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Kampinmalmi
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Kalevankatu 3, Helsinki, Finland
Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not nice

It is some time since I last visited Kosmos and I’m afraid, that it will take some time before I will do it again. Service was arrogant and slow (still the waitress actively asked for additional tipping) and the food just average or even bad (the blinies were bitter) and as the finishing touch the... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Ola K
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Helsinki, Finland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It is some time since I last visited Kosmos and I’m afraid, that it will take some time before I will do it again. Service was arrogant and slow (still the waitress actively asked for additional tipping) and the food just average or even bad (the blinies were bitter) and as the finishing touch the reception clerk did not bother... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I was taken to this restaurant by a business associate and he indicated this is one of his favourite restaurants with Finnish cuisine. The atmosphere is very charming and with interesting décor. Yes I did have to give up my jacket to the coat check despite my objections - was a nuisance as I had to empty out all my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I used to lunch at Kosmos back in the day and haven't been for a couple of years. Finding an hour or so of 'own time' I decided to pop in to this traditional Finnish restaurant, which is on the other side of Mannerheimintie from Stockmann, in Helsinki. I am so glad I went. Accepted, how can one give five... More 

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Stockholm
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174 reviews 174 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Unfortunately the culinary part was forgotten somewhat but even worse was that the service was non-existent -- the waiter was not interested at all. The historical restaurant by it self did not compensate for the bad service level.

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Lund, Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I'm in Helsinki quite often and - surprisingly - hadn't made it to Kosmos until a local friend suggested we meet there. I'm glad that he did. The location is central, not far from Main Station or Stockmann department store. When we entered, my coat was taken (warning: there is a €2.50 charge for this). The decor is very traditional... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is one of my favorites in town. The restaurant has been in the same family for decades (I think since 1930´s). Patrons include businessmen and artists, a somewhat peculiar combination. The food and service are impeccable. The food is traditional Finnish and portions are large enough. I have had lunch and dinner here several times and never been disappointed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I always bring all my foreign guests here. It’s timeless and represents Finnish culture at its best: unpretentious yet warm. You gotta try the classic Vorschmack with Duchess Potatoes. Prices are moderate. You always leave there feeling good.

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Helsinki, Finland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Traditional finnish restaurant with lots of history. Famous finnish artists have been always loyal customers here. Old fashioned original retro style interior. Food is usually good but not so cheap. Service is sometimes good sometimes odd. Reservation recommended.

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Kuusisto
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I had my first ever dinner at Kosmos. I have to say place glows history. Restaurant has very long history in Helsinki. Menu is quite wide and offers good selection for all kind of tastes. I had blini as my starter. I just was nice. On main course I had lamb. Oh my God it was good. But biggest delight... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very traditional Finnish Restaurant. Five of us went. Everyone loved it. We had quite the range of food but the fish dises are terrific and the Reindeer was excellent. Wine is way too expensive but that's the case with alcohol in Finland. The Govt. Seems not to care and the people don't seem to mind either or it would have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kalevankatu 3, Helsinki, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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