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Muru

Fredrikinkatu 41, Helsinki 00120, Finland
442015976
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Ranked #18 of 951 restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We had such a lovely dinner here last night (August 2014). We are visiting from Tanzania and the UK and were looking for a 'local' restaurant. I checked out the website and was impressed with the local food selections and that it appeared to be run by three friends (website was in finnish so I guessed). Dinner was really fantastic,... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I had a three course dinner on Friday evening in Muru. We we there so early (at 5 pm) that reservation was possible just a few days before. But still, the place was packed. Both the starters and main course were excellent, but the crown of the dinner was the chocolate fondant, which was the best I have ever had.... More

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Washington, DC
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212 reviews 212 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A return visit to Finland after a year meant Muru had to be tried again. It did not disappoint. It still amazes me how that tiny kitchen produces such fine dining. It helps that there are some daily specials - a risotto, say, and a few other dishes and then a set menu with an optional wine-pairing. Everything is well-sourced,... More

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Lohja
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I had a Friday evening dinner in Muru. We decided to go for the menu with wine suggestions. The food and wines were excellent. We had made the reservation in good time but our table was in the back of the restaurant totally nothing to see. The staff was friendly but "not present. The price was terrible,... More

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Helsinki
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

I had high expectations, when going in to Muru. Together with my wife, we had nearly everything on the menu. I had 5 courses and she had 3. We were both somewhat disappointed. The food was well prepared and pretty good, but nothing special. It was not a bad meal, but I would have expected more innovative and distinct flavors.... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place is a joke. The food was partly great and partly mediocre. If you wanna just hang out, the place might be good, but if you wanna go to a restaurant and have real food, skip this place. We had a menu of four different foods. The size of the plates was so terribly terribly terribly too small -... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

I have visited Muru a couple of times during the years. During the first visits they were simply outstanding, then "only" excellent and now they are back on track again - outstanding food, wines and service last week!

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Oslo, Norway
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I have tried to get a table here for long time and now I finally got it. I was here with my colleagues and noticed that there were quite a lot of other business people as we. The service in the restaurant was perfect in my taste. Relaxed but professional. Our waiter was a lovely young woman who knew what... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I ate here in January 2014 and was very impressed by the food. Now in May 2014 I was slightly disappointed. The food was OK, but not more. The wine package one glass of five different wines contained wines from less well-known regions (which was good) but the wines were not of particularly good quality. What I definitely disliked was... More

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Helsinki
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had dinner with our business group here. We enjoyed the daily menu which price was fine for the food offered. The wine package for this menu was excellent too. You will not get special customer service in restaurants in Helsinki but this place is exception for this rule. Our waitress was very friendly. He know how of the food... More

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