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“Restaurant you'd never get tired of” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kolo Restaurant - CLOSED

Kolo Restaurant
Fredriksgatan 37, Helsinki 00120, Finland
+358 440601661
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Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
1 review
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“Restaurant you'd never get tired of”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely love this place. Girlfriend lives in Finland so everytime I come visit from the US, it is a tradition to come visit Kolo. Fresh food and Rony is about the friendliest owner you'll ever meet. After his server presents the food, sometimes he will just walk by and explain everything on your plate again. Takes pride in what he serves and it shows with the quality. Everything he tastes himself beforehand. Tips are not expected in Finland but I find myself so satisfied it'd be a crime to not leave any gratuity.

  • Visited June 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Vantaa, Finland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“In the streets of Helsinki”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This restaurant was not easiest to find but well worth it. The place itself is small (as you might imagine from the name), but perfect for romantic dinner. The service was very good and the quality of food was also among best in Helsinki. Great (local) tastes and the wine pairing was done carefully.
We will return to Kolo for a nice dinner in the future.

  • Visited June 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A delightful find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We did not know Helsinki but wanted a good meal out. We booked a table at Kolo after reading good reviews on Tripadviser. It is a real gem. Unassuming & unpretentious, but excellent food and wine and superb service from the owner and staff. We took the owner's suggestions for suitable wines to accompany each course, by the glass. He's knowledgeable and tells an interesting narrative. Its not cheap, but this is one of those rare evenings that is a bit of an adventure and exceeds your expectations. Top Marks. Graeme

  • 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Better than most”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Charming restaurant with attentive service that avoids the showy intrusiveness of some 'cool' places where you are virtually told what to eat. Friendly, knowledgeable and original proprietors. Where advice was given, and taken, it was surprisngly good advice, such as the Israeli red wine or the Moscato d'Asti with pudding. The rainbow trout from Åland was outstanding. Not expensive either by comparison with other inferior Helsinki establishments.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The best you can get in Helsinki”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

No Michelin stars, but the food and the service is suberb!
The price is low if you compare it to the quality. The only problem is that the restaurant is very popular, and I can surely understand why, so you'll better reserve the table about one month before you'll need it.

  • Visited March 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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