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Ravintola Karljohan

Yrjonkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
+358 9 6121121
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Ranked #76 of 958 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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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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132 reviews 132 reviews
70 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
2 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I had dinner with my boyfriend on Saturday evening. The started (asparagus) was a bit too artsy for us, and had too little of the core ingredient. The mains (worschmack and a salad) were ok, and the dessert creme brulees were excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the location was excellent. All in all, an ok dining experience... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Nice small restaurant that has good Finnish food, but at a cost. Still it is very nice and enjoyable evening was had by all. Would go back for sure as the menu is interesting.

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