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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.
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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
a strong contender in the Helsinki food scene

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
HeikkiFromFinland
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Espoo, Finland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Espoo, Finland
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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142 reviews 142 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were a party of three and had the six course dinner with wine pairings. I really liked that we could have a 'taste' of the suggested wines rather than a half of full glass. Foods was excellent, pairings were very well matched and the service and ambiance were perfect. We ate there our first night and suggested this restaurant... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was there for having Business dinner. The whole menu with wines & Coffee/avec was 180€. The food was just OK. I see that there is a Markets for this kind cuisine, but for me (as a finnish) this is the same food, that i make at home, but smaller portions and nice Outlook. The price was way toi high... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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186 reviews 186 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We enjoyed an excellent six-course degustation with matching wines. We booked online and were invited to advise of any food allergies/dislikes. As others have commented it is a small and cosy place, and might not be an ideal place to be on a hot summers evening (presuming that Helsinki does have those occasionally). The waiter/floor manager Jani was friendly and... More 

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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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