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“One of the best”
Review of Saslik

Ranked #72 of 1,485 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $112
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
South Wingfield, United Kingdom
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368 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“One of the best”
Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

We went last night. They have a bear festival on, so it was a zakuski of three types of bear for starter and a bear stew for main course. Apparently they buy about 18 bears a year caught on the Finnish Russian border. I think only about 30 are shot in total. The most procey was bear paw at 150 euros. I wasn't allowed it.... The vodka and the Georgian wine were good. The blini too. Huge portions of everything so be hungry

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Thank jake1642
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Superb Russian Food”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Great food and atmosphere and an exotic menu .The private dining rooms are brilliant for a group of people whether on a business do or for a private party. We all started of with an assortment of different starters which were all really good and then moved on to the bear fillet as main dish which was delicious. The service was also very good. I certainly will be back at Saslik next time I'm in Helsinki!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank SwedishMat
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Dallas, Texas
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135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Best Russian Food in Helsinki”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Very Fancy & Pricey, but also very good. Love the Bliny! Very authentic Russian food. This is a great place to take a client.

Visited June 2012
Thank Scott M
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Munich, Germany
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156 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“many visits at the saslik during the last 25 years”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

We visit Finland somewhat every year, after living in the city at the end of the 1980´s for three years. Already at that time we visited the Saslik, especially, when we had friends from abroad visiting us. Now we come back every summer, more or less, and meet with our friends at the Saslik for an evening. We pritty much order the same things, blinis with the Finnish caviar or mushrooms as starters, afterwards meat with the Russian way with lots of garlic and cabbage. We enjoy the atmosphere with singers performing in the background or coming to the tables to present their repertoire. This time, however, the performance was not as nice as it used to be, much too loud in the background. They used to perform for a while going around, good artists, but it was not the case this time. Regarding the food, it used to be better, this time the blinis were too thick, the meat was not to the standard it used to be. Was it only this evening, or is the standard not as good as it used to be. At these rather high prices one expects everything to be perfect, like the dessert was, sorbet with strawberries. Must say, the service was very good, very attentive.

We were talking of going somewhere else next summer, when we turn up. Well, let´s see, maybe the nostalgy trip will take us there anyhow, althought, I really feel, it used to be better.

For someone coming to visit Helsinki, would recommend this Russian atmosphere, anyhow. It is very cosy.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank kauniit
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Vancouver, Canada
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125 reviews
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“Russia is as close as next door!”
Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

Excellent choices. Good service. Abundant quantities. Check divided agreeably. Russian choices and style. The bear was delicious; the Georgian wine reasonable and good; the appetizer platter different and well-done. Think I will be back before I leave.

Thank Ken H
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