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Olo Ravintola

Pohjoisesplanadi 5, Helsinki, Finland
+358 10 3206250
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Ranked #4 of 940 restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $53 - $184
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
Espoo, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We did the journey and it was fairly spectacular. 5 hours of theatre with occasional elements of culinary genius. Massively expensive though even by Helsinki standards and less thrilling or enjoyable than Chef and Sommelier.

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Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

What a journey.!!! Service food time taste was soo good. It is really a super treat . Would really advise to any one with time curiosity to go for this treat. From start to end you are discovering great taste impressive innovation and you are just guided. The only point where I was astonished was to drink alsace wine in... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Lives up to hype. Simply fantastic. Local ingredients used in a variable menu, great wines to go with it. Highly recommend to pay a visit!!

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Helsinki, Finland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I had heard this please before I had the opportunity to visit this place by myself. The service was outstanding. Very polite and friendly. The main think was the food - it was amazing or I really don't find the right adjective to describe the food. Look the pictures how grate was the presentation of the portion.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We loved this restaurant, the style and ambiance was spot on, the staff were not just friendly and helpful but clearly all very proud of their restaurant. The food was also something very special, we had 15 courses with a very broad range of flavours, ingredients and colours and these were all accompanied by a great selection of wines recommended... More

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Vaasa, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Had heard of this place a lot of times before trying it. Only positive and overwhelming feedback. Sometimes this can affect your own judgement if the place gets "over-sold" too positively. Well, Olo was as all had described it: something unique and a great experience. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Helsinki!

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