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FishMarket

#116 of 1,068 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, European, Scandinavian
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Pohjoisesplanadi 17, Helsinki 00170, Finland
358 9 6128 5250
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food Good Service Poor

Our group of five received a warm greeting and initial fine service. Things deteriorated when the wait staff's attention was diverted to a larger private party. The starters were ok when finally delivered. We had to wait almost an hour for our very good main courses with no explanation. Not sure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Susan20016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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  • English first
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited the Fish Market along with my girlfriends family during a visit to Helsinki. We decided to visit the restaurant after reading reviews on here and also the fact I don't eat meat (will obviously eat fish). The restaurant itself is very nicely presented and is situated in a very convenient central location in the city. The food was... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

An average fine dining experience we have had! We came here to celebrate my birthday dinner without reservation, the waitress who seated us seemed unhappy with her job, she was cold/cranky.... We were then served by a Dutch waiter, he was genuinely nice, accommodative. he gave us a lot of travelling tips around Helsinki and Tallinn. bummer that we did... More 

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New York City, New York
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118 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

great location though not for those seeking a summer terrace-worship the feeling sun experience that occurs in summer in the northern cities. this restaurant is located in a basement level off the esplanade - centrally located. Beautiful airy, light decor to offset the basement location. I had the three course prix fixe and the entire restaurant to myself for the... More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

And I come from Singapore where we are world famous for our chili crabs!! The crab dish I had in the Fishmarket was the King Crab and it was real huge. It was cooked with a little bit of oil, garlic and lemon but it was very delicious. Lots of succulent meat even in the pincers. Enough to be shared.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Our group of five received a warm greeting and initial fine service. Things deteriorated when the wait staff's attention was diverted to a larger private party. The starters were ok when finally delivered. We had to wait almost an hour for our very good main courses with no explanation. Not sure I would return given the poor service. It was... More 

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Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The creamy salmon chowder and salt licorice with fennel dessert are not to be missed. Lovely Finnish modern decor, elegant, leisurely, quiet.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had a nice lunch in FishMarket (June 2015), the seabass had crispy skin and the fish was moist. The crayfish was very tasty, but the salad had a bit too much dressing for my liking. Nice wines, not a big selection though. Good service in general and friendly staff. All in all a pleasant lunch. Nice decoration, a lot... More 

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Milano, Italia
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140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I came in with high expectations, also due to the suggestion of our hotel staff. The venue is indeed nice, with good care for the details. The menu also promises to be pretty good. Unfortunately, the food ended up being rather disappointing. The starter was extremely acidm really too much for me. The lobster I had contained some black stuff,... More 

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Panaji, India
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited the restaurant mainly for the oysters. One of the only restaurants serving a good choice of oysters and champagne. The fish roe and natural prawns were good. Nice white interiors and clean restaurant.

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is not far from the open market area and has both inside and outside dining. There are some great local dishes as well as the usual suspects from around the world. Well priced

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 17, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: 358 9 6128 5250

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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