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“Excellent Finnish cuisine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olo Ravintola

Olo Ravintola
Pohjoisesplanadi 5, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 10 3206250
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Ranked #7 of 1,012 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $43 - $107
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Restaurant Olo treats you to a gastronomic journey filled with Nordic influence. It's all about the best ingredients and clear, modern flavors. Naturally wine plays an integral part in the dining experience. Our cellars are filled with interesting wines, including wines that are exclusively available at Olo. In our restaurant, you can feel the passion for work and food. Everyone in Olo shares that same feeling - love for food. That love and genuine warmth we want you also to feel as our guest. In addition to our recognition in the Michelin Guide with one star since 2011, we have also been featured on the 50 Best Restaurants -listing in Finland, on which in 2012 we were awarded with the first place. Welcome to enjoy!
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Finnish cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

One of the best restaurants in Helsinki, and perhaps the best Scandinavian cuisine in town. Highly recommended. Take one of the pre-designated menus with the wine package, and you will not be disapointed. The atmosphere is typical Scandinavan: simple, practical, and still comfortable. Remember to make reservation.

  • Visited December 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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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Top-notch Scandinavian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is one of the best restaurants in the whole world for Scandinavian cuisine. Always delivers.
Highly recommended.
The three-course lunch is an absolute steal at about 30 euros. Reservation a must, naturally.

  • Visited December 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food but surprisingly sloppy service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Went there for a lunch in a group of about 10 people a little before Christmas. The food was every bit as exquisite as it was rumored to be, but the service was shaky in many ways. As our group was seated in a one big table, the selected wines were not presented in any way at least to us customers sitting at the other end of the table. The same went for the dishes; the waitresses did not bother saying a word about each and every dish as they were brought to the table. This sure ain't the kind of service you'd expect to get at a place that's supposed to be 'Michelin caliber' in every way. And them being busy at the time was not a valid excuse here, either. Half of the seats of the restaurant were taken at best while our group was there, so it certainly wasn't like the staff was running around overworked and thus not being able to pay enough attention to the details.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Frankfurt, Germany
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Excellent Finish Dining beyond shredded reindeer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Excellent food, perfect presentation, good wine selection, swift service, cool ambience, reasonable price. Sometimes you only wish for bigger servings...

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Fresh, local ingredients and an innovative approach to Finnish and Scandinavian cooking.
Service was as good as you would expect and the experience well worth the price.

Visited May 2012
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