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Mei Lin Chinese Restaurant

#192 of 1,140 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Loennrotinkatu 33-35, Helsinki 00180, Finland
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

I ordered food and asked not to have any nuts since I'm allergic. After I had eaten half of the food I found a couple of nuts from the sauce. They barely even said sorry! I could have died if I hadn't noticed the nuts.

Thank Lari H
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We were made very welcome by the delightful owner of this restaurant. The food was superb, so much so that we returned the following night for dinner.

Thank China K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

It was very tasty dinner and lunch. Highly recommend this place to people who like Chinese cuisine! The service could be better, but overall, it was not so bad! The most important thing in this place - very delicious food!

Thank Ella-Elen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

The team of six I work with had a dinner together here a few weeks ago to end a full day of brainstorming and development nearby. I had never heard of this place, and my first impressions as we arrived, based on the plain decor, fooled me totally - I assumed we came here for budgetary reasons. However, I was... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

That restaurant advertising them self to be best Chinese restaurant in Helsinki. I asking most spicy chicken they have, and I got quite normal taste chicken. I asking is that really most spicy and waitress answer that next time they can make it more spicy if I want. I said there will never be next time. My wife order noodles... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

I have lived in China twice and lived most of my life in Helsinki. I can truly recommend this restaurant for people who appreciate real authentic Chinese cuisine.

Thank niklask333
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We had high expectation as the restaurant had good recommentations. Unfortunately it was disappointment. The level of tastes wasn't anything special comparing former experiences of same type of restaurants. Desserts I can not commet as we didn't order any.

1 Thank Sari K
Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

When you have expat Chinese eating here you can expect it to be good. It is good. The ingredients are prepared a la minute except of course hot pots and the Peking duck. We had four dishes, fried sweet and sour chicken which tastes much better than normal bulk chinese in town, the twice fried pork in chili, Gong Pao... More 

Thank Joachim73
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to find authentic and tasty Chinese food in Helsinki. I am Chinese, so I'm a bit picky about Chinese food. All 3 dishes we had were right on point; fish fillet in chili oil, twice cooked pork, beef in black pepper sauce. The service was nice and the servers speak fluent Chinese and English too. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Don't judge the book by its cover. It looks simple from the street view but inside the restaurant is full of customers. The foods are compared to the best Chinese Shezhuan especiality. Simple but tasty. Services are quick and most of all serving staff speaks bilingual and proficient in English to cater foreign diners. Very courteous and attentive to customers.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loennrotinkatu 33-35, Helsinki 00180, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: 00358451017628

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