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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 18
    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
dinner after Theater

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Nina K
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Helsinki, Finland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Turku, Finland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This restaurant is a small gem, just 46 places and an excellent kitchen. It is situated a bit "hidden" in the back pocket of the shopping center Forum. The food is fresh and delicious, the service very nice. Recommended highly!

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Helsinki, Finland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a great lunch here today. My wife had rainbow trout and I had Blodpalt, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blodpalt I have previous had dinner here, which I also liked a lot. According to my opinion Karljohan is now the best restaurant in Helsinki before Kuurna. The staff is friendly and they speak Swedish.

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Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Whenever we are there (twice in the last 10 days) and several times before we experience high quality food at fair price. We will always come back!!!

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Southwell, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Arrived late in Helsinki. No restaurant booking (for two of us). Fitted us in, very good food delivered quickly (in spite of a full restaurant). Kept the beer topped up nicely, friendly service.

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Helsinki
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Had a work related dinner recently - as some reviewers have stated its not cutting edge cooking, Its traditional Finnish / French cooking but done well. The set menus are quite balanced and the food was cooked to perfection. The service was quite slow, but it was a Monday night an we were a party of 10, and of course... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I had the opportunity the first time in my life to try dove ... and I'm a strong, positive impression. Restaurant maintained in an interesting style, small but with a nice atmosphere. Seeing a large quantity of people recommend early booking. Delicious menu ... for starter recommend "Toast Skagen" shrimps, whitefish roe and chili mayonnaise on toast, the main dish... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Go there for the atmosphere. The food is good but not exceptional. The kitchen lacks the edge that would place it above the average, but you get what you pay topped up with a nice experience.

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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, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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