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Etelaesplanadi 1, Helsinki 00130, Finland
010 76 63880
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Ranked #53 of 1,026 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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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
24 helpful votes 24 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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