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Spis

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

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    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
What a nice surprise

Went without prior expectations. Walked out not feeling disappointed! The restaurant is very intimate with maybe 20 or so seats crammed into a small room. You can almost hear the thoughts of the person at the next table. Didn't bother me but you may want to discuss sensitive matters somewhere else... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Max P
via mobile
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went without prior expectations. Walked out not feeling disappointed! The restaurant is very intimate with maybe 20 or so seats crammed into a small room. You can almost hear the thoughts of the person at the next table. Didn't bother me but you may want to discuss sensitive matters somewhere else. Had a four course menu which, by the looks... More 

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Thank Max P
Helsinki, Finland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been many places but never had this good food. Excellent service and great atmosphere. Walking distance from downtown, just a few minutes from Esplanade park. Great or even greater place to eat. Had 'tasting menu'.....a lot of eating. Best wines and good gin (Napue/ Fentimans).

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Thank Mukamas
Copenhagen, Denmark
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spis is an excellent restaurant which serves great new Nordic cuisine in a tiny restaurant with only five or six tables. Not only is the food interesting, with little surprises and wonderful touches, it is also perfectly executed. The price is so reasonable and service so excellent yet relaxed that there is really nothing not to like. Oh well, I... More 

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Thank Ida N
Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title of this review says it all. This meal blew my mind away. The eatery is a small place with no more than 10 tables. There are two seatings a night and they offer either a four or six-course prix fixe dinner with the ability to adjust based on dietary restrictions and whether or not you're a vegetarian. The... More 

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Thank RoadWarriorDoc
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

I had an early seating at this tiny restaurant. As I was alone I had a lot of time to observe staff and clients. Everyone was enjoying themselves. I had the short menu which consisted of 4 courses with wine pairings. I had a champagne to start with, nice but nothing out of the ordinary. Amuse bouches were delicious and... More 

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Thank LondonGirl9311
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is a small local restaurant that delivers an amazing dining experience based on creative interpretations of local Nordic cuisine using all local ingredients. The staff is very accomodating, knowledgable, and friendly. They truly engage with the diner regarding the food and wine being served. the sommelier even found a wine shop in New York City where we could purchase... More 

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Thank Mark O
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Don't get me wrong, I liked this place. However the hype has slightly over sold the experience. Staff were friendly but not engaging. Food was good but not great. You book one of two sittings for your evening meal and although we enjoyed it there really wasn't a 'buzz' about it. Hard to define what I mean but there are... More 

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1 Thank Razzelcat
Helsinki
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This prize-winning little restaurant is a real gem and will tickle your palate with it unique and tasty culinary creations.

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1 Thank ilmari2014
Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Me and my girlfriend went to Spis with high expectations. The restaurant itself is small and cosy and serves only menus of four or six dishes. We were hungry so ended up ordering the longer menu with wine pairings. The first three starters were fairly good and we enjoyed them a lot. The wines also matched the dishes surprisingly well.... More 

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Thank sebarytk
Espoo, Finland
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117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Had the 4 course dinner (more like 9 course dinner with the amouse bouches and palate cleancers they serve as extras) with paired wines. Wine pairings were very good and appropriate. The food was good but did not blow my mind. Kudos on the music! They play mostly finnish and swedish music which sets Spis apart from other local fine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings

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