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Olo Ravintola

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Pohjoisesplanadi 5, Helsinki, Finland
+358 10 3206250
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant Olo treats you to a gastronomic journey filled with Nordic...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 156
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
YES YES YES

was there on valentines day. great surrounding, the ambiance is perfect for a romantic dinner. there was a set menu with or without wine on that evening, though not certain if it is the case always. we took the 2 versions with wines. the selection of wine for the "regular" option was poor, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Wannabecanadian21
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Toulouse, France
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Finnish first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Toulouse, France
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

was there on valentines day. great surrounding, the ambiance is perfect for a romantic dinner. there was a set menu with or without wine on that evening, though not certain if it is the case always. we took the 2 versions with wines. the selection of wine for the "regular" option was poor, the upgraded option was just great. food... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A bit overrated... ok service - not-so-friendly and almost cold or maybe snobbish since we're tourists not in smart casual or hip wear? Food was okay also. Not very sophisticated taste. No surprising presentation, in fact the appetizer was a bit off-centered from the plate (sorry to sound so picky but have seen other M chefs sent dish back due... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Take a combination of every modern touch you can imagine, throw in the freshness of Scandinavia and you're somewhere close to OLO. As a food experience it is as good as you get. We went for the full trip of around 17 courses accompanied by the sommeliers wine suggestions and had a fabulous food and wine journey. Quirky? yes, skillfully... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Olo is one of the best restaurants in Helsinki. It is offering good food with friendly service. It has kept its high quality for many years. Worth of visiting.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I don't know if Shannon Bennett has been to Olo or vice a versa, but we found dining here very reminiscent of our trips to Vue - some experimental type food, a dedication to serving local foods, food served on pretty much anything but plates, small portions in a lenghty degustation, and some unusual flavour combinations (sometimes not very linearly... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What for a dinner.... We decided to celebrate New Year's Eve in Helsinki and booked a table for 4 at Olo. We didn't excpect it, but we were welcomed in French by a friendly blond waitress who took care of us all night. We choose the Journey Menu with not less than 17 courses. Simply delicious.... We had a view... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Well prepared food in innovative taste combinations. The wine was a great match too. They even made me a nice glutenfree bread. They really cater well for dietary restrictions and allergies.

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Cupertino, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

On a family trip to Helsinki, we decided to give our kids their first true gourmet restaurant experience and booked the shorter "Retki" menu on New Years Eve. Great service, inventive and wonderful presentation. Unique flavors, like spruce sprout ice cream with pine bark crumble! Loved it, and although not every flavor was a hit with kids they were awed... More 

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Silver City, NM
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Traveled across the globe and spent 8 days in Helsinki literally to eat here. It did not disappoint. Flawless food and service. Classy space and convenient location. We did the full tasting, full wine pairings...whatever they offered us, we took it, and we weren't disappointed. Great job team!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

second time that I have dinner there, and their new location is nice ! food and package wine is a wonderful travel !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 5, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 10 3206250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 44 - 153
  • Cuisine: Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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!
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?