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“Cosy atmosphere, good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Benjam's Bistro

Benjam's Bistro
Dagmarinkatu 5, Helsinki, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
09-492322
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Ranked #374 of 1,009 Restaurants in Helsinki
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Cosy atmosphere, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Visited here for an evening meal . Very prompt service , made to feel welcome. Lovely food ,salad and bruscheta for starters. Lamb , egg plant , scallops for mains .Rounded off with tiramisu .
Would definitely return.

  • Visited October 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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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The owner is italian and I suppose the chef in kitchen as well. Food was very good. Restaurant is small (about 30 chairs).

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
“Avoid! Standard collapsed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This small neighbourhood bistro has had an excellent reputation, but due to changed ownership (?) there is nothing left. Just nothing!
Snails were tasteless and swam im a kind of grease - not butter. Tomatoes in insalata caprese were pale and wooden. Fresh basil - no way!
We ordered lamb chops and were given filet, and this lady did not even say a word before we asked if there was a mistake. The wholesaler had had no chops, we were explained. Well, in a fillet, we found a piece of bone. Bone, in a fillet!
Sauce was from the can, veggies had lost both the colour and the taste in the steaming process.
I asked for some red wine and got red - the only they had?
Do not bother, there is many better places in the same price range nearby.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Little Italy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Only once there because it has always been full!
Same people come again and again,
Prices ok and good home-made-feeling food.
For sure on the list of my favorits!

Visited May 2013
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Finland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lunch time disaster”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I visited May 2013 lunch time and was looking forward to a nice meal during a busy conference day. I was very dissapointed when the beef rolls with sage and bacon arrived; the beef was unevenly cooked, other end almost raw and other end overcooked. The bacon was on the inside of the rolls, soggy and greasy. And the sage was dried bits, not fresh leaves. The whole disaster of a food was served with soggy fries and partly still frozen mixed veggies. I complained but was not taken seriously. The wine I ordered (red house wine) was served too warm.
The cost was almost 20 euros for this, I will not be going back there or recommending this place to anyone.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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