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Kappeli

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Etelaesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
010 76 63880
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 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
Very beautiful

This restaurant Kappeli is located in "Espan puisto" in the middle of the city. The building is one of the most beautiful buildings in Helsinki. Food was also nice. We had blinis and some beers and of course some vodka with my Russian friends. I can recommend this restaurant to everybody.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Eero N
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Helsinki, Finland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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405 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Arrived quite late (9.30 pm) but was met with very friendly faces. It was crowded but they found a spot for me (was alone, on business). Service was fast and the food was exquisite. Only ordered a main course but the taste blew me away! Rather pricey for non-nordic people but worth it in my opinion. Beautiful, unique building in... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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132 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant Kappeli is located in "Espan puisto" in the middle of the city. The building is one of the most beautiful buildings in Helsinki. Food was also nice. We had blinis and some beers and of course some vodka with my Russian friends. I can recommend this restaurant to everybody.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was in Helsinki near the end of February, 2015, enroute north of the Arctic Circle to photograph the northern lights. I took a day to stopover in Helsinki (flying from Canada), and after arriving and walking about on a very cold, blustery afternoon, once darkness fell, I found myself drawn to the one area of bright lights and warmth... More 

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Nurmes, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

They have a not very expensive self service soup lunch with good bread. Their coffees are lovely. And in the inner restaurant you can order and have your meal brought by waiters. I especially love their "Bliniweeks" in March.

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Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A must-be-experienced place in the very center of Helsinki's elegant historic center, near the harbor and major sights. Kappeli has been lovingly and beautifully restored, and offers a classic Finnish menu for the most discriminating palate. Both the restaurant and the cafe are wonderful experiences.

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Palo Alto, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Kappeli offers great food in a fantastic location (the restaurant is located in the heart of Helsinki, in a romantic wood-and-glass 19th century structure). Beware: not all the dishes on the menu are the same. I would recommend the mushroom and the salmon soups, the Blini assortment, and the reindeer combo (the reindeer sirloin is awesome!). I did not particularly... More 

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

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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112 reviews 112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
131 helpful votes 131 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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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?