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“Easy lunch”
Review of Restaurant Base

Restaurant Base
Ranked #11 of 179 Restaurants in Espoo
Price range: $11 - $38
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Helsinki, Finland
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140 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Easy lunch”
Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Base is my favourite restaurant when having lunch in Sello shopping center. Just pay and eat without any hassle. There use to be enough different kind of food and service is very fluent. In summertime You can have lunch outside on the terrace.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank golfaten
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Denver, CO
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best Option near Sello Shopping Center in Espoo”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

I ate in the bar area, which has seating for 2-3 dozen people. Not a great place, but the staff will accommodate special requests, so I do recommend it (if you are not willing to take the 18 minute train ride into Helsinki for 5EU. Went here 3 nights in a row, as was staying at Hotel Glo. Had white fish and scallops - excellent flavor but veggies were over-sautéed.....still quite tasty. The next night enjoyed a HUGE platter of fresh-cut veggies (carrots, celery, multi-colored bell peppers) and 3 sauces - all because I ASKED the waitstaff if they could help out....and they did! Also had the escargots - recommend skipping this, unless you want snails soaking in pools of butter, topped with toasted parmesan and crispy toast. This was also tasty, but on the road, I don't want fatty meals. The 3rd night I went with 6 co-workers and had a great time...but only ate snacks and fresh veggies again (this time they substituted pineapple and watermelon for the peppers)....which was excellent.
Others were very pleased with their large and tasty burgers.
The beer selection is quite limited (on draft) to 3 local beers, but they had a few dozen other varieties available by bottle.
In the bar, there is one TV in a corner, but a new overhead projection TV was implemented while I was there and it provided quite excellent viewing (of the Olympics).
The restaurant side seating is quite nice and also has a section that is outside the restaurant proper, inside the Sello mall.
There is an entry directly to the bar from outside the mall, and then there is the mall entrance that leads into the restaurant side.....the two are connected by a short hallway.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank kclark032
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The worse food in Espoo/Finland”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

I had an asparagus pasta with a white wine sauce and chicken. The sauce tasted like salty water with pepper. The service was amateurlike and rude especially from the main person in the restaurant. I would recommend people staying in the hotel next door to try another place.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Raisa123
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Gilbert, Arizona
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69 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Live music in summer”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

We had a good meal, and it gets quite packed near Midsummer, even tho most locals are at their summer cabins. Food was tasty, but as in all things Finnish, a little expensive for an American

Visited June 2013
1 Thank SensorCEO
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent hangout place with your friends”
Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Good food, good service. Best restaurant in Sello shopping mall East side. Nice bar, hangout area as well. Summer nice outside terrace

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1 Thank leeafooldog
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