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Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian
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Fleminginkatu 15, Helsinki 00500, Finland
+358 9 768430
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been living in Helsinki for years and have never heard of such a great place to dine in, while you are trying to show your friends, what a casual Finnish cuisine is all about. What a pity! Relaxed atmosphere, good food, everything is served quickly. Not for tourists, just for locals. Greatly recommend.

Thank Natalia S
Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin, United States
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This restaurant is simple, a little small, a bit dark and absolutely perfect. The focus is on quality food not appealing to tourists or (sorry) online reviews. There were a number of uniquely Finnish dishes on the menu. I had vorschmack, which was outstanding, and this is the only place in my 10 days in country I saw it on... More 

Thank Greg S
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

The place was crowded with locals. The front tries to look like a hipster bar, but behind that is a local Finnish restaurant. I had the salmon filled blini dinner. It was very tasty.

1 Thank WrldTrvl_68
Olten, Switzerland
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136 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The place is nice and staff very kind and available. Food is genuine and traditional. Better to reserve in advance . Baby friendly under all aspects.

Thank liletti
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

When visiting a friend (Helsinki local) he was very hesitant to take us to a Finnish restaurant, we were hapyp that he changed his mind the last evening and took us to Cella. Cella is a very normal bar, with nohting out of the ordinary. We had some nice Finnish food: fried fish, mashed potatoes with reindeer, etc. and had... More 

Thank Erika V
St. Petersburg, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

They cook very good and very interesting traditional finish meals. I liked "lamb loaf beef" the most. The "riandeer" was a new tasty for me. And they have many kinds of beers of course.

Thank Tom V
Helsinki, Finland
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200 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

Cella is a cosy local restaurant in the lively Kallio district. Well-known and well-loved by the locals. Dishes are usually hearty, simple and prepared with love. Nothing spectacular but tasty. And you will not leave hungry!

Thank lmsk2014
Rome, Italy
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016

I ate in the restaurant several times and I always left satisfacted! The dishes are tasty and the prices not high. The Cella's style salmon soup needs to be tried!

1 Thank claumarto
Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016

Finnish food at a reasonable price. This place has a local pub feel to it, with warm hearty food. It is less expensive than some other restaurants in Helsinki that serve the same food, traditional meatballs, reindeer etc.

Thank Heather T
Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

we went to cella after seeing a recommendation on the website. it was empty on the afternoon when we visited, dark and musty pub. we were quite worried if the food will be good and as my friend said, this is hell's kitchen! we ordered the salmon soup and perched filet which were delicious! the soup was so light with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fleminginkatu 15, Helsinki 00500, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 9 768430

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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?