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“The Chinese Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Peking

Peking
Aleksis Kiven Katu 16, Helsinki 00500 Helsinki, Finland
9 762 633
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Ranked #543 of 1,016 Restaurants in Helsinki
Cuisines: Chinese
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Helsinki, Finland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“The Chinese Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Compared to the other Chinese in the area, Peking is more a restaurant, less a cafe or fast food place (even though they give a good discount for takeaway).

Long list, all the standard items but also dishes you do not see so often (lamb with scallions, or whole fish).

The place is old, I started to go here with my parents. I think Peking had a lower quality period in early 2000s but now it is back to glory.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Tasty food, genuine interior, good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

The place is beautiful inside with genuine Chinese interior. We ordered vegetables and tofu and were surprised how tasty it was. As a vegetarian, I can't say if they cook meat well, but definitely I would recommend the place for vegetarians. Staff was Chinese and they were really friendly. In general, great value for relatively low price.

Visited March 2014
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“I'll bet you won't be dissapointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

But foreigners, remember that chinese food here in Finland is a bit different. Anyhow, we had a lovely family dinner there last Saturday (8.2.2014). We ordered pretty many different dishes to share. They all came fast, were huge and good. Not even the spicy marked were too fiery. I had to try Tsingtao chinese beer, pretty tawdry for my liking. They have friendly and efficient staff. Kids like the place for the decor too. It's not fancy but comfy and has reasonble prices. Have been there before and will go again.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“The best lunch deal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Lunch offer is 12,50€ which includes an entrée (I recommend the Peking soup), a choice of two main dishes from 5 options (changes daily) and to top it off you get a fried banana with ice cream. And coffee or tea. So not only is it great value for money it's also amazingly tasty. Visiting here once a week is definitely the highlight lunch for me.

  • Visited August 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Has yet to disappoint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Peking has loads of items on the menu you don't find from the average Chinese restaurant in Helsinki. The restaurant itself is quite small and can be packed, but we've always enjoyed our food there. Nothing fancy but if you like Chinese food, worth to check out.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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