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“Excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smor

Smor
Lantinen Rantakatu 3, Turku, Finland
02-5369444
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Ranked #15 of 219 Restaurants in Turku
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Helsinki, Finland
1 review
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Very nice and cosy restaurant in the heart of Turku. Service was good and food and the wine was excllent! I had suprice menu and I really enjoy it. Recommend!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Excellent food, but very pricy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I was looking for a decent place with good atmosphere. Certainly, I found this in this cosy restaurant. The outside does not indicate the upper standard which you find insight. The people sitting there were mostly business men and it was a decent ambiente. The staff was friendly and tried to live into his role of upper restaurant in Turku (which is already a ironic thing in itself since Turku is all but nice and on world class level with Helsenki for example). The kitchen sent a greeting in form of some small tapas which was a bit salty, but tasty. The main dish was a fish with risotto. The food was great and well served. The only negative thing is the portion size. It was really only half the plate and I rested with some more aptetite after the course. The desert was interestingly made, delicious but again only a small portion. Obviously, someone must have told the chef modern upper class food means less on the plate. What was on the plate, was however really great. But for me quality and portion should not br anti-proportional, which here was the caße. The bill for main course, desert and water / bier summed up to 50 Euro. Even in a good restaurant in Stockholm or Helsinki I have not paid that much. Again I suppose someone must have told the owner that modern upper class means high prices. Overall, the food is great, for me not enough on the plate and very pricy in the end. But if you come to Turku and you want the same level of food as you are used to in other places then this is the choice of restaurant.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington
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112 reviews 112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Excellent location and a menu bursting with ideas and flavor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

What a little treasure in the heart of Turku. I was surprised to find such a good restaurant with such an interesting menu here. The town is quite small but in recent years the restaurant scene has definitely improved and Smor is one of the best of the bunch. I had a wonderful asparagus soup to start and a tremendous hereford beef dish as a main course. Really nice atmosphere, great service and a wonderful location right by the river. Highly recommended!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kiev, Ukraine
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“perfect place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

great restarant. we have found this place in the evening when a lot of other restarant was already closed (working till 23:00). Perfect service, wonderful & tasty food. A lot of things to remember. Recommend!!!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampere, Finland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Improving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

When they opened we went there to dine: loved the place... an old vault by the River Aura. We were not impressed with the menu nor the food: everythin semed ok but just barely ok and slightlyboring.

But our recent visits have been different: the menu has more exciting stuff and what we ate was far from boring. So for a change one restaurant is just iproving .

I will be back........

Visited January 2012
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