You can find Smalhans in Ullevålsveien in the neighbourhood of ST Hanshaugen. This space has housed several restaurants since 1921
Getting to Smalhans is pretty straight-forward – both the 21 and 37 bus stops right outside the main entrance. Smalhans sits nicely in a junction on top of St. Hanshaugen, ideal for everyone who wants a quick meal on their way home work or to enjoy an evening out with friends
The people behind Smalhans all have years of experience from the Oslo restaurant scene Even Ramsvik, Tom Victor Gausdal, Stian Floer and Anders Braathen. In the kitchen, you’ll find Karl Torbjørn Andersen and at the front of the house, Geir Kristian Næss. We are proud to say that we hold a Bib Gourmand in the Guide Michelin since 2016 .
The term smalhans originates from 17th century Germany and initially came to Bergen with the Hanseatics. Smalehans in Low German, schmalhans in High German. In Norway, we usually associate the word with being a bit low on cash.
To us, Smalhans is several things. Either it being serving a simple plat du jour, sourcing suppliers who can deliver quality produce at the right price, to make the most out of the available produce, finding old materials that no one wants to use or just seeing the value in something that others considered to be worthless.
As a result, you can always count on Smalhans for a good, wholesome, homemade meal at the right price.
The dishes can be adjusted to accommodate different needs – families with children might want half portions for the kids, a bunch of friends might want sharing plates, a couple share one dessert and so on.