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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Fantastic food

My mother and I ate dinner here and were thoroughly impressed. We ordered beetroot soup with blue cheese foam to start off, then the arctic char for her and the cep risotto for me, capped off with the chocolate marquis with sea buckthorn berry sorbet. Oh and, their complimentary bread with olive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
geigerin91
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother and I ate dinner here and were thoroughly impressed. We ordered beetroot soup with blue cheese foam to start off, then the arctic char for her and the cep risotto for me, capped off with the chocolate marquis with sea buckthorn berry sorbet. Oh and, their complimentary bread with olive tapenade is delicious too! Amazing ingredients (a good... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were four, two had the green salad and the Black Angus entrecoté, two the Vitello tonnato and the fish. Everything was very tasty, well prepared and the main courses were hot when served. Then we couldn't resist the Chocolate marquis - mmm, just right to top it all off. Service was impeccable. The interior is intimate and just right... More 

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Thank Mirja T
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I went for the gratinated snails for starter and the artic char for main course. Both was more than perfect! Would definetly rate this place to one of the best spots to eat in town. I like the quiet atmosphere.

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Thank ThorstenRPunkt
Helsinki Finland
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175 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Restaurant Karljohan is situated right in the center of Helsinki, around the corner, so to say. Veeeery good food, made with high-quality raw-materials. Good homely-type of service, traditional atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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Thank theblond
Boston, MA
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198 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Less expensive than Aino, and we thought better. I had "sautéed reindeer." I expected slices, but it was slivered and on mashed potatoes, very good. He had Arctic char with potatoes. Marinated whitefish with roe to start. Nice atmosphere, friendly and casual.

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1 Thank jeanfrombos2n
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Consistently amazing quality. I eat there casual business lunches mostly. Usually take fish of the day which I recommend especially if you are looking for a Finnish dish at its (simple and tasty) glory. Today I had lemon risotto with scallops. That was the second best risotto I have ever had, and I have been around Italy few times. The... More 

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2 Thank pekontom
Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great place in the middle of Helsinki. Great local Finnish food. Customer service is good. Warm atmosphere. A good experience.

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Thank XMOS69
Copenhagen, Denmark
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Finnish/French food of good quality. I had a trout with chantarelles and a licorice lemon desert which both were very nice.

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Thank AndersBB
Sydney, Australia
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219 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

A group of 3 ate here on a quiet Saturday evening. The service was friendly, efficient, helpful and multi-lingual. I tried the Finnish dishes including Reindeer and they were all excellent. There are some decent wines on the list (at typically high Finland prices) but their snaps recommendations worked really well for me. The décor is clean, modern and Scandinavian.... More 

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Thank Peter G
Helsinki, Finland
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This restaurant offers home made cooking style meals that are tasty and reasonably priced. Staff is friendly and try to accommodate the guests even when the place is full.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Yrjonkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6121121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 147
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions

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