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Restaurant Merimakasiini

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Scandinavian, Seafood, International, European, Soups
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Hietalahdenranta 14, Helsinki 00180, Finland
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although it was dark the booth by the window overlooking the harbour felt very special, the whole ambience was smart but cosy. We went for the seafood and were not disappointed. I had the salmon and potato soup, creamy but light and my wife the mixed starter platter, tasty mouthfuls. For mains a delicious seafood risotto and a whitefish dish... More 

Thank pgc150
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice seefood restrurant on the harbor in Helsinki. Excallent fresh seafood, oysters, mussels and fish. Friendly helpful staff. Very good meal, gets busy as the locals get off work. Worth the effort to find.

Thank Kirby U
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend took shrimps but they where full of eggs.When she asked the waitress if it normal she replied that it is. I have never had a dish of shrimps with eggs in my LIFE. No taste at all. I had a risoto. It was so little that I had to order another dish. We came one month ago and... More 

Thank billy s
Shanghai, China
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My second time here in a few months, and I would certainly return. Love the salmon soup. Good fish course to follow and finished off with a cheeky Lapland liqueur.

Thank BlueNeal
Moscow, Russia
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

If were to name a restorant that is absorbed with genuine Finnish soul, I would definetely name Merimakasiini. And barabes soup is really amazing

Thank 973elena
Geneva, Switzerland
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is THE place to be in Helsinki for seafood! Some dishes seemed a little too Nordic for my taste on the menu but the food I ordered was very nice and the service was very good. I strongly recommend this place for anyone who loves king crab legs !

Thank acm0608
Hamburg, Germany
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

I was taken here by my business partners, since I had told them that I wanted fresh fish. For them it was the first visit too and I had no expectations whatsoever. The restaurant is right on the water overlooking the port and the menu looked interesting. Service was very friendly and efficient. I can't say any different. The waitress... More 

Thank Klaus R
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We had a long lunch at Merimakasiini on a beautiful Saturday, sitting outside. We went through appetizers, main course and dessert, drinks and wine. We had mostly seafood. Everything was good and the service was friendly and effective. It is a classic restaurant, but not boring, and at the water.

1 Thank HeGeKH
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Had a nice business lunch having salmonsoup as a starter and peppersteak as main. Both dishes were nice and what I expected - nothing extra. The surroundings arent the nicest with the shipyard nextdoor but still a safe neighborhood. Nice place but nothing out of the ordinary.

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Food was unappetising - it took 1 hr for starters to arrive and they were just average. The main course was no better. The wine was not cold enough and the service terrible. For a restaurant ranked high - it was poor in every way. Also they could have given us a free coffee at the end as they did... 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
$11 - $109
Scandinavian, Seafood, International, European, Soups
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hietalahdenranta 14, Helsinki 00180, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
  • Phone Number: 3589607299

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?