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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 12
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Local, but Old

I was introduced this restaurant from the local people. I expected a lot to have a local cuisine. I had a difficulty to find out this restaurant. Surrounded by other beer houses with a lot of youngsters, there was no sign or guests seen from outside. So I thought it was closed. But when I entered... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Seoul, Korea
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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Good food with innovative menu and nice wine list. Located in a pedestrian friendly area right in town. Vegetarian options available.

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Seoul, Korea
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I was introduced this restaurant from the local people. I expected a lot to have a local cuisine. I had a difficulty to find out this restaurant. Surrounded by other beer houses with a lot of youngsters, there was no sign or guests seen from outside. So I thought it was closed. But when I entered, it operated as usual.... More 

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Kalmar, Sweden
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The food was just amazing. Genuine Finnish/Nordic cuisine and the staff was very service-minded. Really great restaurant.

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Sydney, Australia
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793 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very traditional fare in an older style atmosphere with outstanding service. Full of traditional Finnish meals presented in a style of year's past. As a visitor, it seemed very genuine and authentic. Age of diners was well spread, as was gender mix at tables being couples, all male or all female. A chance to experience good local food presented as... More 

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Lahti, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you are looking for newest trends and fashion, here they can be found only customers clothing, sometimes. There are not too many restaurants left in Helsinki serving holistic and genuine experiences of vintage cuisine. Time has stopped to the days after WW II, everything has been considered to be original. Downright service and distinct food, menu is most versatile.... More 

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Finland
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A long time tradition in the centre of Helsinki. Traditional romantic atmosphere. Good food and great staff. It used to be smoky and noisy full of different kind of artists. Now every one can feel themselves a bit bohemian and underground. We had pike perch and asparagus. Wide range of wines.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had a nice dinner at Kosmos in Helsinki. We shared roast beet salad, then we had fried herrings and roast reindeer. Everything was very good. The service was professional and polite. The price is moderate for the quality of the restaurant and the foods. Very good!

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Helsinki, Finland
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129 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I frequented Kosmos a lot when I was young, i.e. 40-50 years ago. Then it was a smoky and noisy place with lots of people, much drinking and some eating. But in daytime it did serve excellent lunches. Now Kosmos has aged with me, so it is quiet, distinguished, serves mostly excellent food and the noisy drinkers have (almost) disappeared.... More 

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Caterham
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We came here because it appears to be a Helsinki institution and were not disappointed in that respect. The food is very traditional Finnish and extremely tasty. The ambience has a lovely feel - a gentle murmur of conversation. The restaurant is spacious and comfortable and the service slick and friendly. What I do however object to is the insistence... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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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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Additional Information about Kosmos

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