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“Give Lappi a wide berth!”
Review of Restaurant Lappi

Restaurant Lappi
Ranked #13 of 1,489 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Give Lappi a wide berth!”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

When you can get a table at very short notice on a Saturday night, you are grateful but a little wary. When only 2 other tables are occupied you become even a little more suspicious. Menus when produced, indicate a very limited choice, Reindeer or Elk, Salmon or Fish of the Day ("similar to Salmon") and one Vegetarian dish - that's about it for Mains. Mushroom soup arrived lukewarm at best, with a morsel of bread - no other bread for the table. Fillet of Reindeer (Euro 39) arrived blood red, although requested medium, with a tiny serve of vegetables. Thin sliced well done (requested medium) Sauteed Reindeer and mash potato was slightly more exciting than McDonald's. Vegetarian dish acceptable but ordinary. Penfolds Rawsons Retreat, a $7-8 bottle of wine in Australia was on the wine list for Euro 40!! I requested a second glass of French Chardonnay - not the same wine second time around. Was told I was probably given the Chilean one first by mistake. Atmosphere was poor, as it was almost empty
Can several of the other reviewers have been eating at the same Restaurant??
I very reluctantly left a tip - not the waitresses fault the food was so poor (and overpriced). Such was my opinion of the food, I feel I have to warn off other potential diners. If you are silly enough to take a gamble and eat here, bring a cushion for the hard wooden seats.

  • Visited September 2013
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Kiev, Ukraine
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“very good food”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

It was a nice place to taste real local food. Tasty, big helpings, friendly service. Had to wait a bit at the bar/entrance area.
It was a bit dark but I think it is part of decor.

Visited July 2013
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56 reviews
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“Traditional Finnish cuisine restaurant~”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

They serve most traditional dishes, the dining environment is traditional too! The interior design and decoration is very unique that you can feel you are in Finland!

  • Visited December 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Unique food experience”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

I recommend this restaurant for travelers looking for a taste of Lapland and something unique. The restaurant interior is very well done, you almost feel like you are sitting in a cabin in a remote area of Lapland. The food quality is excellent, we chose a sampling of meat dishes, all of which were very good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Greenvale, New York
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“Overall, pretty good”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

It is definitely purely a tourist place but a pretty good one. It is very cozy and cute inside and the service was excellent. My husband and i tried their Venla wine which we both liked. For an appetizer we got the mushroom soup and the salmon which were both were excellent. For the main course we got the meat selection for two and we were a bit disappointed as we did not care for the reindeer meat. The desserts were phenomenal though and made up for the main course. Overall, i would definitely recommend it and would come back myself.

  • Visited September 2013
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