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A21 Dining

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Kampinmalmi
Scandinavian
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Kalevankatu 17, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 40 17 111 17
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: At A21 Dining it's all about flavors and experience. Our passion for...
At A21 Dining it's all about flavors and experience. Our passion for Cocktails has driven us further in our quest for that flavor pairing where bar and kitchen meet. Every dish here has an accompanying cocktail to take your dinner to another level. Come and experience Dining of the Mind.
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  • 42
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
For the true connoisseurs!

This restaurant does not differentiate because of the cuisine (which is very good), but because of the cocktail pairing, which brings the food to totally new dimensions! (You can get wine pairing if you want, though). I have dined in the finest restaurants around the world, but this menu and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Espoo
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Espoo
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant does not differentiate because of the cuisine (which is very good), but because of the cocktail pairing, which brings the food to totally new dimensions! (You can get wine pairing if you want, though). I have dined in the finest restaurants around the world, but this menu and the pairing really stood out of the competition. We were... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Are ready for a new concept of pairing food, cocktails and post cards? Exactly! Imagine yourself combining your eyes three times: at the food, cocktails and cards. Connect the together in your brain and heart, and the start explorong your senses. You will find out that you are better than you had realized before. This cozy black/white restaurant takes you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was taken to A21 for Mother's Day lunch. The food was superb from the Chef's greetings to the final dessert and I absolutely loved the bubbly champagnes and sparkling wine that I had. Everything was perfect, can't remember when and where everything would have been so perfect last time. Oh actually I can; at Chef & Sommelier in Helsinki.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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243 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

More than a meal, this place delivers a total experience. The idea: A themed 7 course meal with matching cocktails for each course, with the food and drink in each course inspired by a different landscape painting by classic Finnish artists. At beginning of each course, the waiter shows you a postcard photo of the painting and presents the food... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Very upscale and expensive place, nevertheless the staff is very relaxed and courteous. The tasting menu is described as a "walk through the forest", which means you'll get stuff like beetroot, mushrooms, pumpkin, crabs, snails, reindeer, etc. Apart from wine, they offer a cocktail tasting menu to accompany each course. Overall, the food and cocktails were creative and quite nice,... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Took our customers to the restaurant. The concept is unique and food was exellent! A big minus to the service: at the end of the evening the lady weitress started to behave in a very unprofessional way: she was laughing after having passed our table very loudly couple of times and this didn't feel good at all. In addition, when... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Have tried A21 Dining twice the last year. Both the Winter and Spring menu are fantastic. Niko and his staff is welcoming and very attentive. There is no pretentiousness, just a love for what they are doing. The "limpa" is amazing and that goes for the butter as well. I thoroughly enjoy the narrative that goes along with the dishes,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Me and my wife came here on our honeymoon (unplanned), but this turned out to be one of the highlights of our stay in Helsinki. This place really did have the wow factor, from the private dining room the staff very kindly let us use (as our hotel, unbeknown to us, had told them we were on honeymoon) , to... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The expectations were not met at all. Very warm in the restaurant and busy like a lunch bar. Might suit better as afterski than dining out and expecting a quite calm place to discuss and enjoy a evening. Food and drinks became hard to enjoy. I do hope a quick fix of aircon and some adjustments around the people flow.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My girlfriend and I were looking for a nice romantic restaurant in Helsinki, that would combine local cuisine with nice wines, with a Finnish touch. We found A21 more than perfect; they took us on a "walk through the forest". The experience was even greater because the waiters took the time to sit with us to tell us a story... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kalevankatu 17, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 40 17 111 17

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 58 - 110
  • Cuisine: Scandinavian

Description

At A21 Dining it's all about flavors and experience. Our passion for Cocktails has driven us further in our quest for that flavor pairing where bar and kitchen meet. Every dish here has an accompanying cocktail to take your dinner to another level. Come and experience Dining of the Mind.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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