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Etelaesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
010 76 63880
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Ranked #51 of 1,010 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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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Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very central, beautiful from outside and inside. Staff is friendly. A bit too expensive and refills aren't free. But overall - quite a nice place to spend some time and watch Helsinki people rushing around.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Depending on what you expect this is a great place to sit back and drink a Glogi (gluhwein). Try to get a seat at the window. On the innerside of this building there is also a pub style seating area, with more comfy chairs, but no view. Beautiful building!

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Helsinki
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This old classical restaurant on the Esplanade park street is a must for family gathering when In Helsinki. We like Kappeli´s Art Nouveau style with almost wall size windows and interior decor. Best visit time is evening when all lit up. There is restaurant, cafe and outdoor terrace in the summertime. Menu is International with Finnish and sometimes Russian tone.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We ducked in at Kappeli to get out of the Helsinki autumn for a while and have a glass of glögg. The setting is really nice with the glass panes and tall windows, but the self service cafeteria-like desk is a bit out of place. The glögg was ok without being great. Recommended for a quick break from wandering about... More 

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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went there mid November after the seasonal lights were up. It is in a nice part of town, between the esplanade and the water and a short walk from the tram station. I tried their 'Mamma Mia' menu as the musical was playing at the local theater. The cauliflower soup was nice and so was the fish. Nothing exceptional. A... More 

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This place was established in 1867, which is remarkably old in Finland. They still preserve the calm and beautiful atmosphere, and you will not miss this place as it is in the middle of the city! This place is one of very few places where you can enjoy quiet and relaxing time late night in this city. They have cafe... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a really beautiful restaurant from an architectural point of view. Along the Esplanade it is very centrally placed, but the interior is what catches the eye - Fin de siècle(?) Pretty much art nouveau(?) with magnificent glass windows, looking like crystal when all lit up at night. The decor and atmosphere is much the best thing about the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I had the great fortune to re-visit Helsinki recently. Incidentally, Helsinki is one of my all time favourite cities. I rank it with Paris, Hamburg, New York and Copenhagen. I called in again to my favourite restaurant in Helsinki, Ravintola Kappeli. As always, the staff are friendly and accommodating. The food was fresh, tasty and there was a reasonably wide... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Is in the middle of the Esplanade park and it's most famous park in Finland or should i say in Helsinki. In the summer time lovely place to spend time eat your lunch a listen music. One of the most historic restaurants in Helsinki,Kappeli was designed by architect Hampus Dahlström (1829–1882) and built in 1867.

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Additional Information about Kappeli

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