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Sea Horse

Kapteeninkatu 11, Helsinki 00140, Finland
09 628 169
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Ranked #31 of 929 restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $43
Cuisines: Scandinavian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Pittsburgh, PA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The restaurant itself is hardly fancy, but the food was delicious. Best salmon soup I had in Helsinki and excellent fish with fried horseradish "Mannerheim" way. Good selection of wines to match the food. Service is very friendly, price is moderate.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

... which everyone should taste. Meatballs and hering are tasty as well. The prices are acceptable considering finnish standards. The staff is friendly and speaks english quite well. Definitive recommendation!

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Helsinki
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went there twice and had good service with good helpings of Lovely fish - entree and mains. Walls, furniture a little austere and I wonder if locals go there as tourists were flocking in, which does not create a Finnish feel.

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Helsinki, Finland
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166 reviews 166 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Sea Horse is the old Finish food specialized restaurant. I use their services often. There are good home made lunch with a small salad buffet daily. Meatballs, butter fried baltic herrings and Wienershcnitzel are my favorites. Service is always good and friendly. You will never leave this restaurant hungry.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Coming from London we had a tremendously difficult time finding decent food in Helsinki, nevermind at a an acceptable price. The Sea Horse was however a higlight. We were able to try traditional Finnish food at a reasonable price, with good size portions and very friendly service. We had a huge portion of the hearty Scandinavian hash and the fried... More

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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The restaurant itself is just like out of an Aki Kaurismäki film and we enjoyed the calm laid back buzz. The food was enjoyable; the garlic snails were wonderful and the herring starter had lots of flavour. I thought the generous portion of crispy fried herring with mash was just like your grandma might make, and the big meatballs again... More

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Espoo, Finland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have been eating here maybe 15 years and the quality have been same whole time. There are few classics that i like - e.g. creamy salmon soup and onion steak. I have been there 50? times and will go again

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great foods with reasonable prices. Walking distance from center of the city but very quiet and at home atmosphere. If I had a chance to go back to Helsinki, I would visit again.

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Vantaa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Not a gourmet restaurant and maybe not an experience for tourists. However, a great journey for us finns to travel back 50 years in history. Simple but good food, great service and waiters are especially quick in serving anything drinkable. Usually very crowded and fantastic atmosphere.

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helsinki
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The most original oldfashion corner restaurant in Helsinki. The food is simple, fine dining is very very far from here, Also atmosphare is very very local ;-)

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