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Restaurant Karljohan

Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 9 6121121
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“arctic char” (13 reviews)
“olive bread” (2 reviews)
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European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Reviewed yesterday

We tried this restaurant on our last night in Helsinki and were very pleased with our overall experience, agreeing it was one of the best meals we had in Helsinki. We were greeted upon entering and shown to a table straight away. Our waiter was...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great service and absolutely great dishes. Vichysoisse 10 points and Vorschmack 10 points. Pavlova 10 points. We will be back.

Thank Mika L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated near the centre, and close to other, less up-market restaurants. Understandably quiet on a Monday evening. Pleasant waiter, who served excellent apéritifs of gin and tonic. Have had cloudberries in the ice before, but never a sprig of rosemary. The starters were beautifully presented,...More

Thank MadDocNI
Reviewed April 25, 2018

The food was very good -- not a large choice, but a well-selected choice. Classic Scandinavian cuisine, high quality, but also of course as is typical on the expensive side. The wine-list was also well chosen, and service was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable.

1  Thank 416Traveller2013
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Nice interior just in the centre. Kind service, but a little bit shy. This is again one of the kitchens that try too hard. The more simple is often better. In my mouth the beetroot does not work with chocolate. When I assume to get...More

Thank Protravellers
Reviewed December 4, 2017

Karljohan is a true friend! It is there as it has been always. The warm friendliness and delicious food - a good reason to visit often. The menu has all the loved traditional meals and also something new. Try their Wiener schnitzel and be happy!

1  Thank HanneleH
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Called in here after a long sightseeing walk around Helsinki. Greeted by a lovely lady who translated the blackboard menu for us. We chose out dishes before sitting down at our table. Complimentary salad bar and bread. Arctic char with mushroom sauce and mashed potatoes...More

1  Thank sam7lea
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Arrived in Helsinki after a long journey from the UK and found this lovely boutique restaurant just down the road from my hotel. Staff were helpful and friendly. Had a delicious trout fillet on risotto with grilled cauliflower from the special menu followed by an...More

1  Thank SouthamptonStarlight
Reviewed September 3, 2017

We went there in july for a dinner. Nice and friendly service in a good atmosphere. The dinner was good as the suggested wine.

Thank Uffe38
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Just kitty corner from our hotel. We had the evening specials, the braised reindeer with mash, and the arctic char on a pillow of pea risotto and saffron foam. Both very tasty. There was a beer tasting for a local brewery while we were there...More

1  Thank meann2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$37 - $147
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yrjoenkatu 21, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 9 6121121
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