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Merisatamanranta 10, Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 6224522
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 8
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice location by the water

A very popular place in the summer, large outdoor seating just by the water. The food is a bit dull, pizza is probably the best call. On the other hand, this is just as much for drinking as for eating. Go for a drink by the water and enjoy the view and the atmosphere, dont expect too much of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A very popular place in the summer, large outdoor seating just by the water. The food is a bit dull, pizza is probably the best call. On the other hand, this is just as much for drinking as for eating. Go for a drink by the water and enjoy the view and the atmosphere, dont expect too much of the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Except for the food, the place is overpriced and overrated. The menu was flashing on the screen and we had to wait for the screen to change. Also we had to order on the spot by the cashier with a long queue behind us, angrily waiting for us to order and pay. The customer experience is largely counter-intuitive with clueless... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Carousel is a seaside cafe serving all kinds of drinks and a couple varieties of hot food. The outside seating is also comfortable and somewhat shielded from birds by invisible line strung above. Unfortunately our pizzas were not so good, and the service was only mediocre.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Some fancy sports cars in front of Carusel such as a Mustang GT or AMG S class Mercedes did not warrant that there would have been an equivalent inside this place for food or service: My pork burger was very dry, the salad was not properly washed, actually I should have returned it for that reason. Together with a nice... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Excellent location on the seaside is the best that this cafe has to offer. You get a bit less with your money than you could get from somewhere else, but again, you pay a bit for the location. The cafe is dog friendly so people bring their dogs inside the cafeteria. That was no problem for me but the crowdiness... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The wiew is exceptional but this is not a café, it's a dog park. It is unbelievable that the management allows dogs in a place where food is prepared, served and eaten. I'm not talking about small handbag sized dogs but large retreivers, german shepherds and the likes. One of these dogs is enough for the air to be contaminated... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It is a cafe/bistroo with very beautiful view on the sea,located on a sea boulevard with cozy summer terrace. Food is average,it is a bistroo but deserve a visit for sure... perfect place to chill out and chat with a friend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I went for a walk at the harbor and got to carusel with my friends.very nice view on the ocean, good cakes and nice coffee and she said the pizza is good too!if you are near the harbor it's worth a visit.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have discovered this place recently and it is a good place to hang out. It is somehow hard for working class to go there because it is over crowded during the weekends and it closes at 16.00 during the week. One thing: Bar tender told us that they are closing it 5 minutes after he sold us whiskey.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My friend who lives in Helsinki suggested we stop here for mid morning coffee. Located on the waterfront, the cafe was bright, light and airy. Plenty of windows for fantastic views. Plenty of seating. It must be a popular location for workers, as there were quite a few people using the cafe for business meetings. Service is cafeteria style. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Merisatamanranta 10, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6224522

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 14
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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