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Olo Ravintola

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$$$$
European, Scandinavian
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Pohjoisesplanadi 5, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 10 3206250
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 53
    Very good
  • 22
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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
Propably best restaurant in Finland

In my opinion the best restaurant in Finland! We had seven course tasting meal and food was excellent!! Also service and people at the restaurant were extremely nice and pleasant. I warmly recommed!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
jefu25
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

In my opinion the best restaurant in Finland! We had seven course tasting meal and food was excellent!! Also service and people at the restaurant were extremely nice and pleasant. I warmly recommed!

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

One of the best meals I've ever had in Finland. Inventive, modern cuisine using Finnish ingredients. As we came here for lunch, it wasn't very expensive either (for Finland!). The service was also irreproachable (as can be expected from a Michelin-starred restaurant), one of the waitresses even spoke French! (was there with French friends). Love the restrained, very Nordic interior... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My spouse and I had dinner here on August 1. The presentation of the food was very good except that I didn't think it was satisfying at all. I needed to grab something to eat after an hour of so of leaving the restaurant. The location is very central and easy to get to but we found it odd since... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

we had investigated Michelin starred restaurants several weeks ahead of our visit to Helsinki and booked two of them to visit during our 4 nights in the city. Olo is an unusual mix of a place with good atmosphere. a certain degree of formality, very personable and knowledgable waiting staff and sommelier, and rather unusual food served sometimes in an... More 

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Unteraegeri, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Best experience in Helsinki. It's a real journey through very refined Finnish specialties that is served. Quite pricy, but it's definitely worth it. Just be aware if you go for dinner, expect to take at least 2 hours. Great service!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Excellent all round gastronomic experience. Lots of wonderful dishes on The Journey. Semolina was one as was potato filled with butter. Chose the 3 glasses of wine option and the choices given were just right. Service impeccable . Don't understand anyone carping about the cost . If you go here with any thought of a bargain don't come. But if... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Had the tasting menu a few weeks back. All of the dishes were excellent or extraordinary, except 1 that fell flat, the desserts excellent. The staff was helpful and friendly and the place was not stiff as some of these trendy places in Helsinki tend to be. Pricey but highly recommend!!!

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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Olo showcases Nordic ingredients in a huge gastronomic journey which ran to 19 courses the night we were there. Even so, we were not uncomfortably full or bloated on departure. The menu centres on plants and fish, with a small amount of meat thrown in, including a very interesting reindeer heart dish. For me, the course of the evening was... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We do not usually eat at Miche-star-restaurants. I always hope to get invitations, but up till now there's a shortage of volunteers. Going for a lunch at Olo's is a good way to eat excellent dishes at an affordable price. The portions of the set four-course dinner are modest in size, but look and taste fantastic. If you are pecky,... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've been twice in the past year and have done the long tasting menu both times. You will pay the price, even compared to the other michelin star options in Helsinki but Olo is a noticeable notch above Ask, C&S, Demo, etc. in every respect - The venue, the food, the creativity, the service. This is the one restaurant in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 5, Helsinki 00170, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 10 3206250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 44 to 107
  • Cuisine: European, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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