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“Excellent and simple food with great service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chef & Sommelier

Chef & Sommelier
Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150 , Finland
+358 400 959440
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Ranked #20 of 1,066 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent and simple food with great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Great food from local ingredients, excellent service. Very small so make your reservation in advance if possible.

Highly recommend!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Helsinki, Finland
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Excellent little restaurant full of local freshness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Chef & Sommelier is run by people with big heart. They collect carefully all the ingredients and care a lot how they treat the veggies from local farmers, the local fish and meat. Everything is catch of the day, and 95 % organic. Chef Sasu Laukkonen doesn't want to over-process the real tastes, so you know what you eat. Great atmosphere, intimate service and reasonable prices.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Handled with Care”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

There are no words to truly describe the amount of care the gracious people whom make up Chef & Sommelier hold. Their passion and attention to detail is absolute perfection.

Being a General Manager of a luxury brand restaurant in NYC always creates the desire to try exciting restaurants that provide a sense of local hospitality. Chef & Sommelier delivered.

I feel the small staff not only spoke with pride and passion with every dish they presented, but with great depth and knowledge.

The food was well thought out and masterfully presented.

If you are looking for amazing food, warm gracious service, and superb attention to detail Chef & Sommelier will be you greatest culinary memory of Helsinki.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant and great Chief”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I love this place and plan to go back every time I am in Helsinki. It should is by far the best restaurant in Helsinki and one of the better restaurants in the world. I travel all over the world and it is in the top 20 if not the top 10 best places I have ever eaten.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“fantastic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I loved every moment. Food was exelent, wine was perfect. In our company was one pregnant so they choose different kind of tea for her on every meal. Tales where they get food and drinks where amazing. Price was moderate and with this quality you want to pay more than they charge. Place is small and that´s why you´ll have to make reservation quite early.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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