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Ravintola Karljohan

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Kampinmalmi
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Yrjonkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 6121121
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good value for money

This restaurant offers home made cooking style meals that are tasty and reasonably priced. Staff is friendly and try to accommodate the guests even when the place is full.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
jtr9
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Helsinki, Finland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This restaurant offers home made cooking style meals that are tasty and reasonably priced. Staff is friendly and try to accommodate the guests even when the place is full.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The restaurnt is located nearby the city center but aside from the noisy and tourist area. The house wine was one of the best red wines that I ever tasted, the food was great, and the dessert - superb. Best meal we had in Helsinki.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

On our last day in Finland we were looking for some great Finnish cuisine and this this was exactly what we got here. The menu was short but inspiring and the special on the day we went was sautéed reindeer. For starters we can highly recommend the chanterelle soup with sherry foam which was absolutely amazing. The main course of... More 

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St Albans, Herts, UK
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very friendly welcome, convenient for our hotel (Torni) and really good, Finnish food. Can't recommend it highly enough. Delicious.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I did ? And he or she was delicious ? Yep comfort food at it's best, wonderful flavor, side of creamy mash potatoes, lingen berries and cubed Guerkins, Sue had the beef with the spring potatoes gently grilled, washed down our meals with house wines,followed with the white chocolate and rhubarb desert. Delightful ambiance, big windows, and tastefully decorated.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A friend/colleague treated me to one of the prix fixe menus, and it was absolutely delicious. The green and white asparagus starter, with bearnaise sauce and parmesan was fantastic. I asked for a substitution for the dessert, because I strongly dislike licorice. They were happy to do it, but they also brought me the licorice dessert to try. Normally I... More 

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

With all due respect to the Finns, Finland is not famous for it's gastronomy, but the Karljohan proves that traditional finnish dishes that are well prepared can be world class. Do try anything from the menu that you don't understand, it's all delicious !

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The food was very tasty and good, service very pleasat, the ambiance very good. Right in the center of the city, around 70 seats. Good for both lunch and dinner. Would recommend to order a table ahead.Also a good choice of wines. Good for couples and business and solo and friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Homemade mushed potatoes and best lingonperry jam that I have ever had! 👍👍 I will eat here again.. 👌👌

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We wondered on Helsinki street and found this place by the good reviews, and it totally fulfilled its good reputation from other customers. Lunch set is wonderful and definitely tasty with Finnish beer, and the environment is very clean and comfortable that you would want to stay longer for a break. With perfect food, clean environment and hearty service, this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Yrjonkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6121121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 147
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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