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Olo Ravintola

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Pohjoisesplanadi 5, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 10 3206250
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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

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Visitor rating
  • 169
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    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
Exceptional

We have eaten in some excellent places but this was a really fantastic experience. The daily menu is called the journey and is very apt. We had 22 dishes over the course of 3 hours and I am usually described as fussy but I loved 21 of them. It is an experience for all of the senses. It starts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Debbie T
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Northampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have eaten in some excellent places but this was a really fantastic experience. The daily menu is called the journey and is very apt. We had 22 dishes over the course of 3 hours and I am usually described as fussy but I loved 21 of them. It is an experience for all of the senses. It starts with... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Both for Business and freetime this is the place to have local cuisine fine dining. Good raw material and excellent innovations. Nice wine and good Service as well

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Helsinki, Finland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

This is the place where to take my customers. Friendly staff, perfect hospitality and great dishes. I like it. My very experienced international business colleagues love it? Just great.

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Firstly, I want to emphasize that the work-related evening meeting we had and Olo was not the match made in heaven. You need to go to Olo to concentrate on the food courses and flavors. This could be one of the reasons I am not giving more stars. That said; we had the full journey lasting for five and half... More 

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helsinki
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Of course the Micheline star makes up expectations. And this time this expectation was let down. The so-called scandinavian cousin style has been now for a while in fashion in Helsinki. Ravintola Ola does not offer anything original, so maybe is also getting a little boring (but still expensive). I got the impression that the staff itself is bored and... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We celebrated my husband birthday in this fantastic place and enjoying it so much. Very tasty, very modern, very unusual , highly recommended for special moments!

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I saw this restaurant in an article on 50 best restaurants in the world and decided that I'd visit whilst on a tour of the Baltic/Scandinavia area. We went on a Saturday night and had the set menu which is called Journey and costs just short of €100 per person. The restaurant was nice inside and very simple and the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent experience. Something different and inspiring. Finnish with style. Each dish different. Menu as a trip to tastes. Just go and enjoy. Saw some celebrities.

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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were a group of 30 celebrating a 40th birthday. At first all went well, but at some point the personnel seemed to lose interest in serving us. We waited almost 30 minutes for an additional bottle of red wine as there were no waiters in sight. The waiters were not very helpfull and even a bit unpolite. It took... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Situated in the picturesque harbour side this restaurant is split into 2 kitchens under the same name OLO. We had a 5 course menu plus cheese and while I have no complaints about the good food. The portion sizes were suitable for small children. Bite size would be exaggerating. They were amusingly miniscule. In short. Come here to enjoy good... 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 42 - 103
  • 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?