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Bar, Pub, Scandinavian, European
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Fleminginkatu 15, Helsinki 00500, Finland
+358 9 768430
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here on the recommendation of the proprietor of Bear Park Cafe - after our fine dining experience the night before, we were after something a little bit more affordable and authentic. Cella delivered it in spades! It was Easter Monday and everywhere was quiet, so we hadn't reserved - the restaurant was half empty - but the food... More 

Thank gokhart1
Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Authentic Finnish food served in a fun atmosphere by warm knowledgeable staff. Oh, and the prices are reasonable. I would come back again and again.

Thank MJ_OZ3000
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Very busy so book in advance in this restaurant in the corner of Kallio. Very good for authentic Finnish Food

1 Thank ScoobyDoo17
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 29, 2017

This place is popular among locals but I bet tourists are also well served here. There are many Finnish classics on their menu. Would recommend salmon soup either for starter or main course (there are two sizes of it). Also meat dishes, like "saluteed reindeer", are delicious. Service is very Finnish, if you know what I mean: not over polite... More 

Thank Tapio_Laakso
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2016

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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54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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137 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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
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

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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, Pub, Scandinavian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?