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A21 Dining

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European, Scandinavian
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Kalevankatu 17, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 40 17 111 17
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin, United States
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Many places have a 'signature' drink and A21 has a book-full. But theirs are truly unique and worth a special trip to explore. The bartender was very friendly, explaining the ingredients of what I selected. Only negative is while the surrounding bars where pulsing with evening energy, this was a bit stiff. No less than 3 people at the bar... More 

Thank Greg S
Espoo, Finland
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

This place is truly amazing. The attention to every little detail is just unbelievable. To have the full experience, you have to take the drinks menu to go together with the dinner menu. It really is worth it. We had our doubts about drinks and food, but the end results is something truly unique - and excellent! You can get... More 

Thank 331Eija
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

An exceptional evening for a special birthday - this was my 4th trip to Helsinki and I wanted something unique to Finland and special. Definitely found it in A21. I thought cocktail matching? matching meals and flavours with artwork? really? a little bit left of centre and how would that work -however decided if it didn't live up to the... More 

Thank Happiest-in-snow
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

The food is creative, delicious and beautifully served. The Kalevala theme is charming and gives an interesting, "artistic" feel to the evening. The cocktails are unique, and while you might wonder about multiple cocktails with a tasting menu, they complimented the food superbly. The service was friendly and professional, and it all added up to an exceptionally memorable evening. This... More 

1 Thank Michael S
Sydney, Australia
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612 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

For a difference A21 offers a matching Cocktail course with its tasting menu. Also to make the meal even more enjoyable each course comes with a postcard that also has the meals contents and the matching cocktails, of course the server asks you to guess what you are eating/drinking before reading the postcard. Very fresh Nordic flavours, that worked well... More 

Thank Kwan_Nyom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

We've been paddling through different restaurants in Helsinki now for a while and haven't had many positive surprises. When we went to a21 we didn't expect anything more or less. But as a whole the experience was very positive. Every portion had a story behind it and was made to match the story. I could say that it is the... More 

Thank Amanda O
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous food. So delicious and beautiful that I have no enough words to describe. Dinner served as set of 7 fantastic creatures. As they say - it is better to see it once yourself, then ten times listen to someone's story.

Thank Suomilover
San Rafael, California
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

We enjoy fine dining, but most of the time the cuisine can be predictable and familiar. Nothing wrong with that; however dining at A21 goes way beyond that. Here the dining experience is a trip into the unknown and unfamiliar. Unusual ingredients, intriguing combinations, unique preparations and visually stunning presentations make for an exquisite meal. They are not inexpensive, but... More 

Thank John C
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Went there for NYE on the recommendation of a friend. Great service, great food and expertly matched drinks. Surprised the place doesn't have a Michelin star.

1 Thank Shaun2007
Helsinki, Finland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

Classy, warm and definitely unique place. All dishes are accompanied by its matching cocktail drink. Really culinary experience, highly reccomended!

2 Thank TanjaVanhala

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$58 - $110
European, Scandinavian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
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: Kalevankatu 17, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: +358 40 17 111 17
The concept of A21 Dining is to play and pair ingredients and flavours together. We draw our inspiration from the Nordic nature and culture and transfer them into narrative flavour journeys. Since its launch in October 2010 A21 Dining has concentrated on developing modern approach to cocktail food pairing. Honouring the pure and clean natural ingredients both on a plate and in a glass. The menu is designed to be a flavour journey into Finnish nature through food and drinks. We get our inspiration from pictures, the beautiful and versatile seasons in Finland and paintings. Based on these, we have carefully crafted a seven course pairing menu that changes seasonally.

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