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European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
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Kasarmikatu 26, Helsinki 00130 , Finland
+358 (0) 45 305 1211
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This intimate, casual restaurant excels in contemporary Nordic cuisine. The tasting menu is artful, beautiful, and delicious. We had a cucumber dill soup with chanterelle cream, puréed nettles with puffed barley on top of a custard-like eff yoke, pike fish three ways with a lettuce topped by pike mayo, lamp three ways (belly, shoulder, and loin) with a fava bean... More 

Thank Comandante-of-Fun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at this place is very good, the waiters are attentive, and it is small and intimate. However the decor is more "shabby chic" cafe or wine bar, not for,as it turns out, an expensive dining "experience". The six course tasting menu was interesting, and very well cooked and presented, with imaginative food combinations, but the wines were both... More 

Thank Wenters
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really a small place and that is why the reservation is a must. The long menu with the wine package is really, really nice experience. Also the service is relaxed, attentive and kind. The total package is absolutely the worth of five star. Even in the expensive Helsinki the pricing is in the upper limit, but still the... More 

Thank Protravellers
Singapore, Singapore
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Helsinki is a simple town. Pretty but nothing spectacular. Spis makes up for all of that! The 6 course was just brilliant, and surprisingly filling despite the deceivingly small portions they serve you. Be excited for "The Sauna" - a refresher to the palette that was a huge win for me, full of surprising flavours and a great concoction. I'm... More 

Thank DLPA
Bergen, Norway
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Wow it's been a while since I've eaten here, I really found this place conceptually to be a fantastic dining establishment. Very personal relationship with the chef and intimate setting. I felt very welcome and definitely recommend coming to this place if you're in Helsinki!

Thank bcsadventures
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

I was a vegetarian for nearly twenty years, and I have never had vegetable-centered cuisine as exquisite as this. Yes, there was meat and fish on the menu, but the vegetables are the star here. The service is perfect, and the wines carefully selected. The small restaurant is intimate, but not cramped at all. A perfect meal. Kiitos.

Thank Sara S
Vantaa, Finland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Small and cozy restaurant. Tables are close to each other but it doesnt bother. Tasting menu and wine package was absolutely amazing. Lots of vegetables and fantastic combinations. Wines were excellent and paired with portions.

Thank Topi L
Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday night with a group of work colleagues and received, without a doubt, the best meal, with the best service, that I have ever experienced. The food was exquisite, varied, interesting and surprising. I'm not the world's biggest foodie, and was worried I'd feel intimidated, but the service put me and the whole group immediately at ease.... More 

Thank tomontrips
Sundsberg, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We had an early dinner on a Friday, and due to that we could only take the shorter tasting menu. It was really good as was the service throughout the evening. The rhythm of courses was adjusted to our preference and the service was very friendly and professional, Go for the matching wines!

Thank Niko_O_S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Went without prior expectations. Walked out not feeling disappointed! The restaurant is very intimate with maybe 20 or so seats crammed into a small room. You can almost hear the thoughts of the person at the next table. Didn't bother me but you may want to discuss sensitive matters somewhere else. Had a four course menu which, by the looks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kasarmikatu 26, Helsinki 00130, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 (0) 45 305 1211
Tasty food, fresh ingredients and cosy service. Wine prices are decent.

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