OK, got to admit it; I never went here.
But let me list it for future review:
Misto mixes a cafè and restuarnat concept, they do parties, Christmas buffets and catering, take-out, contains a delicatessen shop and food gift shop. How could I have missed it????
Favorite Dish: - need to try it out first...
After saying good-bye to our Mexican fav Mucho Mas (you still find their restaurant in Oslo), Kosmos has moved in on the same premises.
Aiming at being a family restaurant for a modern and well travelled clinetele, there isn't much that sounds like Norway on the menu. Nor do they seem to have much in terms of a food line. Very eclectic, in other words, and something for everybody, presumably. Very close to an American diner. Sort of place I think I would tire from, I like profile and ethnicity and strength in one direction or the other.
Favorite Dish: Tuna salad is good here!
Dolly Dimple's is part of a large internatinal chain and thus not very exciting, and rather predictable. But they do good quick dinners and very good pizza for the Askerianians ("askerbøringene").
They have a sit-down option, take home-option or they-bring-option.
Favorite Dish: Got to be pizza.
LATEST SAD NEWS IS THAT MUCHO MAS MAY NO LONGER OPERATE - LET'S HOPE THEY WILL RETURN TO ASKER, NOW LIMPING BACK TO OSLO; THIS WAS THE BEST PLACE TO GO FOR FOOD IN ASKER CENTRE!!!!! Mucho Mas is the only restaurant in Asker that features an exclusively Mexican-Californian menu. Aaaahh - I went to college in CA, so this will be my favourite when in town...
The loooong counter doubles as a stand-up or sit-high bar.
Everything on the menu is available as take-out items, too.
High ceiling gives it a different feel from what I find cosy, but I should focus on the food...
There are two of these restaurants, the other one is in Oslo. As the Asker one is fairly new, I found some reviews of the Oslo one that rave about their food, authenticity - "..decidedly the most Mexican in town..."
I hope that holds water - I just went in to have a look and a take-out menu.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12-01, Sun 13-01.
Favorite Dish: Their menu :
Huevos de la Casa
Quesadilla of the House
A hefty several-item dinner plate priced at NOK 103-149, ditto for lunch at NOK 97-126.
Refills for NOK 35 Desserts: cheese cake, chocolate mousse , carrot cake, apple cake, ice cream.
Not very original, any of it, but safe and sound? Looking forward to my next visit...
Thia is a pizza restaruant chain with some success all over Norway. Same menu as elsewhere in the country, thus a bit boring in the long run. But you know what you get, and that is of great importance to distrustful and food-conservative Norwegians approaching a table. All sorts of pizzas and sizes and side dishes and other items on the menu, too, that go a long way to make the entire family happy on a diner outing... Good place to bring children, after all.
Favorite Dish: Pepperoni pizzas, deep pan American style.
Chinatown - a very original name....
Serves up Chinese lunches and dinners.
Take-home service, drive-out service.
Indoor and outdoor seating.
Favorite Dish: Chinese food in Norway is not like Chinese food in China. But you cannot go much wrong with seafood and shredded meat wok dishes, sweet'n souts and chopsueys.
Nothing extraordiary here, but worth it if your craving goes this way.
Down by the harbour in Sandvika some 10 km east of Asker you will find Tangen Pizzakro, open Mon-Thu10-24, Fri-Sat 10-02:30, Sun 12-24.
If you missed your boat out to the islands of Asker/Bærum ("Rigmor," see transportation tip), you can crash here and burn your time coiled around a pizza. Or, when coming back from a sunny day on the islands, or Kalvøya with the kids, drop by here for an easy dinner that makes everyone happy, including the cook.
Outdoor and indoor, take-out.
Some sort of happy hours 16-21, but I did not investigate whether this was valid for drinks too!? Doesn't sound real in this country.
Favorite Dish: By definition, pizza. But which one? I am the pepperoni guy!
Not a restaurant, but a pan-Asian grocery located in Sandvika. If you live in Asker or visit Asker for prolonged holidays (or a picnic in one of the nice coves here), you can stop by Sandvika - by car, bus or train - and do your Asian grocieries and other food items and necessities shopping here at EUR ASIA International Food.
Open: Mon-Fri 9-19, Sat 9-18, Sun 12-18.
These are all eateries located in the Trekanten shopping centre:
Cafe Opus (separate tip) Tel: 66760485
Haveli Tandoori (separate tip) 66784200
Intermezzo (separate tip) 66795760
Haveli Kaffebar 66900728
Lille Trille (separate tip) 48154321
Petit Chocolaterie 98236925
Haveli will probably object to being ticked off as Indian restaurant (VT categories...). They proudly advertise themselves as Haveli Pakistani Tandoori Restaurant. With a sizeable Pakistani local population also frequenting Haveli, the food got to be good.
Given that apart from Nagina's over in Sandvika it's also the only South-Asian (diplomacy employed here...) food restaurant in Asker, there is little other choice...
Outdoor serving also.
Open Mon-Sat 15-23, Sun 14-22.
Favorite Dish: Tandooris here are good.
Hvalstrand Bad is an old built-up sea bathing place with diving towers, piers and a restaurant in the 30-ies "Funkis" style. I personally do not care too much for the cubicle right-angles-style, but the setting is fine and the restaurant does have atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: Special menu "3-meter'n" (the "3-meter dive").
Expensive at NOK 395.
Try other maritime dishes, too if your wallet fails to meet the obligations of the 3-meter'n or if your intention is to swim, not to sink. Freshly steamed shrimps are always good, seved with fresh bread, lemon and mayonnese.
Strictly speaking not in Asker, it's across the border in Bærum municipality, but the municipalities enjoy extensive cooperation and let me propose to extend this to eateries, too....
Nagina's is located in an obscure place near the river (that turns and twists in Sandvika) so it's a bit hard to find at the first go. If you find it you will come again, though.
Close to the railway station; you can get off the train, go and eat, and then jump on the next train in the best interrail style.
Favorite Dish: Kormas and tandooris are my favourites here - they do them real well. My companions who go for the curries will go for curries again, too.
Good portions and quality for a fair price.
Lunches for NOK 69,-
Dinners from NOK 139
Take-home at 10% off.
Happy globalism and delights are slowly creeping into Asker, the Thai food slowly entering over the Asker border at Nesbru...
They do take away orders, too.
Open Mon-Sat 11-21
Favorite Dish: Spicy fish soups and stir-fried sea food of most sorts always a first choice.
Gledens Druer offers space and drinks and snacks to go with the drinks at Asker Cultural Centre (Asker Kulturhus).
Nice to sit down after the movies/theatre/ concert or visit to the library and have a chat with freinds and contemplating what you've seen and heard over some good drinks.
Opening hours: Mon-Wed: 08-22, Thu-Sat: 08-24, Sun: 12-24.
Favorite Dish: Good selection of wines.
We thought smultringer were ok until travellers returning from the USA told us they were boring and tried adding sugar, chockolate and what not on them. Then they suddenly became donuts. Do-Nuts sounds like "toilet-nuts" in the Norwegian. Visually, too, you know whith the hole in the centre?
No, don't mess with our smultringer!
Despite my harangue, LilleTrille goes all the way in providing this unfamilar stuff.
Favorite Dish: I'll stick to smultringer!
They'd be stripped-down donuts, just bare bones so to speak.
But they are good here, too.
They bake all day, so you will get them fresh and hot if you like.
Price: 28 pcs for NOK 175.
For 30 or more, the price is NOK 6 per piece.