The Michelin Guide to restaurants is the most well-known ranking system for restaurants in the world, and getting a star on the Michelin Guide is a huge achievement that signifies that a restaurant serves high-quality food.
Norway had a total of 14 restaurants that held Michelin Stars in the 2022 version of the Michelin Guide. Only two of them held more than 1 star, with Maaemo in Oslo holding 3 Stars, and Re-Naa in Stavanger with 2 stars.
However, the new updated 2023 version of the Michelin Guide has awarded 6 new Norwegian restaurants with Michelin Stars, upping the total number of Michelin Star restaurants in Norway to 20!
A whooping 20 Michelin Star restaurants in a small country like Norway is quite the achievement, and shows that Norway is much more in the culinary world than just getting ranked as the world’s most bland food.
The 6 new Michelin Star Restaurants in Norway in 2023
The 6 restaurants that were awarded a brand new Michelin Star in 2023 are:
Click on any of their names to get taken to their website to book a table. But keep in mind that these restaurants will get a lot of interest in the coming months and even years, so you might have to wait several months before you might be able to get a table.
Only K2 is located outside of Oslo, and you need to travel to Stavanger to taste their amazing food.
No Norwegian restaurants lost or gained multiple stars in 2023
There were no changes to any of the 14 restaurants that already held a Michelin Star in the new 2023 version of the Michelin Guide, so no restaurants either gained or lost any stars.
This means that there are 12 old and 6 new restaurants with 1 Star each, and Maaemo is still the only Norwegian restaurant that has been awarded 3 Michelin Stars. The final restaurant on the list is Re-Naa with 2 Michelin Stars.
Nicklas is the owner and editor of The Norway Guide, and is responsible for most of the content on the website.
He lives in Skien, Norway with his wife and two children. Nicklas is specialized in Norwegian ecology (including Norway’s geology, wildlife and flora) from his degree in Ecology And Nature Management at University of South-Eastern Norway, but has a particular interest in tourism and content creation.
His biggest hobbies are fishkeeping, going on hikes with his dog, and rooting for the local football team.