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“One of best choice in Helsinki Center”
Review of Loiste

Loiste
Ranked #584 of 1,510 Restaurants in Helsinki
Price range: $15 - $154
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
Basel, Switzerland
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“One of best choice in Helsinki Center”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

A very good and reasonably priced food in the middle of Helsinki with a view from the 10th Floor. I would recommend it to business people as well as tourists who pay attention to a certain level. Service is very friendly, speaking exycellent English and some also German.

  • Visited March 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle, Australia
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171 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“A Reasonable Hotel Restaurant”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

It there is anything spectacular about Loiste, it's the view. It's on the top floor of the Hotel Sokos Vaakuna in Helsinki and looks out over the city.
The menu is adequate, with a fair amount of standard "international" fare, though the dishes are well executed. Service is friendly and efficient, as seems to be the case everywhere in Finland.
Overall, if you are staying in house, you could do far worse than having a meal at Loiste.

Visited February 2014
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Porvoo, Finland
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Always a treat!”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

Good service,staff always nice and efficient.Great food and not that expensive.Located on the 10th floor with a great view, which is a great bonus too!
Been here several time's and just a "notch" away from real fine dining :) excellent place to enjoy quality Scandinavian cuisine!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank fastforwardfood
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Helsinki, Finland
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice view with good food”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

Located on the 10th floor - entrance from the south of the building. The decor is Finnish wood and comfort. Good food and service. The atmosphere is "good old style".

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Tomas Tumppi L
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Breda, The Netherlands
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412 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Nice view in- and outside, but more attentiveness would be welcome”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

You need to know that it is located on the 10th floor as there are no indications towards taking the elevator at the entrance. Nice view of the city and the decor is also Finnish wood and comfort.

Food was okay though not special. Menu choice certainly fine and the wine list also well-stocked. We had to wait quite a while for the main course and although we were sitting almost next to the bar, the four people standing there were more involved with each other than in serving us drinks or paying notice to any waiving we made. Also waitresses walking around seemed not too attentive.

In the end they apologized and ofered us the dessert for free, which was a nice gesture. In any case go hear for the view and if you can spare some time (also before you are being seated, by the way).

Visited January 2014
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