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“If you can't afford the flights to SE Asia”
Review of Farang

Farang
Ranked #16 of 1,598 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $266
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
Description: tel +358 9 4544 212
Reviewed September 3, 2012

..this is the next best thing. Nothing Scandinavian of course, but the food is well treated, very cross-kitches. And they have great drinks too if you're early.

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1  Thank Olli K
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

I admire the logistics of the place - dishing out 8 course tasting menus to some 60-70 people simultaneusly... and the taste spectrum... was very very Bangkok indeed. Pricey? Yes. But worth it. The place can be noisy when its packed as the setup is in an old building with high ceilings and nothing to absorb the voices of the crowd.

1  Thank Tango-76
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

If you are a true foodie, if you feel the white gloves that serve you the food in a 3-star michelin restaurant are a bit too much, and if you appreciate good food prepared with a heart devoted to love of food, then this is a definite must-experience food and place for you!

It's a place that serves Asian fusion dishes. I've dined here four times now, trying different things and especially the tasting menus, and it blows me away every time. The owners traveled in Asia for months, looking for ways to mix Asian traditional food with some Nordic ingredients. They tried something new (in Finland at least) and really hit it off. Now they've opened two more restaurants in Helsinki, Gaijin and Bulevard Social which both have quickly become extremely appreciated restaurants. When you try the original one, Farang, you will understand why their recipes are so popular. You will want to eat here again and again.

The place is nicely decorated, buzzing, service is very good and friendly, all the things that others have said here. But in the end it's not that different from others in these categories. It really is all about excellent food with very special and bold flavors.

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1  Thank Tuomas P
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Farang was chosen as the best restaurant of Finland in 2011. And with a good reason. Actually everything works here. Service is excellent, atmosphere is relaxed and warm. Food quality is second to none. All dishes we chose were extremely tasty. A lot of totally new, fresh tastes and wine selection was very good as well. It's a real cultural achievement to get a restaurant like Farang in Helsinki.

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1  Thank Antti L
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Seems to be very pretentious or then inconsistent. Some people swear by it, but for me they failed miserably. Had the tasting menu, and after selecting, waitress says they're missing some ingredients and substitute Tuna tartar with some veggies. How's that even a substitute? what about some white fish even? Nope. For the show-offs, not for foodies.

1  Thank Sammy_424_12
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