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All 959 Helsinki Restaurants

Ravintola Karljohan

Yrjonkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
+358 9 6121121
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Ranked #89 of 959 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $147
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW 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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Helsinki, Finland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Half of our company (four people) had the Karljohan Classic menu as our dinner. Snails in gorgonzola as a starter were not of my taste. Tenderloin steak, however, was excellent. Almond- apple cake with baked apple foam and vanilla ice cream was a really wonderful dessert. Also, the other half of our company having Menu Karljohan as their meal were... More

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Espoo, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I notice from some of the reviews of Karljohan, people found the portions small and the prices quite high. I have lived in Finland for 4 years and I find a lot of places very expensive but also provide pretty poor quality on the food and service. I thought Karljohan was well priced for the excellent quality of the food... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

After walking around this beautiful city,for a great part of the afternoon, we decided to go for some dinner, we happened across this wonderful little restaurant by chance.We were sat very quickly in a table by the window. Our orders were taken, ( it was very helpful that the staff spoke English and the menu had English on there as... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very small quaint quiet place. Pleasing atmosphere. Food was delicious, however we felt the portions should have been larger for the price and we were still hungry when we left after a 64 euro dinner. We both had reindeer and it was very good.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

At lunch 18.7.14 two elderly (70 and 80+) gentlemen lunched. When asked the waitress for dessert, she informed behind the counter that as it is lunch time they must come to the counter for their order, 3 m was too much for her! The check she could bring to the table.

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Nederland, Colorado
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150 reviews 150 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This small restaurant is located in a quiet corner. We happened on it by accident but had a wonderful meal. The food was especially delicious. I ordered the reindeer medium rare and it was wonderfully tender and tasty. If we were in Helsinki again, this might be the first restaurant we would return to.

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Los Angeles, CA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

KarlJohan is located around the corner at the end of an otherwise very noisy street dining area, a refreshing change to calm and quiet. Food is well prepared classic Finnish/nordic, I had Chanterelle soup to start and reindeer for the main. Both were fine; keep the reindeer on the rare side, as it will be dry if cooked past even... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

If this place has been a bit cheaper, it would have rated it five stars. As it was, the food was very good but not quite up to the promised level. I had the largest set menu, consisting of an appetizer, soup, main course, cheese, and dessert. Each course was nicely presented and cooked just right. The reason for my... More

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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a really nice, even though a bit smallish restaurant. Do not get fooled by its appearances - the food is excellent and the choice of drinks is better than in most restaurants in Finland. I am not a huge expert in Scandic food, but the quality was very good and my wife and I really loved the experience.

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Additional Information about Ravintola Karljohan

Address: Yrjonkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
Phone Number: +358 9 6121121
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
Average Prices: USD 37 - 147
Cuisine: European

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