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“Charming bistro” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Muru

Muru
Fredrikinkatu 41, Helsinki 00120, Finland
102928999
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Ranked #14 of 1,016 Restaurants in Helsinki
Cuisines: European, French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Charming bistro”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

very nice staff; accommodating when no reservation made (Tuesday evening); no real menu but rather the daily fare presented either as fixed menu or a la carte. Seemed very interested in promoting wine pairing with meal choice(s). A little over priced and no presentation of prices up front...you just take your chances (more or less). The food was very tasty and well presented, the wine recommendations were very good and the staff was always available. A little tight for space (cozy); but not claustraphobic.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“cosy and small”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Needs reservation.
The food is simply local tastes. Wines are good
but expensive.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Espoo, Finland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best Bistro in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

No white table cloths, no eye catching decoration. But the atmosphere with friendliness from the staff and excellent food with surprisingly well matching wines makes the visit in Muru always a treat. The best bistro in Helsinki!

Visited May 2012
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Espoo, Finland
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53 restaurant reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Our group of five adults celebrated birthdays here yesterday. We all had the menu of the day, because that was highly recommended. It consisted of four courses. We got fresh green and white aparagus with herbs and a nice sauce as the first course. This tasted very good and was visually pleasing.

For main course they brought Finnish whitefish with a Sherry sauce and lorchels as the main course. The fish was OK, but I have got better fish in Finnish restaurants. I would have wanted more seasoning in the fish or the sauce.

Then they brought a small plate of two Swiss cheese with some nice berry jam. I'm not a great cheese fan, but these were quite nice. The waiter recommended some muscat port wine which went smoothly with the cheese.

As dessert we had some pancakes. This looked more everyday type of food than other plates. The taste was good, nothing special. The waiter recommended this, but proobably I should have chosen their chocolate fondant.

Overall the food was French and Spanish type, but with Finnish local ingredients. This is a nice new trend which is becoming more common in restaurants in Helsinki.

The staff was very friendly, and the waiters introduced all the recommended wines and foods professionally. They also agreed to chance one plate of cheese to green salad from the menu. They also left nuts away for one allergic guest.

We had a bottle of sparkling wine while waiting for our table, and with food we had glasses of wine recommended with the day's menu. The total bill was about 500 EUR for the whole group.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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“So many place to go, only one place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

The place to eat now in Helsinki. Excellent food with amazing wine selection and relaxed but professional service. Make your reservation well ahead.

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