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“Excellent food, excellent service - loved it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Farang

Farang
Ainonkatu 3, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
(09) 454 4212
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Ranked #10 of 1,010 Restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: $33 - $266
Cuisines: Asian, Asian fusion
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
Description: tel +358 9 4544 212
Helsinki, Finland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food, excellent service - loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The food and coordinated wines were simply excellent. The chef came to say hi to us after the meal. The service was friendly and relaxed. A very nice experience. The prices are from the higher end, but it's all definitely worth it.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Maybe I chose the wrong dishes?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

This is a very upscale restaurant with lovely modern decor and good service. Judging by the number of satisfied customers, and the reviews on this website, it deserves its high ratings. But my own dinner was not so memorable. A green mango and prawn salad was drenched in dark spicy sauce and had lost most of its crunch and freshness. Caramelised pork belly was sugary chunks of meat, lacking in fatty succulence. Maybe I chose badly from the menu.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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“If you can't afford the flights to SE Asia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

..this is the next best thing. Nothing Scandinavian of course, but the food is well treated, very cross-kitches. And they have great drinks too if you're early.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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“You don't make it to top three by accident”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I admire the logistics of the place - dishing out 8 course tasting menus to some 60-70 people simultaneusly... and the taste spectrum... was very very Bangkok indeed. Pricey? Yes. But worth it. The place can be noisy when its packed as the setup is in an old building with high ceilings and nothing to absorb the voices of the crowd.

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“Chosen best restaurant in Helsinki 2011 & recommended by Michelin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

If you are a true foodie, if you feel the white gloves that serve you the food in a 3-star michelin restaurant are a bit too much, and if you appreciate good food prepared with a heart devoted to love of food, then this is a definite must-experience food and place for you!

It's a place that serves Asian fusion dishes. I've dined here four times now, trying different things and especially the tasting menus, and it blows me away every time. The owners traveled in Asia for months, looking for ways to mix Asian traditional food with some Nordic ingredients. They tried something new (in Finland at least) and really hit it off. Now they've opened two more restaurants in Helsinki, Gaijin and Bulevard Social which both have quickly become extremely appreciated restaurants. When you try the original one, Farang, you will understand why their recipes are so popular. You will want to eat here again and again.

The place is nicely decorated, buzzing, service is very good and friendly, all the things that others have said here. But in the end it's not that different from others in these categories. It really is all about excellent food with very special and bold flavors.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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