If you are into new tasteful food complemented with a focused selection of mostly vin nature in a very informal laid-back atmosphere without white linen, then Pjoltergeist is definitely worth a visit.
Pjoltergeist is a small place hidden by a non-descript door in what used to be a somewhat rougher part of Oslo, the place even used to be a Hells Angels bar.
It is run and owned by Susanne Låstad and Sverre Bøyum in the front of the house and Atli Mar Yngvasson heading up the kitchen. They bring fine dining experience from different places in Oslo and most notably Ylajali.
If you book a table you commit to their tasting menu. If you drop in you can always order à la carte from a bar menu. Chef Patron Atli Mar Yngvasson is from Iceland and his cooking makes use of Nordic ingredients with Asian cooking without being spicy. The tasting menu is a fun enjoyful journey where you do not know in advance what is coming next. This journey might let you discover how good seared whale can be or give you a craving for takoyaki.
The wine list is focused and has both traditional wines but mostly vin nature with a strong focus on regions, like Jura. The focus is more on having the table share a whole bottle of wine so there is no matching wine menu by glass.
Pjoltergeist is an unpretentious place with fun and delicious food and what is really nice is that you can drop in late; the kitchen does not close until half an hour after midnight.
Written by Joakim