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Kosmos

Kalevankatu 3, Helsinki, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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Ranked #281 of 956 Restaurants in Helsinki
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
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DFW Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Having lunch at Kosmos with colleagues was a bit like a step back to a time when things moved slower and lunch could be enjoyed. The service was unhurried, but not unresponsive and the food was traditional Finnish fare. Some would say the atmosphere was sad or drab, but for me it was like enjoying a classic black & white... More

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bham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Good atmosphere but food very average. Salad starter was tired. Main fish course over cooked with too much sauce for the fish. Service excellent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Nice atmosphere, helpfull staff and good food. The served food is inspired on traditional Finnish cuisine. We had a selection of Finnish starters, fish as a main dish and topped it off with a crème brûlée flavoured with Ardbeg. Instead of paying a couvert charge, the charge of the cloakroom was added to the bill.

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We were obliged to leave our coats and nobody told us that we had to pay 2,5€. This is not a problem of paying 2,5€, the thing is as customers, they should have told us. It is too bad because the food is good.

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Munich
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went there with Finnish business partners who had a blast seeing me having a local shot as an aperetif and then indulging on reindeer (first carpaccio, then a steak). It was very good indeed.

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Helsinki
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We have eaten many times here, now Easter time, must say first ; nice atmosphere but people make the Kosmos, Customers and staff. Staff is formally if you like so, but uncomplicated –do not be a snob. Reasonably priced high-quality of the food, in the middle of Helsinki. I start w fish eggs Blin, which I love, main course Chateaubriand,... More

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Riga, Latvia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Even if treated as kind of cultural icon and historic artefact by colleagues who recomennded the place I would consider it just as curious trip 30 years back both in service style and culinary mastery. The service was slow and a bit of arrogant, and as there were some very loud parties celebrating, it was not possible to converse without... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The interior was not nice. It was such a sad place to visit. We had lamb which was cooked rare. The most boring finish anti pasti - See attached photo. On top of that we had to pay 2,5 Euro just for our coats in the wardrobe.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Was taken there as a treat for my birthday, excellent service, beautiful restaurant retaining all of its old charm and deco. The food was excellent, so was the wine and service was friendly and prompt. There was no charge for the cloakroom contrary to what others have posted. I would love to go back and sample more of the menu!

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Helsinki
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101 reviews 101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Kosmos is one of old restaurants in Helsinki. Good food. Service if sort of old fashioned and might feel like a bit stiff for a foreigner. Some classic Finnish dishes are offered. Good experience as always!

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