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Kasarmikatu 26, Helsinki 00130 , Finland
+358 (0) 45 305 1211
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Tasty food, fresh ingredients and cosy service. Wine prices are decent.
Good for:
Doing business

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  • 7
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  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Great cuisine and top service

There are just a few tables. The dishes are very well prepared. The wine list is very complete. Do not go without a reservation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

There are just a few tables. The dishes are very well prepared. The wine list is very complete. Do not go without a reservation.

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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I had a business dinner here and we had the short four course menu, which turned out to be seven with the extras. The food is very simple Scandinavian and the tastes are fresh. I liked the fish soup made of burbot and root vegetables served between the main courses. The waitress was attentive and good in explaining the items... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Restaurant is small, atmosphire is homely and relaxed, like visitng friends. In food, but you can taste pure raw materials. They use lot root vegetables and mostly tastes are delicate.

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Espoo, Finland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've been here now twice, and both times I had the 6 course menu with wine pairings. They offer the wine pairings also as half glasses, which is a really nice option in my opinion. They seem to favor small estate terroir wines, which are well chosen. The food is fine dining nordic food with an inventive touch. The've gotten... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Small restaurant and nice atmosphere fine dining. Small and tasty innovative portions. Excellent food and professional service (also in english and french). Modest (not luxurous) and characterful interior.

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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Delicious food, beautiful wine, and great service. Without a doubt one of the best restaurants in Helsinki.

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Helsinki, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

In general, the food is ok but could be much more tasty. The portions are small, innovative and beautiful but something is missing. Service is good and the proposed wine package suits the tasting menu well. However, the prices are too high for the quality. The restaurant is very small, only about 20 seats. They have two evening services, at... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had the 6 course vegetarian meal here and it was outstanding. A "New Nordic" presentation of Finnish food. Don't come here expecting large portion, some of them are downright tiny. But after the dinner I was content. They specialize in using locally sourced produce so come winter time you'll see a lot of what available, this mean carrots, potatoes... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I visited this restaurant without knowing anything about it. That was a mistake. On other hand, even if I had checked it on Tripadvisor no bells had been ringing as it is rated quite high. However, I will not visit it a second time as the food in my opinion was tasteless (6 courses dinner), price sky high and the... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

We had a vegetarian tasting menu here - the food was simple but perfectly executed, resulting in a beautifully balanced dining experience. Note, the wine will bump up the price considerably! Very friendly staff and service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kasarmikatu 26, Helsinki 00130 , Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 (0) 45 305 1211

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Tasty food, fresh ingredients and cosy service. Wine prices are decent.
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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