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Kalevankatu 3, Helsinki 00100, Finland
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went as a family for dinner as it was one of a very few who serve reindeer. The reindeer fillet was well cooked, tender with delicious sauce. The ambience was peaceful and the person serving us was a jolly chap and easy to converse with about various places and food. We enjoyed our evening and would certainly revisit if... More 

Thank Shabs593
Helsinki, Finland
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The environment is kind of like from 70s and is unique on it's own way. The food is good traditional Finnish food but pretty mediocre and the place is also a little pricy as it's a "finer" dining place. I think it's a good visit once just for the experience but probably wouldn't go twice.

Thank Mikkkko
Brussels, Belgium
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Kosmos several times and this was the first time I was truly dissappointed. When you pay 27 € for a plate you expect something special and delicious. The decor is superb and service is friendly - but she could have mentioned that the wine we named was too sweet for fish. I hope the restaurant gets... More 

Thank Leena B
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is my 3rd time in this restaurant in last 30 years. Service was good, but food was very average and food/drinks totally over priced. Lunch deal Euro 32/ same as in London in Michelin restaurant and this restaurant is not a Michelin star. Food is very basic. I ordered a typical Herrings/and mash potato dish. Fish was not herring... More 

Thank Jussi L
Augusta, Georgia
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The best reindeer we had in Helsinki was at Kosmos. Our server, Katia, was great. We sat outside and watched all the people passing by--this is a fun spot with delicious food.

Thank Sheri77
Brooklyn, New York
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201 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This Aalvar Alto-designed restaurant is deservedly acclaimed for serving excellent good while transporting you back to an older Helsinki. A great place to try traditional Finnsh dishes and staples like reindeer, lightly fried fish, and duck breast with a berry sauce. The desserts-- we had the pancakes and vacherine with cloudberries--were scrumptious. A bit of a splurge but worth it.

Thank Comandante-of-Fun
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I truly enjoyed my meal here and would go back. I was intrigued that the restaurant was open 90 years but was surprised that it was a basic (though lovely) space. It didn't feel very historic. My food was excellent (at first my steak was undercooked but they quickly accommodated me and it was perfect a few minutes later). Staff... More 

Thank LMorton2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Very nice fine dinning ambience and very nice food. The reindeer fillet very tender. The Merlot was good. Excellent service. Average price. We had 2 starters, 3 mains, 2 desserts and 1 bottle of wine, the bill came to EUR200.

Thank Catherine R
Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Good food and smart pricing. We had recomended menu which was very good. Wines quite expensive as usually in Finland.

Thank Mikko H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Kosmos is a terrific venue for excellent food in Helsinki. The menu is eclectic, with a range of Finnish interpretations on classic dishes. Local foods, such as reindeer also are available. The interior is classic and makes it easy to be comfortable. Service is friendly and attentive. The desserts are rich, and worth it. Overall, the best restaurant I experienced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalevankatu 3, Helsinki 00100, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi
  • Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi

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