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Etelaesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
010 76 63880
Website
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 68
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth a visit

At night the exterior of this hotel is stunning and a welcome sight on a cold Finnish night. There is a buzz here, lots of families as well as couples. The menu is quite extensive with helpful staff. Be warned the blinis are large and quite greasy but it does mention this on the menu, suggesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
katebirchenough
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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392 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

At night the exterior of this hotel is stunning and a welcome sight on a cold Finnish night. There is a buzz here, lots of families as well as couples. The menu is quite extensive with helpful staff. Be warned the blinis are large and quite greasy but it does mention this on the menu, suggesting that you drink vodka... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Building itself is worth of visiting: in heart of Helsinki and nicely decorated. We had quite big group and we ordered all menu options (Jean, Eino, Onerva) that each contains starter, main and desert. Starters of Jean and Eino were excellent. Different kind of tastes and clever combinations. Onerva soup was ok but nothing special. Main dishes didn’t match level... More 

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Grassobbio, Italy
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110 reviews 110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Kappeli is a beautiful glass-walled restaurant in the main pedestrian park-street in Helsinki. A traditional menu with affordable prices.

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California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The strength of the restaurant is its surroundings and the building itself--very pretty! The food is fine, not bad but nothing to write about. This is a fashionable place to bring your guests if you want to impress them.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Was searching around for a dinner spot and this was recommended by the hotel clerk. Incredible history, wonderful glass encased dining, and the blini's were the perfect meal on a snowy winter night.

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Aichwald
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I spent 4 days in Helsinki, and I came back to Kappeli three times! The service was very friendly, the location great, in the middle of all the hub and yet a little privacy is granted, the food was very fresh and very good. I had the salmon three times!!! The beer is cool and quickly served, refreshing and delicious.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went here for a special meal whilst in Helsinki. We were very impressed with the whole place. The service was impeccable, food very tasty and well presented. At 196 euros for 2, some might say that is expensive-but we thought it was well worth it. The overall ambience was warm, friendly and very pleasing. Only comment to make was... More 

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Selsey, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

I called at the Kappeli for lunch with my wife and were given a great table with views over the park area. Food wasn't unreasonably expensive especially for Helsinki where everything costs a lot. The food was very good though nothing special. Well worth a visit though with good service and a great building.

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Brisbane
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Cafeteria style set-up on one side of the restaurant with surprisingly good food options including a fantastic soup option. Hot beverages were very average however. Expensive for what it is, particularly compared to other dining options in the city. Good view of the parklands outside and feels like a glasshouse with light, airy atmosphere - especially if you can get... More 

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We walked in for lunch. There were several set menu available but not at a good price for travellers cause only local diners with credit card promotion. We ordered one of each 2-course set lunch with soup and fish or lamb. It was around 35euro per set. The 1st round bread served was cold but the 2nd round was warm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Etelaesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: 010 76 63880

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?