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Brahen Kellari

$$$
Steakhouse, Scandinavian, International, Grill
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Puolalankatu 1, Turku 20100, Finland
+358 2 232 5400
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining
Good for:
Special occasions
Late Night
Private Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty 'pikkujoulu' dinner

Tasty 'pikkujoulu' dinner in 'cellar restaurant Brahe'. In Finland we celebrate Christmas well before Christmas and call it 'pikkujoulu' meaning little Christmas/pre Christmas party/dinner. Restaurant located in the center of the city and it's quite nicely decorated, clean, friendly place. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2014
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fin
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Tasty 'pikkujoulu' dinner in 'cellar restaurant Brahe'. In Finland we celebrate Christmas well before Christmas and call it 'pikkujoulu' meaning little Christmas/pre Christmas party/dinner. Restaurant located in the center of the city and it's quite nicely decorated, clean, friendly place. I have never cared for exquisite service, so this wasn't never the main thing for me. I did not expected... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I was here today, as we wanted to eat something tipical for Finland. We dicided to mix 2 dishes - reindeer (as we've never eaten it before) and salmon (becouse the salmon in Poland is not the salmon directly from the skandinavian sea). It was amazingly delicious! Reindeer was prepared in the perfect way - tasty, a little bit spicy... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good food and a lovely place! Friendly service too! We usually go here with my colleagues and all of us enjoy eating here.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a fairly small Finnish bistro. The atmosphere was cozy and intimate when we were there. The Italian motif didn't seem to suit the fact that it is a Finnish restaurant, but that may only seem unusual to foreigners. The food is good. The reindeer was prepared well in the typical Finnish style and was delicious. The snails (appetizer)... More 

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Tustin, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I had never eaten Reindeer before and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. If you are a meat lover this meal is for you! I was greeted at the door by a friendly face. I let her know I did not have a reservation and she nodded that it was fine while escorting me to a very nice table,... More 

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Fort Worth
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300 reviews 300 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The hotel called ahead to see if they could make a reservation. Arriving at 8:30 there was one other table of diners. During the meal three others came in, one couple for dessert and the check their messages (they barely spoke to one another) but for a Saturday night it seemed odd not to be more busy. The food was... More 

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TURKU
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This restaurant in the center of Turku and they have redecorated this place recently so now the place is rather cozy. The food is good but the prices are very high even for an Finnish restaurant. I ate a steak and it was good but costed almost 40 euros and in other places you can eat starter, main course and... More 

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Turku, Finland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

We had booked a table in advance, but when we arrived to the restaurant at the time reserved, the table had been given away. The personel had written the reservation in the reservation book at the wrong time, and as they do not gove written reservation confirmations, the customer is in a poir position in these cases. Poor service when... More 

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PerBrahe, Owner at Brahen Kellari, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for your comment on April 30th,2014! You had reservation for 5 persons at 6 pm for dinner. This reservations was made by phone and we do repeat for all callers at the end of every call everything that has been agreed. Should person who makes the reservation want to be confirmed by email as well, we... More 

Espoo, Finland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The place is cozy (despite the meaningless references to Italy on the walls, being the food not particularly Italian) and it has a good selection of food and beverages. I found the food to be OK, yet the ratio quantity-quality was barely ok, especially given the price. However, I find it hard to believe that it's possible to find anything... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Roasted reindeer meat was excellent ; tender, juicy, fresh taste. Also tried a dessert made of cloudberry, and a coffee with a certain almond liquor, most impressive. Spacious nice restaurant , excellent service and staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Puolalankatu 1, Turku 20100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Western Finland  >  Turku
  • Phone Number: +358 2 232 5400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 37
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Scandinavian, International, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?