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“Excellent”
Review of Hoku

Hoku
Ranked #69 of 1,523 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Hawaiian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: HOKU is a casual restaurant located in the Helsinki Kamppi district started by Ryan Shibuya. Ryan was born and raised in Hawaii and wanted to share some of the great foods from back home. Nothing fancy, just good food in a casual environment.
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant is small and nice. We did eat three starters and all was very good. The main courses were also excellent. I recommend highly.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very positive surprice”
Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We didn't have a reservation, but fortunately got a place to test this restaurant. The young waitress was very friendly. We chose two starters, no main dish, which was just right. We waited for quite long for them to arrive (restaurant was full), but it was worth it. The fish tartare was very beautiful and tasty. So was the salmon tataki. Warm snow crab balls were very good and crispy. Desert: ice cream with brownies and fruits were delicious. We were very satisfied. All dishes were beautiful, tasty and special. What more do you want! Next time we reserve the table to be sure to have a nice evening again.

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Thank Kilkki
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

I ate lunch at Hoku in January. Just haven't remembered to rate it. I had the teriyaki salmon. The portion was big enough and it tasted delicious. I warmly recommend this place.

  • Visited January 2014
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helsinki
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Small , cosy place”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Excellent cooking, we were four and all had different maincourses - all of them very good. Warmly recommend Hoku

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank ponttoeemeli
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Vantaa, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice lunch in a small restaurant”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

After reading good reviews from tripadvisor, we decided to try Hoku and we really liked what we had, my wife had Prawn & Avocado salad and I had Chicken Kara-Age. Bot we excellent and tasty. We took also ice cream for desert and even that was beautifully presented. The place is small and all tables were occupied the whole time we were there, so we were lucky that we did not need to wait for table.

  • Visited February 2014
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