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“Wonderful. This is why dining is magic and makes us happy.”

Restaurant Chef & Sommelier
Ranked #63 of 1,552 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 7, 2012

It took us a while. After dining in all michelin star restaurants of this cold and dark city, a marvelous surprise awaited, just some streets away from downtown.
It was great. It's small, cozy, warm, and the beautiful smell that hits you when you walk trough the door awakens your palate immediately.
So far, best dining experience in Helsinki. Awesome ingredients, perfect combinations, humble and grateful staff.
The chef will serve all plates, explaining where it came from, how and why it was cooked, in a friendly and familiar approach, all with a humbleness that in my opinion, distinguishes the good from the great.
Definitely, a must go, worth the money, will visit again for sure when the menu changes.
I think that if they stay in the same line, they'll go great and reach success.
I am very very pleased.

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Reviewed December 8, 2011

One of Helsinki's best. Sasu's and Johan's new venture brings in the every best of local produce (their own), meats, fish and cheese. The place is bare but not clinical and the service warms it immediately.

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Reviewed November 23, 2011

Located in one of Helsinkis very nice areas in the city center and very close by the water, this is a relatively new place. Small - perhaps only seating 22 guests max. And with a head chef, 2 other kitchen employees and a waiter all very dedicated to the concept of high quality innovative food based upon local ingredients from all over finland.
Menus of either 4, 5 or 7 adequately sized portions.
Everything executed and presented with style flavour and personal attention to detail.
Relaxed casual atmosphere, but nothing casual about the kitchen.
Truely a memorable experience, and very good value for money .
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Reviewed March 2, 2011

I was taken to this restaurant by Finnish work colleagues who said it was good.

They were right! It has only been open a few months and serves 2 4 or 5 course menus, you choose a menu not individual dishes. A vegetarian menu is also available.

The dinning room is set in what was once a front room of a house with the kitchen set off it but open to view from some tables. They can seat around about 30 people max and there only appeared to be one sitting a night. No rush or pressure etc.

The food was imaginative, well seasoned and superbly presented, the chef attended our table to briefly explain each dish.

A small but good selection of wines chosen to accompany each menu finished the whole experience well.

I will go again the next time I am in Helsinki

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