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“That was some great reindeer”
Review of Restaurant Lappi

Restaurant Lappi
Ranked #13 of 1,485 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
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125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“That was some great reindeer”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

If you are looking for a take on Finnish food, as I was, I can strongly recommend Lappi. The setting itself is comfortable and relaxing - a feel of Finland in the décor.

However, the key reason to go is for the food. I had the salad with dried reindeer, which was very tasty, but the flank of reindeer was mouth watering - a strong recommendation there.

I also had a "traditional" dessert - which is the cheese with cinnamon cream sauce. It was good and unusual, but a bit rich after the meal I had.

Visited August 2013
Thank BrianT787
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • Finnish first
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  • German first
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English first
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just what we wanted”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

This restaurant was wonderful! My husband really wanted to try reindeer while we were in Finland, so we looked through our suggested restaurants from our guidebook and decided on this place. We did not have reservations, but got very lucky and they were able to seat us in about 20 minutes (everyone with reservations was seated immediately).

The atmosphere, service, drinks, and food (we both ordered the sauteed reindeer with mashed potatoes and berries) were all fantastic. We will definitely be eating here again when we return to Helsinki.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Kristina W
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Traditional Lappish restaurant”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We were glad to eat in this traditional restaurant with specialties from Lapland. Is is not very far from the Mannerheimtie. Even though prices are a bit expensive, the ambiance is very warm and in the same extent that the staff is friendly and helpful. It is almost as if we were in the middle of the snow in a small and cosy chalet and not in the middle of the Finnish capital. We tried the fried fish, cheese from Lapland, Lappish sweet dessert. It was exquisite and I would definitely recommend this establishment.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank ASTraveler1
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Mauk, GA
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A great experience in a great place”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

A fantastic interior with a great and welcoming wait staff. We all had different Lapland specialities which were outstanding. The main courses were excellently prepared and presented. Me and my wife had an excellent salmon and my son had the reindeer. The was one of the best meals we had on our trip and would go back. Very pricy, but that became normal for our trip in this part of the world.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Thomas A
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Amazing food- something for Vegetarians too!”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

My partner & I are vegetarians, and we were really keen to go to a traditional Finnish restaurant but we weren't having much luck, until we came across Lappi! The service was very good, the waitresses really made us feel welcome and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. For our main we had the Fried Lappish Cheese with Winter Vegetables and Barley with Herb Butter Sauce and I now crave this on a regular basis! All the food we got was absolutely amazing, it was so good we ended up going twice in one week. Cannot recommend this place enough!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Maddy R
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