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Bali-Hai

Iso Roobertinkatu 35, Helsinki 00120, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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Ranked #548 of 937 restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: $22 - $29
Cuisines: Scandinavian
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
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68% Recommend
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English first
Gothenburg, Sweden
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I went there on a Saturday night after walking around Helsinki for a couple of hours. I've read up on th eplace before and was surprised it was almost empty. Nice interior with chess-tiled (is that the proper word?) floor. The staff were nice and the burger, which really was a steak, was definitely worth the 15 or so Euros... More

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Confignon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We were surprised by the good ratings for this restaurant, so maybe we just ate there on an off night. The service was friendly, but the food took ages to come, and when it did, very little of it was inspiring. In particular, the steak sandwiches had tough and over-cooked meat. The best dish we tried was the pasta with... More

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Rio de Janeiro
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100 reviews 100 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Was delighted to visit and dine out at Bali-Hai. Central location at the ethnic restaurant district in Punavuori, Helsinki. Modern and casual interiors. Menu offers a nice mix, including some traditional Finnish cuisine. Enjoyed my poronkäristys, which is a stew of thinly sliced reindeer meat, served with mashed potatoes and lingon berries. During summertime there is also a little terrace... More

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Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

Went there on a busy Saturday night without a reservation and were told that we would have to come back after 30-40 minutes - she would make sure a table was reserved for us. That worked out just fine. Food was good - 2 tapas as a starter and then a main dish each plus 50cl of drinkable red wine... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Ate lunch here (they only open at 5pm weekdays until about 10pm) on a Saturday recently. Ate inside, although there are a few tables outside on the sidewalk but it's not exactly picturesque as it's just a regular road with no scenery. I should know. I live on this street! Anyway, the food was good. I ate goat's cheese and... More

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Chapel Hill, NC
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128 reviews 128 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

This unpretentious restaurant is the perfect choice in Helsinki. Mostly traditional dishes are served with care in a casual, friendly environment.

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Helsinki, Finland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

We dined at Bali Hai around 9pm on a Friday evening, so needless to say, it was quite busy. After about 5 minutes wait for a table (and drinks from the bar during that time) we were seated and had a chance to browse the menu (in English and Finnish). The menu ranges from homemade raviolis to burgers and salads.... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

we stumbled on this place trying to find lunch on a sunday as No9 round corner was full. anyway was delighted. very cool decor and vintage atmos. chef recomended the red burger which was delightfull. nice laid back bar/ cafe a definate must.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

food is ok, nothing special. If the place is full, the noise is intolerable because of poorly thought acoustics. Sometimes the waitresses act as if you're not there and it may take 10 minutes just to get the menu

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Helsinki
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

Great atmosphere, good service, top notch food and very reasonable prices. It was recommended by a friend and managed to exceed expectations

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