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Pelmenit

Kustaankatu 7, Helsinki, Finland
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Ranked #205 of 957 Restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Ukrainian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Pelmeni is great place if you are very hungry - the portions are indeed big. The food is anything but sophisticated and the restaurant is not exactly cozy. The borscht soup is not my favourite but the pelmenis are excellent. There's no separate kids menu.

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Portland, Oregon
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130 reviews 130 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

A friendly chef serves scrumptious Ukrainian Pelmeni. Let me tell you, on a cold day, this hits the spot. The Pelmeni were served with sour cream, dill, vinegar and chili sauce. I could not have asked for a better lunch. This is a small restaurant in a part of town with lots of interesting shops, too say the least. It's... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The place is as if you walked inside a small, little bit run down country kitchen from the soviet era, and the service goes hand in hand with it. But the food is tasty, cheap and it all sort of fits together. It's not the place to go to if you want nice quiet fine dining. Whenever I'm in Kallio,... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The pelmeni as well as the meat crepes are great, especially for the low low price! Pick your own beer from the fridge, pay at the counter and enjoy!

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Helsinki, Finland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Down-to-earth and very small, this restaurant/bar serves simple home cooked dishes from the Ukraine. We tried schnitzel, minced meat steaks & pork steaks, followed by pancakes with jam & cream - everything was very tasty. Prices are very reasonable, especially for Helsinki. The location is a bit seedy, next to massage & sex shops, so maybe not the best place... More

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Vantaa, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This is one of those odd places you just return to, again and again. Works for lunch as well for evening stop-by´s wiht friends or girlfriend. Simple but tasty food and the prices are a bargain. The all time favourite of mine are the pelmenis(best in town), huge portion with Adzika sauce and everything. Try also the minced meat steaks... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

Either you love it or you hate it. I love it. A place with as much carisma as its owner and at the same time cook. Simple but very good. The best quality price ratio and in town.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

One of the few places to enjoy a traditional and reasonably priced Russian cuisine in Helsinki. There are plenty of expensive fine dining Russian restaurants in Helsinki but here you can enjoy a tasty meal for around 10 eur. Home made food in a homely environment, good for a casual lunch or dinner. Food quality seems to vary a bit... More

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Bergen
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I actually enjoyed the rough ambience and no-nonsense service. The food is simple and tasty. However I think 10€ for a pelmeni plate was overpriced, as there was no bread or salad included. The place is worth a visit, and is a nice addition to the restaurant selection in Helsinki.

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Helsinki
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155 reviews 155 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Food is really bad, solyanka soup was boiled for hours and all the ingredients lost their taste. They say that they make their pelmeni from scratch, but you can see pelmeni packs in the kitchen. 10 euros for a portion of pelmeni from supermarket? You must be kidding me. The place has a bit dirty feel about it. But the... More

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