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Chef & Sommelier

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Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150, Finland
+358 40 0959440
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a really great tasting menu here at the end of November on the recommendation of my friend's colleagues. There were some very inventive dishes suitable for vegetarians, the Finnish cheese selection was superb, and the coffee and blackcurrant palate cleanser was also unexpectedly delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed speaking to the staff and would return again in future, particularly as... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

tiny space with but managed perfectly by your 2 hosts- you are made to feel welcome and almost like dining at a master chefs house- just let them serve you food and wine pairings and you will not be disappointed in the culinary journey- they source everything as hyper locally as possible and you can tell with how bright and... More 

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Thank rogerz
Turku, Finland
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chef & Sommelier really was a great experience. We felt very welcomed when we opened the door. Felt somehow like home. Very small and cosy restaurant with only 25 seats. We come quite late after theater and had time to enjoy a four course dinner (55 euros/pax) Wild reindeer and barley was a great start. And the homemade rye-rosemary-celery bread... More 

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Thank JuusoJT
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an experience. Service, wines, food, atmosphere are all tight together in a very unique way. Love the fact that kitchen is open, staff visible and interacting with the clients. Food is mostly amazing, ingredients sometimes suprising in a very positive way.

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Thank Tomppa75
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We literally went across the Baltic Sea from Tallinn for a day trip to visit this restaurant, and wow... what an experience! This place is very intimate and cozy without being too fancy. It's also incredibly small, but the chef still manages to pump out an innovative and fun menu. The sommelier also guided us through our multiple courses with... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was quite ok, but the quality and taste of food did not match expectations. Restaurant is really small, but still comfortable.

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Thank Ruusto
Helsinki, Finland
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176 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Safe choice for top level Scandinavian food on Michelin star level made of partly self collected incredients. Pure and clean flavours in simplified but creative form. Wine list personal and innovative, very well food matching. Chef & Sommelier both fully professional and small round 25 seat restaurant located on one of the prettiest streets of Helsinki.

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Thank Pasi K
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The restaurant is small and simple. It's situated in a residential block and it could be more or less a friends flat on hte first floor. The emphasis here is on food and a personal, friendly, service. One Michelin star, but no snobbism at all. Modern food, using organic, often local, ingredients. Some of the food was almost "too much"... More 

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Thank Peter T
Helsinki, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

It's organic, it's tasteful. If you want Finnish tastes, get yourself there. The place is tiny but the taste is big. Simple, Finnish, natural, different. Friendly atmosphere, chefs also serve dishes. A hidden secret in Helsinki gastronomy scene.

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Thank jussi223
Finland
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Located in Huvilakatu famous of its architecture this restaurant is an experience. Friendly atmosphere and service. Good choice of wines and really innovative menu based on Finnish materials. The chef visited our table and personally told us about his ideas and the origins of different ingredients. An experience worth to visit when in Helsinki.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 40 0959440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?