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“Terrific Finnish cuisine in a neighborhood gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ravintola Kuu

Ravintola Kuu
Toolonkatu 27, Helsinki 00260, Finland (Taka-Töölö)
+358 9 2709 0973
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Ranked #5 of 1,009 Restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: $22 - $45
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Taka-Töölö
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Terrific Finnish cuisine in a neighborhood gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

One of the best meals we've had on our month-log Scandinavian adventure. Loved the easy and casual ambiance of Ravintola Kuu, and would love to have a place like this in my neighborhood back in Chicago! The salmon soup starter was outstanding, and my husband enjoyed a divine reindeer steak main course, while I delighted in the Arctic char. Our friend tried the flank steak, which was perfect. Pleasant and friendly service and easy street parking. Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Good honest Finnish food but poor ambiance.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Recommended by our hotel, we visited Kuu. The exterior and interior are very basic and dated, but the food was really good. Especially the salmon soup and the rendeer steak were excellent. The service was ok.
For a good Finnish meal this is a fine restaurant. Not for an full evening out as the ambiance is too old and not real entertaining.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good Finnish cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Located behind Crowne Plaza hotel Helsinki. Must try the salmon soup for starter and reindeer as main course.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Madrid, Spain
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great eating experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I had dinner at the Ravintola Kuu two times, one with some friends and the other one with my parents. I am vegetarian and even if the restaurant is finnish cousine, so fish and reindeer mostly, it always offer one vegetarian options for the starters and the main course. I took the goat cheese salad for starter both times, which was really good a mushrooms quiche as main course the first time and a broccoli risotto the second time. The quiche was nice and the risotto simply amazing. My parents also enjoyed their fish choices, salmon soup and arctic char. When I went with my friends they all ordered reindeer, which from their comments was very good. Also the desserts were excellent.
Great service, nice atmosphere and amazing food.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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“Finnish Fare with a modern twist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you think Finnish food is bland or stodgy, think again. This restaurant serves highly flavoursome food in good sized portions (not too big, not too small) using the freshest of ingredients , all served with an eye to presentation.

Yes, it us a 25 minute walk from downtown (or take no. 2 tram) and from the outside it looks very ordinary, but once inside you will enjoy a memorable meal. Wines by the glass complement the 4 course set menus at around €50 but this is really good food for the price.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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