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“Delicious flavours in very chilled setting”
Review of Juuri

Juuri
Ranked #10 of 1,554 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Scandinavian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Authentic flavours, wanton passion, wild herbs, crazy ideas, love for artisan produce and the skill to make incredibly tasty food. This is what Juuri is made of. We want you to enjoy being our guest and to leave in good spirits. Our recipe is simple: we do things right in the kitchen, we respect the raw materials, we want to exceed expectations and we delight in our own work. The result is food rooted in enjoyment. Many people today are discussing small producers and organic food. What could be better since at Juuri we have put them in a central position for nearly ten years. We favour the small and local for several reasons, and taste is certainly not the least of them. We have a rule of four P's for our raw ingredients: Perfect Produce from Preferred Producers. When products are transported from close by they arrive at the table in fresh condition. It is a joy to favour small and local.
Reviewed July 28, 2014

A wonderful Friday evening in one of the best places in Helsinki. Warmly recommended! Truly delicious starters (Suomi tapas, or sapas), a wonderful tender pork for my main course and fantastic Finnish cheeses for dessert.
Add to that a choice of wonderful German and Austrian white wines (great list of reds available too) and genuinely good and happily quirky service, and you got yourself a winner!

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Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

A perfect small restaurant with finish food. Try the finish sapas they are amazing. The staff are wonderful, you won't be dissapointed. Also try the finish cheese.

Thank Louise D
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Juuri's cuisine is informed by Finnish traditions, updated to a modern feel, and seasonal wherever possible. A speciality is sapas (think tapas or small plates). Choose a few to share with the table: Herring à la Lindström with browned butter; baked porridge with smoked Baltic herring; lamb sausage tunisienne. The short list of entrées includes Finn cattle beer; trout from Åland; pike quenelle with egg cream sauce. Desserts might include carrot-quark sorbet or rhubarb with meadowsweet cream. Or try a plate of cheeses from small Finnish producers. It's a small place, so book. Friendly, helpful service. Wines by the glass or bottle.

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Thank Camwas
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

I asked a Finnish friend to bring me to a good Finnish restaurant and she brought me here. We chose Finnish tapas (3 courses) of fish, Finnish baby potatoes with side cream, cabbage pie ,assorted white and rye bread and a cheese egg pie. It was also my first time to drink the local Finnish cola. Price is reasonable and atmosphere is great.

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Thank betty l
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

We greatly enjoyed our dinner at Juuri, at least as far as the fantastic, nouvelle-Finnish cuisine is concerned. We so enjoyed our small plates –– almost like some kind of Nordic tapas, if you will –– that we had trouble not ordering a third round. There is also an excellent wine list, a wonderful beer selection, and an amazing house-brewed vodka flavored with evergreen. Everything served was perfection.
There is, unfortunately, one big problem with this very small place that made it not a perfect experience. That was the noise level. We were seated in the side room, to the right as you enter, where there are several large tables. I really don't know why they put us there; we were a party of two, and there were lots of two person tables in the much quieter front part of the restaurant, which you enter through the front door. Because there were only small tables and no large ones in that room, it was considerably quieter.
At any rate, soon after they had seated us in the back room –– which happened to be nearly empty at that moment –– several large groups came in. One had some very loud Americans, who sat right behind us and talked at ear-splitting volume. The other was a group of about 8 Japanese tourists, who seemed to never stop laughing loudly, nonstop. After about an hour of this, I felt like I was losing my hearing. Moreover, the room was extraordinarily hot because of the lack of ventilation and the huge number of people crammed into the small space. We would have stayed longer if it hadn't have been so unpleasantly loud, hot and noisy. I mentioned this to the management as we left, and they acknowledged it was a problem. I'll say it is.
I reluctantly must give this place four stars for "very good," when it should have been a five-star "excellent," because of our bad experience with the noise. Of course that should indicate how good it is, despite everything.

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Thank Rick049
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