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“Excellent taste of Finnish cuisine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nokka

Nokka
Kanavaranta 7, Helsinki 00160, Finland (Vironniemi)
+358-9-687 7330
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Ranked #39 of 1,016 Restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: $36 - $146
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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26 restaurant reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Excellent taste of Finnish cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Restaurant Nokka is located just under the Uspenski Cathedral, in an old warehouse on the port, and the old red bricks of the building give it a particular charm. An impressive ship's propeller stands at the door.

Luckily I had made a reservation, as while waiting with an excellent glass of champagne for my table to be ready (I was early), I saw many people come in and disappointingly leaving after hearing that the restaurant was fully booked.

I chose the 6 course Helsinki menu, which was based on very fresh local ingredients of exceptionnal quality. The wine pairing with each course was a perfect match! The staff was very friendly and helpfull in a perfect English.

I would definitely return and I highly recommend this restaurant!

  • 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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Ennis
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Outstanding food, location and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The food at this restaurant was exceptional quality. There was a blend of Finnish and international foods all of which were very tasty. The staff were extremely friendly and offered much advice regarding the food and the wine selection. Overall a very enjoyable evening was had and I cannot wait to return to this restaurant

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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“Expensive, but very good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Great wine list, Solid Food. Pricey. Its a good place to go for special occasion. its right on the sea, but doesn't have a view.

Visited June 2012
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Food Excellent, Service Very Rude”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The location, the building, the food all merit 5 stars. Unfortunately, our waitress was beyond rude. From the very beginning she seemed unhappy to be waiting on us, and it worsened. We usually have excellent rapor with the staff, so we couldn't understand her attitude. That being said, I would return and recommend it without reservation, because of the quality of the entire restaurant.

Visited July 2012
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Toronto, Ontario
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“Ambience, location and excellent food add up to a wonderful dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Nokka shouldn't be missed. We ate by a window looking out on a tranquil harbour as the sun was setting. The reindeer carpaccio was a delightful mix of individual exquisite flavors. Lamb followed, then raspberries in a sabayonne. The freshness of everything gave an impression that it was just harvested that afternoon and taken straight to the kitchen. The setting is beautiful and understated, as is the service. A perfect place for a leisurely meal in good company, where you can actually hear one another across the table, and yet discreet enough that the conversation of others doesn't impose on your evening.

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