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“Good quayside restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Merimakasiini

Restaurant Merimakasiini
Ranked #103 of 1,453 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $108
Cuisines: Scandinavian, Seafood, International, European, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Kampinmalmi
London
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Good quayside restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We got a late booking on a Friday evening with a window seat overlooking the active harbour. Food was seafood orientated and very good quality. Wine was also pretty reasonable for Helsinki.

Good and attentive service. The only downside is its a bit dark with apparantly limited lighting. We left before it got dark but it could be a bit tricky eating your food if the lighting truly is as limited as it appeared.

Visited August 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Helsinki, Finland
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271 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Nice views but average seafood”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

This used to be one of my favorite seafood restaurants but the standard has declined a bit I´m afraid. On my last visit I ordered the pike-perch with season vegetables. The fish was overdone and rather tasteless. This is after all a seafood restaurant so you would expect to get the fish properly done. On previous occasions I remember that the seafood has been more tasty though.
The views are very nice over the harbour and city.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Henrik M
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Helsinki, Finland
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“If you love fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Tasty fish dishes and if you prefer meat have a taste of reindeer. Lovely sunny terrace and harbour view.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Pirjo A
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Espoo, Finland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Terrible experience in a good, old fish restaurant”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

The name of the restaurant gives the impression of the fish restaurant. There are more meat to choose than fish. On the other hand there is lot of seafood to choose. I orderde Fish of the season. The pikepearch with some vegetables was a huge disppointment. It was served just few minutes after the order, which means that it was just warmed up, not cooked from fresh raw materials. It also looked and tasted just warmed with dry vegetables etc. My friend ordered asparagus with tiger prawns. Three tiger prawns with a few cold asparagus was a big disppointment as well. I have visited this restaurant several times 5-10 years ago and named it as "the only real fish restaurant in Helsinki, where you get really grilled fish". That´s not the case anymore.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ToursTK
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice view but average foor”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

Nice location, especially in the summer, but the food is very average and overpriced. Tried the much recommended bouillabaisse, which was ok but not something I would come back for. The service was good and the place itself is a bit old fashioned but cozy. I would come back to have a glass of wine on the terrace but pay the price for the food? No.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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