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Chef & Sommelier

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Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150 , Finland
+358 400 959440
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Innovative, different and exciting

This is surely a special place, situated in a really nice part of Helsinki. Standing outside on the street you can look into the kitchen and talk to the chef. Small an cosy restaurant with many delicious dishes and good wines. Being a non vegetarian I maybe felt a couple of dishes lacked taste but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Torgeir M
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is surely a special place, situated in a really nice part of Helsinki. Standing outside on the street you can look into the kitchen and talk to the chef. Small an cosy restaurant with many delicious dishes and good wines. Being a non vegetarian I maybe felt a couple of dishes lacked taste but it was an exciting experience... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This place is just perfect. Very well priced (for Helsinki at least), and the food is incredibly innovative. Sasu, the chef, clearly takes huge pleasure and pride in his work. He was very welcoming and spent ages with us explaining how he sources his food etc. I had a tomato desert, which sounds wrong, but was amazing (as was the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Enoght small and well decorated restaurant. The food is all about any dish you take from herevwill sorprise you and take you to the Finland countryside with the real taste.of the land of the berries. Inalso have the opportunity to taste for first time the world award winner Gin from Finland Napue, very positive sorprise I also recomend this tread.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a hidden gem in Helsinki. It is not popular, it is not easy to find (not big place) and it is quite small. This place has a great surprise menu (not standard I must say, very good quality ingredients). That together with a nice wine made a very fine dinning experience.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had read about the Chef and Sommelier and booked about a month before our trip to Helsinki. The restaurant has a very tiny space with only about 24 covers so it is essential to book. All the chefs in the kitchen also serve their dishes to the diners. Each can tell you in detail about the ingredients used in... More 

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Helsinki
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had a very nice and comfortable dinner here. Restaurant is super cozy and comfortable. Staff is super nice and they tell wonderful story about the food. This is one of the best restaurants in Helsinki. Must visit.

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Espoo, Finland
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The food was perfect. Easy menu to choose from. Everything from the salmon starter, trough the mushroom mid-course, lamb, cheeses and just heavenly dessert was perfect. Exciting and successful use of herbs. This is why you go to restaurant: you get food you would never cook yourself. These guys have gone the extra mile. The suggested wines fitted perfectly. Cosy... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We've been to this place many many times now. And we're now running out of superlative to say how amazingly good Sasu's restaurant is. In fact, words can't do enough justice for the food he creates, cooks and serves to his guests. Day after day, he and his team produce Michelin quality food out of a less than 15m2 kitchen.... More 

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Cookham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a small restaurant, tucked away, run by a select, expert and enthusiastic team working for the 'original' chef and sommelier. There are no waiters: the chefs bring the dishes they have made and talk about them. The emphasis is on organics with supplier links and involvement from the growing and harvesting through to the presentation. Hence the menu... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Chef & Sommelier is at the moment the place to eat in Helsinki. I understand that it does not appeal to everyone's taste but if you are into wild herbs, local producers, creative cooking and ready for surprises then this is your place. Sasu, the Chef, is passionate of his food and ready to explain his thoughts and ideas. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 400 959440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?