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$11 - $54
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Sushi, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Vironniemi
0.2 miles from The Esplanadi Park
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Reviewed December 16, 2023

Caverna first seemed really nice, and i was excited for the churrasco, and the buffet looked good. The teppanyaki looked great, and while i felt like going for it, the first piece of meat from the Churrasco was so good, i thought i'll just wait...for more, just to wait and wait and them not coming back at all anymore. So during the hour we spent eating, they came once, and that was in the beginning when my plate was already loaded with things from the buffet, so i figured I'll take more when they pass by again. Extremely disappointed. If that's the system, they should tell us, in similar places in Brazil they just keep coming. Also that they have no prices for drinks available on the table is very suspicious. 51€ for this is ridiculous. if it was closer to 30 i'd be fine but this was a disgrace to restaurants in Helsinki.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 16, 2023 via mobile

Very large selection, many quality foods, wok grill great with seafood and meats, personally served to table after cooking. Friendly service and nice ambience! Glass of house wine was 15,90e on top of 51e buffet price for one person

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 5, 2023

Beautiful place, but the least vegan friendly restaurant I've seen in Helsinki in a very long time. Huge, expensive buffet with loads of meat and fish. Very hard to find anything vegan. When asking for vegan options, waiter questionned my diet and said "but why...isn't mozzarella salad okey, there's no meat in it ?".More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed July 4, 2023

Absolutely one of my favorite places where been to. . Meat skewers and Japanese teppanyaki are the best thing. Also variety selection of sushi and a big buffet with plenty choices to choose from are 👌 Try chocolate fall as a dessert and dip some...marshmallows in that - lovely!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 19, 2023

First time the restaurant Caverna and I hope it won't be the last. Very good service. Excellent food and selection; something for everyone. Taste and quality of food was really good.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed March 8, 2023 via mobile

I wouldn't say that the food was that good compared to the price we paid (51€ per person). While giving my food to kitchen for them to fry it I mentioned that I'm vegan and they said that's okey but later as I got my...food I could taste that they fried it on a same pan that they had fried fish on (thats fine as long as you wash it in between but they for sure didn't do that). Luckily I'm not allergic to fish otherwise it could have turned out very badly! And after we finished and paid with cash and were already leaving they tried to scam us and convince my dad (who had few drinks and was maybe a bit tipsy but not drunk) that he didn't pay enough and that 50€ was missing but as he said that he only brought certain amount of money with him and that he will check how much he has left they all of a sudden found the missing 50€.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 20, 2023 via mobile

We had reservation for saturday evening. All went smoothly, we got nice private table. There is big buffet with asian and Scandinavian selections. What makes this place spesial is teppanyniki and various meats they bring to your table and cut. If you like seafood and...meat this place is for you. Evening buffet is pretty pricey. If you are planning romantic quiet moment you should know it might be crowded and pretty loud.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed December 4, 2022 via mobile

We came for a work lunch with a group of 8 people. The waiter went to find out about our payment method and asked us to wait. We waited for a long time and when we went to see what was going on, all the...waiters were having a lunch break and nobody had told us that we could start. There was also an unexpected service fee of 15€, that nobody mentioned beforehand. When we asked about it, the waiter was very unfriendly and explained that it was the company’s rule. I gave feedback, that we would have liked to know that beforehand, but he responded by accusing us of not making the reservation. The waiter’s attitude was very defensive and unfriendly, and we left feeling very bad about the experience. Cannot recommend this place because of poor customer service.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed October 30, 2022 via mobile

Good food and friendly service. Wide variety of meat and other food. Only minus is we only were offered 4 kinds of skewers when website promises 7.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022

It seems that restaurant either doesn't have waiters anymore or they simply don't give as good service as before. No one didn't even asked for the drinks last time?! Whole place was totally over crowded at Friday dinner time. Noise was really loud, people were...making a mess and lines were long. Not what I've used to get from this place.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 18, 2022

The service was excellent.The staff was very helpful, considerate. Loved the food and the non alcoholic cocktails. Even I got 👍s from a teen.The price for the food ,worth it. Recommend you book a table usually parked. Thanks Caverna Staff for making our evening pleasant.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 14, 2021 via mobile

Today was my third or fourth time visiting caverna and I am never dissapointed. This is my favourite restaurant in Helsinki because of how large the restaurant is, very friendly and swift staffs and the food!! The buffet has it all! ; Sushi, Scandinavian meals,...seafood , tasty desserts, tasty meat (varieties) that they bring to your table while you eat. You would eat to your satisfaction and get your money's worth believe me. I love this place and when I have visitors I always take them here and they are blown away! I highly recommend this resturant and would visit again. Thank you.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021

This took place in March 2020. This restaurant was recommended by a friend and I was positively surprised of the choice to have dinner here. The buffet had a lot of different choices which was perfect so you definitely didn't leave hungry. The best of...all was a chocolate fountain which was delicious. The staff were friendly.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 13, 2021 via mobile

Oooh wow... Well worth it! We took the evening sitting at 5.30 and got the best experience service and food wise. Very friendly and versatile, everything. 41€ for a large food buffet in August 2021. A biiiig recommendation especially when hungry!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 8, 2021

Found this place accidentally. But really, my big recommendation. Buffet place with quality food. Will definitely come back again. To first time customers waitress made tour to restaurant and explained how everything works.

Date of visit: August 2021
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They should be on a Saturday night. Hope it is better than the Tuesday nights food.
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Caverna Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4