We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ravintola Koto

Ravintola Koto
Lonnrotinkatu 22, Helsinki 00100, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
9646080
Improve this listing
Ranked #162 of 1,016 Restaurants in Helsinki
Cuisines: Japanese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
Melbourne
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

My partner and I have just returned from an excellent dinner at Koto which is now located at Lönnrotinkatu 22, Helsinki. After filling ourselves with amazing Finnish food for every meal in the past 4 days, we were looking for something different. Koto was perfect. Fried eggplant with miso sauce and sesame seeds was full of flavour and simply presented as were the yakitori skewers. The raw salmon with sushi rice was perfect and full of flavour. The salmon in teriyaki sauce was cooked to perfection, and had a clean refreshing taste. For dessert we had vanilla custard served with ice cream and fruit and a serve of orange sherbet, both of which were light and flavourful. The staff were very friendly and attentive and offered each guest an origami butterfly when leaving. I would not hesitate to return to this lovely restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

74 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    26
    28
    13
    4
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Pretty good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had dinner in this small Japanese restaurant in Helsinki which by the way is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Very reasonably priced, we were impressed by the quality of its sashimi and sushi. The Chicken Teriyaki was perfectly cooked and juicy. We also ordered a Pork Tonkatsu which was nicely cooked although the Katsu sauce was very vinegary and reminded us of "Daddies" Brown Sauce, which British readers will be familiar with! Don't be put off by that though, the japanese food here is very good.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vantaa
1 review
“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Very cosy and nice restaurant, visited in the evening. Good sushis and sashimis. Friendly and nice staff. This will be my regular place for sushi-nights.

Located nowadays at the address Lönnrotinkatu 22.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great, consistent sushi (and other dishes too)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is my regular for take away sushi, but I think most people eat in. The sushi is very consistent, always fresh and tasty. My favorites are salmon and avocado nigris and california rolls. Especially their avocado is almost always ripe, tasty and soft (unlike many other sushi places in Helsinki). They also serve a wide variety of other Japanese dishes - tempuras are definitely worth trying. Clientele includes local, but also a lot of Japanese living in or visiting Helsinki.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Really good Japanese”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

Koto serves tasty japanese food. Sushi is good but they serve a nice variety of other dishes that are worth trying. Last time we had the udon noodle soup with tempura and really enjoyed it. Salmon was also tasty and well-prepared. Big plus from the beautiful presentation and nice plates.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ravintola Koto also viewed

Helsinki, Southern Finland
Helsinki, Southern Finland
 
Helsinki, Southern Finland
Helsinki, Southern Finland
 

Been to Ravintola Koto? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ravintola Koto, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.