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“Not satisfied” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Taivaanranta

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Taivaanranta
Rautatienkatu 13, Lahti 15110, Finland
0424 925 230
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Ranked #11 of 53 Restaurants in Lahti
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not satisfied”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very few vegetarian options and very small portion sizes.
As there is only one vegetarian starter (which is basically the same as the main course - beetroots with chèvre for starter and pumpkin with chèvre for main) we ordered a green side salad which was 5€. It was large but it came with no dressing- so just green salad leaves and a slice of tomato and cucumber, so very bland all in all.
The main course itself was ridiculously small and we had to come home for proper dinner.
All in all the place has a very nice atmosphere, service is good, and the place is nice but its overpriced and overrated. Maybe a vegetarian cook would help somebody to realize that we like to eat too.. ;)

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lahti, Finland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lack of consistency”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Taivaanranta is regarded as one of the "better places" to dine in Lahti.
The decor is nice and the staff is friendly. The only problem we have faced is the lack of consistency; usually the food is very good but every now and then the food served can be bland as if some ingredients have been forgotten.
There has also been some issues about the preparation of meat dishes as "medium steaks" have been sent back to the kitchen for being too bloody, closer to "raw+" than medium.

Visited December 2013
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Easy-going dining in upscale surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The ambitious menu of mostly Finnish ingredients and courses is carried out well and tastily. Natural tastes and service gives a great chance for an enjoyable supper. Partly open kitchen gives the possibility for an intercourse and emphasizes the quality of the entirety.
Absolutely one of the best in the city.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best lunch & dinner in Lahti”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I have been here many times in lunch time. Three cheaper lunch options with great salad buffet + three more expensive options. Lunch is served to a table, which is rarity in Lahti. You can also buy Teerenpeli brewery's own beers here

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice place, good and bad food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The restaurant itself is very inviting and elegant looking. The Teereenpeli brewery options are a nice change to the normal beverage options, but not all of Teereenpeli-selection is available.
We entered the restaurant little more than an hour before the closing time. We were warned immediately by staff (twice), that the restaurant will close in an hour and we can’t eat the “long way”. It wasn’t late and it was kind of surprising, but it was said both times in a friendly manner and we didn’t mind.
Service was friendly and fast. My wife liked her food and loved the dessert. I took the overcooked pork where the protein itself was excellent, but unfortunately the sauce was so salty it ruined the whole food, especially as the side was salt-potatoes. I mentioned about it and was compensated on the price.

Visited November 2013
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