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“Great food - no people” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pure Bistro

Pure Bistro
Pohjoisesplanadi 9, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 50 400 3372
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Ranked #41 of 1,016 Restaurants in Helsinki
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: PureBistro is a modern bistro and bar that prepares uncomplicated but modern bistro food by hand. They guarantee taste and freshness of the raw ingredients
Oslo, Norway
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food - no people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

After going through the list of top restaurants on TripAdvisor, all being fully booked, one of the owners asked if we'd like to eat at their bistro. The bistro is located at one of the nicest streets in town close to the harbor and the fish market (fresh fish). We had great food both meat and fish, price was fair and the service was good.
I felt that the place was trying a bit to hard to be unique (bred in paper bags etc.) but the design of the place was very normal and flat. We were the only people there so the service was great and the place quiet to talk business over dinner...
But over all a great dinner, service and location.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent modern food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

Excellent food with creative menu. Minimalistic style with rich taste. Good service. Be happy to return any day.

    • 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Good food, but smelly environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The food in this restaurant is good and also the wines are ok. The room is light and spacious. But one aspect makes the experience a lot less, the smell of cooking from the kitchen. Clearly the capacity of the cooker hood is insufficient to keep the smells from the restaurant. That can be horrible when you are eating your desert and smell fried fish.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Innovative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

One of the most innovative restaurants for some time! Very creative short menu and good wines. Friendly and professional staff in no nonsense style. Top location and large terrace backdoors. If you are looking for a very innovative restaurant with good value for money, this is your choice.

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Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fresh and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

The Pure Bistro logotype reminds me of a vegan spa or something very different to what Pure Bistro is. The interior is typical Scandinavian – black chairs and tables, white walls, simple but predictable and a little boring. You can see the handsome chefs working in the kitchen, although the night we were there they sailed across the room looking really worried. I didn't like the design of the menu, but the food all sounded very exciting. 

Our starters were promising. Fresh and tasty. The Umami Pike-perch we had for main course was heavenly. The dessert was wonderful. All dishes had a nice balance and the wine pairings were very good.

Hopefully going back soon! 

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