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Olo Ravintola

Pohjoisesplanadi 5, Helsinki, Finland
+358 10 3206250
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Ranked #5 of 953 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $181
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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English first
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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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Auckland
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28 reviews 28 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 reviews
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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Espoo, Finland
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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We ate the largest menu, if I remember correctly it was 20+ dishes. All dishes were very tasty, and wines were excellent, but I'm not sure it was worth paying over 200e per person (with wine package of 5 wines). Loved the dishes but I think you can get the same experience with less money. Service was good all the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Enjoyed a business dinner here in April after a local recommendation. The decor certainly was in direct relation to the prices. The wine was certainly priced at a premium. The food was very nice and beautifully served, my steak was cooked to perfection and the service was impeccable. I'd certainly return here with clients. Well worth their Michelin star.

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Helsinki, Finland
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great expectations but Olo did not deliver. Wine package was not worth the spent money. Many dishes were innovative but ingredients used were not of highest standard. If you are seated out of the main restaurant hall the atmosphere is more like a typical company cafeteria.

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Palm Beach
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96 reviews 96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Menu is not only fixed but a mystery until dishes are presented. Nevertheless, each individual item is creatively constructed and impeccably executed and well deserving of Olo's Michelin star status.. Service is very friendly and as accommodating as it can be given the fixed format. Only issue is a undeserved charge of 7 euros per person for purified (as opposed... More

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