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Sea Horse

Kapteeninkatu 11, Helsinki 00140, Finland
09 628 169
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Ranked #47 of 958 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
Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Place where I keep coming back every now and then. You know what you gonna get and that's good thing. No fancy things, no new interior every few years. Just good traditional Scandinavian food served by real professionals in a relaxed atmosphere. Don't hurry, take your time and stay after your dinner to spend the evening with your friends.

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Helsinki, Finland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you seek to experience a real traditional dinner in Helsinki go here. Don't expect fine dining. But you will definitely not be upset with the food and quality. This restaurant is one of Helsinki's oldest. It is located in a really great part of older Helsinki. There are many good places close by to visit after dinner and only... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Nice place if you want to try classic Finnish foods and beverages. NB! portions are quite big, I didn't manage to eat appetizer and main course (not to mention dessert). Casual furniture gives authentic feeling.

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Vantaa, Finland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant situated in southern Helsinki is like going back to mid 20th century. The interior it self is typical to that time. And Sea Horse is quite famous for its fried herrings with smashed potetoes and simple set of vegetables beside. Prices are reasonable and in the evenings local habitants go there to meet each other. So the place... More

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Vantaa, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

most of us couldn't actually eat all we ordered, there was so much food. Butter and cream were used plenty. Vorschmak was great, cabbage rolls were good but not great(a bit too much thyme in my opinion).

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Helsinki
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My first visit to this restaurant was some 40 years ago. It was different then, lots of cigarette (and pipe and cigar) smoke and serious drinking. However the food was good and the staff friendly. The friendly staff and the good food are still there, the infamous fried herring dish is something to lure you to visit the place over... More

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Espoo
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78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Classic place, very nice and attentive service. Unfortunately the herrings were unavailable, but the waiter told us this fact right at the start. So we had to change the plan and will certainly return for the herrings some other time.

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Prague
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4 reviews 4 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Found this restaurant on trip advisor ... Wanted to try vorshmack whilst in helsinki and seafood ... Came here and the food is excellent! Very filling! Loved the vorshmack and i ordered a herring steak for main - so so so nice crispy skin layered with blue cheese and onions !! Waitress is nice and friendly !! And not forgetting... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was impressed by the reindeer meat meal I had. And it was quite reasonable price. The atmosphere is average, but definitely I recommend.

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Helsinki, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An old Helsinki favourite among artists and workers alike, with simple food and service. Don't expect fine dining, but order a cold beer and a 'Marskin Ryyppy' with your onion steak instead!

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