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Chef & Sommelier

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150, Finland
+358 40 0959440
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Michelin star restaurant is quite small, which causes problems during busy hours. Quality of air is not excellent and temperature rises easily. How ever, atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Food is excellent. Pike perch was definitely best I've ever eaten. Food was stomach fulling and thus too fast service (waiting time between dishes) caused some trouble. Excellent place to... More 

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Alkmaar
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

The served us a full vegan meal upon request - a bit in advance - they even had some wines to go with it. Extensive explanations of every single one of the courses, which were all nothing short of excellent. Nice & small setting, as well, love this place! Price level very much ok for what you get, not even... More 

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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 December 3, 2016 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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121 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

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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Turku, Finland
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

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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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

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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182 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 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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36 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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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
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?