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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 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
Helsinki's Finnish style equivalent to London's British yesteryear Simpsons

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Emanpee
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kalmar, Sweden
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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656 reviews 656 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
377 helpful votes 377 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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127 reviews 127 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 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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191 reviews 191 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?