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Cafe Ferdinand

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$$ - $$$
Scandinavian, Seafood, European
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Aaron Mathiesenip Aqquserna B-1128, Ilulissat DK-3952, Greenland
+299 94 41 53
18:00 - 21:30
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The cafe bar is upstairs in the Hotel Arctic and serves a great Greenlandic tapas and local beers. We came back the following night to enjoy the nachos where one platter filled us both. And while you eat, there is the amazing view of the bay set with icebergs in the evening sunshine. Memorable.

Thank Mingalaba11
Taipei, Taiwan
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

我們在 Cafe Ferdinand 用餐兩次,老實說它的價格和小鎮上的餐廳沒有差多少,並不會說是在飯店就比較貴,當地人很多都攜家帶眷來這裡用餐﹝他們幾乎都是點漢堡,大人小孩人手一個﹞。 我們第一次是先點了四樣菜: Whale suaasat (105 DKK) 是鯨魚湯。Suaasat是傳統格陵蘭湯料理,大多是用海豹、鯨魚、馴鹿或是海鳥熬煮,湯裡面有洋蔥、馬鈴薯和米飯。老實說我們吃起來比較不習慣,鯨魚肉很硬韌、湯喝起來有點濃鹹,當成一種體驗吧! Fried scampi (115 DKK) 的前菜很不錯,這邊的蝦子新鮮又肥大,很好吃,搭配的生菜看起來沒有很漂亮,但是以這裡並不產葉菜類,這樣經過長途跋涉的生菜,應該算是很頂級了。 Snowcrab (main course 235 DKK / starter 125DKK) 是城鎮外海Disco Island的鱈場蟹,吃起來很鮮甜,我們是點main course,雖然看起來不大,但是一整隻真的有點多,吃到後來吃不下。 Spaghetti (185 DKK) 的義大利麵有點普通,它的麵煮得太軟了,沒有口感,反而是煙燻比目魚很讚,魚肉香甜又有口感。 今天吃完的結論就是:在這裡就要吃海鮮!因為當地就是出產海鮮呀!其他料理不會比較厲害,畢竟原料都是要坐船或是坐飛機過來的。 所以第二次在這邊用餐時就只點了 Four small Tapas (165 DKK) ,這個雖然是前菜,但包含了四種海洋的食材,包含了炸干貝、燻比目魚、格陵蘭蝦和鱈場蟹,蝦子是這幾天都吃到的格陵蘭蝦,燻比目魚也是當地特產,這樣四種料理根本就是當地最完美的特產組合。 Fish of the day (185 DKK),今天是比目魚搭配蟹腳,和之前吃到的比目魚片不同,這是一大塊的比目魚,超好吃!尤其它連皮的部分。

1 Thank JoeHung99
South Carolina
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217 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ate here on the second night of our stay as Ulo restaurant was not yet open downstairs and we didn't want to go back in town. Service was a little slow. Other patrons were enjoying the bar type atmosphere and we were at a table. My husband had a minced beef and oxburger and I had fried scallops and... More 

Thank SCTraveller42
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016

we ate there some nights along with main dining room downstairs. cheaper version of downstairs but not the quality.

Thank kirunahansen J
Bangkok, Thailand
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337 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Tasing cafe Ferdinand at Hotel Arctic. It turned out that its seafood is up to its famous reputation. We love fried scallop, Baked Halibut, and Snow crab. All are fresh and tasty and reasonably priced. Lastly we tried ice cream here and like it very much.

Thank Suwatss
Assens, Denmark
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153 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Over time we often live for a while in Ilulissat and every time we of course have to dine in Hotel Arctic. This day we decided to have a simple meal in their cafe upstairs named Cafe Ferdinand. It was on a tuesday evening but still the place was packed and we were lucky to have a table. We had... More 

Thank karlvinther
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

While staying in the disappointing hotel Arctic we had dinner at Ferdinand cafe. I had the fish burger and my wife a pasta with tomato sauce. The service was excellent but the food was tasteless and very expensive comparing with good food from other restaurants at the city center.

Thank Arilevy1982
Copenhagen, Denmark
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The cafe is the 'cheaper' option to eat at Arctic Hotel (they also have a fine dining restaurant). Like with all places in northern Greenland, the menu is meat and fish heavy, vegetables are a luxury in these parts. For something light I recommend the Snow Crab. For a more substantial meal, you can't go wrong with the Discoburger (breaded... More 

Thank Springbok99
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

One of best meals of my holiday. Fantastic views of the ice fjord. Service was quick. Food isn't too expensive and it's excellent. I had a delicious dessert of ice cream in a chocolate basket. The fish of the day was fantastic too.

Thank Neill2407
New Delhi
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172 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

This, like Restaurant Ulo, is located inside Hotel Arctic. It is on the first floor with beautiful view of the ice fiord. It's is cafe food - but ox or halibut burgers etc. Menu attached. Prices of course are cheaper than Ulo but the servings are large and food wholesome.

Thank Akhil B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Scandinavian, Seafood, European
After-hours, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aaron Mathiesenip Aqquserna B-1128, Ilulissat DK-3952, Greenland
  • Location: Greenland  >  Qaasuitsup Municipality  >  Ilulissat
  • Phone Number: +299 94 41 53
Cafe Ferdinand is the light and easy alternative to Restaurant Ulo. You can just pop in here and have cold drinks after all the exertions of the day, enjoy cakes with coffee and tea with a fantastic view as well - or end the evening with a light meal and a drink before saying goodnight.

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