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Olo Ravintola

Pohjoisesplanadi 5, Helsinki, Finland
+358 10 3206250
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Ranked #7 of 958 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $176
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant Olo treats you to a gastronomic journey filled with Nordic influence. It's all about the best ingredients and clear, modern flavors. Naturally wine plays an integral part in the dining experience. Our cellars are filled with interesting wines, including wines that are exclusively available at Olo. In our restaurant, you can feel the passion for work and food. Everyone in Olo shares that same feeling - love for food. That love and genuine warmth we want you also to feel as our guest. In addition to our recognition in the Michelin Guide with one star since 2011, we have also been featured on the 50 Best Restaurants -listing in Finland, on which in 2012 we were awarded with the first place. Welcome to enjoy!
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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

You should be hungry and have time for a culinary experience when visiting the new Olo for lunch. We were a party of 4 that went for the 4 course lunch set menu. In the bright and nice new location for Olo we truly enjoyed the food and a very nice and crispy Spanish Sauvignon Blanc recommended by the friendly... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Olo has been a favorite before it became a true fine dining restaurant and it still is. The previous place (now known as Emo) was more straightforward, this present one definitely is not. The "full journey" - as they call it - comes with several surprises, even more "oh my god, what in heavens is this divinity" -moments and just... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had dinner yesterday with my wife at Olo, and enjoyed our evening very much. As we do eat out a lot, we believe this is probably the best experience in Helsinki. Dinner is a long, three-hour tasting menu with many many different little portions based on local raw materials. Most of the portions are innovative and really fantastic, not... More

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Helsinki, Finland
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have been twice in OlO restaurant in Helsinki, and none of the experiences were really exciting. I found that everything is pretentious, the place and its decor, the food, the service. Their effort to use local products is laudable, but the result not more than interesting. Very small portions with plenty of foams, and as side dish... porridge, and... More

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145 reviews 145 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Firstly you just have to get over the fact you are spending an obscene amount of money- this is Helsinki the most expensive city on earth and this is a Michelin starred place. When you have overcome this just relax and enjoy- don't think of the bill. Its a seriously foody venue, but not at all stuffy, tables are possibly... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were walking around and needing to have lunch. The recommended spot was full and we went in this restaurant and were pleasantly surprised with the service and the food.

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Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

high-quality and modern cuisine restaurant. lots of variety of dishes with Finnish products. very exclusive place for a city like Helsinki

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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We went knowing very little about the restaurant. The service was good but at times we had trouble catching the full and detailed story of what some of the dishes comprised and the colour that was being provided around where the ingredients originated. Not knowing what was coming next or in fact not knowing how many dishes were to come... More

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

An experience, a long and exhilarating journey, even if not cheap in terms of Helsinki prices. In the end we should have picked the 200 euros formula per person which includes wine and cheese in the end. There were tiny mistakes such as we were not given wet towels when we had to use our hand to eat.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Third time there this year. Excellent food and service. Every time the menu is fantastic. Highly recommend ;-)

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