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Chef & Sommelier

Certificate of Excellence
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Scandinavian
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Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150, Finland
+358 400 959440
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my favourite restaurant of the visit to Helsinki. It's a tiny place, only two waiters so be prepared to take it easy and not rush through dinner. The menu is short and you can choose what you like as starters or mains. Delicious food, well cooked and some interesting surprises. We were brought a branch of juniper with... More 

Thank Ian R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience! Amazing food, wine pairing, service, atmosphere - a perfect evening our first time in Helsinki. We are re-visiting Helsinki, and have already booked a table! Amazing craftsmanship, admirable food philosophy and excellent local produce. Thumbs up!!

Thank Siv H
Oslo, Norway
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177 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great evening! The restaurant is located in one of the most beautiful streets in Helsinki - great architecture. The restaurant is really small and the kitchen even more so - impressive what they manage to do on so little space. The owner and head chef Sasu Laukkonen himself is there and serves food and talk to guests. You... More 

Thank Oggen
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Really creative dishes on the menu, really great visual presentation and flavours using fresh ingredients and produce.

Thank Dtothebtraveller
New York City, New York
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802 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Made an attempt to excel on their food taste and presentation to be admired by people who just not eat for food's sake but for flavors and correct and distinct presentation of good and tasty menu. An absolute choice.

Thank Jun J
Helsinki, Finland
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

There are so many things I like about Chef & Sommelier that I don't know where to start. In a nutshell: Friendly and attentive service from everybody, kitchen brigade included. Interesting wines. Beautifully presented seasonal food that tastes great (and surprises you!). For an added bonus after dinner, take a walk down the street towards the sea and enjoy one... More 

Thank Heather D
Derry city
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Just an amazing restaurant cooking amazing produce simply yet brilliantly in a very relaxed dinning room...so friendly and relaxed and 9 courses each was superb..

Thank Bustermaderrycity
Beirut, Lebanon
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

everything in the dinner and the wine was quite interesting, intriguing, delicious, and the service was very attentive, and communicative without being overwhelming. i will go there every time i come back to Helsinki, hope that is soon, and hope that is in winter !

Thank ghassan k
Vancouver, Canada
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I was aware of the restaurant from some means that I could not remember. I then found out that it has a Michelin star and was delighted to know that it was so inexpensive. But I was a bit concerned by the Tripadvisor ranking. But we decided to go anyways. We were glad that we went. The restaurant is really... More 

Thank Ray820
Lisbon, Portugal
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This is quite an interesting place in Helsinki. Following the not so recent trend of going for local ingredients in the Scandinavian cuisine, Chef & Sommelier offers a good proposition of local flavours that are balanced and, in my opinion, work well. You have a choice of four to nine plates menu that are complemented with a choice of different... More 

Thank C J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Huvilakatu 28, Helsinki 00150, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 400 959440

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