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Sea Horse

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Scandinavian, European
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Kaptensgatan, Helsinki 00140, Finland
09 628 169
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Today
10:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't expect a fancy or trendy place when you come here. Don't expect surprise menus or pretty platters. This is a dark and old fashioned restaurant with traditional Finnish food. Tasty and rich food, and good wine also. Good service. But if you want a light and healthy dinner, go somewhere else.

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Thank Laura K
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The ambience is ok and the service is cheerful. The main courses we had ranged from great (the meatballs) to OK (the steak) and prices are pretty high, but not ridiculous by Helsinki standards. The dessert was a bit weak though, 10 euros for mediocre cheesecake and tea that seems that it had steeping for hours. Overall nothing to go... More 

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Thank Jim D
Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good salmon soup !!! Really recommend! Nice service ! You can also try the meat balls ! Reason of normal evaluation ia because besides this nothing special that differentiate ! Nevertheless is a good normal choice!!!

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Thank nbaPortugal
Geneva, Switzerland
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sea Horse is simple but excellent it has at least two smaller rooms leading off the main part of the restaurant and they are popular with parties birthdays etc. The menu is primarily fish but, not totally. There are some attractive fishy pictures on the walls painted by a famous artist for a couple of dinners! Dizzie Gillespie was playing... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You get a good slice of Finnish and culture in this place. The food itself is very typical Finnish fayre, lots of fish, smoked fish, and meatballs and steaks. Pricier than the normal Helsinki restaurant but the quality is top notch and both the ambience and service are great. The surroundings are quite humble but don't be put off by... More 

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Thank Keith M
Casablanca, Morocco
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379 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back in Helsinki a couple of weeks ago and I wanted my first night to be here! I simply love it. It's so traditional and old fashioned - and I love the food. It was a Wednesday evening, so I hadn't needed to book, the restaurant was just three quarters full at 9pm. Service was really good. The waitress couldn't... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and honest food. Restaurant is still in the style of the fifties, and this, of course, adds to the athmosphere. Food is simple but oh so nice! This is the children's plate with roasted salmon.

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Thank Patrick V
Coleford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went after watching "The Hairy Bikers" Baltic Tour. Everything good they said about this restaurant was well founded. The service is incredibly efficient and very, very fast. The quality was superb. Don't go expecting posh dining, the decor is a little tired/drab and you certainly don't need to dress up, more street food.

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Thank Michael C
Camano Island, Washington
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked .7 mile through charming south side of Helsinki, very well worth the effort. The Seahouse seems to be a neighborhood cafe, good choice of dishes, very tasty and price well, friendly staff.

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Thank James W
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended the restaurant by local friends. We specifically wanted to sample local Finnish cuisine. We were offered the groups menu which was not extensive but covered all bases. There were certainly some new experiences like Herring steak. Generally some of our group loved it whilst others did not. This is to be expected with food that is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $43
Cuisine
Scandinavian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaptensgatan, Helsinki 00140, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: 09 628 169

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