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Ravintola Karljohan

Yrjonkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
+358 9 6121121
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Ranked #86 of 941 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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81% Recommend
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Helsinki
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Tampere, Finland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Espoo, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Nice little restaurant, good scandinavian aven Finnish food. Very friendly service and good wine succestions. Top ten restaurant in Helsinki.

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Helsinki, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We live close to KarlJohan - so we have visited there normally once/twice a year during several years. It has been a pleasure to see that they have kept their style and quality of food and service on a level equalling their prices. This time we had.crayfish soup and gratinated snails as a starter, followed by grilled whitefish and Black... More

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Finland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My long time friends decided to meet for dinner in this restaurant. I found the prices high and portions small, as well was the choise for poor. Plusses for not too loud music.

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