup of regular coffee. This place doesn't attract the trendy coffee crowd, hovever, their segment is different. Freshly pressed, but on the expensive side orange juice... I end up taking it anyway.

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    Pose og Sekk or Vollen Grillservice: Your own BBQ party

    by Saagar Written Aug 14, 2006

    Asker is a summer consicentous community and a local friend told me when I needed a part-size grill/BBQ that surely there must be someone renting out such ones?
    So, through local research I came across the Vollen Grillservice also called Pose og Sekk, run by Christian Reffheng in Heggedal.
    Cost of a medium sized grill (I did for 25 people), coal, delivery, cleaning and pick up was NOK 725 per day/night.
    They can also do the actual provisioning of the food, the BBQing etc. also, but it is not a real catering company. Odd place, difficult access etc no problem.

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    Tveter Gård (farm): Restaurant in the countryside

    by Saagar Updated Jul 29, 2006

    Tveter Gård is a municipally owned farm at Semsvannet lake just above Asker centre. While farming jher is obsolete, there are other activities in tha area. Considered the most beauriful farm in Asker. The main market is the local one and they regularly hold Sunday dinners, special events, holidays and connect food service to their other cultural and sports activities. Linked to the reknown (in oslo area at least...) restaurant company "Sult". See web site for further details.

    Favorite Dish: Specials vary from time to time and season to season.

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    Skytterkollen: Food excellence - game

    by Saagar Written Jul 29, 2006
    Skytterkollen is a bit to the left of this lake.

    Coopting a neigbouring municipality restaurant again, Skytterkollen serves excellent food. So good that people travel from afar to get here.
    Serves up hearty meals based on game and fish. Their red deer steaks are great.
    Need to prebook during weekends.
    Located near a shooting range, and originally established as some sort of club house for the shooting club, it is now a restaurant and a day conference centre in its own right.
    Excellent hikig nearby, and many people combine a day hike with dinner upon returning to the Skytterkollen car park.

    Favorite Dish: Wild game, deer or roe deer preferably.

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    Pizza Stua: Home grown pizza

    by Saagar Updated Jul 29, 2006

    A local pizza restaurant that is not a chain store... They have been around for more than 20 years, so it cannot be totally off?
    Eat your pizza there, take it home or have it brought to you.

    Open: Mon: 16-22, Tue-Fri: 16-23, Sat: 15-23, Sun: 14-22.

    Favorite Dish: Did not try it yet, but will do so soon!
    Check internet for menu.

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