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“Not the best dining experience” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Demo

Demo
Uudenmaankatu 9-11, Helsinki 00120, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
09-2289 0840
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Ranked #64 of 1,066 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not the best dining experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Demo is definately not the best dining experience in Helsinki. After visiting Luomo I was expecting Demo to be the same highest quality. However I was suprised with quite average food, not the best service and... You know, they will even charge you for tap water.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Helsinki, Finland
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent place for a romantic dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Only few times a year something goes so smoothly from the beginning until finish that one can call everything perfect. The visit to this restaurant was one of those times.

The place is quite small but has a very cozy feeling. Some of the tables are quite close to each other but you still feel like dining in a semi-private setting.

We had the 6-course surprise menu and all the food in the menu was truly fantastic. It should not come as a surprise to anyone that portions at this kind of menu are not big but the focus is on taste and looks. There was no disappointment in either taste or looks, and for us the 6-course menu altogether had exactly right amount of food.

Finns may not be the smoothest people in the world for providing and receiving services. Remembering that, the service here is very good. All the food was nicely introduced when delivered. The food was delivered at a very good pace considering our dining style. There was also no issue for having the service in English language.

The wine list is a very interesting one, in case you don't want to select the wine package pre-matched for the food.

I was advised by a friend that it may be difficult to book a table from this restaurant on a few days notice. Using the web booking can help here.

In my opinion, the prices at this restaurant are very decent for the experience. Three or four hours passed very fast and we had a truly wonderful time here.

  • 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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Helsinki, Finland
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“High class dining in cozy atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Excellent food, excellent wines. Service is very good, polite, could be a bit more relaxed. Maybe a little bit too formal. The place itself and the decoration is so nordic, very plain, very elegant, but also cozy. Wonderful place for romantic dinner, business dinner, dinner with friends - everything goes!

  • Visited January 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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“wonderfull evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

we took the 4 course dinner and got one apetizer on the house! the service was great and the waiter had time. to explain the dishes and wines for us. The atmosphere was cozy yet elegant. the over all clenliness and vibe of the place was excuisite. The price was quite high but worth every penny!!If you have the chance, go and visit

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Oslo, Norway
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137 reviews 137 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Tasty, innovative food with good wine pairing. A little bit stingy on wine refilling when you have the package (we only had a refill on the red wine after asking).

The restaurant is very sterile and almost looks like a lab with no decorations, so what's on your plate is what's important and they really know their proffesion.

Gay friendly and relaxed.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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