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European, Scandinavian
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Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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0.2 miles from The Esplanadi Park
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Reviewed December 30, 2020

Kaarna Bar & Kitchen is located at Forum Shopping Center. It is a Finnish restaurant with a Scandinavian twist. For example, it serves snapas, an assortment of tapas made from Finnish ingredients. We have eaten here many times but this time we had just apple...ciders from Finnish Malmgård Brewery.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Very tasty local food and good service. Pleasant environment with helpful staff. They also have a reindeer steak. Very good.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 9, 2020

This was my second time eating at the restaurant, and the customer service was as great as ever. The only downside was that it took quite long for the food (even the appetizers) to come to the table. The food was very tasty, with the...menu providing several good opportunities to try different and unique Finnish dishes. We each picked one option from the main courses and shared two appetizers of salmon and Finnish squeaky cheese (leipäjuusto). The atmosphere of the restaurant was quite stylish and relaxing.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed October 24, 2019

If you want outstanding Finnish food, this is the place to go to. Great cocktails too. We ordered a lamb dish and salmon and both were cooked perfectly. We also ordered a mixed platter of cold meats which I wasn't a fan of, but the...other two dishes more than made up for it.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed August 19, 2019

We had great lunch here! The salmon soup was amazing and my son finished his salmon plate and wanted to have more~ The fish dishes were perfectly cooked and the drinks were also tasty. The service was great and we were happy to have lunch...here right after landed to Helsinki~More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

Though it is indicated as a restaurant of Scandinavian and European food (it really is), in my opinion, first of all it's a restaurant of author's cuisine. Reindeer steak is perfect (that's my favourite), so are other fish and meat dishes. Service is perfect. Kid's...friendly policy.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

We had the rain deer with garnets, rain deer streak, and the goose berry pie. Presentation was excellent, the view was interesting and staff was extremely friendly (spoke English very well). It was a bit pricey but definitely worth it. Would highly recommend to anyone...in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 3, 2019

So happy to discover a real serious "RAVINTOLA" -starters so fresh and within smoked fishes and fish eggs, vegetables -main courses with a large choice All seem be prepared for you 😋 price are not so far of other restaurants ideally located and with a...nice level of serviceMore

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is well located in the center of Helsinki. The menu contains really good Finnish flavors. Very good appetizers, made from Finnish products. Must try this restaurant!

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

My grandma and I shared the fish plate, some sort of sausage and the meatballs. The meatballs were nice and I suppose worth the money, but the plate of tiny bits of fish and sausage were incredibly underwhelming. Although it filled us up, it was...very overpriced. The service was nice but very slow.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5