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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: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
110% for commitment

This was rather an extraordinary meal. I found many of the flavours a little too subtle (I'm loath to say bland) for my palate but others might really appreciate that. What I would like to stress is the absolutely unmistakable commitment of the proprietor and staff to producing the best possible... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jolph
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Espoo
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner for the second time in this restaurant and we were not as impressed as the first time. Based on our previous experience our expectations were very high, and this can explain our disappointment. All 7 courses of the Chef Menu were good, but taste was generally stronger than we experienced last time and not as perfect. Dessert... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was rather an extraordinary meal. I found many of the flavours a little too subtle (I'm loath to say bland) for my palate but others might really appreciate that. What I would like to stress is the absolutely unmistakable commitment of the proprietor and staff to producing the best possible food. C&S is very focused on doing amazing things... More 

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Thank Jolph
London, England
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is hands-down one of my favourite restaurants. I was welcomed warmly and served a glass of unfiltered sparkling wine - unusual and delicious! You are welcome to pick as many dishes as you like, from 4 courses to 9. I, stupidly, chose just four - a decision I regret. I normally am too full after 4 or 5 tasting... More 

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Thank LondonGirl9311
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Creative way of utilising the local wild herbs makes the tasting menu especially great experience. Gluten free version has no compromises. The house made gluten free bread is excellent (eat it warm, or it may get too hard). One of the best places for experiencing the contemporary and creative local cuisine at Helsinki.

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Thank Glutenfreee
Ostrobothnia, Finland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I had heard great things about this restaurant from friends before but I could not enjoy it like they did. The food whilst served nice looking did not match with the flavours because they weren't there. They have a ever changing menu so im not sure if I visited in a bad time and was unlucky. I will tho give... More 

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Thank VicHarr86
Lexington, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Everything about Chef & Sommelier was outstanding. I was lucky enough to score a late reservation onvery short notice, We were on time...so were they. The space is small, but does not feel claustrophobic. The prices were reasonable, given the high level of innovation and creativity in the menu. The chef (and the entire wait staff) gave us a briefing... More 

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Thank Paul P
The Hague
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

This little restaurant continues to amaze me. The chef is truly, genuinely passionate about the source of his ingredients. He also goes a long way in making sure literally everything is used (anybody for a delicious 'waste' sorbet?). Explanation - both by himself and any of his staff - is pleasantly elaborate. The homemade bread and butter are incredible. The... More 

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Thank RonT58
Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We have eaten several times at Chef & Sommelier and have always been very happy with the combination of excellent food and attentive service. Located in a charming part of Helsinki less than 2 blocks from the sea, the place is tiny. As a result of that plus high demand the tables are packed quite tight (the place is always... More 

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Thank PsBJRB
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Torgeir M
London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  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?