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“Wonderful!”
Review of Ravintola Kolmon3n

Ravintola Kolmon3n
Ranked #54 of 1,511 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Brighton, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had dinner here when staying at the nearby Scandic Paasi, and it was a wonderful meal. They serve a traditional Finnish lunch, and in the evening like to, as the chef told us, "Have fun with the food": taking traditional local ingredients and giving them a modern twist. We had great fun with the food, too! The Arctic char that I had was one of the best fish dishes that I've ever eaten, and I couldn't resist trying out everyone else's dishes, too - salmon, risotto with chanterelles, and great schnitzels (apparently a Kollio speciality, which I'd had the previous night, minus the scampi and seafood sauce that it came with here, at nearby Savel) with no disappointments at all.

The service was great throughout, our waiter was very attentive and helpful, she explained all of the daily specials and the desserts for us. The chef also came out to chat to us about the food - I think it was obvious that we really liked it!

A lot of the food seems to come from the market hall which is just a couple of hundred metres away (and which is also well worth a visit), so they start with great ingredients, but they clearly apply quite a lot of talent to them to come up with such great dishes. Their desserts were excellent, too. I can't comment on the selection of wines, as we were thirsty and drinking beer or cider (also very good), but I can't imagine they would be anything other than very good. The coffee was excellent, even by Helsinki standards, but overseas visitors should maybe note that they don't have an espresso machine (so no cappuccinos etc), but make filter coffee instead.

While not cheap, dinner was very good value: we paid about 40-50 Euros each, including drinks, which seemed right by local standards. In London you'd have to pay probably three times that to get anything as good as this.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Expensive and prices not clear on the menu”
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We payed a very little small green salad 10euro. The food was quite few.
We were able to umderstand prices on the menù because they were absolutely not clear.

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Espoo, Finland
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent value, contemporary Finnish”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were here for a lunch, haven't tried the dinner. Salmon in lobster-butter sauce was excellent, staff was friendly and price level was OK (10 EUR for this very good lunch). The ingredients seemed fresh. I could say this is contemporary Finnish cuisine with a twist. Definitely will come here again and try the dinner.

The decor is also really nice. The place is quite small.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Tinja_V
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Helsinki, Finland
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Classics prepared with modern precision, excellent value”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Kolmon3n (Number Three in Finnish) is an intimate, almost tiny bistro-on-the-block in the Kallio district of Helsinki that continues to attract evermore bobo and tourists. Enjoying a robust dinner with a friend, Kolmon3n served us classical Finnish restaurant dishes prepared with precision and, as for the starters, with a lighter, modern touch. Much effort has been put into getting the basics right — the choron sauce was near perfection. The wine list is rather limited, but compensated by the staff's attentive and competent service. A three course dinner with a few glasses of wine cost me under 80€ — a bargain with this level of quality! I suspect they will be rising the price level soon.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank panpan12
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Berlin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Finnish Food, stylish design, very nice staff”
Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We loved the place. Trendy little restaurant with great food and stylish interior design. The staff was so amazing with our little son. Try it.

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