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This page lists a few places to eat in Oslo. Many thanks to our resident bon viveur for providing most of the places on this list. The only places I can wholeheartedly recommend personally are Jerome's, the Åpent Bakeri and the Dana Bakeri.
There is an overlapping list of places to eat out in Oslo with a good description of Norwegian dining culture and etiquette at the Nordic Nibbler blog. (See also their accurate, depressing description of The Current State of Food in Norway.)

Note that the notion of a ‘cheap eat’ is relative to the generally expensive prices in Oslo.

This map shows most of the restaurants, cafés and so on that are listed below.
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Expensive restaurants

Solsiden (expensive fish restaurant, only open in the summer – 3rd Sept is the last day this year. Read review)
Søndre Akershus Kai 34

Ekebergrestauranten (Expensive restaurant on a hill. Pleasant food, super view.)
Kongsveien 1

Grefsenkollen (Another expensive restaurant on a – bigger – hill. Stunning view. Read review of their lunch menu.)
Grefsenkollveien 100

Less expensive restaurants

Olympen (Beer hall atmosphere. Decent food, a bit overpriced for what it is - fixed price three courses for 300 Kr or a la carte.)
Grønlandsleiret 15

Alex Sushi (Pretty good sushi. Can be very expensive, but has set price menus from 375 Kr. Just don't drink anything. How can they charge 45Kr (6 EUR, $8) for green tea?)
Cort Adelers gate 2

Arakataka (Fixed price menu at 350 Kr. Bistro atmosphere. Good cooking, although sometimes a bit too fancy for their own good.)
Mariboes gate 7

Jerome's (French restaurant, run by an award-winning pâtissier. The only good cheap restaurant in Oslo? Fixed price 3 course dinner 200 Kr. A la carte at lunchtime. Shut on Sundays.)
St. Olavs gate 33

Fiskeriet (A new fish restaurant – and fishmongers – centrally located. Read review)
Youngstorget 2b

Trattoria Popolare (Italian food in Grunerløkka. Pasta main courses from 150 Kr. The owners also run the best (new) microbrewery in town, Schous mikrobryggeri, in the same building. Read review)
Trondheimsveien 2

Kafé Oslo, Litteraturhuset (Mid-priced café at the newish ‘Literature Centre’. Nice airy dining room with books. Main course at dinner from about 200 Kr. Sometimes disorganised service.)
Wergelandsveien 29

Cafés/pubs/‘cheap eats’

Café Tekehtopa (informal and relatively cheap café/restaurant, serves light meals and mains)
St Olavs plass 2

Åpent Bakeri (Proper bread without any flour 'improver'. Huge croissants, raisin buns and cinnamon buns. Decent espresso-based coffee. They tend to shut a bit before official closing time, 5pm (4pm at some branches on Saturday).)
Various branches. The one at Parkveien 27 is the most central and has the best opening hours: open until 5 pm every day including Sunday.

Lorry (Traditional Norwegian pub/bistro)
Parkveien 12

Fyret (Traditional Danish lunch/dinner.)
Youngstorget 6

Mucho Mas (Cheapish ‘Mexican’ food, well-established)
Bogstadveien 8 (also Thorvald Meyers gate 36)

Villa Paradiso (Italian restaurant, does decent pizzas)
Olaf Ryes plass 8

Delicatessen (A tapas place, not a deli. A restaurant named after a film named after a type of shop named after a food category.)
Søndre gate 8

Tullins (Informal and cheap, by Oslo standards)
Tullins gate 2

Schrøder (Very traditional (meatballs in gravy), cheap for Oslo. Detective Harry Hole’s local in Jo Nesbø’s stories.)
Waldemar Thranes gate 8

Eating at the Blindern campus

There are several places to eat, including:

The main refectory. Upstairs in the Frederikke building on the main square of the campus, less than five minutes’ walk from the conference venue. Standard cafeteria fare.

The cafe in the library building, Georg Sverdrups hus. Mainly cold food. Pretty good coffee from the stand in the corridor outside the cafeteria proper. Pleasant surroundings.

The cafeteria in the building where the conference is being held, Georg Morgenstiernes hus. Dispiriting sandwiches. Variable coffee. Hint: the coffee from the stand in the corridor outside the main library cafeteria is only 3 minutes away.

Dana Bakeri. A small independent cafe just off the campus, under the tracks at the Forskningsparken metro station. The best and cheapest food anywhere near campus: big sandwiches for 30 Kr; børek (savoury Turkish pastries) for 20 Kr; a plate of chicken and rice for 50 Kr. (No, we don’t get kickbacks, more’s the pity.)