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Sea Horse

Kapteeninkatu 11, Helsinki 00140, Finland
09 628 169
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Ranked #54 of 951 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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Prague
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4 reviews 4 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Bergen, Norway
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The food was very good. I had the fried herring. The service was very good as well. The restaurant was very hot though. It felt about 30 degrees C when it was about 26 outside so we didn't stay for dessert.

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Monmouth, Illinois, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Helsinki is a cosmopolitan city. You have no trouble finding Thai, Italian, Chinese, or American styled Hamburger joints, but you actually need to look long and hard to find a restaurant specializing in authentic Finnish cuisine. The Sea Horse is that place. As noted in other reviews the décor is nothing special, but the menu is hearty and Finnish to... More

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york pa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Its funny how the photo makes the restaurant look so bright and cheery. The restaurant appeared less bright. The service was very good and the menu offered good options. To be honest, the food was good, but didn't have a special taste that I usually associate with fine dining. I am not a great cook and the food tasted like... More

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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Pros: Had the Cream of Salmon Soup - very light cream base, not too thick. dill was a bit overpowering for the broth but the chunks of potato and salmon were tasty. The reindoor steak was excellent but portion was a bit small. The reduction it came with was a bit bland and one noted. The meatball dish was very... More

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New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Heard a lot about this place from online reviews. The quality of food is average and bland at best. It becomes a touristy place.

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Indiana
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208 reviews 208 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was a recommendation of the hotel receptionist and it was a good one. Since it was unseasonably warm, part of the room was very uncomfortable. The area in which we sat had open windows and a nice breeze. The décor is nothing special, but the food was basic Helsinki fare. Our group of five had reindeer steak, reindeer meatballs,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff, great salmon cream soup, Finnish meatballs and quaint authentic interior - somewhat touristy but still very Finnish. We went there in 2003 and today it's exactly the same! Prices are very reasonable. Make a reservation, it's full in the summer season.

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