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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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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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
Best meal in a long time

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Gillian S
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 5 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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8 reviews
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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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Turku, Finland
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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