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#136 of 1,113 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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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very pricy

Fish market was recommended for me. I found the food to be superb and the ambience is truly classy. On the other hand it was an excessively pricy restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Windsor, Canada
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Nahariya, Israel
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best fish in Helsinki! You can find fish in every corner in this city, but here is just over the top. We went fir a fix menu of 5 different plates, and could not have been better. We even got an extra plate from the chef and it was just awsome. To finish the wine webhad a selection of cheese... More 

Thank Mabsurfing
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Go for the whole smoked fish and seriously avoid the tasting menu, which is poor. Service fabulous. Chef needs some help on the flavour front though.

Thank Chris B
Windsor, Canada
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1,152 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Fish market was recommended for me. I found the food to be superb and the ambience is truly classy. On the other hand it was an excessively pricy restaurant.

Thank TheGalcierist
Mt Eliza, Australia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed delicious fish (cod) and chips at this great restaurant. Excellent service, beautiful fresh produce and a lovely crisp Riesling to go with our selection of main course. A reasonably priced menu and modern decor added to the overall great impression on this restaurant.

1 Thank Aggiemic
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The name didn't deliver, if you didn't go for the Japanese fixed menu then the alternative was a very limited a la carte choice. We had the mussels which were pretty dreadful produced in tasteless grey coloured sauce, they really were appalling and the chefs should be embarrassed sending them out, serviced with a pile of thin cut what seemed... More 

Thank 571DavidR571
Paris, France
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The quality is good but It is expensive for what it is Last time I went nothing from the seafood bar was available. Surprising in a seafood restaurant !!!

Thank Renaud D
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

On the main Esplanade street however not at street level but basement. As a starter the seafood platter small size to share with 2 people is a must. Main course fishes all very fresh, lobster cooked to perfection..vegetables that come with it too much..service was slow and understaffed that evening.

Thank Mamucum
Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

One of the best meals we had in Scandinavia. The fish is very fresh and well prepared, and there were interesting delicious specials. It's beautiful inside, and the wait staff was very helpful. It was tricky to find, though--it's downstairs, not at street level. Definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank laurag3023
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank IanandSam99
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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 

2 Thank Julz_Francis

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 17, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  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
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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