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“If you get a table, be happy!”
Review of Restaurant Muru

Restaurant Muru
Ranked #6 of 1,554 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $43 - $74
Cuisines: European, French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Came to dine on a very cold January evening. We had the first slot (from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and had the house menu. We were greeted like we were friends with the staff. Niki himself told us about the menu and wines he recommended with it. First we had salmon pastrami, which was close to perfection. The portions were just enough, not too small, not too big. Main course, lamb or fish (made season had just started) were delicious and the wines complemented it. I am not too fond of cheeses, especially Stilton, but I do understand they belong to a whole menu. The wild cherry jam with the cheeses was superb. Dessert continued the quality of the other dishes. Even though we did want to stay a bit longer, we knew when we had to leave to let the next guests in. Will definitely come again, we felt right at home. Love the service, love the food, love the wines!

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Thank Terhikki
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Beside the fact, they have "hidden" vine selection and very good few course menu. Only think, you have sometimes wait for weeks to get a table and its open only during the evening.
Atmosphere, people, food, vine... They all deserves 4 stars.
I recommend if you are looking fine dining in a small place.

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Thank Masterdreamer
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Were lucky to get a table with short notice. The staff is very friendly and attentive, the food excellent and the ambiance as well. I can warmly recommend this tiny restaurant, but getting a reservation is not easy, evenings are sold out well in advance.

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Thank Berit M
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

We were lucky and got a cancelled table with a two week notice time. First courses were trout from Northern Finland and bouillabaisse, main course duck breast. Créme brulée and a cheese selection as a dessert. The bouillabaisse was something amazing and it deserved our first prize tonight (together with champagne and wines).

Wines were really great with affordable price. Service is cosy as always - sadly Maukka is leaving for two-star restaurant in Oslo, Norway. But nevertheless I guess Muru's service will remain on it's excellent level.

Remember to book a table well in advance!

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Thank mikkohoo
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is one of the most mentioned restaurants in Helsinki for past years.

Tried it twice and even though food was good it was not spectacular. You can find similar food (and better) in many places around Helsinki. Didn't find service attentive.

Wine selection though was very good and to my liking anyway

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Thank Jani H
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