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“Very tasty vegetarian food with a high price” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Silvoplee

Silvoplee
Toinen linja 3, Helsinki, Finland
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Ranked #82 of 1,066 Restaurants in Helsinki
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Espoo, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Very tasty vegetarian food with a high price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Delicious vegan and vegetarian lunch restaurant. Occasionally I stop here with my work colleagues. Place is small and it seems to be always quite crowded, so be prepared to sit in a same table with strangers. The food is served in buffet style. You choose from various items to your plate and then pay by the weight. For me the price of the serving is always around 12 to 16 euros which is more expensive than my usual lunches. If you have a smaller appetite you might get away with less euros.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Perfect for vegetarians”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

If you are a vegan or vegetarian, this place is ideal one for you. And even if you are neither, then you will love it too. Plenty of delicious and healthy food options to choose from, especially soups and deserts; you pay per weight. It tends to get overcrowded at lunch time and the food may seem a bit pricy, but it is definitely worth the visit.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Pretty decent buffet, especially for vegans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The clientele of this restaurant are probably mostly vegetarians and vegans as there are not that many great options for them in Helsinki. There are only a few vegetarian places that pretty much lack ambition, and vegetarian options in regular restaurants are often bland and not really that great nutritionally either. Many vegans have apparently simple given up on eating out.

Silvoplee, a buffet where you load your plate with what you like and pay by weight, must be commended on the fact that they are actually trying to offer a wide variety of tasty and mostly vegan food. At best, they succeed very well. The best dishes are usually soups and salads.

That said, the place is still a buffet, and that brings along with it the usual problems. Warm dishes are often mushy and unappetizing, usually offering no real texture or clearly defined flavours. This wouldn't necessary be a problem the prices were right, but helping yourself to a decent plateful can easily cost more than 20 euros. Especially if that consists of the warm vegetable stews, that is not such great value concidering what you can get for 10 - 15 euros from some great nearby ethnic restaurants.

Being an omnivore and having a great choice of places to go, I cannot really give Silvoplee high marks overall. On the other hand I wouldn't really recommend any buffet style dining you can find in Helsinki, regardless if they serve meat or not. For a vegan looking for a decent meal, Silvoplee is probably your best bet in Helsinki.

Visited March 2013
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Helsinki
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent vegan/vegetarian food, casual setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This restaurant, founded by the actress Satu Silvo, offers some of the best vegetarian and vegan food in the city. Situated next to the Hakaniemi market square, the easiest way to get there is by metro (Sörnäinen station), a tram/bus to Hakaniemi, or simply by walking from the city center (10-15 min). Silvoplee offers usually four warm dishes, a soup and dozens of cold dishes made of various vegetables, lenses, salads, beans etc. The food is served buffet-style, and you pay per weight - the price is slightly more expensive than other similar restaurants in the area. The setting is rather casual, no white tablecloths here. Silvoplee is a very popular lunch place among locals, so getting a table may prove difficult; try take-away. The restaurant is open until 6PM from Monday to Saturday (closed on Sundays). They also sell organic beverages, sweets and other products. Recommended for a casual vegan lunch or early dinner!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Espoo, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“The best and healthiest restaurant in Helsinki”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

My heart is singing and my body and mind are thanking every time I visit Silvoplee. Excellent healthy food. You feel great also afterwards, which rarely happens in more ordinary restaurants. I wish there would be more Silvoplees in Finland. Or in the world.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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